About Buddha Bar


A Revelation From Faraway Lands

1996 was the year when a new concept revolutionized the way we eat, the way we socialize, the way we party and enjoy life.

Raymond Visan channeled his travelling experiences into the Buddha-Bar concept, a stylish venue that emphasizes on the perfect atmosphere for a delightful meal with friends, cozy and casual with a dash of luxury and above all, exotic music sounds.

The food is meant for sharing, the music is the epitome of chill out and the ambiance, lush, lavish and inviting. 

For 20 years, the Buddha-Bar concept has continued to grow and spread its positive energy throughout the world, with restaurants, hotels, spas, beauty care lines, music… today, it is found in over 25 countries and tomorrow... many more. 

Buddha-Bar cultivates its concept with its Parisian and international clientele, by providing much more than an invitation to travel to distant lands, through its exotic cuisine from around the world… It offers a fully original experience.

Buddha-Bar Beach Concept

The making of Buddha-Bar Beach

Buddha-Bar Beach is the brand new concept of luxurious summery lifestyle and dining. In Buddha-Bar, the East and the West came together, creating a fascinating experience of taste, music and style; in Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, these two worlds collide, creating an unmet adventure where time stands still. Utter bliss and repose in the chic cultural district of Saadiyat Island, titillating tastes from around the world and the reverent awe awoken by the mystifying sunsets, you can expect nothing less from the Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi.


The mission is simple: serve delicious food in the most exquisite and luxurious way.

The Buddha-Bar Beach menu offers a selection of Pacific Rim cuisine dishes, a masterful blend of fine ingredients and spices where East Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other Asian flavors combine subtly with a zest of the west. Our aim is to offer an exciting and contemporary update of “Nouvelle Cuisine” with carefully balanced dishes that will delight both taste buds and eyes alike.


Sweet or sour? Modern or old fashioned?

Straight or on the rocks?

Shaken or stirred?

No matter how you like your drink, the Buddha-Bar Beach’s mixology mavens will whet your palate with their extensive repertoire and signature Buddha-Bar Beach drinks and cocktails.


The Buddha-Bar's musical identity embodies an innovative and avant-garde aspect, thanks to the subtle mixture of captivating Electro-Ethnic rhythms and tribal sounds.

Our resident DJ will provide the perfect musical soundtrack to an unforgettable Abu Dhabi experience, complete with culinary events, guests DJs, and nightly entertainment and performers to include Sunset Sessions by the Saxophonists, five days a week.

Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi

Located At The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi Saadiyat IslandAbu DhabiAE

+97124988888 +9714988001 Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
  • Restaurant | Dinner 7:00pm - 12:00am
  • Bar Lounge (Saturday - Wednesday) 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Bar Lounge (Thursday & Friday) 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Restaurant | Lunch 12:00pm- 4:00pm