When the cult New York craft burger and crazy shakes concept Black Tap opened in Dubai, we couldn’t wait to visit them. As it was always busy in the weekend, we couldn’t make it to either of their two outlets in Dubai.
When we were visiting Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi this Friday, we booked ourselves a table at the newly opened Black Tap in the mall’s dining promenade.
The casual chic venue has a friendly and welcoming vibe with some great music playing in the background. The outdoor dining area will be much sought after once the winter weather sets in.
The Abu Dhabi outlet is not licensed unlike the Dubai outlets. Their not so large menu is concise and clear and offers something for everyone. You can expect unique creations from this hip and incredibly instagrammable venue.
As a vegetarian, I was happy with the options. They’ve a huge selection of burgers and for non-meat eaters like me, there are two good options. But before we ordered the burgers, we tried some snacks and sides.
Teriyaki Broccoli with ginger, garlic, sesame and scallions in teriyaki sauce gave it an Asian flavor. If you like broccoli, you’ll love their Teriyaki Broccoli.
Fried Mozz is the fried mozzarella served along with smoky chipotle and tomato sauce. It was irresistibly good.
Next, we ordered both the vegetarian burgers- The Falafel Burger and The Vegan Burger. All their burgers are served with French Fries or Sweet Potato Fries or House Salad. You can also substitute with Onion Rings or any other side.
We ordered French fries and sweet potato fries with our burgers. Both the burgers were wholesome, succulent and delicious. But our favorite was the hearty and flavorsome vegan burger made with black bean patty and served with vegan mayo.
It was time to try their famous and most Instagrammed crazy shakes. We tried Sweet N’ Salty and The Cake Shake.
Sweet N’ Salty is a peanut butter shake, it had chocolate frosted rim with chocolate gems topped with peanut buttercups, pretzels, sugar daddy, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel drizzle.
The Cake Shake came in a vanilla frosted rim with rainbow sprinkles topped with funfetti cake slice, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and a cherry.
Both the crazy shakes were sinfully delicious, huge and beautifully crafted. We were on a sugar high instantly. If you love milkshakes or freak shakes, you’ll not want to miss Black Tap’s spectacular crazy shakes.
We enjoyed our dining experience at Black Tap in Yas Mall. The food, the shakes, the ambience, the service and the hospitality was outstanding.