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Trader Vics

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Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
03-7545111
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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a good meal

The food is good. The wine is good. The service is good. Overall a really good place to eat. They have discounts for teachers. Always clean and polite. Sometimes, it's hard to get a waiter to come back by your table, but overall it's worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kristen M
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Oman
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ambiance of the restaurant was great with a wide selection of food and drinks to choose from. Enjoyed our meal which was served by friendly staff.

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Thank dass144
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good. The wine is good. The service is good. Overall a really good place to eat. They have discounts for teachers. Always clean and polite. Sometimes, it's hard to get a waiter to come back by your table, but overall it's worth it.

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Thank Kristen M
Amman, Jordan
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day, and being a resident at the hotel, having dinner would be the most ideal thing to do, going to trader vics which seemed busy, the hostess did not bother to check on me, after i asked for her attention to find me a table, with a poor respond said sorry, we cant. Left back to my... More 

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Thank DinaAT
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First and foremost, please accept my sincere apologies for the problems you have encountered during your celebratory stay with us. We have shared your comments with the entire Trader Vic's team as we need to learn from our shortfalls and do our best to avoid similarities in the future. Additionally, I would like to express my gratitude for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best night out with my colleagues . Wonderful food,cocktails, ambiance and extraordinarily personalised services. It never disappoint me. I'll be there tomorrow again. I'll comeback soon and I highly recommend it.

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Thank Yaremi L
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your motivating feedback, that we will share with the team here. We hope you will be able to join us another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

Coatbridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately Trader Vics in the beautiful Rotana Hotel in Al Ain Abu Dhabi has let this hotel down miserably. We attended the same venue last year and we enthused at the whole ambiance of this desert resort. How things change. A price hike of almost 25% across the board on food and beverages didn't help and the lack of service... More 

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Thank Alex B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

30-40% increase in food menu? Prices Really?? In addition there are service charges and tourism taxes. Totally overpriced now. Menus is pretty much the same a before just revamped the actual menu cards/books with a massive price hike. They service doesn't match the prices either!! Not 5 star standards. Delays with food service etc. Need to review prices ASAP or... More 

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Thank ASR73
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your valued feedback following your recent visit to Trader Vics Restaurant. It was disappointing to learn of the delay with both food and service that you experienced. Please be assured that your comments have been shared with the team. With respect to your comments regarding the menu item price increases, while we would like... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this restaurant and it's food, service and ambiance. We love the wide menu options for rum drinks and signature cocktails to start your evening off. The dinner selections are quite good and if you need advice, the servers are very helpful. Steaks, fish, Wok, and poultry are all delicious. Trader Vic's has become our go to restaurant for our... More 

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Thank ACBrown717
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your fantastic comments about Trader Vic's, we are grateful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the service, and we hope to welcome you another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My original experience of Trader Vic's restaurant goes back to 1974 in Honolulu while on vacation. Sadly it's no longer there....That was roughly 40 plus years ago...well before the new millenium!!! In 2016, the Al Ain (UAE) Trader Vic's location really needs to bring the menu into the 21st century. And I mean a complete overhaul. We dine there on... More 

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Thank QueenofCarlisle
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is ok, not fantastic. There is a nice variety of beverages so it's a good place to go for a night out with friends. However, you must be prepared to wait for a LONG time for your food and for your bill. I've been here many times and it's the same every time. It's also incredibly smokey inside,... More 

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Thank Cammie P
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about your recent dinner in Trader Vic's Restaurant Trust that we will follow up on your remarks. We wish to be able to welcome you another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Defenetly i will be back again.it was a great evening with amazing people.Next year for sure i will be back.

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Thank andreiro87
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Thank you Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Al Ain
  • Phone Number: 03-7545111

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  • Cuisine: Polynesian

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