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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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Today
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went to Trader Vics for a Thursday evening out arrived early to have food. But waitress was to busy on phone to even bother to seat us. Happy hour 50% off drinks and bar food. It's not really 50% off when the prices are inflated to start with. Food half price but you only get half a portion! Left after... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your unfortunate experience at Trader Vic's with us here on TripAdvisor. We have made sure that all your feedback is being shared with the service, culinary as well as management team. In regards to your comments about the food pricing and portion size we are happy to look into this for the future. If... More 

Chania Town, Greece
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

They gave us a table, paid plenty of money for no alcohol drinks, the managers there was extremely rude, the place was full of prostitutes and just 1 hour after we paid 15 euro for each drink they stopped the music and turn on all their annoying lights. After this they almost kick us outside of the restaurant. Same of... More 

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

Dear Mr. Dimitris, We are sad to read about the unfortunate experience that you had with us recently. Please let us assure you that your feedback has been shared and thoroughly discussed with the management team as well as our colleagues in Trader Vic's and we will ensure that it will not happen again. We certainly hope that you will... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you are looking to spend a good evening with some nice music , gr8 cocktail and super food and service then trader vic's is the place to be.Along with the super tiki puka signature drink and the duck i have to mention the excellent hospitality shown by the outlet manager Evguenoa Lomteva,if service meets new standards then its this... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to read your positive comments and we will make sure to share your feedback with the service and culinary team. Evguenia, is indeed a very friendly and helpful colleague of ours and I am certain she will apppreciate your kind words. For your next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went to Trader Vic's while on visit to Abu Dhabi from Doha. I have to say that I had a great time! The ambiance is lively and friendly. The manager Nicholas Rey made my visit very special. Try the Mango Tai!! It's delicious

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your evening at Trader Vics and enjoyed the band there. Nicolas is indeed a very warm and cheerful person and with his team he tries his best to delight his guests . I am sure he will be very happy to... More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

As i had written on another outlet in this establishment, the service and staff are very good, unfortunately after many years of coming to this restaurant, the main dish was perfect, but the starters had been recently introduced to the menu, and very dissapointing not up to standard of a place like this, it tasted like it had been cooked... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoy the service and like the team at the restaurants in Beach Rotana and we are glad you feel welcome here . Please accept our apologies on the starters not being to your liking and we truly regret the dissatisfaction caused.We have shared... 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: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?