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Khalifa Bin Zayed the First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 12:30 am
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The sheesha here is one of the best that I've ever had. They have lots of flavours to choose from. The staff are very attentive. The food was really great. The hot chocolate is divine! And the Ninar crepe was fabulous. Since they're open till 1am everyday, it's the perfect place for a late night drink/snack and smoke.

Thank AdithiAPrasanna
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Really good prices and good food. I was hoping it was more tradition but decor is modern and menu is broad. Mains are around AED30. Sheisha is good and cheep also I think around AED20. I say cheap because we had been staying in a 5 star resort where everything was expensive.

Thank Raquel S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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128 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Good Small cafe that's Good for Shisha - hubby bubbly. Prices are average. Can be crowded in the evenings. The food is average, nothing special. If you visit ask for Brian to be your waiter. He's awesome.

Thank khaled_altamimi
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

The Iftar buffet is only AED 75.00 per person and it includes food and Iftar beverages (three different types - tea is not included though). The selection of food is mainly Arabic dishes (there were also two types of pasta) and it's a bit poor. The Iftar buffet closes at 8:30pm (too early!) and the food that finishes doesn't get... More 

Thank MatteoFoti
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

You'd be shocked how can restaurants still have bad services I mean we are in 2014!!! Staff is horrible. Service is the worst I have ever witnessed and the food is very average.

Thank Salma D
Western Ireland, Ireland
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Had a beautiful seafood salad here and my girlfriend had an excellent Spanish omelette. The food was very good value and the service is decent. Unfortunately their AC was not high enough and the place was far too hot. It was very uncomfortable. Despite the heat I will certainly return to try the rest of the menu.

Thank Thomas D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

if you love sheehsa, I think they are the best sheesha makers in abu dhabi. It is great and I never had a seating issue. Been there with friends few times and the guy knows how to make the perfect sheesha.

Thank Shihab K
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not a bad place if you are staying in near by hotels and looking for something that is better value than hotel restaurants. Very generous portion and get completely stuffed for 100aed for 2 people. The food quality is acceptable.

Thank Sam W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was the first cafe I have visited since I relocated to Abu Dhabi. This is a local hangout for my company, and everyone is quite fond of this place. I am now too. I've been here twice in two days. The first evening for a meal, which wasn't expensive and it tasted very fresh. I ordered the spaghetti bolognese,... More 

Thank Dominiqueder
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Rude, uninterested staff make this potentially great, cozy sheesha spot a complete nightmare. They are slow, grumpy and impossible to get a hold of. There are always a good number of waitresses regardless whether the cafe is full or not so they cannot claim to be overworked. The only good part of this place is the poor lone sheesha guy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Khalifa Bin Zayed the First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi

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