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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for regular customers

Whenever I'm here, I get great service and very nice food/drink. The staff are friendly and prompt, and make for an experience that I enjoy continuing. I always return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Whenever I'm here, I get great service and very nice food/drink. The staff are friendly and prompt, and make for an experience that I enjoy continuing. I always return.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Service is very very very very slow, and you will actually have to help many employees with their jobs. (Water, Menu, Bread, Menu Questions, Drinks, Plate Clearing, etc.) Unfortunately, this review is not written based on just one visit, so the culture of the service I describe above is, sadly, consistent. At least the visits I made were not on... More 

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Levenmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have visited this restaurant a lot over the last 15 years, the food quality is variable which I assume is down to kitchen/chef staffing? This visit was the worst though. One of our group ordered a well done steak which arrived medium at best, some would describe as medium rare, we asked for it to be taken back to... More 

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Bristol
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We arrived for our first visit to the Al Ain Trader Vics at about 6.45pm without a reservation and were warmly welcomed. We were aware from the website that food is only served from 7.30pm so we sat in the bar area and enjoyed our pre-dinner drinks. The ambiance is great with the decor theme of the South Pacific. The... More 

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Washington Dc
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent food. Lots of it though. Be careful. Don't over - order. Drinks are nice with funny names but they are stingy with the alcohol. Lots of fruit juice and ice. Excellent service.

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Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Menu is quite limited and is rarely changed. Ok if your on a short stay. Bar service slow. Live music is too loud and repetitive. Need to check your bill for errors. The staff are helpful and friendly.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best Al a Carte food in Al-Ain…ideal place for a special occasion for dinner … nice atmosphere …valet parking available…. need to book on a Wed Thurs as can get busy… the Spicy Chilli Hamour is great if you like spicy seafood … the Chateau Briand steak to share is great… menu is very extensive.. If you just want a... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I like this Trader vic's the best, the crispy duck is better than all the others I've eaten at and the staff are very friendly and helpful, recommended

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

just wonderfull food i go once a week for a quiete rlaxing and peacefull lunch in the terracce our favourite s prawns and italian risotto and pasta wonderfull grilled meat cocktails are excellent and wonderfull to see service is awsome very kind and really at your service price are juste right nothing to say just dont miss it a special... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Trader Vics Al Ain Rotana is a special place. Place where you feel you are visiting your friend home, will be welcomed and you will be always happy. In the most busiest days staff are still serving fast and professional and always super positive and energizing you. But this review is dedicated for the dish that is the best done... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polynesian

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