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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 #107 of 1,589 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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent anniversary at Trader Vic's. Had the live band come to our booth to sing for us. The food was great too.

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

Dear Guest, First and foremost, Happy Anniversary again from our side and thank you very much for sharing with us your review. We are happy to see that we were able to make this day special for you and we are looking forward to celebrate the next occasion with you again in Trader Vic's. Kind regards Michaela Priesner Assistant Director... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Trader Vic's is by all means on the of the best chains for Salsa music, the music is great, drinks are amazing and food is not bad, it is the best place to go in abu dhabi if you want to spend a good time with your loved ones.. there is two negative points I hope they fix, first, the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your insightful feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a good time with your loved one enjoying the music, atmosphere, drinks and the food in Trader Vic's. We sincerely apologize for the long waiting time of the food and the bill and these comments were already shared with the team in order to... More

Milan, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I went already to this place a couple of times, with my friends and colleagues. This bar is one of the real nice places here in Abu Dhabi, which I have seen so far. The concept is I guess typical for Traders Vick but not boring at all. We did not went there for food, except of some small snacks,... More

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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 and for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Happy hour in Trader Vic's and that our colleagues from the Bar were well taken care on you. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon in Trader Vic's to taste more... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we miss so much the best "grouper" of all Abu Dhabi but still there is so much to enjoy among the variety of dishes available for the satisfaction of everybody taste.

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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 sorry to hear that we took the best "grouper of AD off" , but we are delighted to read that you are still able to enjoy from all the variety of dishes we have on the menu and we are looking forward to see you again... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So easy to experience all your senses in the unique atmosphere of the trader vic's . You are surrounded with the latin tunes that' s being performed by a real latin group , scent and presentation of the dishes with art of service by experienced employees makes you to eat everything from bar bites to the delicious main courses that... More

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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 had a lovely night with your friends in Trader Vic's. Thank you very much for your great comments about our service colleagues, the presentation and taste of the food and our Cuban band, who is entertaining our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

a cocktail drink (MAI TAI) concoct into perfection that i always looking forward to drink every time i visit trader vic's. with the cozy, chic ambiance, friendly and professional staff and the live music. that's the reason why i keep on coming back to this restaurant.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to read you love our signature Mai Tai, so do we. Our team works very hard to ensure that guests leave satisfied and it is always good to hear that these efforts make a difference and you had another enjoyable evening... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This has to be the best Crispy Duck & Pancakes I`ve had anywhere in the world if you like this dish go ahead and try it here simply amazing.

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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 delighted to read your comments about our Crispy Duck and Pancakes, we believe they are amazing and it's great to see you share these thoughts too. We are looking forward to see you back in Trader Vics soon for another round of Crispy Duck and Pancakes.... More

Leicestershire
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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
9 helpful votes 9 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

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