Vibrancy and aromas of a bustling Asian market

A modern Southeast Asian restaurant with an open kitchen, Li Jiang whets the appetite for all things spicy, authentic and Oriental. Meaning “beautiful river” in Chinese, Li Jiang reflects resort’s location on the Grand Canal. An open kitchen, where diners can watch the chefs create homemade dim sum as well as authentic rice and noodle dishes is the centerpiece of our modern Southeast Asian restaurant. An outdoor terrace tucked away in the olive grove affords spectacular views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.


Daily 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Resident DJ Margo Sahara - Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight


Li Jiang Lounge


Special Offers


We gladly accept reservations for dining at Li Jiang online or through our reservations line. For intimate occasions, learn more about our private dining experiences.


Call to Make a Dining Reservation: +9712 8188282

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

From Abu Dhabi Corniche

• Head southwest in the direction of Emirates Palace on 1st street/Corniche road towards 30th street/Al Khaleej Al Arabi street
• Turn left onto 30th street/Al Khaleej Al Arabi street following the sign
• Continue straight following signs to Musaffah Bridge/airport
• After Musaffah/Al Ain/Dubai sign stay right and take Corniche exit
• At the roundabout take the third exit
• Continue straight, the Grand Mosque will be on your left and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi will be on your right
• At the roundabout in front of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, take right, go through the arches and proceed straight up the driveway to the hotel

From Dubai

• Travel on Sheikh Zayed Road and follow the signs to Abu Dhabi for 150 km
• Follow signs to Abu Dhabi/Maqtaa Bridge
• After you pass the coin- shaped building, take the exit to the right towards Maqtaa Bridge
• Stay right then take the exit towards Abu Dhabi following the Zayed Sports City sign
• Go straight until you cross Maqtaa Bridge
• Turn right immediately off the bridge (you will see the Falcon Club sign)
• Immediately turn right, you will be facing the Canal
• The road will bend right and take you under the bridge
• Go straight through the first roundabout
• Take left at the next roundabout
• You will be under The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi arches, proceed straight up the driveway to the hotel


Complimentary valet parking is available at the main hotel entrance. For self-parking, please follow the signs from the main gate.

Culinary Team

Chef Lee Zhi Zhong, Sous Chef

A Singaporean native, Lee Zhi Zhong brings fifteen years of culinary experience in Asian cuisine to his post as sous chef at Li Jiang, a signature Pan Asian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

Chef Lee Zhi Zhong started his career as an assistant chef in his hometown at Express Teppan-Yaki restaurant. Two years later, he moved to Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort, where he worked for seven years in the Asian kitchen with a focus on Chinese cuisine. In 2012, Chef Lee Zhi Zhong moved to the UAE as a sous chef in Li Jiang where he oversees a team of five chefs. As a member of the pre-opening and opening team, he has been instrumental in positioning the venue as the leading Pan Asian restaurant and leading it to receive prestigious consumer and industry awards.

Other than gastronomy, Chef Lee’s Zhi interests are watching movies, travelling and playing football.


Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight

Margo Sahara

A native of Tallinn, Estonia, Margo Sahara developed a strong passion for music at an early age and, with support of her family, successfully completed a DJ course at ''Constellation'' school of music in Russia. Shortly after graduating, Margo entered Best DJ Competition at the Far East Typhoon Festival - her first major event - and walked away with the first prize for outstanding artistic and stage skills. Following her early success, Margo continued to participate in professional competitions to develop her skills.

2004 saw Margo on a tour in the major cities in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, followed by a two-month tour around China playing over forty different clubs and venues in sixty days.

In 2010 Margo took her skills to the Middle East with a stint in Egypt where she won ''DJ Premium 2011 Award'' at El Fanar Club in Sharm El Sheikh. In the next few years, Margo was back in China, followed by residency at Hed Kandi, Space and Ministry of Sound in Egypt, as well as Ibiza. From early 2013 till mid-2015 Margo worked as a resident DJ at Zuma in Abu Dhabi, prior to joining Li Jiang at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.


Daily 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Resident DJ Margo Sahara - Monday through Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight