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oppisite to Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • 7
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good hookah

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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118 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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 39 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful location with a city view from the island where Marina Mall is situated. A light breeze gave us the opportunity to stay outside. Tasty Arabic food, good service. Also the coffee was good. I'll be back when there will be another opportunity to stay in Abu Dhabi.

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Cairo
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Friday lunch buffet is excellent, it is mainly Lebanese open buffet with delicious dishes specially Freeka, Kabab and fish and before that the Salad buffet with its Labanese special, healthy and different salads. After lunch you enjoy the generous sweets buffet which I didn't see any where else at Abu Dhabi I advise every one to have a visit... More 

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Patras, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This cafe-restaurant is located opposite to the Marina Mall, facing the beach and the marina. The location is good, althought location of the Marina Cafe (500 m away) is much better. The entire ambient and the non alcoolic drinks served were not good. Also, service was poor. Good only for shisha smoking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 - 10

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