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Karma Kafe

Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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Ranked #546 of 5,607 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $80 - $200
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, International, Asian fusion
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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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doha
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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 

Silkeborg, Danmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We have been at Karma 5-6 times and we absolutely love it. Service can be a bit slow at times, but the staff is nice and food really does the trick! Cool music, deco and amazing view of the Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great bar restaurant overlooking the fountains of Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa. Fantastic food for sharing, Japanese fusion modern, what ever you want to call it , it's goooooood. A wonderful selection available but the beef & the misu glazed black cod are must haves. Very good to take guest from out town as the view is indeed as amazing... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Karma Kafe in Souk Baragh has a nice meeting overlooking the lake and Burj Khalifa. The menu is an interesting blend of Thai and Chinese. Some items are venue signed as spanisch inspired ( !?). We went for the Thai option and were not disappointed. Prices are a bit high ( 100 € for two with two mains, one... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Although not the best sushi in town the sushi in Karma Kafe is definitely worth it price/quality wise. The environment in the place is also great (do take care to be with closed shoes and no shorts if you are a guy) and there is a huge variety of nice teas and cocktails. In some evenings there is also a... More 

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Glasgow
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We came here on recommendation from a friend who lives in Dubai and weren't disappointed. We were seated quickly and then asked if we would like to move when a better table became available. As it was overlooking the fountains we agreed! We took recommendations from the waiter for what we should eat and the selection we tried was very... More 

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

Hi Euan, Thank you for taking up your friend's recommendation and visiting us. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Brunches in Dubai are a speciality - they either are total winners .. or total fiascos. On this occasion of visiting Karma Kafe - it was a fiasco. We were seated outside on the terrace. Unfortunately service was amazingly slow ... you get the menu card .. little explanation ... " What do you want to order ? " ...... More 

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

Hi, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent brunch experience at Karma Kafé. We always receive great feedback on our brunch, so in order for us to understand what went wrong on this occasion we would appreciate of you can contact us with some more details on k.forsgren@karma-kafe.com Many Thanks More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want a drink in a great atmosphere go to Karma cafe located upstairs at the fountain entrance of the Souk near the Dubai Mall

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

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write us a lovely review here on Tripadvisor! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Amazing asian cuisine. Get a table outside and you can enjoy the view of the fountain. My favourite thimg about this place besides the food and atmosphere is the fabulous pornstar martini cocktail. . You cannot go wrong with that drink.. worth a try..

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, we can't wait to serve you another drink on the terrace soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Been here twice now, been great both times. DEFINITELY book in advance and request an outside table. It's not that the inside looks bad at all, but one of the best things about this place is sitting outside. It's beautiful, and the views over the fountains and the Burj Khalifa and just everythign else is awesome. The food here is... More 

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

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we're happy you enjoyed your dining experience and feel very honoured to be one of your favourite restaurants in Dubai! We look forward to seeing you again very soon :) 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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