We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musa Art & Music Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
33 Exchange Street, Aberdeen AB11 6PH, Scotland
+44 1224 571771
Website
Wednesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Mon 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Creating Fine Foods With Wine Brewdog, Music and Art Within A Former...
Creating Fine Foods With Wine Brewdog, Music and Art Within A Former Banana Store/ Church/ Burlesque Club Turned Bistro/ Music Venue Art Gallery! Splendid!
read more
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 328 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really unimpressed

I was invited here for dinner with colleagues last week and was excited as I’d been meaning to try Musa for a while. I ended up leaving very disappointed. The falafel for starter was pretty flavour-less and was more like pakora in terms of texture (deep fried and too crispy), but still edible... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Sarah L
,
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I was invited here for dinner with colleagues last week and was excited as I’d been meaning to try Musa for a while. I ended up leaving very disappointed. The falafel for starter was pretty flavour-less and was more like pakora in terms of texture (deep fried and too crispy), but still edible. The main course I had can only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service, not cheap but you are paying for the quality. Central location for quick office lunch. You can enjoy dinner with wine and live music :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've eaten here several times but this time something just wasn't right. The salt and black pepper squid which we had last time worked beautifully with lime and coriander flavours, but the red mullet with the same flavours didn't live up to my expectations. Slightly oily, not-quite-crisp-enough batter did nothing for the fish, which was slightly undercooked. The dressing needed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went for dinner. Impressed by menu, but disappointed by presentation and thought that the prices were extortionate for the basic food that was served. All in all, ' could do better '.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Group of 18 of us dined here last week from work. The setting and ambience is brilliant, and quite unique with artwork all over the walls. The food and service was very good. I opted for the slow cooked ribs in a local beer. these came to the table and the portion was ginormous. I half expected there to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very pleasant in every way . However prices are on the top end and really needs fine details addressing to justify . Maybe a little more knowledge from staff who are very nice by the way . Didn't like menu in a plastic pouch (very seaside cafe )plus napkins should be much better quality ! Nearly very good !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Was here for lunch, very nice place, quite hidden away near the harbour. Had a really nice starter which was haggis and black pudding spring rolls, then a 'musa' burger for my main which had lovely home made chips. was so fine, would recommend it to anyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you don't follow reviews it would be easy to miss this place due to its location and look from outside. That would be a crying shame as It was easily one the best meals I have had. Quality of food was excellent and when you add that to the Service, atmosphere and look of the place has made it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Visited for lunch. Was very surprised how tasty the food was. And fantastic value! Two courses for 2 and a bottle lovely wine for £50. The only tiny criticism is that it was very difficult to find a healthy option on the menu. Tends to be a place for groups of women who can be very noisy! Tip is to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central Scotland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Ate at MUSA last night. The food was really good but given the prices they charge, there are a number of things that need to be addressed. When you pay £200+ for a meal you would expect proper cotton napkins, not some red paper thin ones, leftover from Christmas. Our table was at the entrance and as every customer came... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Musa Art & Music Cafe also viewed

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 

Been to Musa Art & Music Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Exchange Street, Aberdeen AB11 6PH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 571771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 38
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Creating Fine Foods With Wine Brewdog, Music and Art Within A Former Banana Store/ Church/ Burlesque Club Turned Bistro/ Music Venue Art Gallery! Splendid!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Musa Art & Music Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?