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Karma Kafe

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Downtown Dubai
Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian, 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 sushi with a great view

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Nisrine N
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Hazmieh, Lebanon
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  • Bar scene
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Hazmieh, Lebanon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is elegantly decorated with vibe atmosphere. We were small group of 3 for Friday Brunch, the service was amazing. The waiter warmly welcomed us. The food quality was unbelievable, can easily be raked as best Asian restaurant in Dubai. The extra prize was the view over the musical fountain, simply the best spot to watch the fountain show.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very good lounge and restaurant. Make sure to book in advance, especially for big groups. Lovely indoor and outdoor setting, only downside is that the music can be too loud sometimes, which makes conversations hard to hear

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Okeechobee, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were a large group having a business function. The menu was set by our hosts. Service was excellent without being intrusive especially for a business function. Appetizers -- (1 hit and 1 miss) Sushi -- was just OK -- nothing special Calamari with 12 spices was delicious and not tough. The dipping sauce Nam pla was excellent. The rock... More 

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Dubai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I visited the place for brunch. The food is amazing as usual, but bear in mind that they don't offer the full menu. Service was excellent and the staff is always ready to serve and freshen up drinks. Music was nice, both in and out, and i would recommend sitting outside. Good value for money as well,... More 

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

Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for visiting us at Karma Kafé. We hope to see you back again soon. Best Regards, Michal, General Manager More 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

ideal place to enjoy your food and a good cocktail bar. they have an open air restaurant overlooking the burj khalifa. excellent view of the fountains and the burj.

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Karin016, 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 hope to see you back again soon! Many Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great place very good offer for ladies night, I been there with my friends, sushi is amazing, portions are good

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

Hi Hanah, Thank you for visiting us, we really appreciate hearing back from our guests! We hope to see you back for another ladies' night soon. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Manama, Bahrain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You get what you pay for and we did. Wonderful food, expertly prepared and served. We liked the 'sharing' emphasis of the restaurant although for the money we did think the portions were a tad small. A nice, low-level-lighting interior with the advantage of popping out on the balcony for a glimpse of the musical fountains at 30 minute intervals... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your recent visit and for your lovely review! We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This resturant was recommended for a business meal. The venue is very pleasant, with a good view of the fountains and reasonable outdoor seating. The menu is varied and covers all the bases, but the experience was seriously let down by the service. We had to ask multiple times for drinks, the food was delivered in widely spaced batches, and... More 

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

Hi Terry, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write a review here on Tripadvisor. We will send you a private message here on Tripadvisor to find out a bit more about the date of your booking so we can investigate what went wrong with the service. Kind Regards, Michal, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visited Dubai for the weekend with friends and we decided to eat here on out last night and the menu seemed to have something for everyone. There was 6 of us and they got us a table immediately on the balcony despite booking last minute. When arrived the front if house looked uninterested but this was the only member... More 

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

Hi Rio, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your last evening with us at Karma Kafé. We are happy that you enjoyed our food so much, this is exactly the reactions we look for when we serve our food to our guests. We hope that we see you again next time you visit Dubai. Many Thanks, Michal, General... 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, 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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