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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 509 8888
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Ranked #85 of 1,646 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
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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
london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were staying at the Shangri-La hotel so thought we would try this restaurant for our last dinner in Abu Dhabi. There was a good selection of food but wouldn't say the taste was anything amazing. What really let the place down was the shockingly poor service from the waiters. This ranged from avoiding eye contact which meant having to... More 

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Thomas G, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear london176, I would like to thank you for taking the time and letting us know of your recent experience in Sofra BLD. I am professionally disappointed of the lack of finesse regarding service, quality of food and share the same distressful sentiment with you after reading your comments. Would you be kind to share with me more details on... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went for breakfast I was amazed by the variety and tasteful flavors, I went for Lunch I was amazed with same feeling of alot of food for the buffet and variety is there. Perfect place for good buffet at all times.

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Thomas G, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

I thank you for your continued support and loyalty dear Anwarrior R. I trust that we keep delighting you with sumptuous variety each time during your future visits. On behalf of the entire Sofra Team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Friday brunches are big affairs in the city, so for saturday one just wants a laid back experience before work resumes on Sundays. That is what Saturday brunch at Sofra offers. It is a scaled down version of the Friday brunch, but what is not scaled down is that typical Shangri-la service. The dishes were ok without wowing. However, I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our week long birthday celebrations were enhanced by our morning breakfast experiences here at Sofra Blvd. The Asst Manager ( who I hope gets the promotion he deserves) Naeem was the perfect host each day. A friendly welcome, advice on food, guiding and leading his team and an all round focus on us the customers (as if we were the... More 

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Thomas G, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear efqm, thank you for your kind feedback on your visits to Sofra BLD. It is lovely to hear that you and your Wife enjoyed your time with us especially during this special week of celebrations. I would like to thank you for your wonderful comments on the quality of food, general ambience and letting us know, that the service... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I recently had brunch here on a Saturday with friends. Price was reasonable but not much choice of alcoholic beverages - one sparkling, one red, one white. Some of our group were not drinking but by the time they had water and hot drinks it was better value than the meal-only deal. My main disappointment was to find only one... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A friend had stayed here several times and highly recommended the hotels restaurants.So my wife and I chose the Sofar Bld. There is a wonderful choice of foods from all over the world on offer, one might even say, too much . Dress code - smart casual: Dinner 7pm - 11pm: The dinner is a buffet affair with a pretty... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This amazing restaurant is probably the best in Abu Dhabi. Whichever meal you go to, you will be more than satisfied, Dinner, Lunch or Breakfast. Do not also miss their Friday or Saturday Brunch which is the best brunch in UAE. The freshness of the food is the name of the game here, all the served food is absolutely fresh... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Friday brunch at Sofra BLD - and I must say it is probably the best brunch I have experienced thus far in Abu Dhabi (or in fact the UAE)! Located in the sumptuous Shangri La Hotel - the food on offer is lavish and displayed immaculately. The presentation will blow your mind... More 

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Thomas G, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear tapleysphotography, thank you so much for taking the time in offering us your feedback on your experience on Friday Brunch in Sofra bld. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. It is always a pleasure for us to learn that we have been able to delight, and I am certain that this will... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Having had dinner and brunch quite often, I thought I would try breakfast. I am glad I did.The familiar Sofra buffet area was well used with all stations full offering the usual fair one would expect at a top class buffet in the city. A very good Asian station offered a number of dishes with an authentic touch - highlights... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food in terms of quality and variety is absolutely great. It is very delicious. great appetizers and wonderful desserts. Each night is different. I have dinned here six times with friend and family, and I always go there when I am in Abu Dhabi. The ambiance is excellent. The service is great. The view is wonderful. I strongly recommend... More 

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Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 02 509 8888
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Dessert

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