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Sofra BLD

#103 of 1,706 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 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
Good for a buffet

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Jamila M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Napier, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Retford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I really did not know what to eat first, the choice is unbelievable the aroma of the different dishes from all around the world is breathtaking, value for money excellent, the only reason not to go is if you are on a diet because you will break it for sure.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were very excited to finally visit Sofra , after all my 12 yr old had heard many good things about the place. My children were not happy with the choice , I guess it may be because we are not seafood buffs. But we loved the place , ample space between tables , attentive staff and option to sit... More 

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UAE
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Gorgeous Place in which you can eat your dinner in an indoor warm atmosphere and take your desert or drinks on the pool on an amazing view of Shaikh Zayed grand Mosque. the whole experience was nice, food quality was okay. though that 250 per person in week-day will include drinks, but unfortunately not. Sea food section is one of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My experience with Sofra comes as a continuity to my experience with the Shangri La Qaryat Al Beri hotel. I was a guest for a weekend at the hotel and enjoyed a meal at Sofra. I can qualify it as a great experience rich in colors, flavors and variety. Here are the details: 1- Location The restaurant is located at... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?