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Samad Iraqi Restaurant

Al Muraqqabat Rd (18th Rd) | Dd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+9714-2293660
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Ranked #1,010 of 5,560 restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $5 - $30
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

All sorts of Arabic and iraqi cuisine. Prices a little hefty but worth it. A must to go especially for first time visitors but keep in mind it is usually a big meal!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went for Iftar with the family, the place was very crowded and the tables very close to each other. They have buffet during Ramadan and the food was decent but I have had better else where. The layout for the Iftar buffet is not very organized so you end up waiting inline for a while.

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Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The menu is a mix of Iraqi and other Arabic dishes. Portions are generous and ideal for sharing. We had tasty dishes of lamb, chicken and prawns that the maître assisted us in selecting. Service is attentive and quick but could be perceived as somewhat sour. We got the impression that staff are unhappy for some reason. Prices are reasonable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Jumeirah branch is sooooo bad, the service is terrible, and the waiters are very rude, though the food was fair, but after you lost the taste with the impolite staff. They need to learn how to serve people. I have to say, Deira branch is different, where everything is good.

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

For a European it was quite surprising to have the whole bunch of everything before we even orderd anything, it was the restaurant's complementary snacks, and we were full by the time our order was served :) Food was delicious, as well as the service just impeccable!

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jedah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Samad restaurant was one of the places i should pass while visiting dubai but this time was not good i ask for a dish and they brough another one diffrent and say this is your order

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I used to eat at samad before, but the last visit was terrible. I ordered pepsi but it was not served. Later i found it was charged on the bill. When i told the manager about it, he returned two dirhams instead of the full amount od pepsi and disppeared quickly. It is not a matter of few coins. It... More

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Paris, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Not so typical Iraqi food, but at least it's a clean place and suitable for families, the food was fair to good, while their tea is excellent, service is poor, the waiters needs lessons to learn how to smile.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

went with a group of 12 people for a change of cuisine.... the only thing we could really appreciate was the complimentary lentil soup... everything from there on went downhill.. we could not tell the difference between chicken beef and fish... everything was just so tasteless and only looks good... once in the mouth you might as well be chewing... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Starting with the complimentary food that was really good, we also enjoyed the food we ordered. We had some good help from the waiter, and especially the indian kebab was VERY delicious. The service was really good, the food was good and plenty and I definately would not mind going there again.

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