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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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Ranked #580 of 5,684 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $80 - $200
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, International, Asian fusion
Neighborhood:
Downtown Dubai
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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.
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brighton
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

this restuarant has amazing atmosphere and is in a lovely setting. the food is average however, if you are not that bothered about eating first class food it is a perfect place. it isnt that the food isnt nice, it is but not 5 star food that you would associate getting in dubai. having said that the staff are lovely... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It's a nice place but disappointing in value for money... Really to expensive for the quality served. Drinks at bar are fine but again same thing, pricy!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Honestly an AMAZING place to dine. Very good food, nice ambience and lovely deco. The only thing that didn't live up to my expectations was the staff. Clearly you have a dresscode and you are busy and you are full and so on, but there are ways of saying things and the staff clearly doesn't know how to talk to... More 

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Turin, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Good sushi-based restaurant, with a "fusion" spin. Some dishes are very good (foie gras). The view is excellent - make sure you get a table on the terrace to watch the Fountain show. Service is just ok - especially if you consider the price. Ok, it's Dubai and the location is nice... but it's really expensive for something that is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Saturday night, very busy outside and we didn't book a table so we sat inside. Amazing atmosphere (DJ playing great tunes - setting the mood - not quite as Budha Bar but close enough) beautiful surroundings, amazing decor, attentive staff (we were served by a young lady from Kenya very smiley and friendly, the hostess in the other hand was... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When wanting to see the Kalifa fountain this can be a nice restaurant. It's on the first floor and offers great views, but make sure you ask for this view. Only a few tables have this. The food is great! Staff is ok and they really rush you. You'll get a table for two hours after which you have to... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Contrary to other reviews we received quick, pleasant and attentive service however the table was booked at 7.30pm so the restaurant terrace was only 40% full perhaps this is a problem later on. I must say the service warmed up considerably when a lobster and wagu course were ordered. Within our party we had a baby who arrived sleeping and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My friends love sushi so I decided to take them there. I would never go there again. Service was very slow, girls at the door very rude and not smiling, just average food. This place is trying to be something and succeded to be so as outdated hype.. I have been to places that portray a style and this is... More 

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Pershore, England, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Suggest book in advance to get an outside table with a view of the Burj Khalifa and the fountains. Excellent selection of Asian foods. Dishes come out when ready and the idea is they are placed in the middle of the table for sharing. All the dishes we chose were good. It is a bit on the expensive side but... More 

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doha
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Don't plan any dreams there, se ordered 5 of their specialty dishes, one of them was bad. I guess the less clients they have the stock they hey have to get rid off, and they cannot just trash everything every day. Too much restaurants in dubai, no enough people!

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

Hi Aboudi, We are incredibly sorry to hear about your experience. We can assure you that we only use the freshest of ingredients when preparing all of our dishes, and receive frequent deliveries from our suppliers to ensure this standard is upheld at all times. It would be good if you could please provide us with some more details about... More 

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Address: Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 423 0909
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Average Prices: USD 80 - 200
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, International, Asian fusion

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