Abiaka - Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

4.3
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55 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
The new wood fire grill restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, will showcase the culinary techniques of solid fuel grilling inspired by South Florida’s unique, bold flavors. Overlooking the resort’s exceptional pool landscape, Abiaka celebrates all that is amazing with live fire and solid fuel grilling, using both orangewood and white oak charcoal to bring the natural flavors of the ingredients to the forefront of the palate. This open-kitchen concept will give guests a look into the action as chefs grill seafood, meats and Florida fresh produce on open flames using state-of-the-art J&R wood fire grills and Josper coal ovens. Offering both large-format entrees and small plates, the menu at Abiaka is perfect for sharing or also individual dining. Abiaka will have a signature wine list with up to 100 labels and also premium options available by the glass. The unique cocktail menu will feature a farmer’s market-inspired approach, utilizing local produce, perfectly paired to the menu.

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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3.8
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoanJ
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place, excellent food and the service was wonderful.

Note: I think they should put Hand sanitizer dispensers at the entrance of the restaurant.

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ShelleyB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Poor food, small portions, very disappointing. Also very long walk to get there and confusing directions- directed in the wrong direction by one of your employees.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great service! Good food
Returning

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vipGourmetoZ
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall a very pleasant experience. We had ceviche, special aged steak with sweet potatoes and mushrooms. All tasted very good. Desert was amazing - churros with 3 sauces. Loved it. Impressive wine list and the light show was great of course. Ambiance and service was great too. We were the only ones with kids as far as I remember and although they don't have a kids menu they were very nice to point our a few things that will be more kid friendly. Definitely will be back.

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Alice27
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

No problem with the quality of the food. Service could be improved by automatically changing utensils and plates when entrées are served in sequential interval. Also utensils in plate being shared to avoid dipping with personal utensils.
At least should ask if desired.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Went for the rib eye that they “apparently took off the menu the day before” so that was a bit disappointing. Their on line menu was not updated. Everyone’s food was good (tenderloin, skirt steak, beef rib, scallops) but the hummus appetizer doesn’t come with enough toast to finish it and they charge another $3 for a few more pieces of toast? Come on! The food was overpriced so we felt that was a bit ridiculous. Service was good - very attentive. The setting is nice overlooking the pool area. Be prepared to spend $$$$.

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NaderW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. One of our favorite dining spots in Hollywood.

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JimB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was adequate, not outstanding. Service poor. Maybe my expectations are high but I expect dinner for two can be served simultaneously, not more than 5 minutes apart. And I don't expect to have to chase a waiter for water, etc. And this was when the restaurant was only at 80% capacity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

So disappointed the Nigerian shrimp appetizer is gone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Lovely restaurant and for the most part the food was great, but the wagyu skirt steak was chewy and not at all nice.
The server left it in our bill and we asked to remove it.
We had a hard time getting our servers attention and had to ask twice for our appetizer and the we were charged twice for one appetizer.
This is not what you expect from this type of restaurant.
The fish and ribeye was delicious.

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HayleyD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! The scallops were my favorite. Absolutely delicious.

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vipAlbertG
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good. Nice room. Attentive service.

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DebraK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing flavors in each dish. We really loved the fish appetizer. The cheese bread before the meal is so delicious. Try the Grove cocktail... so good! Our waiter was very engaging and informative. Great for a date night!

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vipMarilynW
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal with a neat view of the guitar especially during the light show and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant 😊

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vipKathy
Dallas
129 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an awesome night with my daughter! Danielle made our experience at Abiaka even better. The Gable craft cocktails are a must! The lobster salad was the best salad ever as was the grilled avocado. With those 2 starters, sharing an entrée worked perfectly - I would have preferred the fish dishes but my daughter wanted the skirt steak. She said it was one of the best steaks she has ever had. We also shared the sweet potato side which had a smoky overtone. The night was a bit pricey but overall worth it. I would definitely go back and the lobster salad would be a repeat along with the grilled avocado.

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vipJoey
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my dinner at Abiaka. I started with the Hush Puppies. And I had the halibut as my entree. There was a nice presentation with my halibut. I sat by the window and had a great view of the Guitar Tower. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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MARIAF
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience5

Beautiful place, good service. I selected this place to view the Light show at Hard Rock Guitar Hotel but when requested from the menu the Grilled Whole Fish, the Halibut fish and the Joyce Farms Chicken the waitress explained to us that they didn't have those dishes that night on the menu, Incredible!!!!

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Cjwr
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food is just not good here. We got scallops, jumbo shrimp, the mushrooms, bok choy and an appetizer. The only thing I enjoyed was the salad garnish with the scallops and the bread. Even our dirty martinis were really gross, they weren't normal and tasted like vodka with some strange mixer. So we asked for more olive juice and it wasn't olive juice, it wasn't tangy at all. We later went to the bar at the casino and got a dirty martini that was in a plastic cup but sadly it tasted a lot better than the one at Abiaka. I highly discourage anyone from going to this restaurant because of the food.

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AnthonyA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Second time since my first visit I found the bok choy a little gritty. They need to do a better job of washing it more thoroughly. I'll be there in two weeks with family. Hope they see this and fix it.

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vipSusan
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was excellent. we really enjoyed the food.

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vipEric
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Abiaka is a unique restaurant in the new Hard Rock complex next to the Guitar Hotel. The food is served family style. So the whole table can share the various appetizers, entrees, and deserts. I can't say enough good things about the steak. It was cooked to perfection, very tender and cut into large chunks for sharing. Window seats have a view of the pool, lagoon, and the hotel light show. Reservations are recommended.

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vipCharles1
Miami
81 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short rib was delicious. Ham flat bread and hush puppy aps also delicious. Servers Vladimir and his young lady assistant were GREAT!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambiance and service perfect. In addition, to be able to have a 6:30 pm reservation by the window topped it off. The 13 minute guitar light show was our view and back drop. I highly recommend asking for a window show seat. The cherry wood grill made our whole fish yellowtail snapper taste brilliant. We will return!

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vipDanielP
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Liked the restaurant service and the food quality was excellent. Only negative thing is front desk. We arrived 4 at 7:30pm on Sunday night January 12 as a walk-in. We were told no tables were available for walk-ins and only reservations despite many tables available.

We left very discouraged and decided to go to another one of the new restaurants in Hard Rock Hotel. On our way out I used open table and found 9 slots available!!! Including 7:45pm which I blocked. I went back to the restaurant and mentioned the front desk that I now have a reservation through Open Table and now I was given a table. It didn’t make sense!!!

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vipHelenM
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wow! What a pleasure! What a gem!! It was the last night of our vacation and we wanted to watch the Light Show at the Guitar Hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock. The layout of the restaurant (with the open kitchen) was welcoming. The service was impeccable! I wish I could remember our waitress' name. She was top notch!! She explained everything, allowed us to take our time to order and enjoy each course and was so friendly!! There's so many other items on the menu we'd like to try that this is a must return when we're in the area again!

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vipChristianF
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The place is very well set, nice views and great food, it seemed the they had issues keeping up with customers, so they have to do an adjustment there. Other than that, we had a great experience. We’ll come back.

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vipPaulN
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant with a great view of the Pool . Service was incredible, food and drinks were delicious and restaurant had a great vibe. The dessert portions are huge, so we made the mistake of each ordering one, but they were all amazing. Make sure you have reservations because the place gets packed.

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RhondaP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very loud. Food and service was great.

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vipNancyS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

The service and food was very good. Our biggest issue was the portion size for the price paid. The theme is that all the food is shared, but the portions are really small for the price. Even the salad was skimpy for the price.

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PartyGalfL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful views, and great service. A must try!

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JosephC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

The only reason to call it tapas is because the kitchen cannot time the items coming out correctly.

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Gineprincess
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, portions a bit overpriced for size. Fantastic service from hostesses and server. Beautiful Views.

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DavidC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Extremely overrated. The atmosphere is like a cafeteria- formica tables, uncomfortable chairs. Not a varied menu at all. We were going to eat dinner there, but we were so disappointed with the atmosphere and service that we just got appetizers and left and went and ate dinner at Council Oak. Abiaka was okay at best.

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Reeltr
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food came at different times. Side dishes came way before main dishes!
But food was goid

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vipBethG
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fab. Whole fish and scallops a must.

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Mike
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Overall we had an ok experience, but the food was VERY overpriced for what we got. The Prime Tenderloin reminded me of a taco bowl. The whipped potatoes that came with it were so small it was basically garnish. The cheddar garlic biscuits had NO taste and were doughy. The complimentary desert for our anniversary was appreciated, but we didn't eat it because of taste.