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Karma Kafe

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Downtown Dubai
Japanese, Asian, International, Sushi, Fusion
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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the...
Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of world renowned Buddha-Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Offering a fusion of pan Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafe is a unique dining and nightlife destination.

The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice view and vibe

Went with friends in a random visit The place has a good feel , the ambience and staff are just the perfect combination A place to be on your list to be places

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Praneet V
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very courtes staff and guest relations Food was tasty and very well presented Atmosphere was great Will definitely be back

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Thank Khaled A
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the terrace area is enjoyable , we loved the food , so delicious and healthy, I liked their portions , the menu contain a lot of varities

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Thank hadoi
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends in a random visit The place has a good feel , the ambience and staff are just the perfect combination A place to be on your list to be places

Helpful?
Thank Praneet V
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Brescia, Italy
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103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty and well presented japanese food in a trendy restaurant with good atmosphere and nice music. Everything completed with a balcony overlooking the pool in front of the Burj Khalifa tower. Expensive but worth trying when visiting Dubai

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Thank Gianluca M
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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143 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karma Kafe emits this glamorous vibe and as you walk across this Pan Asian themed restaurant you cannot miss the sophisticated decor and the upscale ambience this place let's out. I was here to experience the Karma Kafe's masterpiece three course tasting menu exclusively prepared for me. This restaurant has a breathtaking view of the fountain and the beautiful Burj... More 

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Thank sanachowdhary
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

NY
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking both the nightly Fountains and the Burj Khalifa, this Asian restaurant will excite your palate with excellent food and wonderful service.

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Thank rogfamNy
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, the staff was extremely attentive without being intrusive, always right there when needed but not in your face. The food was top notch, everything from the sushi appetizers, to the lamb chops, grilled vegetables, tuna pizza, to the sorbet for dessert, so amazing and presented beautify!! The light show on the Burj Khalifa along with the fountain show completed... More 

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Thank Patricia J
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When booking the table, we were informed that there was no more seating outside so we would be seated in the lounge. This was a low seating area by the entrance where cigarette smoke lingered constantly. Smokers would sit in a non smoking area to eat then come over to the lounge area to smoke. Rather ask the smokers to... More 

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Thank Katherine B
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. Karma Kafé is Dubai's Favourite Pan Asian restaurant hence we can get really packed. We would like to inform you that outdoor and lounge seating are smoking areas. We understand that it may be an inconvenience for non-smokers to be sat in these areas, however, may we suggest booking in... More 

Preston, Lancs
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here with friends in Nov 2015. Not the easiest place to find unless you were taken there by locals like us, (we were on holiday) but worthwhile. Had a great table outside overlooking the fountains and Burj Al Khalifa. I'm sure you'd need to reserve this in advance? Had a variety of food but the prawns... More 

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Thank Traveller2906
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Other than being located around burk dubai with excellent terrace views of the dancing fountains, the food that was served was just incredible, we'll presented and delicious, flavored and fresh. A bit expensive but worth it

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Thank Newni_11
btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We love hearing back from our customers! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 200
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, International, Sushi, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of world renowned Buddha-Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Offering a fusion of pan Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafe is a unique dining and nightlife destination.

The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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