Restaurant Review : Kuya Juan Restaurant (Al Ain Palace Hotel)

My husband and I have been raring to visit Kuya Juan Restaurant which is relatively new restaurant here in Abu Dhabi. We were supposed to go there last Eid but we were previously invited by my brother to spend the long holidays with them. So, we just decided to book our visit last August 22 to celebrate our 4th year wedding anniversary.

Kuya Juan Restaurant is affiliated with Al Ain Palace Hotel located in Abu Dhabi. They offer a casual ala carte dining venue and serve exemplary Pinoy favorite dishes. The place has Spanish-Filipiniana decor and a slight mix of contemporary designs that suited the ancestral theme of the place.

The first thing you will notice as you enter the door is that the place is bigger than you thought. The atmosphere is cozy and very conducive to family and group of friends. They cater breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The attendants were very efficient, friendly and well-trained which adds to the restaurant’s homey vibes.

The food is affordable and the portions are generous. The succulent freshness and appetizing flavor and aroma of each dish greatly define Filipino vibrant cuisine at its finest. They also serve pork dishes, which I would generalized as top choice for us Pinoys when it comes to main courses. They have bar which serves various kinds of wines and alcoholic drinks which adds to my husband's interest.

One thing we all consider in noting our favorite restaurant is that aside from the superb food, the ambiance is great factor as well. I personally love the acoustic serenade which performs nightly from 8:00 PM. It made our anniversary celebration very warm and memorable (well, aside from the surprise complimentary cake from the management :) ). The performance was outstanding and will surely bring back memories of the good old days.

Here are some photos of Kuya Juan Restaurant.

This is the corner where Sir Froilan performs his acoustic music.

I love this capiz light holder on each table :)

Here are the photos of what we ordered.

Sago't Gulaman for drinks.

Pork Sisig

Lechon Kawali

Rellenong Bangus

A complimentary cake for our wedding anniversary.

Lovely acoustic performance by Sir Froilan. He performs nightly starting at 8pm.

Kuya Juan Restaurant serves regional cuisines, such as Kare Kare, Dinuguan, Crispy Pata, Lengua Estofado, home-made Brazo de Mercedes, puto, Pandesal to name a few. All the breakfast dishes such as Tapsilog, Bangsilog, Goto, etc… is available in Kuya Juan's Ala carte menu. They are also serving unlimited rice. Lechon de Leche will also be available (advance order is a must)

To sum it up, we will surely go back here, with or without occasion. Superb food, lovely ambiance and excellent service, it was indeed a great food adventure!

Click here to see Kuya Juan's Menu (Updated August 2013)

Location: Al Ain Palace, Najda St, Abu Dhabi, UAE
               For inquiry or reservation, you may contact 02 679 4777 / 02 599 6000
               You may also visit their Facebook Page to get updates from Kuya Juan Restaurant

               As per the food we ordered, it all tasted excellent, we just want to see more options for the main courses and drinks.

     Bill for 2: It will range from Dhs100 - Dhs200


(Some photos were taken from Kuya Juan Restaurant and Defined Space )


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    2. Clearly things have changed as negative reviews outnumber the positive. We ate there last night and the service was inept, with the waitress botching our order, other waitress watching tv, and bland, insipid, poorly prepared entrees. Save your money. Avoid!

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