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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 #88 of 1,562 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Polynesian
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Restaurant details
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I always come back because of two things: Jalapeño Cheese Balls and the fantastic service. The band plays good music and the crowd is decent. Keep it up!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

this restaurant located near my house and whenever I feel like having a great meal with good surrounding music I go there

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

Coventry
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I love this place. The cocktails are great and the food and service is excellent. This restaurant is fully indoors though in the hotel so can get smokey if you sit near the bar...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you again for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards,... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We sat in the dinning area and could at times smell smoke coming from the bar-not what you want when you are dining. I agree with another reviewer, smoking should be banned, but what to do. Another reviewer wrote this places needs updating. It's a tiki bar!Or don't you get it? I would not change a thing. Tiki Bars are... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

Cairo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Best dance/live music scene in Abu Dhabi with decent food. Some of the appetizers and main dishes cooked in fire oven are excellent. Price is expensive though. The live Latin music is the best feature of this place: loud enough to make your feet tap but not too loud to have a conversation with people at your table. Overall, very... More

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It is time for a face lift, the decor needs changing and the pre-dinner drinks is a fight at the bar on Thursday night

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your feedback has been shared with our Director of food and beverage for follow up. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Fouad Hamade Executive Assistant Manager I/C Hotel Apartments Beach... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Like the food here and the drinks and atmosphere are good fun. Can get a little crowded and the band sometimes dominate the place a little too much. But always good fun

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your feedback has been shared with our Director of food and beverage for Follow up. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we... More

Abu Dhabi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

FAntastic food and atmosphere!!! Love this place. Not cheap, but really nice meal. Great life music also.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visited this bar a couple of weeks ago and the only thing I can say is that there should be a health warning on the entrance door explaining how smoking can kill. Thank goodness, the UK have banned smoking in public places. Having sat in the bar for approx 30 minutes, we left with the stench of cigarette smoke... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. It was disappointing to note that you didn't enjoy your evening at Trader Vic's. Your point raised regarding smoking in the restaurants will definitely be shared with the management team for further discussions The Trader Vic's team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards,... More

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Ate at this restaurant during my stay at the Beach Rotana. The food was OK for a hotel restaurant - nothing special. However, the atmosphere was fantastic - with a live girl band performing.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience at Trader Vic's. Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More

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