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Sofra BLD

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 509 8888
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Ranked #76 of 1,590 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Essex
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last night I visited the Sofra Buffet for the first time and was not disappointed. Firstly the atmosphere is amazing, beautiful décor, friendly staff and luxurious seating. I was visiting alone and was given a choice of seats and opted for a water front view overlooking the private beach and pool area. On a Tuesday night the buffet price is... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What I love about this restaurant is how they use such a large area and still make you feel cosy at ease! The quality of the buffet is rarely found that high and the variety is ingenious! But what makes the true difference is the staff: going from waiters to cooks everyone is engaging and genuinely friendly. One chef offered... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have kept this as a place for special occasions but the last few visits have not been as good as it used to be. This evening the (booked) table we were taken to had not been cleaned or set. Surrounded by piles of plates on tables around and staff more interested in rearranging furniture than serving. None of the service... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First let me tell you a story: while I was waiting to be seated, two ladies before me asked the waiter if they could have a seat to eat desserts only. I could not understand. After walking in the buffet area, I understood... This restaurants hosts one of the most extraordinary places I have ever visited in Abu Dhabi. An... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place by far is the best buffet in Abu Dhabi. Huge variety of items for everyone from meat, seafood, chicken and vegetarian. They also serve dishes from all around the world, they have an Indian section, a carving section, a fresh seafood making section. Even the desert is excellent here! Do come by and try it out.

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Huge food variety and mouth watery food, enjoy the sushi corner and the Lebanese food is delicious, I tried also the Indian corner and it was something to remember. Ice Cream corner is the best end of your journey.

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear 157Hazem, it is always wonderful to hear positive feedback from our valuable diner such as yourself. I am thrilled to learn that you had an enjoyable gastronomic time with us and indeed my pleasure to share your positive feedback to my entire team. However, it is also with regret to learn that you rated us “terrible” for this time.... More

Titchfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Brunch was really amazing and we ran out of stomach space a long time before we ran out of things we wanted to eat. I would recommend in a flash

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our friends who live in Abu Dhabi told us this brunch would not disappoint. This was the most incredible culinary experience ever. First of all, it is about $90 USD per adult, all you can eat, all you can drink. This was well worth the price and then some. If you can think of a food, drink, or dessert, it... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant does a great Friday brunch, with a wide selection of food cooked fresh and delivered to your table.Ranging from sea food to Moroccan, Indian and Arabic along with the traditional roast. The desert station is an experience in itself.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Delicious food, beautiful food presentation, amazing food variety, great service....in one word it is WOW

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