A gem of an independent restaurant - Avasa Indian Kitchen, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
In terms of service, we are delighted to be waited on by Dolma, a waitress who understands quite well the concept of engaging service. I often bemoan the narrow perception that a lot of waiting staff have of 'engaging a guest' - it is also about eyes, and when you have a waitress who communicates effectively with her eyes, it bodes well. Having said that, this was not consistent among all staff, so it could be a point to look at.
I am surprised that there are not more people who opt for a selection of starters. Of course, the cost is a prohibiting factor, but what I note at Avasa is the price of all the dishes which under-cuts all the other high-end Indian restaurants, making it possible to have a number of starters and then to go onto a main course.
The low down
Avasa Indian Kitchen
The Collection at St Regis on Saadiyat,
+971 2 674 2221
Menu: Avasa menu
Average price for 2 people 250AED