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Trader Vics

Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
03-7545111
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Ranked #3 of 257 restaurants in Al Ain
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Polynesian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews 117 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere and good service. Live band most nights I think. One of the better UAE branches of Trader Vics. Not to large and rowdy. Pretty good food and cocktails. Beats most of the other options in Al Ain.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

this is a very fine and good restaurant and bar , also the Mai Tai there is very good made by barman s who are very professional and very good aknowledge of the cocktails ( I was many times served by a Mr Fonseka) he make the cocktails with very good ways and presentation really first class I would also... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Trader Vic's is one of the few restaurants in Al Ain that can make a decent steak. They have an adequate wine selection and a variety of cocktails. It is a pricey but if you have a rewards card you can get a discount. It is annoying that they allow smoking both inside and outside the restaurant. Most people smoking... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Went here whilst staying at the Rotana. food was very nice with lots of variety. Nice setting slightly let down by the prolific smoking brigade. As we were working long hours, we opted to dine here the following evening. We were greeted at the front desk by a stern faced head waitress who looked us up and down before announcing... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We always eat at least one or two meals here when in Al Ain. We're never disappointed, but we've become accustomed to its issues. Food is reliably very good to excellent. Service is attentive, but slow, and the room is smoke filled, to say the least. The live entertainment, a draw for some, can be overwhelming. We prefer eating. outside... More

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Merseyside, UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A fabulous place for lunch - particularly if you can sit outside on the terrace near the pool and enjoy the sun. Our waiter was attentive and cheerful and the food was excellent. Highly recommend that you try the Jalapeno Cheese Balls, particularly with the wasabi sauce. Would definitely go again.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

There was a nice atmosphere and we sat outside as the weather was cool enough. The cocktails were great and the service OK. However, the food was very mediocre and not good value for the price. They have a captive audience from the hotel - and perhaps this is why they don't' have to try as hard?

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It was simply a day, like any other. I was busy drinking in Trader Vics with good friends, casually perusing over the menu when something caught my eye. Cheese Balls. Was this a mistake? Cheese balls. My calm and easy demeanour evaporated as I became distracted. What is this thing that now enters my mind? Enough. "Man" I shouted to... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Good food and cocktails in a relaxing environment. We sat outside and enjoyed a cool breeze in the sunshine. Overall a pleasant experience and what one expects from Trader Vics

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I've eaten in Trader Vics in the Beach Rotana in Abu Dhabi and at least there is a small area for non-smokers. Here I was told by the maître d' that the whole restaurant is for smokers - and you can smell this as soon as you enter. I know smoking in the UAE is more common than Europe, Australia... More

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