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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 509 8888
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous spread

The food was of excellent quality. The spread was very good. But everything was spoiled by the rude attitude of the chefs managing the live cooking stations and the careless attitude of the waiters including that od the captain of the restaurant. Staff who were attending the Dessert kiosk were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
kumaremirates
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United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was of excellent quality. The spread was very good. But everything was spoiled by the rude attitude of the chefs managing the live cooking stations and the careless attitude of the waiters including that od the captain of the restaurant. Staff who were attending the Dessert kiosk were, however, extremely nice and helpful.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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218 reviews 218 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There is something comforting about Sofra - I know what to expect and I am seldom disappointed. Their Saturday brunch offers tremendous value all round, and with the sushi, seafood and teppanyaki stations standing out, it is more than just value for money. My daughter celebrated her birthday and again we experienced service from the heart. Great for families.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We weren't staying in the hotel, but decided to try somewhere new for breakfast. Having read some good reviews of the breakfast buffet here, we were not disappointed. There is an excellent range of food, both hot and cold, and there is even ice cream for the kids. The quality and service is also first class.

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Bahrain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went with a group of friends to Sofra Restaurant in Shangri-La Hotel. I think my problem was having high expectations from such a class of hotels. The restaurant itself have no problems. The buffet was large enough with a lot of varieties. The quality of food was very good. But I didn't like the ambience. The physical space for... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed in the hotel and breakfast, OMG, we were like kids in a candy store, from the 3 chocolate fountains to crepes pancakes and ice-cream and of course a huge array of other foods. It was amazing and I would have to say the best buffet breakfast ever.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Best buffet with verity of options from different countries and taste and very hospital staff with best service ever

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a seafood buffet with my friends at Sofra Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We had had seafood buffets in various hotels before, but this one is the best. Food was varied and copious. Fresh juice, soft drinks and water were included in the buffet. The atmosphere was very agreeable and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were staying in the hotel and got a free dinner included in the price. We nearly didn't bother with the buffet thinking it would be low quality, cheap and cheerful. It turned out to be the best seafood buffet that we have ever eaten. In fact we had to plan very carefully what to have on each visit so... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited the Sofra bld than ausenstehende guests. We booked a table on the terrace. This is directly adjacent to the pool bar and the pool area. Our waiter we have not seen again after the first drink order. What you do not expect for a restaurant in this hotel class and this hotel chain. The best thing about the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We go there very often, because my husband's got a discount for a buffet and we enjoy it every time. They have good choice of food, meat, fish, salads, cheese, desserts and ice creams. Service is ok. Monday is seafood night, that's when they serve lobsters!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 02 509 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic

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