Food Fund International’s Eat Greek Kouzina is set to open its first licensed UAE branch in Abu Dhabi this September.
The Greek eatery is located in dining and lifestyle destination, The Galleria in Al Maryah Island, as part of the Dining Collection portfolio, which also features names such as Zuma, Roberto’s and Bentley Kitchen.
Argiris Tragoutsis, general manager of Eat Greek Kouzina, said: “We are thrilled to be launching the fourth Eat Greek restaurant in the UAE on Al Maryah Island and enter this next exciting phase in our successful journey.
“The Galleria Mall offers an amazing venue, and we get to introduce Eat Greek to a new vibrant city in one of its most beautiful locations. Abu Dhabi is a world class destination, attracting visitors from across the world and we look forward to welcoming them with our stellar cuisine and outstanding service.”
Spanning 2,500 ft2, the venue has capacity for 100 diners with seating indoors and outdoors and views overlooking the capital from the terrace.
The Abu Dhabi venue is located on the ground floor of The Galleria and shares floor space with Bentley Kitchen.
Eat Greek Kouzina serves contemporary Greek cuisine in a modern and relaxed setting.
The Abu Dhabi menu will feature Greek hops and grape such as Asyrtiko, Agiorgitiko, and spirits including Ouzo, Tsipouro and Masticha. The cocktail menu is inspired by Greek islands such as Chios, Tinos and Syros.
Designed by head chef Theodore Rouvas, the menu is made up of classic dishes with a contemporary twist, such as fresh salads, breads, cheeses and lamb, chicken, beef and vegetable skewers.
Signature dishes include hot appetizer Kadaifi jumbo prawns and main courses, soutzoukakia à la Grecque, Greek style bifteki and moussaka.
Ingredients are sourced from farms across Greece with a variety of Feta, Saganaki, Graviera and Kefalotyri cheeses.
For vegetarians, some of the dishes on offer are baked Feta, cretan dakos salad, gemista, tzatziki, eggplant salad and the restaurant’s signature Eat Greek salad.
Established in 2013, Eat Greek Kouzina in Abu Dhabi marks the brand’s fourth branch in the UAE.
The other branches are located at The Beach opposite JBR, Mall of The Emirates and The Dubai Mall.