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Al Dhafra


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Buffet
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All reviews fresh seafood lobster salad local fish tiger prawns hammour chicken fries arabic coffee full buffet arabic style rose water seafood restaurant seafood lovers garlic sauce prices are very reasonable no alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in Mina, within the back streets of the port, it has two options the formal dining restaurant which is a buffet and you select the fresh fish from the main counter or directly opposite a more relaxed cafe style with low...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sn00py2014
Reviewed February 24, 2019

The buffet which is served has a great and huge variety of different local and general oriental / arabian dishes. Typical beef, lamb and chicken dishes as well as a very good hummus, different desserts and salads. You can also chose from a huge choice...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank El_Patinho
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

I enjoy coming to this place. The market setting in ordering your fish & how you want it cooked is an experience. The happy & excellent service from Mohammed the tea guy is as always lovely. My visit is not the same if his not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eventorganizers
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner at Al Dhafra with our young daughter (4 months) and they were very welcoming. We highly recommend it. We had a great seafood dinner with fresh fish from grill, prawns and calamari for a very reasonable price. Probably best grilled seafood we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wouterza
Reviewed January 19, 2019

we go on weekly basis sea food is amazing with an Emirati authentic touch many options available including a buffet kids love going to Al Dhafra

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Walidtawfiq69
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We love coming back to this place. It is my favorite authentic seafood restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Though it's far from Khalifa City A, if your taking Salam tunnel it will take only 20-25mins. We love Mohammed because of his vibrant personality & happy to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eventorganizers
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We had read about the Mina Fish Market being just a great place to visit and eat fresh seafood. Our hotel concierge recommended if we go you must go to Al Dhafra. We got a taxi from Etihad Towers along The Corniche for 30 din....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterdeane47
Reviewed October 30, 2018

I recommend Al Dhafra restaurant which has fantastic seafood and UAE Traditional food also try the live fish & Mud crabs

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I went today with two of my friends for lunch in Al Dhafra. The food was fresh and really tasty but their customer service is so disappointing. We choose fresh fish which they then prepared for us, and while waiting for it we asked for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank djordjinad
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The place is cozy and elegant. They have several varieties of fresh seafood, you can select and they will weigh it for the price. Then they will cook it for you, you can check with them the flavors and how you want it cooked, but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MarielTiamzon
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Muhammed F
January 11, 2018|
Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
Prices for fish are reasonable. It is slightly costly on prawns and lobsters.
December 29, 2017|
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Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! There are red meat like chicken and lamb. And there a whole variety of seafoods you can try.
July 12, 2016|
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Response from LouisA799 | Reviewed this property |
No wine and no BYO in local restaurants. Alcohol only served to non-Muslims in designated hotel bars.
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