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Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant

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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
971-4-3519111
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6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pharaoh Café & Restaurant is the evolution of Egyptian and Mediterranean...
Pharaoh Café & Restaurant is the evolution of Egyptian and Mediterranean dishes at an affordable price. Our cuisine caters to all types of palates including hard-core non-vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan. They are made in simple way but yet delicious, mostly made with vegetables & herbs. Our signature gourmet dish 'Koshary' and delicious camel burger bring a new level of excitement to the visitors.
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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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
Breakfast Buffet at the Bastakiya Cafe and Restaurant, Dubai

During our stopover in Dubai, we enjoyed a full buffet breakfast at this restaurant. The choice of food was plentiful and the staff were attentive, helpful and pleasant. It was a great start to each day. Thank you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
LeeG1946
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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Townsville, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The service was fantastic. A large variety of food was available. Unfortunately we were not there for an even meal, only breakfast, but next time we try the evening meal menu.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was so nice to have so many people greet you and help you start your day. We all enjoyed it. Our older children kept going back for more and more. Great service and good value.

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Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed the breakfast and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the food. Thank you once again and we... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

During our stopover in Dubai, we enjoyed a full buffet breakfast at this restaurant. The choice of food was plentiful and the staff were attentive, helpful and pleasant. It was a great start to each day. Thank you.

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Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LeeG1946, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed our buffet along with the live cooking and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the food. Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had a nice buffet at this Restaurant. The chef is cooking high class at an affordable price. All staff provides excellent service. Only negative the table, as there was no availability to sit at the window.. All in all, highly recommended!

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Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jana P, Greetings from Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Thank you so much for your review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed our buffet along with the live cooking and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards... More 

Rural Belgium
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118 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Enjoyed an Iftar buffet dinner here (Ramadan 2014) and were delighted. Reservation process went very smoothly, received a courteous welcome, enjoyed good food (nicely presented), very attentive service - all highly recommended. Would certainly recommend this restaurant and hope to return.

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Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nossi, I would like to thank you for sparing your valuable time and writing a feedback regarding Iftar buffet dinner during Ramadan 2014. It brings a smile on our faces to read the title of the review and to know that you were completely satisfied with the great food, entire booking/reservation process and the excellent service received from our... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I went to tis restaurant and I was really pleased not only with its location as also pleased with the staff and the food. In the middle of the old Dubai this restaurant is like fresh air in the middle of all the indian cafeterias/restaurants/fast food. The buffet is small with a limited choice of options, for some could be... More 

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Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear rmcc83, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us and that we exceeded your expectations. Your comments echo exactly the experience we wish for our guests and I am so pleased that this was a great experience for you. Indeed we are privileged to be situated... More 

Cheshire, Oregon
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our breakfast was included at this restaurant and it was among the best I have had in these situations. A huge variety of food. A kind service staff and a good environment.

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Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 2blizzards, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed our buffet along with the live cooking and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the food. Our... More 

Geelong, Australia
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I loved this place. The Arabian Courtyard Hotel was brilliant, I couldn't fault it and the restaurant was very good too. The waiters & hotel staff were extremely friendly & helpful. The choice of food was extensive, , fresh & delicious. I'm going back one day. If your staying in the hotel get a room overlooking the museum - great... More 

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Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and recomendation. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed our buffet along with the live cooking and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had my breakfast and dinner at Bastakiya restaurant, during my stay in the Arabian Courtyard Hotel. The food was good, and the staff give great service! I enjoyed!

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Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Willem K, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful comments. It brings a smile on our face to know that you enjoyed the food and the excellent service from our staff. we are delighted to read your wonderful feedback and look forward to welcoming you again, soon. Kind Regards, More 

Ujjain, India
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to bastakiya for iftar buffet a week back for a birthday treat to a friend. N I regret my decision to arrange the iftar treat dere. For a connoisseur like me its a waste to put money here. Its basically some tables arranged in an alley like place. The selection was very limited n tasteless food. 1 soup,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighborhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: 971-4-3519111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 35
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Scenic view

Description

Pharaoh Café & Restaurant is the evolution of Egyptian and Mediterranean dishes at an affordable price. Our cuisine caters to all types of palates including hard-core non-vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan. They are made in simple way but yet delicious, mostly made with vegetables & herbs. Our signature gourmet dish 'Koshary' and delicious camel burger bring a new level of excitement to the visitors.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Creek

Neighborhood Profile
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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