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Sofra BLD

#119 of 1,762 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 509 8888
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A meal under the stars

This restaurant is part of the Shangri-La hotel which is situated just out of town (Abu Dhabi) across the bridge on the mainland and has stunning views of Abu Dhabi and the grand mosque across the water. The interior decor is beautiful as is the outside tables set on a patio overlooking the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Debbie F
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Sofra Restaurant a couple of days ago, food was great and there was a wide variety to choose from. However, service was really bad for a 5star venue, clearance was slow, we had to wave a few times for assistance, not attentive at all, we ended up very disappointed esp after we paid 245AED for one person for... More 

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Golden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Enjoyed the Christmas Brunch with some wonderful people. The selection was mind boggling, so hard to choose. The dessert tables were over the top, I've never seen such amazing works of art. Incredible!

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Thank OmaNaomi
Italy
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192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Had a meeting at sofra as a partner stayed at the shangri la and we had a breakfast meeting. Service and food was ok, noting special, egg Benedict overlooked and no labels on the buffet! I had to look for something which looks familiar as I didn't know what the rest was. Want be back

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Thank TrisIv
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Family dinner out in Sofra, not the first time and was expecting to change my idea of the service provided. First I called for reservation, the phone keep on ringing and no one pick up after the operator transfer the call. Made my reservation and arrived to the restaurant and all was fine meet with a nice hosts who showed... More 

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Thank HMakled
Camberley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I hostd a group of 4 business colleagues, 2 from UAE, 1 from US and one from Mexico for dinner. We sat on the terrace with an outlook to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Qaryat Al Beri. The buffet is substantial, spread over at least 8 stations. Starters varied from Arabic, to Salads, Sushi (excellent selection) and Soup. Seafood was... More 

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Thank FlyBacon
Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi is a great place to stay and a great place to dine with a great selection of restaurants. The Sofra BLD has a wonderful buffet and fun ambiance overlooking the gulf and the Grand Mosque. The selection is fantastic so you can be assured of quality food for whatever your taste.... More 

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Thank Troy B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Excellent dining experience Perfect for family or couples Food quality : excellent Variety of selections: great options of Moroccan corner, Asian corner, Mediterranean corner, pizzas corner, grilled meats corner, fresh fish and aquarium grill, sushi corner are all perfect and up to your expectation Pastries : various options, lovely Atmosphere: warmth of the place is excellent Service : excellent Overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We decided for the last night of our trip we would stay at a really beautiful hotel. The Shangri La fitted the bill. We had the best breakfast treats at this sumptuous breakfast feast. It is such a wonderful experience. I've never seen such a fun and fabulous breakfast buffet. We sat outside to enjoy the vista. I would highly... More 

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Thank Deborah D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This restaurant is part of the Shangri-La hotel which is situated just out of town (Abu Dhabi) across the bridge on the mainland and has stunning views of Abu Dhabi and the grand mosque across the water. The interior decor is beautiful as is the outside tables set on a patio overlooking the infinity pool and the sea beyond that... More 

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Surrey
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Whilst staying at Shangri-La and at the main pool we ate at the buffet here - the service was a little slow, getting drinks and getting the bill but the food choice was excellent. The selection includes freshly cooked meat, fish, kebabs (of many types) salads, curries, a dessert section from Willy Wonka ..something for everybody... That said the cost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 02 509 8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?