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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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Ranked #121 of 1,640 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Polynesian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Food is great and love it when the chef cook your food in front of you. Entertaining! Love the ambiance of the place.. Excellent happening vibes.. The overall experience could've been better though. The Manager, Nicolas as I can recall, was kind enough to help us sorting our issues upon arrival. But, the hostesses were pretty rude and not friendly... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

As drink is so expensive, go from about 1630hrs as they do half price drinks. Do good bar snacks very popular

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Clane, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a dinner reservation here one evening during our stay in Abu Dhabi. There is a dining room and bar area. The dining room is quite big and is divided between smoking and non-smoking, even though we are all in the same room! The dining area was certainly not full to capacity during our visit. First we tried some... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great happy hour, good value for money with lovely cocktails. Staff were particularly friendly and was great to observe the drinks being made in front of us in an exciting but professional manner! Will visit again!

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Abu Dhabi
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Another great dinner in Trader Vics @ the Beach Rotana. This concept is absolutely ageless and it continues to deliver a great experience time and time again, wherever one goes. I still love the decor, the menu and the service which really stands out above it's competitors. The music for me is one of their greatest assets, the 4 ladies... More 

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Michaelapriesner, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Roger Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to know that you have been coming to Trader Vics for so many years and that you still enjoy every bit of it. We are humbled by your kind feedback and sincerely hope that we are able to live up to your expectations in the future as well.... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A quick unplanned visit to the place ended up into a pleasant experience. 5 of us decided to have some drinks and chill out on a week day. We hit the place and welcome by the reception courteously. We settled down without any staff hovering on our heads which relaxed us instantly. The lady server was very sweet and attended... More 

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Michaelapriesner, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for such a kind review on TripAdvisor and i am glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. It is our constant endeavor to ensure high levels of service to our guests which is crisp ,friendly and transparent and i am glad that we have succeeded in doing that . The band is definitely what sets... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Food and drinks are good quality and fun but the atmosphere is always smoky. Not nice They need to remove the smokers from the restaurant. Servings are BIG so share 2 between 3 people.

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Michaelapriesner, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We truly regret the inconvenience caused to you due to the smoke and it is unfortunate that there is little that we can do to control it since the restaurant is open . We do have designated smoking and non smoking areas but being an open space the smoke does travel.... More 

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Everything is perfect! Pipeline, their signature cocktail, is simply the best! You always feel like home when you come to Trader Vic's Abu Dhabi thanks to the staff. Zeneger makes the best Pipeline. No doubt. Evguenia, Nicolas, Yana, Gemma, Arlene, and everybody else make my time in Trader Vic's so special every time I come there. Than you guys and... More 

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Michaelapriesner, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Riyad Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is absolutely wonderful to know that our team at Trader Vics makes you feel welcome and at home and we truly appreciate your choice of dining with us over many other restaurants in the city. There are a few more wonderful signature cocktails that our talented bartenders put together and... More 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had heard that the food at Trader Vic's was over-priced but I was shocked to find out the reality first-hand. Small portions and the price, even with a Groupon discount, was way too high for middle of the road food. The staff were nice but what can you say when the food comes in such small portions and is... More 

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Michaelapriesner, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies for a mediocre experience at Trader Vics and we truly regret the inconvenience it may have caused. The happy hours are only at the bar and children are not allowed there .Since you were dining with kids it was not mentioned to you . The family portions... More 

Abu Dhabi
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced and underwhelmed The staff were friendly and attentive,the ambiance was pleasant and the food well cooked and presented. But the extras are eye watering.Thereis 16percent on everything.They won't tell you about happy hour.Dont ask for extra wafer thin pancakes,they charge.Don,t order the seafood ensemble,there is not enough to feed a mouse and at 178 dinars plus 16 percent way... More 

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Michaelapriesner, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies on a less than perfect experience at Trader Vics on your last visit and we truly regret not being able to live up to your expectations. We do inform about the happy hours unless the guests are with kids since the happy hour is only at the... 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 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Polynesian

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