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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 #96 of 1,587 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: 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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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at Trader Vic's in Al Ain several times, but just wanted to take a moment and praise the wonderful meal and service we had last month. We went once for cocktails with friends and many time for dinner. Dinner was magnificent from starter to dessert.I can recommend several items, but in particular I love the veal escalope... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Trader vic's is part of the Beach Rotana, and is a bar / restaurant. We called in after shopping on Halloween and were greeted by zombies, vampires etc. We only called in for few beers but ended up staying the night. The only downside was it is a smokers bar.

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

Dear Simon, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor. Halloween was a great evening in Trader Vic's and the team spent lots of time and effort in decorating the place and I heard from lots of people that they really enjoyed this night and I am glad to hear that you were one of them. We apologize for any... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I would like to thank everyone in trader vic's specially Samia, Zeniger the bar tender and the lady from Myanmar, I think her name was ei, who were friendly and attentive to every single detail even while the place was so crowded, thanks again and wish u the best guys Ahmed s.

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

Dear Ahmed, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you had a great time in Trader Vic's which is especially very crowed when it comes to the weekend. It will be my pleasure to share your compliments with the Team on your behalf and we are looking forward to welcome you back again... More

Heswall, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Trader vics is a themed restaurant but it does have really nice food. Not too expensive and a bit of fun

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in Trader Vic's with it's authentic French Polynesian flair and we are looking forward to see you again soon. Kind regards Michaela Priesner Assistant Director of Food and Beverage Beach Rotana P.O.Box 45200, Abu Dhabi More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The 31st October was Halloween theme night. Very colourful with staff dressed in various costumes, as pirates, Frankenstein and one was in high- school vampire girl costume, that's in addition to the special decorations, beautiful!!! And scary for a first while. The staff and all customers seemed so exceptionally happy and my self of course. In all, a very well... More

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

Dear Rifaat, Thank you for taking the time to send us such a kind review on Tripadvisor. Indeed our Trader Vic's looked amazing scary for Halloween and our team had put a lot of work and effort, but certainly they enjoyed as much as you did. It's great to see that you had a great time there and enjoyed our... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Let's start with the Negatives as they were more numerous than the positives: -slow service. The waiters seemed unhappy and overworked. This is not a 5 star service -extra small salad portion: trader vics salad. And for AED 65. Seriously? -one of the dishes was very spicy. We almost cried. They did not mention it on the menu. When we... 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 as this is the only way we can improve. We are very sorry to hear that your dining experience in Trader Vic's was not up to standard and you can be assured that we will investigate with the team what exactly went wrong on this... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We've been so many times here and until now its always good experience. Good selection of rum based cocktail and its always fun to try one and another. Thanks to guys behind the bar,Zenegar and Binod who been kindly assist and recommend new drinks to us. About the food,we tried couple of the tidbits and bar snack,nothing special. The cocktails... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice review on Tripadvisor and for your regular visits to Trader Vic's. Indeed the cocktails in Trader Vic's are famous and it's great to see that Zeneger and Binod are always there to assist you in the Cocktail tasting. It will be my pleasure to share your nice comments with them on... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Overall the food is great, everything on the menu is freshly prepared. Cocktails are a must! However, it's a smoky affair and sometimes the lack of staff make it difficult to get a drink. Menüs are HUGE and heavy... Come for the cocktails, stay for the food and be patient!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review on Tripadvisor and your feedback, which is very important to us. We are currently working on a smaller size of menu covers to present our lovely dishes in a more lighter way and will look into the manning levels on certain periods. In regards to the smoky environment , we... More

Castletown Bearhaven, Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have stayed at the Beach Rotana many times, as it's probably my favourite hotel in the world, and had enjoyed the delicious cocktails at Trader Vic's, on several occasions. On a recent visit, we decided to eat there too. The menu was a pleasant surprise-international, varied, and reasonably priced. We enjoyed the atmosphere, including the delightful live latino music.... More

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

Dear Niki, Thank you for taking the time to send us your review on Tripadvisor and thank you to your loyalty to Trader Vic's. We are happy to see that you truly enjoyed your time in Trader Vic's and it's great that you finally had the time to join us for Dinner as well and experienced the different varieties of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nice and great service. Will come back at late timing so we could enjoy the live band, too, not only the foods. It was cozy and nice for bonding with friends and loveones.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the evening in Trader Vic's and our Cuban band, which always makes sure the feet are taping on the floor to the salsa rhythm. We are looking forward to welcome you back again soon for another nice evening in Trader Vic's. Best... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Polynesian

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