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Trader Vic's

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 #122 of 1,594 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Polynesian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: 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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Abbotsford, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately due to gluten free issues there was no choice for me on the menu except one appetizer that was tiny and when I mentioned my food allergy to two of the staff they didn't seem inclined to offer me anything else .. we didn't stay long.. a bit disappointing really..

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love everything about Trader Vic's. The band, the music, the atmosphere and definitely the food. Make sure you secure a reservation up ahead.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great comments on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our unique French Polynesian Trader Vic's, which indeed is already 20 years old, but still very, very popular and as you mentioned a table reservation is highly recommended especially on the weekends. We are looking forward to host you again... More

scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

excellent value for cocktails but could be noisy if the band are in full flow , more a business pub with a restaurant attached

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our famous Trader Vic's cocktails but would like to apologize as well for the inconvenience the band may have caused. Just shortly after 9 pm every day our Latino Band kicks in, which especially on the weekend tend to be a bit more... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I used to love this place I am a chef myself, the food was amazing as well as the service, but after their executive chef left, this restaurant lost its quality, the food is not the same, terrible to my taste. Their drinks have more icy than alcohol, you pay 45 or 50 dhs for a drink and you get... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to sent us your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your time in Trader Vic's and we will definitely look with the team into your comments. I am surprised to hear your feedback about the food as Chef Jimmy is with us already since... More

Dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fabulous venue. You can enter this bar from a door just off the lobby. Great live music, fantastic food in the restaurant served in style, with a great choice of wines. Watching them make cocktails at the bar is entertaining by itself

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

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor. Its good to see that you enjoyed your time in Trader Vic's and thank you for your compliments in regards of the food, the music and the great skills of our bartenders. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again, maybe on our next special event on the 26th... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A place where you can really unwind and enjoy the evening with its beautiful music. Good food that can go with your drinks.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your online review. We are indeed proud of our Cuban band and happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening in Trader Vic's with our lovely cocktails and cuisine. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again to unwind after a long day at work. Kind regards Michaela Priesner Assistant Director of Food and... More

Abu dhabi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I live in Abu Dhabi, and it has been a while since I visited this restaurant. My last experience was ok, not bad and not great either. This time a group of friends took me there to celebrate my birthday, so it was not my choice to go there. I ordered the pathai (last time I had was good) but... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback from your resent visit in Trader Vic's. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your birthday dinner with us, and do apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced. We have already addressed your feedback of the Pad Thai with the Chef and obviously it... More

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had an excellent anniversary at Trader Vic's. Had the live band come to our booth to sing for us. The food was great too.

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

Dear Guest, First and foremost, Happy Anniversary again from our side and thank you very much for sharing with us your review. We are happy to see that we were able to make this day special for you and we are looking forward to celebrate the next occasion with you again in Trader Vic's. Kind regards Michaela Priesner Assistant Director... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Trader Vic's is by all means on the of the best chains for Salsa music, the music is great, drinks are amazing and food is not bad, it is the best place to go in abu dhabi if you want to spend a good time with your loved ones.. there is two negative points I hope they fix, first, the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your insightful feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a good time with your loved one enjoying the music, atmosphere, drinks and the food in Trader Vic's. We sincerely apologize for the long waiting time of the food and the bill and these comments were already shared with the team in order to... More

Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I went already to this place a couple of times, with my friends and colleagues. This bar is one of the real nice places here in Abu Dhabi, which I have seen so far. The concept is I guess typical for Traders Vick but not boring at all. We did not went there for food, except of some small snacks,... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor and for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Happy hour in Trader Vic's and that our colleagues from the Bar were well taken care on you. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon in Trader Vic's to taste more... More

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