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Samad Iraqi Restaurant

#802 of 5,585 Restaurants in Dubai
#838 of 5,858 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
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  • 12
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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
Good, not great.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Kuba B
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Wroclaw, Poland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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