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Karma Kafe

Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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Ranked #521 of 5,593 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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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Cafe is located nearby the dancing fountains of Dubai and just nearby Dubai Mall with side view on Burj Khalifa. One part of the cafe is located outside on the terrace with view on the fountains and Dubai mall and this is where we had our dinner, nice quite atmosphere was there. The another part is inside the building, in... More

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

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful comments on our food! We really appreciate you taking time to write a review and we hope to see you back soon. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located in Souk al Bahar, is a nice lounge place to enjoy your drink.Very good service, East Asian decoration with a big Buddha statue.Reasonable prices, great atmosphere and you can have access there by metro at the Dubai Mall station.

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

Hi Greg, Thank you for taking time to write a review for Karma Kafé. We hope to see you again soon! More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Karma Kafe itself is a place with amazing vibe, location in Souk Al Bahar with overview on The Fountain is so great and once you taste any of Karma dishes you would never want to leave. It is quite pricey place but if you feel like treating yourself - give this place a go.

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Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, and thank you for the lovely comments! We hope to see you again soon! More

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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