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“Please dont eat here...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Switch

Switch
Down Town Burj Dubai | Dubai Mall, Dubai 26412, United Arab Emirates
0097143318133
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Ranked #469 of 5,560 restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Please dont eat here...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The food is really bad and even though it looks like the desserts are nice - believe they are not! The service is the worst thing here. Everyone that works here looks depressed and the owner is probably the rudest man ive ever met. Go eat at Pappa Roti upstairs - you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Dubai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

While i agree that service is not always great, i think switch is really worth the visit. The decor is great, i love the mix of modern design and arabic style. Also, the camel burger tste great and is a good story to tell when back in europe. So overall one of the fun thing to do in dubai!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Bad sevice, food not so tasty!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Went in the weekend to have lunch with my hubby, as we heard many recommendations.... Had salad, which was ok and big portion... Mushroom Soup in bread bowl which was watery & tasted like canned soup...had also camel and beef burger meals, on the menu the picture is so tempting, where there is a juicy burger photo and potato wedges on the side... The real plate comes with Mc Donald kids meal size burger & normal French fries, the very cheap frozen type!!!! & my husbands plate had tiny broken pieces of potato & when we complained the manager came over said a silly joke and left without replacing it, though earlier the waiter promised to offer new edible fries!!!!

We would never go back to this restaurant again!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai
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252 restaurant reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Futuristic and nice decor but food not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Switch is a restaurant lounge in Dubai Mall, which is located close to the ring ice on the ground floor. The first thing you notice about the restaurant is the futuristic design and decoration with lights illuminating, interesting shapes and seats fuchsia pink which is hard to miss. Also a funny thing, it's the presence of a 5kg jars of Nutella .... The atmosphere is "trendy", dance music is quite loud.

The welcome is correct. The restaurant offers a fusion menu - ranging from international salads, soups, sandwiches, pasta, camels burgers (yes!), Beef or chicken and finally Nutella dessert inspired by the decor ..... This time, I opted for the Chicken cheesburger with fries and pepper sauce. The Hamburger was ok, but nothing special. Big disappointement for the pepper sauce, not good at all.

Finally, I came into this place because I was attracted by the design and not by the kitchen. Food is ok but not great.

Areas for improvement: - The pepper sauce, not terrible, with the color of a BBQ sauce (brown) but neither the taste of pepper or BBQ.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If you love nutella then u'll this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

I've been there many times and tried different dishes, mostly deserts, I can say they are specialized in deserts with Nutella chocolate. Also they have camel meet burger which is healthy and law fat.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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