Rosewood Abu Dhabi.
We tried the all-you-can-eat Dim Sum at Rosewood Abu Dhabi's Dai Pai Dong! It wasn't my first time at Dai Pai Dong, but it was my first trying their all-you-can-eat Dim Sum lunch.
Now for the review. I'll start with the speed of service. I ordered our first batch before the whole group arrived, thinking it will take a while to get to us. However, to our surprise, the food was there in about 7 minutes! The service was incredibly fast, and the waiters and waitresses were super friendly and attentive, despite the fact that the place was packed.
I don't think I have the right ethnicity or background to decide how authentic the food was. What I can say though, is that I've had dim sum too many times to count, and this would be amongst some of the best I’ve had (taking into account the price - 75dhs per person! - and the all-you-can-eat concept).
The only two comments I'd say is that when asked about whether one of the dim sums had chicken or seafood, one of the waiters said chicken, which was inaccurate and annoyed one of my colleagues who doesn't eat seafood. Also, because the food you order doesn't all come at once, it would be helpful when the waiter brings each batch to tell you what else you should expect, because we went ahead and ordered another round thinking we finished our first order, but more food started coming and we had to cancel the order as we were super stuffed!
As part of the 75 dhs, you also get a pot of Jasmine tea, and a choice of three different desserts (i can't remember the names, but my favorite was mango tart. Despite the fact that I was absolutely stuffed, I couldn't resist it). I believe those are also all you can drink (for the tea) and eat (for dessert).
All in all, it was an awesome experience, and we'll definitely be going back! BTW, we found out that they'll be changing their dim sum menu monthly, so make sure you go again!