Beachside Beats

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

Don’t be fooled by the name. Beachside Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is more than just a bar, it takes guests on a journey – through its music, décor, and menu. Yalla reveals seven things you might not know about the place.



Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi sits within the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The hotel is located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, which is home to many five-star hotels and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It’s considered the area both to see, and be seen in.


1. The Concept

The Buddha-Bar concept was born in France in 1996, thanks to the visionary imagination of

its founder Raymond Visan – owner of legendary Paris hangout Barfly – when he opened Buddha-Bar Paris on the chic Faubourg St Honor. Taking aesthetic and culinary inspiration from the exotic cultures of the Pacific Rim, Visan’s vision of an “endless summer” lives on in the vibrant venue.


2. It’s a First!

Offering a day-to-night destination, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is the first year-round permanent location of the renowned nightlife concept. With “seasonal” Buddha-Bar Beach venues worldwide, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, located at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, is the concept’s first permanent venue in the world.


3. Do Lunch!

If you like lunches with the element of surprise, pop by Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi for a set lunch menu featuring signature dishes. Choose either a two or three course lunch and soak in the spectacular view of the turquoise sea. A perfect setting for your next business meeting or lunch meet-up.


4. What’s Yuuhi?

As the sun sets, it’s time to head to Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi. Enjoy stunning views of the Saadiyat beach as you relax and save with our “Yuuhi” Sundowner promotion. Yuuhi, means the “setting sun” in Japanese, and it’s where you’ll experience good vibes, a delightful selection of cocktails, and unbeatable views.


5. Let Them Entertain You

The first permanent location from the award-winning Buddha-Bar concept, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi also has nightly entertainment six days a week with a resident DJ, percussionist, saxophonist, and violinist. Every month, the venue hosts international DJs and a lineup of events.


6. Culinary Wonders

More than just a place to see and be seen, Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi has a menu designed to impress epicureans. The flavours of the signature dishes are focused on blending Japanese and Pan-Asian favourites with Mediterranean flair. Can’t decide what to order? Try the Queen of the Beach, which features oysters, king crab legs, razor clams,

ceviche, sashimi, nigiri, and signature sushi rolls.

7. Take A Seat!

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi is separated into three main areas: the restaurant, the upper deck and the lower deck. The restaurant includes a show kitchen which features a sushi counter, cevicheria and robata grill. The centre of attention is the lower deck which offers the best view in the house of the Saadiyat beach and is a favourite for sunset sessions.


Published on March 2019

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