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oppisite to Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place by the Marina

This is a nice place to go for a sheesha and sit outside. It's a little old and tired and needs a refresh but still pleasant. Food is good (but avoid the pastries!) and service is good. Reasonable prices.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Following a visit to the nearby Mall we had drinks at this bar - very good service and excellent selection of drinks. We had delicious smoothies and milk shakes while admiring the beautiful view of Abu Dhabi.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a nice place to go for a sheesha and sit outside. It's a little old and tired and needs a refresh but still pleasant. Food is good (but avoid the pastries!) and service is good. Reasonable prices.

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Baguio, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have always been a guest normally I go at daylight, The other night we tried the sisha, as always its ‎nice, first time I tried the sea food grill and its perfect for my taste. I think the view is even better at ‎night, overlooking the Marina port. The only thing I didn't like is the service, it took... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visiting Abu Dhabi for the day and found this cafe. It has a nice view of the bay. The menu wasn't great - my tuna salad was a little too mushy/below average but the chicken shish taook was really great and not too pricey. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. The hookah was fantastic - definitely recommend enjoying hookah... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Arrived late in the afternoon for a drink and appetizers, at first sight the place seemed tired and soulless..... The waiter tried to be occupied. After 45 mn waiting for a waiter to take our order we have decided to leave !!!!! It was a team of more than 6 person. Only few customers..... And nobody worried about us !!!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The place is located in an incredible area, where you can see the Cornich and the beach in a perfect way. Shisha is very good. But, sandwiches their are kind of dry and tasteless, smoothies beverages and juice are perfectly done. They should higher nore waitresses so tgey can follow all the tables. In addition, in July it was the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If there was a 0 option for this, I would have picked that instead. I should have read the reviews before walking into this place. While I have no proof, I am almost certain that the food was frozen and thrown into the microwave, the vegetables were definitely out of a MaCain bag and the staff couldn't care less.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

1 out of 5 I would give this place a 0. Food is blant,cold, not fresh, old. Shisha is burnt, and in order to get someone to change your charcoal you wait 46 minutes. Very dirty place

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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165 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

huge terrace café close to marina and bay view , full of families on weekened , noisy with both kids playing around and staff working on clearance stations near the tables , service slow and not attentive at all , shisha taouk dry and almost black in color , only pizza was perfect , only reason to visit the place... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The only good thing is the view, which is next to the Marina beach, but the food is not very good, and they have very little choice

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Address: oppisite to Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10

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  • Address: oppisite to Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10

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