Dai Pai Dong Chinese Restaurant: Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Dai Pai Dong is the newest addition to Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel's dining experiences. Inspired by the street food movement, the menu showcases modern interpretations of classic Chinese dishes.
The authentic menu will feature street food delicacies including homemade noodles, dim sum, and barbecued meats. Dai Pai Dong's signature dish will be a succulent Roasted duck cooked in a traditional clay pot; the kitchen will have a specialist oven for roasting duck in a classic Chinese style.
The interior was inspired by the traditional tale of the Dragon King and his nine sons, and includes carefully chosen Chinese artworks and artefacts. Savor Chinese delicacies such as homemade noodles and dim sum, as well as barbecued meats prepared by Chef He Jia and his team. Stunning design complete with Chinese artwork and artifacts, a live show kitchen and a stylish speakeasy bar create a welcoming ambiance. The restaurant is located on level B3 which is the ground floor of the hotel leading directly into the Galleria Mall.
The interior of the restaurant resembles a Chinese tea shop with wooden latticed screens separating the dining tables, so that you get a little bit of privacy from the other customers. The decor is dark wood and beautiful carved Chinese statues which adds a feeling of intimacy to the restaurants atmosphere. Large baskets of garlic and chills litter the floor and huge jars of mushrooms and other essential ingredients are on display. Chinese instrumental music is played to add to the market feel of the restaurants thematics.
An open kitchen is the focal point of the restaurant and was a constant hub of activity during our meal, you are encouraged to get up and have a look as noodles are pulled in front of you, food is wok fried and dishes are prepared before your eyes. An open kitchen gives a great sense of transparency to the dining experience, as you can see the authenticity of the dishes and the way in which they are prepared. Providing a sensory experience as fragrant aromas escape out into the dining area and the steam from the dim sum emanates out across the room.
Dai Pai Dong will feature a stylish speakeasy bar, in keeping with its fun, laid back atmosphere.
Location : Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Size : 550 m2
Year Completed : 2015