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Samad Iraqi Restaurant

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Al Muraqqabat Rd (18th Rd) | Dd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+9714-2293660
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and genuine

I was in for a surprise and the signature dish "Masgouf" is just the hard and soul of Iraq, attention to quality and details - the staff really master good service and the atmosphere is vibrant and alive -

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Jesper H
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I tried This restaurant few years ago. It was great... I don't know why they decided not keep it up?! to be fare its still not bad, but not as used to be in the past I invited a couple of my friends with the family to dinner and it was one of my worst experiences.... We requested : -... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good atmosphere. Plenty of Iraqi food to taste...but a bit heavy for us. Quality of food was good although.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was in for a surprise and the signature dish "Masgouf" is just the hard and soul of Iraq, attention to quality and details - the staff really master good service and the atmosphere is vibrant and alive -

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Manama, Bahrain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

An Iraqi restaurant that has beautiful traditional decoration and serves a wide range of traditional Iraqi dishes. Food is so tasty and the portion is very generous. Indeed, what they consider as "one person" portion may be sufficient for two persons. In the beginning you are served complementary green salad and lentil soup. At the end, you are rewarded with... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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158 reviews 158 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I came back here after publically proclaiming (in an earlier review) that the newer Jumeirah-2 off-shoot of this upmarket Iraqi restaurant is bigger, better. It’s NOT. This, the original, is as good. I judge by the taste and texture of their famous Carp Masgouf – itself a culinary masterpiece – juicy, smoky – delicious. There used to be a time... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After searching a wee while for this place, Google maps had the wrong location, we were very happy with the welcome we received. We ordered mixed starter, and two different grills. Food came out very quickly, even though the place was busy, and it was amazing! By far the best middle eastern restaurant I have been to in the UAE.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I first went to this restaurant on 29 NOV, for the breakfast, the atmosphere alone is relaxing and classy. The food is a real taste of Iraq with generous portions, My waiter Abdul was kind and helpful with the choices, a very relaxing and comfortable dining experience. I enjoyed it so much I went back for dinner. Again, no disappointment.... More 

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Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

> I and my company boss have visited this restaurant in Dubai twice. We just did not have time, so we missed the 3rd opportunity to visit here. Since our business partner in Dubai orders for us from the menu, I am not familiar with the names of the specific entrees on the menu, however I can describe how the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My perspective is framed by the fact that I have lived as an expatriate in the Middle East for more than a decade. In that time, I have eaten Middle Eastern food so many times, in many countries. Samad is a real treat. Lebanese and Persian food are great. If you like these more common to find restaurants, then try... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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228 reviews 228 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very delicious dishes with original and traditional Iraqi Taste.. Maskoof fish and Iraqi kebab are the best.. All menu is amazing.. Superb restaurant in Dubai for taste and food lovers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Muraqqabat Rd (18th Rd) | Dd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +9714-2293660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30

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