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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings writing this review. I have been visiting this Restaurant for years and it was always my number #1 favorite, for the dinner buffet. Unfortunately, the last couple times I visited I wasn't fully satisfied. From the variety of the food to the service. However, I love this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
travlnlgirl
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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bedfordshire
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is in my opinion one of the best buffet you will eat in any Dhabi, the array of food is amazing the live cooking stations great, the service fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On our last visit I'd be very disappointed but glad we gave them another try because tonights buffet meal here was absolutely perfect. Every course was superbly cooked, very tasty and the hot dishes were perfectly hot. Wonderful selection appealing to every taste and very well presented. The sugar 'Grand Mosque' is amazing too. Fantastic result this evening that restores... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have mixed feelings writing this review. I have been visiting this Restaurant for years and it was always my number #1 favorite, for the dinner buffet. Unfortunately, the last couple times I visited I wasn't fully satisfied. From the variety of the food to the service. However, I love this place and I still give them the benefit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

you will taste different types of food which is prepared by a qualified staff ... the food is delicious and tasty.

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Caloundra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stayed at hotel 3 days and used sofra bid for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast had a good assortment of choices and they cooked fresh egg options, pancakes, waffles when asked. Asian options as well. Staff fantastic, always knew our names, lovely views of waterway or mosque. Dinner was a theme night BBQ , not the cheapest but food was fresh... More 

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NEPA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Buffets aren't really my thing. I am a vegetarian and a ridiculously picky eater. I stopped at Sofra BLD 10 minutes before lunch closed. I was on my way out and wanted to grab a quick bite. I was so sorry that I had to eat and run and didn't have time to fully enjoy the offerings. There were numerous... More 

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United Arab Emirates
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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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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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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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38 restaurant reviews
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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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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 to 100
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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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 to 100
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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