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Cafe Arabia

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Lebanese, International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi P.O.Box 59623, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 643 9699
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle eastern...
Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle eastern culture, Art, English and Arabic library, open roof top terrace with seasonal events, grills, and The first floor Gallery.
Food is freshly made to order ,family style meals, fusion and traditional hand me down recipes from family and friends. Our drinks are all made to order.

We have perfect space for both business events and personal events . Cafe floors can be fully reserved for functions, we have a catering department ready to cater for all your events.
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for a light lunch

Popped in on a whim and glad I did. Eclectic interior, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is fresh and tasty with a great selection with lots of Arabic fare. A little pricey but well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SenorJohnStuart
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a whim and glad I did. Eclectic interior, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is fresh and tasty with a great selection with lots of Arabic fare. A little pricey but well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came back because of their amazing Friday buffet only to learn that they no longer do it :( we stayed for breakfast anyway and the food was great! Big portions and adorable atmosphere.. unique experience and i definitely recommend it! Though we do wish the buffet would come back

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Thank Naseem S
Perth, Australia
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560 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with friends for a group dinner and enjoyed a very nice meal in a relaxing and eclectic environment (lots of artwork and different furniture). Can recommend the lamb kofta!

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Thank TippOz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I went to this cafe , had lovely mocktails , and food is really delicious , they also did a wonderful tea , thank you keep it up .

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Thank Maddy990999
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm traveling with friends and stumbled upon this gem in Abu Dhabi. The atmosphere is cozy and feels like home. Their chai tea is delicious and the sahlab orchid flower drink is to die for. The Palestinian shoushak is huge and can be shared between 2 ppl. Must go for food!

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Thank shortieshortie1
Helena, Alabama
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I love this restaurant. I feel that it offers dishes pretty close to typical Emirati food. The Emirati tea is delicious! The decor is very artsy. It has traditional restaurant tables as well has reading nooks. You take your pick as to which one you type you would like to dine in. The restaurant has art lining the stairway for... More 

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2 Thank Jessica R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places for tourist and couple if they are looking for silent atmosphere with music and relishing food items mouth watering mocktails and all , very co operative and humble staff must visit .

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2 Thank Maddy990999
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Cafe Arabia is a very classy hangout in the heart of Abu Dhabi. It is one of the few "stand-alone" restaurants in the city (it is not located within a mall.) Food is unique and the premises are quite enjoyable, whether you're going there for food or just to chill with your friends over a drink. The place is also... More 

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2 Thank MKM1986
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

we went their quit often and the last time I went it was very bad, service very very slow poor, food cold, taste less and quality poor. staff got the funniest hair styles.

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Thank Buksie1100
UAE
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I feel the quality of food and service has deteriorated over the years. The service staff - one person - could not keep up with the orders and there were only three full tables. The waffles were good but the arabic breakfast was disappointing as the arabic bread served was just supermarket arabic bread. We had a chocolate cake and... More 

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Thank m k

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Villa #224/1 on 15th between | 2nd/Airport and 24th/Al Karamah, Abu Dhabi P.O.Box 59623, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 643 9699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 70
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Cafe Arabia is a cultural venue, with three floors featuring Middle eastern culture, Art, English and Arabic library, open roof top terrace with seasonal events, grills, and The first floor Gallery.
Food is freshly made to order ,family style meals, fusion and traditional hand me down recipes from family and friends. Our drinks are all made to order.

We have perfect space for both business events and personal events . Cafe floors can be fully reserved for functions, we have a catering department ready to cater for all your events.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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