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Buddha Bar

#73 of 5,787 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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    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
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the Buddha bar, looks amazing from the outside, and even better inside. Asian food at its best. The staff polite courteous, and helpful. The food was amazing. A little expensive, but very nice. The decor is wonderful. Go for a treat, and well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Dolly P
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

the Buddha bar, looks amazing from the outside, and even better inside. Asian food at its best. The staff polite courteous, and helpful. The food was amazing. A little expensive, but very nice. The decor is wonderful. Go for a treat, and well worth it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Although bit noisy, service was good and enjoyed the cocktails. Nice place to come back for drinks and would recommend friends to visit.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following your visit to Buddha Bar and we are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. Your recommendation is much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Bedfordshire
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner for my daughters birthday. Welcome and staff very attentive and polite, food was ok, nothing out of the ordinary and definitely not worth the money. Cocktails were good. Don't think I would bother with dinner again. Lots of businessmen and 'working' girls, really highlights the seedier side of Dubai to me.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your posting your comments on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests at Buddha Bar and we are glad that you were pleased with the service provided by our associates. We have noted your feedback in regard to the quality of dishes on offer and we are sorry that we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was ok but not what i expected. Atmosphere was the nice but quite noisy. Will be back for a drink but not dinner

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor and it was a pleasure to welcome you as our guest at Buddha Bar. We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice Cocktails...Great Customer Service...Decor is amazing,with red chandeliers.Very chill out music We thoroughly enjoyed it...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor and it is a delight to know that you had an enjoyable night out at Buddha Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Hamme, Belgium
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19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful trendy restaurant. Experience to visit. We did not like that smoking is allowed in the restaurant. They have a no smoking part, but that is not the most beautiful part. Also it is expensive, (as anything else in Dubai)

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

Dear Erik V, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor and it was a pleasure to have you as our guests at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The music, atmosphere and vibe instantly welcome you and we had a great time despite the music being a little too radio friendly for our liking. Having said that, we had a great time and the cocktails really went down well.

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

Dear Xavier L, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor following your recent visit to Buddha Bar and we are glad that you were pleased with the vibe of the venue as well as the quality of drinks on offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

the food is fantastic, and the night scene is great. mostly locals go to the bar and the music is great

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

Dear Monica M, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor and we are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic evening!!! Great place location, beautiful interior and amazing atmosphere. Music, food, service- all excellent!!!

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

Dear Anna G, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor and do appreciate that you enjoyed your visit to Buddha Bar particularly with the vibe of the venue. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

They really have got this brand down to a T Cocktails, food, atmosphere & music all spot on Cocktails & drinks in general the same price as anywhere in Dubai I would definately go back

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind words on Trip Advisor and we are really pleased to know that you once again enjoyed your night out at Buddha Bar. We look forward to your return visit 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: 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.