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“Fantastic and mind blowing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Qbara

Qbara
The Fort Complex | Opp. The Raffles Hotel Dubai, Dubai 117253, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 709 2500
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Ranked #67 of 5,661 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Qbara Dubai at WAFI is the brainchild of JAS Hospitality - a Dubai-based hospitality development and management studio - dedicated to bringing compelling food, immaculate service and glamorous design to Dubai and the region. Enhanced by vibrant entertainment elements, Qbara will be adding a stylish and exciting new highlight to Dubai's increasingly sophisticated dining scene. The menu features passionately composed dishes inspired by the great Levant, Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisines with a focus on high-quality, fresh ingredients, the use of indigenous spices, contemporary cooking methods and careful presentation. The culinary vision is to set quintessentially authentic flavors into contemporary, modern context. Qbara's spectacular interiors have been conceived by award-winning Tokyo-based interior design Studio Glitt - Noriyoshi Muramatsu - who skillfully created a magical vernacular of traditional Middle Eastern cultural elements set in juxtaposition with a ultra-contemporary design philosophy. The venue's interiors lavishly spread over two floors with a focal stage bar and a cosy restaurant area forming the ground floor and luxuriously comfortable lounge seating areas on an elevated multi-level balcony above. The architectural centre piece is a two-storey tall vertical installation of carved timber panels that also serve as a projection surface for visual art displays. The ambience is distinctly high-energy, fashionable & sophisticated yet casual and fun. After all it's all in the Name.... 'Qbara' as such can mean 'large & generous' but spelt backwards could almost sound like 'Arabic' representing a departure from the traditional - not authenticity - and thus intrinsically an ancient word with a twist to encapsulate a wholly new and modern concept.
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“Fantastic and mind blowing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The reservation process was effortless and a good experience, staff has a good product knowledge and were very polite and helpful while making the reservation. We were well received and shown to our table promptly. Amazing ambience and location, the interior is mind blowing, heavy yet warm and welcoming. When you arrive at the table its very inviting with the nibbles already on the table. The waiting staff is very welcoming and efficient and had very good product knowledge with a very good sense of humour. The Sommelier Juan was also very welcoming and attentive together with all other staff that was serving our table. Again a warm relaxed atmosphere with amaZing interior. Each and every dish was prepared with much love and care and it all looked very appetising an tasted amazing! The whole evening was very memorable and we all will be back for sure!
Thank you to each and every staff member including Juan, Venetia and Chef Ismail for taking good care of us!

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vladimir g, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Dear Customer,
Thank you very much for sharing your Qbara experience on TripAdvisor site.
Qbara team really appreciate your comments and hope to see you back very soon.
Kind Regards
Vladimir Gelev General Manager at Qbara restaurant and lounge
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Slight problem with staff friendliness when we arrived early.we left and came back later,wow,what a transformation.the reception staff need more training,but the waitering staff and sommelier were excellent.amazing decor and atmosphere.music very good and lighting superb.food was a modern take on Emirati food.all very tasty and well prepared.the salads were plates of art.we had a Syrian wine,heavy and dark but very complex and delicious.An excellent evening was had by all

Visited July 2014
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vladimir g, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Dear Customer,
Thank you very much for sharing your Qbara experience on TripAdvisor site.
Qbara team really appreciate your comments and hope to see you back very soon.
Kind Regards
Vladimir Gelev General Manager at Qbara restaurant and lounge
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Bergen
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“Very good indeed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I took my wife here and we really enjoyed it. A very exclusive feel from the minute you walk in. It is both cosy and big at the same time. The moving wall and light show is clever and interesting to watch. The food was very good, we both enjoyed it. The service was attentive and professional. Well worth trying.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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vladimir g, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Dear Customer,
Thank you very much for sharing your Qbara experience on TripAdvisor site.
Qbara team really appreciate your comments and hope to see you back very soon.
Kind Regards
Vladimir Gelev General Manager at Qbara restaurant and lounge
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great way to experience Middle Eastern flavours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Very good service, lovely ambience and delicious flavours of the Middle East. There was a non-smoking section which was great- better if it was smoke free entirely inside. We had drinks and snacks- lovely cocktails. Favorite dish was the chicken livers- absolutely delicious! Nice unusual desserts.

Visited July 2014
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vladimir g, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Dear Customer,
Thank you very much for sharing your Qbara experience on TripAdvisor site.
Qbara team really appreciate your comments and hope to see you back very soon.
Kind Regards
Vladimir Gelev General Manager at Qbara restaurant and lounge
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Classy , elegant , amazing food in an exquisite environment !highly recommended food or drinks or both..

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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vladimir g, General Manager at Qbara, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Dear Customer,
Thank you very much for sharing your Qbara experience on TripAdvisor site.
Qbara team really appreciate your comments and hope to see you back very soon.
So sorry for late reply.
Kind Regards
Vladimir Gelev General Manager at Qbara restaurant and lounge
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