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Buddha Bar

#72 of 5,583 Restaurants in Dubai
#74 of 5,856 Places to Eat in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
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    Very good
  • 102
    Average
  • 36
    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
Great food and ambiance!

The Budha is very present in big size at the bar. For is great and service quiet food. Sit with a view to the water where boats decorated with lights pass up and down offering a very scenic view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lucy A
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Budha is very present in big size at the bar. For is great and service quiet food. Sit with a view to the water where boats decorated with lights pass up and down offering a very scenic view.

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

Dear Lucy A, Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor and we are delighted to know that you very much enjoyed your visit to Buddha Bar. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great mixture of excellent food, music, design. A place for expats in Dubai, very international atmosphere. Very busy. I recommend to make a reservation upfront.

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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 we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at Buddha Bar. We look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We try and eat here every year when we visit Dubai. Again it never fails. Fabulous food, (order the lobster dumplings), great service, good music that is not too loud. Amazing that in such a place as Dubai where there is always a new 'in' place to go, that Buddha Bar is still one of the best places. My only... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. We are flattered to hear that you consider Buddha Bar as one of the best venues in Dubai and do appreciate that you once again had an enjoyable time with us. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to your return visit for an even better... More 

Athens, Greece
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nice place, good music many choices of cocktails and alcoholic drinks. Stays open until 3 am as most of the bars in Dubai. Worth visiting if you stay nearby.

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

Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Firstly, I would recommend reservations as the place was full even on a Monday....and for good reason! As soon as you walk through the doors the beautiful decor transports you to Asia. There is a lively bar area and a main dining hall which features a 10m/30ft Buddha statue. There is also a back room which is more quiet and... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your review on Trip Advisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest at Buddha Bar and do appreciate that you were really pleased with the vibe of the venue as well as the quality of cuisine on offer. We look forward to your return visit for an even better experience. Kind... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Waygu beef was superb, the ambience in the restaurant excellent, I would highly recommend it and definitely return on my next visit to Dubai

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

Dear Graham P, Thank you for sharing your comments on Trip Advisor and we are delighted to hear that you very much enjoyed your dining experience at Buddha Bar. Your recommendation is much appreciated and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Aberdeen
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Recently came here for dinner while in Dubai after it had been recommended by a friend. I am so glad we did, the service, food and atmosphere were all brilliant! We came on a Thursday night and the bar area got really busy as the night went on. The restaurant itself is so cool with a huge Buddha statue in... 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 Trip Advisor. We are glad that you chose to visit Buddha Bar following the recommendation of your friend and it is a delight to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. We are pleased that we have lived up to your expectations and succeeded in providing you a dining... More 

Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I got the best beef I ever ate at Buddha Bar. After dinner at the bar we enjoyed an exciting party atmosphere! Great service all over the place. Will be back soon. Am addicted to it!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive comments on Trip Advisor and it is a delight to hear that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. You said you will be back, we will be waiting for you. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A great place in a fantastic setting. We went for just drinks. The bar staff are friendly and service was great. A bit expensive but what's not expensive in Dubai. Will definitely go back in the 7 days whilst in Dubai.

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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 is a pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. You said you will definitely be back, we will be waiting for you. Kind regards e-Services Manager More 

Canadian in Dubai
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I took my wife here recently for our anniversary. It is what it is, and it is very nice. The food and drinks are expensive, but to be honest the food was better than I expected. A nice selection of Asian fusion. Service was very good. Expect to spend at least AED 1000 for two people, but that's the minimum... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you chose to dine at Buddha Bar whilst celebrating your anniversary and we do appreciate that you had an enjoyable time with us particularly with the quality of dishes on offer as well as the service of the team. Thank you for including us in... 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, Special occasions, Bar scene

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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