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Karma Kafe

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Downtown Dubai
Japanese, International, Sushi, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great evening

Visited with family from the UK who loved the food but also the location, views of the fountains, atmosphere and music. As always really good service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Marc H
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here for a few drinks as recommended by our local friend. Except the views from the terrace, the place is overrated. Loud and too busy to be enjoyed as a cocktail bar.

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Imola, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is absolutely my favorite fusion restaurant ever! I've visited it many times since 2010 I guess and every time it's surprising me! Same level as Buddha bar or Buddakan... But this location is much better. Better for friendly dinner than business since the sounds are quite loud!

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

Hi! Thank you for writing us such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you again when we open! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I loved the Karma Kafe! I was visiting from America and the waiter bought over warm scented towels to clean our hands before we ate which was lovely and first class! The sushi was good, I've had better. I enjoyed the atmosphere.

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

Hi, Thanks for your visit and for the lovely review! We hope to see you again when we open! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you get a chance to sit at the small round table in the balcony, you will get the best Fountain view. The food is always delicious, especially the lobster and the black cod

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

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. We hope to see you back when we open and when the weather cools down so you can fully enjoy our terrace views. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Celebrated birthday at Karma Kafe after hearing good reviews from friends. Was seated on the balcony overlooking the fountains. Great view of the "dancing" fountains! The food was excellent especially the entrée - Duck Spring Rolls, absolutely delicious. Partner and I enjoyed the food and the professionalism of your staff - THANK YOU, for making my birthday celebration a memorable... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write us a review. We look forward to seeing you back when we open! Thanks, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Definitely give this a try! There are a myriad of brunches in Dubai, but I have never been more content with a particular restaurant! The duck confit, the sushi, the iceberg lettuce (in soy/vinegar sauce?) are some of the things you certainly should try out; words can't describe- heaven on earth! The portions may be minimal, but you can keep... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write us a review. We look forward to seeing you back when we open! Thanks, Michal General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My first visit to Dubai, and one of our hosts had been waiting for an excuse to try the tasting menu, so four of us our for a meal was the perfect opportunity, especially with a 2-4-1 deal on the go as the tasting menu is quite pricey. The service and attention to detail was incredible, especially the substitution options... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write us a review. We look forward to seeing you back when we open! Thanks, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Visited with family from the UK who loved the food but also the location, views of the fountains, atmosphere and music. As always really good service!

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

Hi, Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. We hope to see you back when we open and when the weather cools down so you can fully enjoy our terrace views. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great value and a really nice menu - lots of cool things that may be new to some, plus some old favourites. The sushi is excellent, as are the south American dishes. Service is great and the brunch concept really nice. The food isn't Michelin star so if youre expecting Nobu-esque mastery then you may be disappointed but it is... More 

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

Hi Chris, Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. We hope to see you back when the weather cools down so you can fully enjoy our terrace views. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Hazmieh, Lebanon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very nice place, they gave us a table with a great view to the fountain, the sushi was delicious and the restaurant inside is very cozy and nice

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

Hi Nisreen, Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to write us a review. We look forward to seeing you back here 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, Sushi, 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

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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.
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