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Sofra BLD

#133 of 1,805 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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6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Dorset
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Review for visit on 3rd June 2016. My family are regulars at the Shangri La and use Sofra BLD and Shang Palace on a monthly basis, you can see from my previous reviews of Sofra BLD from March 2016 that we have been fans for some time. Unfortunately our trip for Friday brunch on the 3rd June was so poor... More 

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Thank MarkB1234
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit was on the last day of Ramadan, there was limited selection at the buffet area but the main course selection was more than enough for us to consume. The salad and dessert selection was great and overall the meal experience was very good . Also, we were so delighted to have been served by Ernest. He was... More 

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Thank Alangilan P
Abu Dhabi
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the variety of selection. Seafood grill section was so fresh and loved it. Kids really loved the waffle and ice creams

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Thank SAKader
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I loved how spacious the place is but I didn't like the limited variety of the food. Also it was a bit pricy

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Thank lulualfa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The buffet at Sofra bld is just great. It offers for every taste something. My favorite is the sushi & sashimi. But also don't miss the barbecue seafood and fish option, fresh prepared to your liking.

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Thank Bernd E
Abudhabi
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

having been a regular customer , visited it twice last week for their Dinner Buffet Have to say the place was busy as always However the food was just not up to standards on both occasions The dishes were extremely salty perhaps to make up for the lower quality of ingredients. The steak and fish night , had steaks of... More 

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Thank hdastoor
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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134 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The Monday seafood buffet was as good as always; with an overwhelming choice of any type of fish and shellfish. Cooked to perfection and served to the table. The choice and quality of sweets were not as good as for example the Friday brunch. Disappointing was the service; from the matron like captain, to the clearly overwhelmed service crew. The... More 

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Thank AngmohofArabia
Melissa J, Public Relations Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear AngmohofArabia, Thank you for visiting Sofra bld this past Monday. We do strive to offer the best variety and quality of seafood at this themed night. We apologise for the service challenges and will discuss this with the restaurant manager to devise ways to improve. We appreciate you taking the time to respond and share this information with us.... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The best food and drinks with a very wide range of choices & kitchens from all over the world. Live cooking & very friendly staff.

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Thank Said A
Melissa J, Public Relations Manager at Sofra BLD, responded to this review

Dear Said, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we are delighted to hear your kind praise. Regards, Melissa, Director of Communications More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The overall quality of food is okay but doesn't have the wow factor. The service is too down for a five star hotel. There were 4 tables only in the entire restaurant and we came during the week days at 7 pm, but no one came to ask if we need anything (NO ATTENTION). We asked for grilled calamari (well... More 

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Thank Khederos
Dorset
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Our favorite AD Friday brunch, family just love the place. This is a great restaurant in a beautiful hotel, food is varied and well prepared and packages cater for everybody in our family. Nice live music and pleasant staff. Think I might book again for this Friday........................

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Sushi, Asian, Middle Eastern, Halal, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?