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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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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Stop for Drinks!

This place is indeed smoky and the food is average; however, Al Ain doesn't really have a lot of options. Because of this, Trader Vic's has really grown on me. If going for dinner, the chateaubriand for 2 people is a nice choice. The 2 times we have ordered it, it has been cooked perfectly. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Amy C
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
442 reviews 442 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Start with a superb coktail: Mai Tai, the original recipe! Then go for dinner or lunch: - Starters, I strongly recommend 2 dishes: lamb chops and crispy duck tacos. - Main course, chateaubriand is not its best. I prefer, the barbecued duck brest. Beijing duck is not bad at all, as well as its beef tenderloin w/ oyster sauce and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A group of friends and I went for dinner and cocktails at Trader Vic's during a weekend break in Al Ain and I'm very sorry that we did. Once we were seated the supervisor took our order without writing anything down and as a group of 8 we were surprised that she would be able to remember everything. Needless to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went to Trader Vics for dinner and drinks - this place is classic and it gives you a very cosmopolitan vibe. The band croones popular tunes while you tap your feet and down some of the yummiest entrees and cocktails. This place is known for its RUM based cocktails - we tried the Tiki Puka Puka and the Mai... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It is the best restaurant you can eat or drink in Alain city and in UAE in general, the variety of the food and the quality of the different dishes make it superior to any other restaurant, the welcome of the staff and the royal service they are serving , as well the nice background of the latino band coming... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is indeed smoky and the food is average; however, Al Ain doesn't really have a lot of options. Because of this, Trader Vic's has really grown on me. If going for dinner, the chateaubriand for 2 people is a nice choice. The 2 times we have ordered it, it has been cooked perfectly. I also like that it... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I went to Trader Vics while waiting for Moodz to get started. We initially had no intentions of having dinner there, but boy-oh-boy, aren't we elated that we did! We ordered the appetizer sampler and the Singaporean noodles. Both were delicious and more than enough to fill us up. We also had drinks from the bars ~... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited the hotel with friends for a relaxing Saturday afternoon dinner and drinks. The setting was really lovely outside overlooking the pool. The food was very yummy and had very generous portions. The cocktails were delicious too and there was an excellent variety. Our young waiter for the night, Clay, did an excellent job of looking after us and... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited the restaurant on our last night in Al Ain with my sister in law (she lives in Al Ain) the menu offered a great selection and in the end I opted for a curry, it was amazing! Huge portions and really good freshly cooked food. We also had cocktails that were reasonable priced and really really good. Parking... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having read some of the other reviews on here, perhaps my standards are lower than thiers, or maybe I'm just a bit more realistic. Myself and a colleague got a taxi here from our hotel (10 minute ride) on a recomendation from a friend who has recently returned to the UK after 3 years in UAE. We were offered a... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a great place to go for a cocktail after work. The service is a bit slow but the drinks are great. The bar food is really good too.

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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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