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Buddha Bar

#99 of 5,659 Restaurants in Dubai
#102 of 5,949 Places to Eat in Dubai
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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations
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. Buddha- Bar is undergoing a refurbishment and will re-open in mid October.
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  • 108
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  • 41
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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
The best shusi!

I had excellent experience to celebrate my birthday there for two years. Friendly staff, the best sushi i tried in Dubai and of course nice music. Was so nice get as a gift cake with congratulations from management. I can recommend this place for drinks and dinner

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
anastasiya_dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had excellent experience to celebrate my birthday there for two years. Friendly staff, the best sushi i tried in Dubai and of course nice music. Was so nice get as a gift cake with congratulations from management. I can recommend this place for drinks and dinner

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is a delight to know that you once again enjoyed your visit to Buddha Bar whilst celebrating a special occasion and do appreciate your compliments with regards to the service experienced as well as the dishes on offer. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you... More 

Cairo, Egypt
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great music, the DJ did a great work. The food is nice, but the service is slow as the place is packed.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

im sorry i went to couple of Buddah Bar places in the world and this is not my good one, they were running short of staff or maybe short on maning and employee our waiter was trying to keep up with all the tables and she did the best show could but still they could use to hire 4 more... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor and it was a pleasure to have you as our guest at Buddha Bar Dubai. We have noted your comments with regards to the service experienced on this occasion and please be assured that this is not our usual standard of service delivery within the venue. Your feedback has been... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The best bar in Dubai to have fun! it is vibrant and alive with lots of different people and great music.

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

Dear Olga M, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and we are delighted to know that you very much enjoyed your night out at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon for an even better experience. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This hotel is just next to the Grosvenor hotel. Okay food. I found it a bit dark, but I guess it's because it's sort of like a bar?

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and we are glad that you had an enjoyable visit to Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Dubai, UAE
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201 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend and I had a great dinner here on a Thursday night before heading out. We were seated in the main hall by the Buddha statue, and shared some edamame and sushi along with two bottle of French red wine. The food was great, the staff were extremely helpful, and the vibe was great to put us in the... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar and we do appreciate your compliments with regards to the cuisine on offer as well as the vibe of the venue. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We did not eat, went in more for drinks and music. The music was not to my liking and sounded like same song on repeat all through. The staff were nice and helpful. Bar area rather packed and could be a bit of a challenge to get a drink. Overall a nice place for a quite simple evening when seated... More 

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

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one place you have to be while in Dubai for the wonderful place that it is. It is a great place with a nice ambiance and good music.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and we are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Kiev
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Love this place because of food! I came here for romantic dinners with my husband and also for fun nights with friends. I don't know how they make their lobster dumplings but they are my absolute favorite! The rolls are good as well. And also try the coconut sorbet it's very nice. The music is ok and the crowd is... More 

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

Dear Marie N, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor. As our repeat guests, we are happy to know that you continuously enjoy your visits to Buddha Bar and do appreciate that you were delighted with the quality of cuisine on offer. Thank you for your compliments and we hope to see you again soon for an even better... More 

Dehradun, India
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tastefully done interiors,music and scrumptous food makes it an excellent joint to visit.The Big Buddha makes its presence felt with the perfect lit ambience.Food is excellent..I would definitely recommend the desserts splly the chocolate fondue and coconut sorbet.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback on TripAdvisor and it is a delight to know that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. Your compliments are very much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon for an even better experience. 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: Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising guests an evening of pure theater and pure pleasure. Buddha- Bar is undergoing a refurbishment and will re-open in mid October.
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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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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