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Electra Street | Hamed Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 639 3375
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12:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Came here a few years ago and wasn't disappointed on our return, it's not a fancy but it does what is says on the tin!! If you want a good steak at a reasonable price then give it a go !!

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Thank Jehunt1977
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The steak here is quite delicious. They give you access to an open buffet with soup, salads, tacos, pastas, fruits, ice cream and drinks with your main order. Everything tastes great, the place is clean and the atmosphere is nice. The staff is helpful and pleasant. I'll definitely be going again, I'm sure my wife and kids would absolutely love... More 

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Thank Waseem F
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We've been here many times and this has been the most fave restaurant of my son. I totally loves the nachos and making my own toppings. My son loves everything. Kid as he is, he enjoyed the chicken wings, nuggets and soup. Service team was nice and friendly. We will be back but not so soon. 😊

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Thank KundolandKitty
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The best casual dining in Abu Dhabi with best steaks in Abu Dhabi, good selection of buffet. Nice ambience

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Thank Денис В
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Ponderosa is our initial hangout during in Abu Dhabi as we live nearby. Food in buffet is nice; of course the unlimited ice cream. Steak tastes good.

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Thank lornacmedina
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Budget friendly buffet. My advice is if you want to make the most of buffet, order steak and you get a free pass to the buffet table. Bbq wings and steak at the best in this dinner. Totally worth it

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Thank Migz C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Buffet was very nice and in budget kinds of foods available specially desert and soups we really enjoyed

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Thank Asif1981
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Steak with buffet is good for around 70-80 AED per head. However, the steak is not like fine restaurants that has freshly cut steaks everyday. However, there are a variety of food there and can maximize a cheesy meat overload tacos which I really into and unlimited ice cream! yumyum!

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Thank xanShines
Abu Dhabi
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We love the cheap eats here because they have a wonderful ice cream machine and a selection of salad bar and mildly spicy stir fried or deep fried. Staff there are usually friend and great for the kids as everything including plates are bite size.

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Thank Kathleen R
Cavite City, Philippines
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Always the choice if we want Buffet. Nice fried chicken, lasagne, fried veges and others. Like international buffet but since there are new restaurants offering buffets in Abu Dhabi, i think Ponderosa needs a Renovation/Re branding. They offer like 1 free each group of 20-22 persons just ask the Manager. AED60 per head as I remember. Crowded on weekends. Been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Steakhouse, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Electra Street | Hamed Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 639 3375

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?