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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 #81 of 1,584 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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Huge food variety and mouth watery food, enjoy the sushi corner and the Lebanese food is delicious, I tried also the Indian corner and it was something to remember. Ice Cream corner is the best end of your journey.

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear 157Hazem, it is always wonderful to hear positive feedback from our valuable diner such as yourself. I am thrilled to learn that you had an enjoyable gastronomic time with us and indeed my pleasure to share your positive feedback to my entire team. However, it is also with regret to learn that you rated us “terrible” for this time.... More

Titchfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Brunch was really amazing and we ran out of stomach space a long time before we ran out of things we wanted to eat. I would recommend in a flash

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our friends who live in Abu Dhabi told us this brunch would not disappoint. This was the most incredible culinary experience ever. First of all, it is about $90 USD per adult, all you can eat, all you can drink. This was well worth the price and then some. If you can think of a food, drink, or dessert, it... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant does a great Friday brunch, with a wide selection of food cooked fresh and delivered to your table.Ranging from sea food to Moroccan, Indian and Arabic along with the traditional roast. The desert station is an experience in itself.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Delicious food, beautiful food presentation, amazing food variety, great service....in one word it is WOW

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Lecce, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went there on a saturday night. Scorchy out there but amazing inside... Great food, from Lebanese to Indian, from Sushi to fresh fish and, last but not least, a wide variety of sweets (what a pity that the white chocolate fountain was off) and a good selection of cheeses. The place is astonishing...elegant and luxurious like most of the places... More

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear Lanfranco F, thank you for your kind comments; it is very encouraging and I have communicated your compliments to my team. It is always a pleasure for us in the restaurateur profession to learn that we have been able to delight our diners well, and I am certain that this will serve as inspiration for us to continue going... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It's just amazing. I've never went to a buffet and enjoyed it so much. The flavours are just delightful with pleasant service and great ambiance.

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Miami, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Was surprised that this average restaurant is at the Shangri-La... it's a buffet lunch primarily but they have a large a la carte menu with a wide variety of choices. Butter chicken tikka was great as well as the mezzes and mixed grill. We were one of three tables on a slow day late lunch, however, staff were so busy... More

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ArbindKS, General Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear MAL 1997, we appreciate your review via TripAdvisor on Sofra bld. I am pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable dining with us, however marred by the shortcomings of our service team. We thank you for this feedback, and be assured it is duly noted for the needful improvements. We look forward to welcome you back to Sofra... More

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