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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 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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London, United Kingdom
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146 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 restaurant reviews
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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87 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Hi, Thank you for your visit during brunch and for your fantastic feedback! We hope to see you back here soon! Thanks, Michal, General Manager More 

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

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

Hi Omar, Thank you for your visit, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for the feedback as well, we will take this into consideration. See you back here soon, Michal, General Manager More 

Okeechobee, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 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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Karin016, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your recent visit and for your review, we love reading detailed feedback like yours! Usually the rock shrimp tempura is our absolute top seller and the favourite dish of all our regulars, but because it is served in a chili and peanut sauce it will of course loose some of the crunch that you... 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>  > Downtown Dubai
Average Prices: USD 80 - 200
Cuisine: Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian, Asian fusion

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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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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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