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Buddha Bar

#80 of 8,519 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
The Marina
As featured in Dubai Expat Resident and 1 other guide
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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
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7:30 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 3:00 am
Sat - Wed 7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 71
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Night Out!

We went there for the music and some drinks and ended up having a light supper as well. The service was very good and very attentive. Drinks were well made and presented and really enjoyed it! Highly recommended!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Christiaan N
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for the music and some drinks and ended up having a light supper as well. The service was very good and very attentive. Drinks were well made and presented and really enjoyed it! Highly recommended!!

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1 Thank Christiaan N
Iran
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we visit Dubai, we always eat here such an amazing place. you must put this on your list to try.A good choice for a night out at Dubai Marina.

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1 Thank Ghazaal A
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buddha Bar used to be always great but it has elevated after the refurbishment. Super nice welcome, starting from the security to the hostess. We went to the upper balcony, most comfy to sit there and hip music. The fusion cocktails (xx meets xx) were incomparable in taste and presentation. I had a fusion cocktail with India, containing Saffron and... More 

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1 Thank likestotrave2014
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor following your visit to Buddha Bar. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our new look and enhanced facilities and we are glad to know that you had an enjoyable time with us particularly with the service delivery as well as the quality of drinks on offer. Thank you... More 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found the food to be good especially the sushi. My curry was tasty but I found the brooth somewhat tasteless. The menu prices were reasonable but the wine list was pricey. Very few wines by the glass. For a midweek meal the bill for three came in well over $300USD, largely due to the difficulty in finding a decent... More 

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1 Thank Isobel O
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests at Buddha Bar and do appreciate that you were pleased with the quality of dishes on offer. Your feedback is of utmost importance to us and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Cheshire
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit Dubai, we always eat here such an amazing place. The service and staff as always was outstanding. The menu is very comprehensive with great choices, not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Never disappoints, you must put this on your list to try.

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1 Thank absolutevenues
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to know that you continuously enjoy your visits to Buddha Bar and do appreciate your compliments with regards to the service delivery as well as the quality of cuisine on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for an even better experience. Kind... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...except for the biased management. the drinks and views are an experience to be had, weather by day or night

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Thank Richie P
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your overall visit to Buddha Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Gnosjo, Sweden
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit at Buddha bar is a visit to remember. High class Asian style food in cozy environment. The restaurant is located by the water witch gives it a nice touch. Recommended!

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1 Thank Henrik L
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor and it is a pleasure to know that you very much enjoyed your dining experience at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here with family & friends and loved it. The place serves great south-east asian food (tapas-style) and has some delicious cocktails! Great bartenders who really know their stuff - they do asian-fusions on classic cocktails that are worth trying. Their in-house DJ is good as well - he played a mix of Deep-house & lounge music. All-in-all it was... More 

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1 Thank Chris M
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Chris M, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor and we are flattered to know that you consider Buddha Bar as one of the best bars in Dubai. Your compliments are very much appreciated and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Alessandria, Italy
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am here now and I've just finished my wonderful twenty pcs mixed sushi after a tasteful chicken coconut soup No compromise, this sushi at Dubai Marina is something to try ! Lovely posh location, enough space for any kind of dinner or just a drink Get there with friends or colleagues, and it will be a success !

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1 Thank Franco G
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Franco G, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor and it is a delight to know that you very much enjoyed your dining experience at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and great hospitality. Ideal location for a late night drink. The music was very pleasant. Staff very friendly.

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1 Thank MarkLemmens
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Buddha Bar and we are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, e-Services Manager 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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

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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.
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