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Buddha Bar

Grosvernor House Dubai | Al Sofouh road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
971 4 317 6000
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Ranked #47 of 5,574 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising guests an evening of pure theater and pure pleasure.
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Solihull,
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were staying at LRM and had been to the Burj Al Arab for afternoon tea so we were not hungry but peckish. So we decided to check out this place having heard great things. Well these were all true, we couldn’t get a table and explained we just wanted some light dinner and were seated in the bar area.... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had some nice cocktals on the terrasse here, just chilling there and looking at people. Pretty much like any other Buddha Bar.

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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

awesome place, a combination of food and fun awesome place, a combination of food and fun awesome place, a combination of food and fun awesome place, a combination of food and fun

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GHLRM, Complex Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor and glad to hear that you had enjoyed your dining experience at Buddha Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Ivan Di Lucia Complex Director of Food and Beverage More

Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I found out this is one of 5 Buddha bars in the world and apparently the best one !! Amazing drinks, atmosphere and the biggest Buddha statue I've ever seen

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GHLRM, Complex Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. It is nice to hear that you very much enjoyed your dining experience at Buddha Bar and were extremely pleased with the beverage we have on offer as well as the restaurant ambiance. Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near... More

London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I came with my partner for a meal and the sushi was amazing - really enjoyed all of the food except the calamari - just was a lot of it and very heavily fried. The sushi and the fish were excellent and really had a great experience here.

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GHLRM, Complex Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn that you had enjoyed your overall dining experience at Buddha Bar and were pleased with the cuisine we have on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit. Kind regards, Ivan Di Lucia Complex Director of Food and Beverage More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We went for a birthday celebration. We were the 12 of us. We went for the set menu at AED 500 per person excluding drinks. The sushis were very good, fresh and tasty. The dim sum were okay but only 3 varieties. When it comes to the main courses, it was really not acceptable. Meat was over cooked, Thai green... More

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GHLRM, Complex Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. Please be assured that we treat all our guest feedback with the utmost importance and having read your review, we are concerned to read your comments. Therefore, it would be very much appreciated if we can have the opportunity to speak to you personally. With this in... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic place,great atmosphere and food...just a shame about the smoke,it seems every table are smoking and you are surrounded by cigarettes and cigars.There is a non smoking section,which we moved to but it is very isolated and away from the buzz of the main room.Beautiful but a shame about the excess fumes.

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GHLRM, Complex Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. Whilst we are glad that you had enjoyed your overall dining experience with us, we have also well noted your constructive comments and as we value all our guest feedback to be of utmost importance, it would be very much appreciated if we can have the opportunity... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The food is exceptional & faultless as is the entertainment & atmosphere. The only downside to this restaurant is the smoke. In order to get the best out of the entertainment you have to sit in the smoking part of the restaurant in front of the Buddha. So non-smokers are penalised & have to sit behind the Buddha. Such a... More

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GHLRM, Complex Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor. Whilst we are glad that you had enjoyed your overall dining experience with us, we have also well noted your constructive comments and as we value all our guest feedback to be of utmost importance, it would be very much appreciated if we can have the opportunity... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

All the food wax good and main courses were all very tasty. Wine is so over priced but I guess this is how they ramp up profits. Worth a visit for the food. Not decided if it is worth the hefty price tag for what it is. There are better places in Dubai in same price range.

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GHLRM, Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. It is nice to read that you had enjoyed your overall dining experience at Buddha Bar and were pleased with the food we have on offer. I have noted your comment regarding the beverage and would like to assure you that we continuously benchmark all of our pricing throughout the year... More

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is still a hip and happening place and therefore worth while making reservations. Good selection of cocktails and idem ditto Asian inspired cuisine. Service was friendly and even though it comes with a price tag we enjoyed an entertaining evening. (500 euro 3 pax)

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GHLRM, Director of Food and Beverage at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you had enjoyed your dining experience at Buddha Bar and were pleased with the food and beverage we have on offer as well as the service of our team members. Thank you for your kind feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again... More

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