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Karma Kafe

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Downtown Dubai
Asian, Japanese, International, Asian 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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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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
Most recent review
Very friendly and helpful staff, good food, great view

A friend and I were seeking a restaurant with a view of the Dubai fountains. It was Valentine's Day weekend, and not easy to get in. The Karma Kafe hosts were kind enough to give us a table if we would promise to be gone by 9 -- 90 minutes, no problem. We had a fabulous table on the balcony... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
tilda54
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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219 reviews 219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A friend and I were seeking a restaurant with a view of the Dubai fountains. It was Valentine's Day weekend, and not easy to get in. The Karma Kafe hosts were kind enough to give us a table if we would promise to be gone by 9 -- 90 minutes, no problem. We had a fabulous table on the balcony... More 

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Heerhugowaard
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I visited the restaurant together with my family, tipped by a friend. The food is amazing! My kids are not the most easiest when its comes to new experiences but when the food arrived at our table it was a "battle" on the various dishes. The view on the fountain was fantastic! Although not cheap very worthwhile to visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

For restaurant with a lot of buildup in the digital space Karma Kafe did not live upto its expectations for a sit down dinner, Location is great if you are in the outdoor seating overlooking the Dubai fountains but be mindful that you would be interrupted every half hour with the fountain music and everyone rushing to the edges to... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I don't normally review restaurants - but every now and then we visit one that has just met the mark and this is one of them. We visited as a family of four - and our children (9 and 12) were very much welcomed - make sure you book in advance and ask for a table outside. The food was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely dinner on the terrace overlooking the fountains, even felt the spray as it was a little windy. The food was outstanding, the service excellent yet unobtrusive, and the music was very nice. The sushi was very fresh and well made.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

You have to visit the place the staff are amazing. We called in on our way to go up the burj khalifa and they kindley reserved our table until our return and even remembered our bottle of wine

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Karin016, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and thank you for the wonderful notes! We can't wait to see you again soon. Thanks, The Karma Kafé Team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is an amazing bar and location ,right in the middle of a busy shopping mall, and one of the few that sell beer!!!!!, staff are friendly and helpful, food was fine the best place to sit and watch the water fountains in the evening...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I LOVE food and I LOVE music but have always been somehow dubious about fashionable lounge trying to do both as they generally fail to make it all work together. Karma Cafe is an exception. It just all works perfectly and they deliver a consistent experience time and time again. The door is friendly and whether you stop at the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved the food and the venue. Good location to see the fountain show. Nice and fresh sushi. Good wine list also. Definitely recommended.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Three free drinks on ladies night and 30% off food bill! This isn't the reason we go though. The food is amazing, soo fresh!! Service efficient and friendly!

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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: Asian, Japanese, International, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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Neighborhood Profile
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.