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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 #118 of 1,597 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here many times with friends and overseas visitors. It's a great place to go to for consistently good food and great cocktails.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Trader Vic's is one of good resturant brands in uae . however Abu Dhabi branch is very worse because of their management. I won't recommend this restuarant to any one.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved this place. During our 4 week stay at Hotel Beach Rotana we visited this place 3 times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My most recent visit to Trader Vic's was on the 22nd this September. I find this restaurant as one of the top best in Abu Dhabi. The food is prepared by artisan chef, and appeals to the eyes before the palates, it's delicious. Not to forget, there is a good variety to choose from South East Asian and international cuisine.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate all your compliments about the food, service, band and ambiance and we are glad to hear that you truly enjoyed your time in Trader Vic's, which has the French- Polynesian twist in the menu and the Latino touch in the music, to... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The staff were great, the drinks were super duper, the food was very tasty so an all together great experience. I would recommend Trader Vic's without any reservation whatsoever. A place to meet after work or to have dinner with friends either way I do not think you will be disappointed! Give it a try!

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

Dear Robin, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Tripadvisor and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Trader Vic's. As you said Trader Vic's is the place for many different occasions, and we are proud to be able to offer this kind of variety to our guests and we really appreciate your... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited the restaurant as a group of about 20. The food was very tasty and our general view was very good. Drinks afterwards proved just how plastic parts of the UAE are. The band, 4 ladies played hum drum tasteless 'South American' type bland music, every song sounding the same. The Barmen were useless, Slow, limited understanding of English,... More

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

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to review us and share your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner, but definitely do apologize for the slow service in the bar afterwards and we will for sure look into this and find out the reason why the service was so slow on this night. We are sorry... More

Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The place is beautifully decorated with Polynesian handicraft items and motives. The restaurant is dimly lit and along with the live music it all adds to a very pleasant atmosphere. Food is asian-pacific style with good quality. Not cheap but really enjoyable. Location excellent just outside the Abu Dhabi mall.

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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 on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you explored the only french Polynesian Trader Vic's Restaurant here in Abu Dhabi and that you spent a good time with us. Thank you for your compliments about the food, quality, ambiance and about your Cuban band, who ensures that the... More

Abbotsford, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Unfortunately due to gluten free issues there was no choice for me on the menu except one appetizer that was tiny and when I mentioned my food allergy to two of the staff they didn't seem inclined to offer me anything else .. we didn't stay long.. a bit disappointing really..

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

Dear Chris, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback on Tripadvisor. I am very sorry to hear that apparently the waiters in Trader Vic's were not really able to assist with your request, and I will definite address this with the team, as I have spoken to the Chef who has actually more then 10 dishes... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love everything about Trader Vic's. The band, the music, the atmosphere and definitely the food. Make sure you secure a reservation up ahead.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great comments on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our unique French Polynesian Trader Vic's, which indeed is already 20 years old, but still very, very popular and as you mentioned a table reservation is highly recommended especially on the weekends. We are looking forward to host you again... More

scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

excellent value for cocktails but could be noisy if the band are in full flow , more a business pub with a restaurant attached

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our famous Trader Vic's cocktails but would like to apologize as well for the inconvenience the band may have caused. Just shortly after 9 pm every day our Latino Band kicks in, which especially on the weekend tend to be a bit more... More

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