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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 #109 of 1,586 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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Leicestershire
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We have been dining here since 1997 when the Beach Hotel was very small. Our last visit was at the end of May 2014 and we are pleased to say it is just as good as the first visit. This French Polynesian cuisine restaurant is such a lively environment with a total buzz about it. The cocktails from the Mai... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a nice, kind review. First of all I would like to thank you for your loyalty to Trader Vic's and the Beach Rotana and we are delighted to hear that over all these years our concept, the music, drinks, atmosphere and our team were able to... More

St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Brilliant cocktails, good food and excellent atmosphere. If you plan to eat on a Thursday or Friday night a good tip is to book a table to eat as it is very popular.

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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 and for such positive comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Trader Vic's. Thank you for the compliments on the atmosphere, food and the cocktails which I will share with the rest of the team on your behalf. We are looking forward to welcoming... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Traders and Vic's got some nice cocktails but strict security who asked id rudely. Waitress has no smile but place was crowded and nice bar snacks. Beautiful cocktails selections and glassware. Chill out sometime with Vic's is well enough.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your insightful feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cocktail and snacks at Trader Vic's. Regarding the security check, we apologize for any inconveniences caused but as by the regulations we are requested to ensure all our guests in the bar area are carrying a valid ID with them, however I am... More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The good fortunes of this restaurant went with the closure of the 1960's. Poor service, worse food, terrible drinks. I couldn't get away fast enough!

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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 online. We are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your visit in Trader Vic's but we can assure you that we will look into your comments and address them with the team. My apologize for any inconvenience caused and we hope that we will have another opportunity... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are looking for a nice place to have dinner, drink and listen to nice music in a fancy fashion, Trader Vic's is the place to go. The drinks are great and the food is alright. Watch out for smokers inside though. Service is great and the music is lovely.

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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 and for such positive comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at Trader Vic's. Thank you for the compliments on the music, food and drink selection and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in Trader Vic's after Ramadan. Best Regards, Michaela Priesner Assistant... More

Abu Dhabi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was very pleased with all aspects can thoroughly recommend it, also it is not the first time I have visited Trader Vic's and I have always been pleased

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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. 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 Rotana P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A group of us gone to that bar. Arrival I got no prob to come in but my asian friend were asked ID by security. Why? Nice salsa live music. Good cocktails and bar bites. My calamari was as I expected. Staffs were bit shy to smile. Hope they will smile and serve next time.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on TraipAdvisor. You have raised a number of points in your review all of which have been cascaded to the respective department heads for their follow up. The Trader Vic's team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Fouad Hamade Executive Assistant Manager I/C Hotel Apartments... More

Abu Dhabi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food with fantastic service - every time! I eat here 2-3 times a month and it is always consistently great.

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

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review on trip advisor I am thrilled to know you have enjoyed evening at Trader Vic's 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 Rotana P.O.Box 45200 Abu... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Excellent food and good atmosphere. Music is a bit loud but bearable after few drinks. Service is amazing starting from manager (Evguenia) down to waiters..with Rotana summer promotion, great value for what you eat.

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

Dear Guest, What a nice and kind review! Thank you very much I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed the meal along with your friends. And thank you for your loyalty. The Trader Vic's team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Fouad Hamade Executive Assistant Manager I/C Hotel Apartments Beach Rotana... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Been there over the weekend and have to say it's one of the better Trader Vic's I have been to. The Cocktails are great the food is good, it's an american restaurant chain with places all over the world so don't expect fine dining or gourmet food but for what it is it's good. This particular venue has an all... 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

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