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Karma Kafe

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Downtown Dubai
Japanese, International, Asian, Asian fusion
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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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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
Great meal, great atmosphere!!

I visited Dubai for the weekend with friends and we decided to eat here on out last night and the menu seemed to have something for everyone. There was 6 of us and they got us a table immediately on the balcony despite booking last minute. When arrived the front if house looked uninterested but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Rio D
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great place very good offer for ladies night, I been there with my friends, sushi is amazing, portions are good

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Manama, Bahrain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

You get what you pay for and we did. Wonderful food, expertly prepared and served. We liked the 'sharing' emphasis of the restaurant although for the money we did think the portions were a tad small. A nice, low-level-lighting interior with the advantage of popping out on the balcony for a glimpse of the musical fountains at 30 minute intervals... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This resturant was recommended for a business meal. The venue is very pleasant, with a good view of the fountains and reasonable outdoor seating. The menu is varied and covers all the bases, but the experience was seriously let down by the service. We had to ask multiple times for drinks, the food was delivered in widely spaced batches, and... More 

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi Terry, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We will send you a private message here on Tripadvisor to find out a bit more about the date of your booking so we can investigate what went wrong with the service. Kind Regards, Michal, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visited Dubai for the weekend with friends and we decided to eat here on out last night and the menu seemed to have something for everyone. There was 6 of us and they got us a table immediately on the balcony despite booking last minute. When arrived the front if house looked uninterested but this was the only member... More 

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi Rio, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your last evening with us at Karma Kafé. We are happy that you enjoyed our food so much, this is exactly the reactions we look for when we serve our food to our guests. We hope that we see you again next time you visit Dubai. Many Thanks, Michal, General... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Food is very nice, very varied pan-asian. Tasty and ok priced. Sitting outdoors is probably the best experience, as one can watch the fountain show. Service is good.

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and for also taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you back at Karma Kafé soon! Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Hinesville, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Great food, drinks and ambience! We had a great time! The brunch menu was excellent! We would definitely go back again.

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your visit and for your wonderful review!! We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Spent a family evening here and all had some sharing plates for starters which were really good, especially the prawns. For main we all had individual dishes, but I must say my choice of the blackened cod was fantastic and we all agreed I'd made the best choice. Really good atmosphere and there are tables which are on the balcony... More 

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi Jacky, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write us a review. We will pass on your fantastic feedback to the entire team :) Best Regards, Michal, General Manager More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Karma Kafe before for dinner and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. As a result we thought we would try if for the Friday Brunch. They put on a special brunch menu which is small than the dinner menu. The food was still good, but not as good as we had before. That said we... More 

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thank you for visiting us both for dinner and brunch! We hope to see you back at Karma Kafé very soon. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went to Karma Kafe for dinner...beautiful place...especially the outdoor area which overlooks the Dubai Fountains....the cocktails were great!! We just had appetisers - shushi, spring rolls, etc & they were good but the portions are frugal so order accordingly.

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your visit and your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely evening watching the Dubai fountains with good food and drink. The food was freshly cooked and tasty , the service very attentive and the view of the dancing fountains couldn't be beat

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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write a review! We hoe that we get to see you back at Karma Kafé again soon. Thanks, 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, International, Asian, 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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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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.