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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 #75 of 1,591 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had the lunch buffet, and we liked the food so much. Variety is amazing, wide range of choices is available (from sea food to Chinese / indian / Italian corners), everything tasted just right. Desserts are average (choices and taste), there a room for improvement as far as service is concerned.

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the Shangri-La so this restaurant is where we had breakfast everyday. Wow, what a choice! Fresh fruits, cereals, egg station, pancake/waffle station, spicy section and if you still couldn't find what you wanted they would try to accommodate! There was also a huge range of fresh juices and free flowing hot drinks served at your table.... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

When we booked a table for 4 persons we were told its a Brunch. But when we arrived we found out its a lunch buffet. The food is good the variety is nice. Several live cooking stations. You certainly cant go wrong with food at the restaurant everything we tried was at least very good if not excellent. The grills... More

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Sydney
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A variety of choices including arabic and some asiasn. Dessert has notably wide selection and you need to reserve some space after the meal. If the weather permits there is also outside seats facing the pool.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are into buffets and love variety then this is for you. I have been here countless times and the quality is always good even with the huge choice of food! I recommend the Friday brunch. (Hello chocolate fountains)

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Essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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