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.


La Mian Magic with Guest Chef Tom Zong
From the December 3 - 15, 2015 

Tom Zong, head chef at the acclaimed Aroma restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, will be showcasing his skills in the open kitchen of Li Jiang restaurant with an exclusive menu featuring Lanzhou, Sichuan and Beijing style noodles as well as Xi Bei noodles and Beijing style lamb dumplings.

• Special La Mian menu elaborated by chef Tom Zong
• Live noodle pulling experience


Xi Bei Style Noodles
Chilled noodles tossed with cucumber, spring onions, sesame paste, chopped coriander, chopped garlic and chili oil.

Lanzhou Style Noodles
Hand pulled noodles, beef stock, sliced veal shank, white turnip, leek, spring onion, chopped coriander, rice vinegar and chili oil.

Shanxi Style Noodles
Hand cut noodles, spicy lamb mince sauce, potato, fresh tofu and black fungus.

Beijing Style Noodle with tomato and egg sauce
Hand cut noodles with wok fried tomato and egg sauce.

Sichuan Style Noodles
The famous Dan Dan hand pulled noodles of the Sichuan province mixed with spicy minced beef, cucumber, chili oil, sesame paste, beansprouts, spring onion, chopped coriander and crushed peanuts.

Yang Rou Jiao Zi - Beijing Style Lamb Dumplings
Boiled dumplings served with soy sauce, vinegar and chopped garlic.

For reservations or inquiries, please contact 9712-818-8282 or e-mail.

Culinary Team

Sam Peong Teck You, Chef de Cuisine

A Malaysian native and a resident of Singapore, Chef Sam Peong Teck You brings over 30 years of culinary experience to Li Jiang, a signature Southeast Asian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. While in London, Chef Sam was the head chef at Kai restaurant and led the establishment to receive its first Michelin star. His next move was to Cyprus where he spent a few years working as chef de cuisine at Chi Lounge before moving to the Middle East.

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