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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: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 19
    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
Great food and service

Loved the menu and food presentation, and the service. Lively place with a bar and entertainment. Always seems to be busy. If you want to talk to your friends reserve a table away from the noise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
1 review
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As serious ‘foodies’ we are constantly seeking new or re-visiting our favourite great ‘fine dining’ restaurants. Trader Vic’s is one of our most favourites restaurants in the world, it is one of the most excellent fine dining restaurants in the city in all respects. We have been fine dining in the city since 1996, at Trader Vic’s we always receive... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have been an avid diner at Trader Vic’s since 2007. From day one, the food, the drinks, and of course the staff never failed to make every dining such a wonderful experience. The general ambiance with the lively music is just fantastic! Regardless if I am with friends, family or with my special someone, I always go home with... More 

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

Dear Angela, thank you so much for your kind comments here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted about your feedback and we already shared it with the whole service and culinary team. Everybody was more than happy to make your birthday celebration special. We are always keen to exceed our guests satisfaction. Valued comments like yours makes us very proud, as... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

From all the trader Vic's I ve been to and from all the Rotana hotels I've been to this Is becoming a nightmare with a different problem happening almost every time. Nicolas the manager is the last person you want to talk to. Security and some other team members look at you with superiority look. I feel insulted in this... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We decided to go to Trader Vics for a cocktail or two. We met Evguenia at the door who welcomed us warmly and directed us to open seats at the bar area. She explained the concept of the cocktail menu and suggested which cocktails are the the popular options which we might enjoy. Evguenia also showed us the snack menu... More 

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

Dear Chelsea, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with us here on TripAdvisor. We are certainly delighted to read your positive comments about our cocktail and the team and we will make sure to pass them on and give our colleagues the recognition they deserve. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for more good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and i are fans of this restaurant: we love it's ambience, it's music, it's service and especially it's FOOD. But this thursday, the weekend rush overruned the staff and the food of the restaurant. It started from the moment we reached, nobody to show us our seat for at least 10 minutes until a sympathic security called the... More 

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

Dear Guest, We apologize for the unfortunate mishaps that occurred during your last visit. We have of course shared your feedback and dining experience with our service and culinary team and we will make sure that this will not happen again. Thank you very much for giving us the chance in the future to revise the impression you had on... More 

Washington DC
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

People are having fun with the salsa-style band, but the food is mass market. Also, you can't get the good German beer from the bar across the hall in here!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and fellow travelers here n TripAdvisor. We are sad to hear that the food was not up to your expectations. We have shared these points with our culinary team and will make sure that these impressions will not come up again. Please note that we always try to... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Loved the menu and food presentation, and the service. Lively place with a bar and entertainment. Always seems to be busy. If you want to talk to your friends reserve a table away from the noise.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had a good time with us and that you were well looked after. We do pride ourselves in the unique entertainment that we are offering here in Abu Dhabi, which is probably also why the place is often... More 

France
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Loved this very reasonably (for AD) priced restaurant - lovely staff and fantastic food and atmosphere.

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your short but very positive feedback about our restaurant. We have shared your review with all of our service and culinary colleagues and hope that we will be able to welcome you once again in the near future. Kindly, Bassel El Kontar Director of Food and Beverage Beach Rotana P.O.Box 45200, Abu Dhabi 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: Bar scene, Large groups

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?