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Samad Iraqi Restaurant

#866 of 5,601 Restaurants in Dubai
#909 of 5,889 Places to Eat in Dubai
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Al Muraqqabat Rd (18th Rd) | Dd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+9714-2293660
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
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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
excelant service, great music , good food

I was there for 3 times,we had Iraqian Kebab with rice,it was so yummy and you could feel that the meat was so fresh, you will serve a salad and soup for free, fresh bread is recharge anytime you are in the need, and also for dessert, we had kenafeh ,so so so delicious. I place it in my plan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Sarah S
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Tehran, Iran
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Here we enjoy the taste of authentic Iraqi food, And in particular the Iraqi kebabs and Almeskuv famous fish eaters. But unfortunately the service is not in the expected level.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was there for 3 times,we had Iraqian Kebab with rice,it was so yummy and you could feel that the meat was so fresh, you will serve a salad and soup for free, fresh bread is recharge anytime you are in the need, and also for dessert, we had kenafeh ,so so so delicious. I place it in my plan... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was the first restaurant in Dubai that we walked in. Crowded, the food looked amazing, the staff wasn't so friendly. Our waiter recommended us the most expensive dish, but we took it. It was very tasty, but not so hot as it should. The tea after the meal was great. The bread was very good.

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bahrain
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9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

as Samad restaurant was big and full of people, but the food is not much that good ... they got famous just because some celebrities went there !....

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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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Address: Al Muraqqabat Rd (18th Rd) | Dd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +9714-2293660
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30

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  • 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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