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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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Iraqi Dishes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Bluemoon2233
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Manama, Bahrain
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  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manama, Bahrain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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62 reviews 62 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is probably THE BEST Iraqi restaurant one can visit in Dubai - Ambience, Food and Service!!! Truly a great way to experience a taste of Iraq in Dubai

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

my best restaurant at all but I just want to ask you about salad nisoise why you remove it from your menu ?? ... any way this restaurant still my favorite one. .. good luck

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Doha
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The restaurant décor and ambience was amazing. The food was delicious and service was really good. I would definitely go there again.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?