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Nolu's Cafe

#125 of 1,928 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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TheGalleria Mall, Maryah Island | Al Bandar, Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 557 9500
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nolu's in Galeria Mall Abu Dhabi is a cafe that serves delicious afghani food with a contemporary twist ! The setting is lovely ( looking over the sea on Al Maryah island). A perfect place to met family or friends for a relaxed informal lunch . Busy on weekends so probably a good idea to book !

Thank Interiorsqueen
Thessaloniki, Greece
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174 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast was very tasty, the eggs fresh and the food not very heavy. The decoration simple and the ambiance very nice ! We recommend it.

Thank Thomas-Angeliki
Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason Nolu's hasn't really been on my hit list. I'd heard about it but had no idea what it was really about. Then their Dtox Brunch Facebook post popped up in my timeline on afternoon so I decided to go and try it for lunch. The Downtown one is Hard to find the 1st time, but once found... More 

Thank MissNC
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant late in the evening.....very near their closing time. Yet we received service with a great smile ( not very common here). Add to that a wonderful Afghan plus American cuisine , from salads to Kabbalah dishes to cheese cakes. I recommend Chaplli Kababs. Authentic and balanced mix of spices

Thank JavedAfzal
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is great for a brunch. Food options are many and the food is delicious and fresh. Nice afghani and american food available. We came for brunch often and liked it.

Thank abdulban78
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On Saturday evening at 8 pm Nolu's was quiet and the service was excellent. We ordered from the special Dining Week menu which was amazingly good value compared to the normal menu. The food came quickly and every dish was excellent with fresh, tasty and healthy ingredients wonderfully combined. The tableware and music added to the chilled, modern feel of... More 

Thank debbie o
Kenner, Louisiana
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414 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

we were going out to a family dinner and heard about Nolu, a restaurant that mixes Afghan and California cuisine. We went on Thursday night and the restaurant was somewhat empty. The restaurant is in a high-end mall but the decor is more casual than fancy. for starters we ordered the afghan pizza which was good as it tasted like... More 

Thank 0504Traveller
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I dinned several times in Nolus and the food is good. If I have to choose between a dinning experience and the brunch, I would definately choose the brunch as I find the quality and the taste is better. The basic concept of having a variety of healthy options is amazing and this restaurant with better management could do a... More 

Thank Soljuly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had fairly high expectations for this place. The burger we ordered was rather average though. Great let-down of Nolu's salad, which features on all advertisement. The salad I got had many nice ingredients but was somewhat ruined by swimming in some brownish-creamy undefinable dressing, possibly with some sugar, which turned the entire salad very heavy. I had imagined something... More 

Thank Nadia H
Chicago, Illinois
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196 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I am a healthy eater so it is always a challenge to find a place that serve healthy options that are also delicious especially in Abu Dhabi. I really really like this place. The prices are reasonable for the taste and quality ingredients that you get from here. I would eat here over and over again if it were close... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Healthy, Afghani, American, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: TheGalleria Mall, Maryah Island | Al Bandar, Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 557 9500
A unique blend of healthy Californian cuisine with an Afghani twist with 2 locations in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?