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Trader Vic's

#143 of 1,694 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Polynesian
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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 - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
    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 restraurant, Go for the duck!!

I read a lot of others comments on trader vics before visiting. And I was happily surprised. First off this is not a 5star restaurant, so I'm not sure why people are complaining about greeting and such, secondly "I did not get enough of this or that"... ok, did you ask? I bet not. Anyways, I met a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
John G
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Trier, Germany
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Chania Town, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were not sure about this option as had heard mixed reviews about other location outlet. Had fabulous BBQ ribs, tempura veg, noodles, wine and great entertainment.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I am so glad you decided to give us an opportunity to look after you and its wonderful that we were able to create a positive impression for you . Trader Vics has a lively atmosphere with the band playing and the happy hours are a wonderful way to start your... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had not been for a while but we wanted to take my nephew who was visiting from the UK. We had two extremely enjoyable visits. The food and drink were excellent with plenty of choice of the Happy Hour menu or the restaurant menu. We ate from both and enjoyed what we had chosen. The chicken skewers were a... More 

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

Dear Robin Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read such lovely feedback and thank you for choosing to dine with us with your nephew over the many other dining options available in the city . We appreciate your patronage. Chef Jimmy will be delighted to hear your feedback on the food and the chicken skewers... More 

Trier, Germany
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I read a lot of others comments on trader vics before visiting. And I was happily surprised. First off this is not a 5star restaurant, so I'm not sure why people are complaining about greeting and such, secondly "I did not get enough of this or that"... ok, did you ask? I bet not. Anyways, I met a friend on... More 

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

Dear John Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your evening at Trader Vics with your friend and we were able to create a positive impression on you. The crispy duck is delicious indeed and one of the signature dishes at Trader Vics . We recommend you to try the beef flambe... More 

St Albans
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Been to Trader Vic's in Abu Dhabi many times and have never been disappointed. The cocktails are delicious (I have quite a collection of parrots from the Potted Parrots), the tidbits starters are very good and the beef flambe is simply delicious and great fun watching it being cooked near your table. Staff are always friendly and helpful and I... 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. We are delighted to know that you enjoy Trader Vics and the team there makes you feel welcome and at home . Your patronage is highly appreciated. The potted parrots are nice take aways and you can may be increase your collection and add Menehune Sam to it with the Menehune... More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been there for drinks only. The place is nice and comfy. Only downer is that the bar area is quiet small as most of the place is used for dinner. Might come for dinner next time as the menu looks good too.

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

Dear Christoph Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that you enjoy Trader Vics for drinks. We have noted your feedback on the size of the bar and it has already been shared with our management team .We shall definitely keep it in mind whenever there are refurbishment plans for the restaurant . We definitely... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A favourite amongst expats - does exactly what it says on the tin. Good wine list, good food and the patented Trader Vic's atmosphere.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoy your time at Trader Vics and enjoy the music and band playing there. We thank you for your compliments on the food and drinks and it will be a pleasure to share them with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for... 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?