We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karma Kafe

Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #557 of 5,572 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $80 - $200
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, International, Asian fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
Write a Review

199 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
    72
    71
    28
    9
    19
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to have a friend in Dubai so I visited the restaurant with friends of a friend! It was great! The food was very filling and fair priced. I really enjoyed sitting close to the balcony as I could see all of the Dubai fountain shows from around 6pm. The ambience was spectacular - Icing on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

As my husband and I are regular Friday Brunch people I can safely say this was a great Brunch. Not one for children! Food was ordered off the menu so didn't have to get up and leave the table. The flavours of the meals were amazing. Yes it's Asian fusion which we enjoy. Mainly Japanese but others as well. You... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Attended brunch, we booked late so had to sit in the lounge, but otherwise it was great. The food was very tasty, generally full of flavour and well presented. If we had a criticism it would be that the sizes of the main courses were a bit large, so we couldn't try as many of them. Service was also efficient,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We recently went to the Friday brunch as part of a large group. Unfortunately our table didn't experience the best service. To start with we had to go up to the bar several times to order drinks as all the waiters seem to go flying by our table and we weren't able to grab anyones attention. We placed our orders... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karin016, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Dear Kenny, Thank you for your visit and for you feedback in this review. We are very sorry to hear that the service was not up to our usual standard on this occasion. Our brunch has got notably busier in the past couple of weeks, which is fantastic, so we are now working on making sure we have enough team... More

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We we're recommended to by our hotel concierge to eat here and sit outside on the patio for a good view of the fountains. There are only 2-3 tables that give you some view of the fountains, there are other restaurants that surround the fountains with a better view. The sushi here was avg, pricy, and small.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karin016, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. Unfortunately we can't do much to change our location, or the location of the fountains. If we could, we would absolutely try to move them into better sight :) We hope you will come and visit us again soon. Many Thanks More

Moscow, Russia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was not first time there. It's good place with stable good service, mild atmosphere, good food and ambience. I just would recommend to chop ingredients of salmon/tuna tartar smaller and to use for daiquiri blended fruits also, not only fruit's syrops;) Anyway it's good place and I will be back not one time more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Karma Kafe looks like a perfect combination of beautiful interior, right ambience, attentive service and amazing food. Modern oriental design sets the mood, DJ is playing good music, but definite highlight of the visit was the food. The menu is a great combination of all rather famous pan Asian dishes with a twist of fusion. Among all the small plates... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
England, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was my second time at Karma Kafe and once again it was fantastic. The staff are friendly and there is a lively vibe to the place. It is brilliantly situated with the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa visible from the balcony. We opted for the Chef's Taster Platter. This comprised of 6 courses and each was was out of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Large group for Friday brunch and were not disappointed. Plenty of choice of starters, great sushi, and delicious mains. If you're a vegetarian please don't be put off by the seeming lack of choice on the menu, just let them know and they accommodate dietary requirements very well. Relaxed and chilled time so we weren't too concerned that sometimes drinks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Brunch here is more affordable compared to Nobu and Zuma. Food is served at your table and you can order as much as you want. Ceviche, sushi, hotpot, steak, cod, and many more...all of them highly rated for freshness and taste. I cannot wait to go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karin016, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are incredibly happy to see feedback for our brunch from our foodie fans :) More

Travelers who viewed Karma Kafe also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to Karma Kafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Karma Kafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing