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“Nice Food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plaj

Plaj
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray | The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 27722, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 453 0444
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Ranked #228 of 5,835 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: When you want to unwind over a delicious meal with the sound of the gentle ocean waves as your backdrop, there's nowhere better than Plaj. This family-friendly restaurant may enjoy panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, but it's the relaxed and friendly atmosphere people keep returning for.
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food was very nice & tasty, especially ordering on the beach & by the poolside. The only improvement to make is to add more staff around the pool and beach & keep them wondering around more frequently, as I had to go to the restaurant to place my order. I told them that not many staff were near where I was sitting, despite they kept saying their colleagues were there, which they were not.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Pleasant meal here but not opulence of other restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Depends what you are looking for. The menu here was fairly basic but food was good - we wanted to eat early one evening to go into the city so this was ideal. Probably also ideal if you have young children. Service was very good and staff here were particularly friendly. Depends what you are looking for - this really is more of a beach restaurant.

Visited July 2014
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“One of the best Italian restaurant in town ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Plaj is the restaurant serves one of the best pizza in town... it has the beautiful scenery view of palm with atlantis in front of you . Great staff, who anticipates your needs .... And it is the staff who make your experience excellent ... Ankur was the one who served us and he went out of his way to make our visit wonderful.... Thanks a lot to plaj team ... Keep it up :)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Not a restaurant”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a pool side café and not a restaurant! Steak and chips served with steak not having been rested and chips that were raw potato! Who cannot cook a chunky chip? Who doesn't know that steak MUST be rested? OK place for the daytime when you need a quick snack but that is it. Serving staff look like they don't want to be there!

Visited July 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Barely average!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Whilst staying at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, I chose to have lunch here. We have dined here regularly 2years ago when we stayed here and it was superb. What a let down this time round. From service to quality of food presentation this was a real let down.

Previously we were given cold towels once seated, this is now omitted and Service was slow even to get drinks. Once ordered having to wait over 10mins for them in 40+ degrees was not comfortable. The food was poorly presented with fish and chips being thrown on the plate. This was a total contrast to our previous visit where the chips were served in a wire basket and the lemon wrapped in muslin. Huge disappointment.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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