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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great rum cocktails

If you like strong rum cocktails - this is the place to go! The only downside of this place is that it gets so busy and it can be difficult to get served at the bar on some nights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Firoze K
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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English first
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you like strong rum cocktails - this is the place to go! The only downside of this place is that it gets so busy and it can be difficult to get served at the bar on some nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The food were superb! we were ordered more than 4 dishes and all the food was very nice, the problem was it took more than half an hour to get the food ready. I love the life music (Cuba band), and I really love their cocktail mojito and other cocktail i forgot the name but it was something with pineapple.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been living in Abu Dhabi for quite a long time, but this was my first time to come to Trader Vic's. Many friends of mine recommended me the place so i went there a few days ago with my friends. When we entered the place we were greeted with an exotic "aloha" and invited for a few drinks... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Me and My friends had been there last night and we had very enjoyable dinner and amazing servie and Ms.Ei brought the cake for my friend birthday with the band without any request. Really a big thanks to Ei for that.So u deserved for it. All the staff is trained well and very good hospitality. Thanks a lot. We will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After one month of not being able to visit the restaurant, I was wondering what I would find. I never post any reviews, but this place definitely needs to be acknowledged, because last Friday I was really amazed! The team was welcoming as always, the drinks were amazing, service was 5* and I tasted some of their new dishes which... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When you enter the restaurant, you cannot help but comment on the unique and enjoyable decor. The food was different than most places in Abu Dhabi, which is welcomed. The food was tasty, serving sizes were generous and the prices were reasonable considering the high quality ingredients. The only negative is that the wait staff are trained to push /... More 

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Bassel E, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read about your positive experience and we will make sure to share your feedback with the management as well as the service and culinary team. We certainly hope to welcome you back again soon and until then send you our best regards. Kindly, Bassel El... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The good thing about Traders is the varied menu. But after 9.30pm the place turns into a night club and the taste of live music and outfits worn by the performers is pretty weird unless you are inebriated. If you are after a nice meal wit friends, start early and depart just at the witching hour. The beef dishes and... More 

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Bassel E, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl, Thank you very much for your review here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read your positive comments about the food and the service provided by our team and we have of course passed on your constructive feedback to the management and the band. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon for... More 

Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

outside the hotel, but attached...great place to relax with colleagues after a days meetings. Staff is awesome and music fits the occasion...i am a return customer!

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Bassel E, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Joe, Thank you for your brief but excellent feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the atmosphere, service and food provided and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon for after work drinks or a dinner with friends and family. Kind Regards, Bassel El Kontar Director of Food and Beverage Beach... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We hd a very bad experience yesterday in Trader Vix. We are used to a profesional and high standard service provided by the staff unfortunetly yesterday you did not manage to deliver it to us. We ordered starters and main course at our arrival.. After finishing our starters and waiting 30 minutes for someone to clear our table and bring... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nice n noisy ambience. Loved the cocktails and the way they were served. Guess veg options are very few on the menu card.

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Bassel E, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Pads, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and the cocktails at Trader Vic´s. Your feedback about the menu is highly appreciated and will be shared with our culinary team to discuss the options. We are looking forward to welcoming you back... More 

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Additional Information about Trader Vic's

Address: Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 2 644 3011
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Polynesian

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?