My first review, oh ho! Went to Urban Retreat today and was amazed to find such a cozy place at Yas Mall. The collection of small home grown restaurants offers a wide range of choice, and we were glad to try out some new cuisine at the new restaurant West to West. The owner is a very humble man who even delivered the food to our table. We ordered the groundnut chicken stew, the chicken was really tender and the stew was so flavorful. And because it was sooo good, we then ordered some Emirati bread/crepe (for only 4 AED!) at another stall to make sure we don’t leave any stew behind. The spontaneous combination of two cuisines is the highlight of the meal, and what made me love Urban Retreat. (I highly recommend you to try it out the combination 🙂 )
Finally, the space at Urban Retreat is so super cozy with lively decorations, a small stage, some board games, and even a mini self-serviced bookstore! If you are tired walking around Yas Mall, definitely check out this place, play some games and maybe walk away with a good read. What a hidden treasure!