Our top five picks for Peking duck in Abu Dhabi

Statues of roasters, photos of officials dining and menus going back 100 years trace the duck’s route from humble waterfowl to culinary institution.

Peking duck with Royal Beluga caviar at Hakkasan Emirates Palace. Courtesy Hakkasan
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Noodle Bowl

BBQ Duck with Pancakes

This is listed as a starter, but it’s enough to be a meal on its own. It’s served with cucumber sticks and hoisin sauce. There’s also the novelty of eating Peking duck in a bowling centre.

Cost: Dh48

Details: In the Zayed Sports City Bowling Centre, overlooking the bowling alley, 02 447 2405

Cho Gao

Crispy Skin Peking Duck

Served with hoisin sauce and steamed pancakes, the duck is crispy, tasty and affordable. It offers a choice of three different portion sizes.

Cost: Dh57, quarter duck; Dh96, half duck; Dh140, whole duck.

Details: In Crowne Plaza Hotel on Hamdan St, 02 616 6149

Sontaya

Sontaya Roasted Duck

This roasted duck is served with chilli-soya bean sauce, spicy vegetable and soya foam.

Cost: Dh160, half duck

Details: In the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, 02 498 8888, www.sontayaabudhabi.com

Shang Palace

Traditional Roasted Peking Duck

The duck is sliced at the table and served with thin pancakes, spring onions, cucumber sticks and hoisin sauce or plum sauce.

Cost: Dh340, whole duck; Dh170, half duck

Details: In the Shangri-La Hotel, 02 509 8503

Hakkasan

Peking Duck with Kumquat and Royal Beluga Caviar

This whole duck is served with cucumber, spring onion, kumquat and 30 grams of royal beluga caviar. Best reserved for a special night out. Call ahead.

Cost: Dh1,900, whole duck

Details: Emirates Palace, 02 690 7730, www.hakkasan.com