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Trader Vic's

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Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 644 3011
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4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes...
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes in Island cuisine and tropical cocktails in an exotic atmosphere.
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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expected the food to be better.

we went to the bar for drink's first, but found it difficult to order a drink, as staff we taking care of larger tables, it was busy thou, so asked for a table in the restaurant. we only had a short window to eat as they said they needed the table as it is already booked out for 9pm. Hubby... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
sindylouDubai
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

we went to the bar for drink's first, but found it difficult to order a drink, as staff we taking care of larger tables, it was busy thou, so asked for a table in the restaurant. we only had a short window to eat as they said they needed the table as it is already booked out for 9pm. Hubby... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

TV let me down. Normally it is a good restaurant but this time food was cold. Not cooked fresh or left waiting too long The crisp bread was stale. Poor experience

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A great place to hang out and dine-in at the same time. Food is fantastic! Crowd was great it was packed but had a great tine with hubby for a Thursday night with great food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best bar tender in town. Superb..... Roshan Zeneger Binod. The place is cozy and the staffs are friendly and accomodating.

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United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice dinner on a Saturday night, the food was great but the must in this place is the service! WOW! Thank you to all the waiters we had that night, you were really good. I will be back soon for a salsa night!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

They serve the best cocktails in town, in a great atmosphere and band music throughout the week. Their Tiki-Puka-Puka and Mai-Tai are heavenly and you must try the crepe Suzette! and yes, they have a non-smoking section! Their tid-bits are a great accompaniment to any meal and it's a welcoming atmosphere for gatherings.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place is famous in Abu Dhabi, everybody want's to go and enjoy with the music and food, but in my opinion, they have problems with the sound system, it makes a lot of noise, the band is not the best in the Emirates, and also the dance floor is really tight, in other words, is not posible to dance... More 

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best special drinks you could ever have, the food is really good also. I love this place.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant was part of our hotel so we just wandered in. Luckily! The food was delicious! The cocktails were fun! Staff are lovely. Live music was great too Only annoying thing was being handed the ipad to review our visit 3 night in a row!!! Not the staff's fault, obviously come from above

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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147 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You never get a second chance to make a first impression... On entering this eatery we were 'challenged' if we had a reservation (we didnt) we were then passed onto a second person who asked the same question whilst checking the booking register to see if they could fit us in. What's the issue you might ask? Well there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 644 3011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Polynesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

Description

Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes in Island cuisine and tropical cocktails in an exotic atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?