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Buddha Bar

#73 of 5,774 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
The Marina
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Al Sufouh Road | Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai 118500, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 317 6000
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This restaurant is at Grosvenor House Dubai
Today
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising...
The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising guests an evening of pure theater and pure pleasure.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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  • 96
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  • 35
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lots of food

Visited for first time and not disappointed with menu or the atmosphere within the bar. The centre of attraction was the massive Buddha sat in the middle of the restaurant . Menu is massive and we found it hard to decide what to eat. When the dishes arrived we realised that we had over ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Phil B
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Visited for first time and not disappointed with menu or the atmosphere within the bar. The centre of attraction was the massive Buddha sat in the middle of the restaurant . Menu is massive and we found it hard to decide what to eat. When the dishes arrived we realised that we had over ordered but hey ho we did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Buddha Bar in the Grosvenor is still going strong. Primarily an upmarket restaurant with seating for lots of people, it also has a big bar area very popular with all sorts of folks. Bar stools / standing area around large long tables makes it easy for people to mix and make new friends over cocktails. Worth a trip to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Buddha bar is definitely not for everyone and not for all occasions but I've eaten there now a couple of times and I must say BB is at a high consistent level regarding food, atmosphere and service. In addition their wine list is impressive (at a price off course),l. There are not a lot of restaurants who stock a large... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I think this is one of the last places where you wanna go have dinner. The location is fantastic, lights, high ceilings, different corners... but food is a DISASTER. Soy sauce is just wrong, dish quality is poor, tempura sauce is absolutely terrible, tempura itself is terrible, what else... oh yeah, Edamame was good!! (doesn't take a Genius to make... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited Buddha Bar on 22 March for dinner. I must say that the ambience of this place is mesmerizing. The pictures don't do justice to the ambience. Its just BEAUTIFUL. This place was really full, so pre booking is highly recommended. They even catered to our special request for vegetarian food and prepared an amazing dish to our liking which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The best sushi I have had in my life. Great service after questioning about a table switch. This together made our diner very pleasant

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Krakow, Poland
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50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place is really really good, just it's all the time full and crawly. Even when you stay at the hotel it's difficult to have a place. But if you are patient, the place is magic, luxury, perfect staff and good food and drinks. Of course cost a lot ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The ambience of the Buddha bar is really special. Nice place to take friends or a date. I went several times, with my husband and with group of friends. I always enjoy it. Food is good, atmosphere also and staff very polite. I definitely recommend a visit while you are visiting Dubai.

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GHLRM, Guest Services at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you continuously enjoy your visits to Buddha Bar and glad that you were pleased with the cuisine we have on offer, the vibe of the venue as well as the service experienced. Your recommendation is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Paris, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

All over the world I visit Buddah-Bar! Its my favourite restaurant in the world with its exclusive kitchen and luxury service. Every time I find for me something new. My last visit in Dubai was unforgetable: sushi, sashimi, wonderful sole fish and the best one, the dessert: the pana cota was unbelievable:-) Its luxury place with 1st class service, adorable... More 

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GHLRM, Guest Services at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor and we are delighted to know that you very much enjoyed your visit to Buddha Bar particularly with the dishes on offer as well as the service experienced. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Guest Services More 

United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You can not miss the Buddha Bar, the atmosphere is Unique : soft lighting, beautiful chandelier, own fragrance, fantastic music... Staff friendly specially Kostas, he was really helpful! I am not a real fan of Buddha Bar's cocktails, fortunately they also serve Champagne!

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GHLRM, Guest Services at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to Buddha Bar particularly with the vibe of the venue as well as the service experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Guest Services More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Sufouh Road | Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai 118500, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 317 6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising guests an evening of pure theater and pure pleasure.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

Neighborhood Profile
The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.