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“GREAT FOOD!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar
Al Sufouh Road | Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai 118500, United Arab Emirates (The Marina)
+971 4 317 6000
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Ranked #78 of 5,572 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising guests an evening of pure theater and pure pleasure.
Northern Ireland
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23 restaurant reviews
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“GREAT FOOD!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We tried to book this restaurant but could only get a smoking area so we tried around the marina and decided to take our chances as walk in's.A nice table at the back of the restaurant which was quieter.We were worried about the pretentiousness of the waiting staff and almost did not stay but glad we did .Had a supper meal and great service - on the pricey side.Definetely would recommend it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

food fantastic and great atmosphere. Staff not fantastic but as Dubai standards it wasnt bad at all.

Visited March 2012
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“FANTASTIC !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Fantastic food & such attentive staff....always a wonderful experience when I visit Dubai. I'm in Dubai a minimum of 4 times per year & never get tired of visiting this restaurant...simply amazing !!

Visited January 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“High expectations, big disappointment.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We booked a table for two at this restaurant because of the hype around it. My boyfriend is allergic to nuts and we noted the staff about it several times - upon the reservation and prior to ordering our food. Those dishes containing nuts were marked on the menu as well. Both of us had a duck bun as a starter and those were delicious. My main course, teriyaki salmon was okay, nothing mind-blowing though. My boyfriends chili prawns were delicious.

We ordered the scoops of vanilla ice cream as a dessert and as the waiter brought them to our table, we noticed that the plate was decorated with nuts! After we had told them several times about my boyfriends allergy! And on the menu there was no mention that the ice cream comes with nuts. We asked to have a new portion and after a while the waiter comes back with the same scoop of ice cream moved to a new table. We were a little confused about it, because for some one even the smell of nuts can be fatal. Before my boyfriend started eating his ice cream, he turned the scoop upside down only to notice that there were still nuts stuck to the bottom. Fortunately, he didn't eat it! We were very irritated about what happened (and what could have happened) and noted the staff about it again and asked for a bill. The waiter said he was sorry and told us that they don't charge us of the scoop! Oh well, that is generous... The total amount of our bill was about 800 DHS, but they compensate the error by not charging a 20 DHS ice cream.

We stayed at Grosvenor House (the Buddha Bar is located there) and the next day we received a message from the reception to contact the food and beverage manager. We contacted him and he came to meet us. He asked how we liked our dinner at Buddha Bar and we told him our experience. He was very sorry about what happened and promised that the hotel will offer us a dinner (inclusive wines and drinks) to compensate this. We thought that it was a really nice gesture and on the last night of our stay we had a very nice meal in an other restaurant. Thank you for that!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“great atmoiesphere and view amazing, food alright nothing too special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

the place is full with comfortable lounge places, quite low tables to chill and the atmosphere is amazing. like a lounge party place. but definitely more lounge !
i loved the place for drinks in the afternoon or early evening. the food is good but nothing special. but i dont think people come here mainly for the food but more for the atmosphere and for drinks.
compared to other buddha bars this one for me personally is one of the best i ve been to !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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