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Bastakiah Nights

| Bastakia, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 7772
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Ranked #321 of 5,591 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Sines, Portugal
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a taste adventure to our european usual tastes. Arabic food of good quality, excellent service, very detailed and beautiful decor. To really feel the orient! Try hummus, tabuleh and a mix of grilled kabab.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were quite disappointing trying to go to the restaurant with such a good review. Unfortunately it was closed with notice on the door that it will reopen on 1. september 2014. They could publish this in Tripadvisor...

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We just dropped in this restaurant after visiting the fort. Our grandson declared the bread to be great Arab bread. He kept grabbing more pieces to be sure he got more than his fair share! We enjoyed our lunches and watching the bread maker making bread (not quite as fast as our grandson devoured it) BTW, the bathrooms were very... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My husband and I choose to track this restaurant down as it was given good reviews in our guide book and we had spent the morning at the nearby souks. Unfortunately though lunch was a really disappointing experience. Although the restaurant is located in the original old town and has been wonderfully restored, tastefully styled and decorated, the food itself... More

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Moscow, Russia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We went to Bastakiah nights for lunch and did enjoy it. The local cuisine is great. Staff was very friendly. The atmosphere is stylized as old Arabic and looks nice.

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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went to Bastakia nights for a late lunch around 4.30 pm. The restaurant is in a very pleasant and picturesque little courtyard. We ordered; Hummus, Biriyani and Koresh-e-Bamieh between 2 of us. The hummus was good and the breads were very nice. The biriyani wasn't like the traditional biriyani I'm used to, it was more like a chicken kebab... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a lunch there while walking at the Bastakya. Very beautiful and warm place with the cozy courtyard and delicious Iranian sweets and coffee. We loved it!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Batakiah Nights is located in Al Bastakiah, this small reconstituted but authentic Old Dubai District near Dubai Creek. The house is an architectural landmark made od sand stone with old time decoration and arabesque carpentries. The courtyard is a wonderful place for a drink and mezze and later at night for romantic and quiet dinner. Here no music, no noise,... More

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Pleasant outdoor dining, excellent Middle Eastern food. We enjoyed kabobs, grape leaves and tabouli. Service was excellent. I also loved the pure Arabic coffee.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Went there with my son and his girlfriend after we had walked round the Souks across the Dubai Creek.It was the evening of the night Dubai was awarded the 2020 Expo so great excitement abounded. Sat in a exceptionally pleasant traditional Arabian courtyard. Food was varied and regionally tasteful. Different Houmas flavours with pitta bread dips - delight! Seasoned chicken... More

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