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Sofra BLD

#129 of 1,803 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Shangri-La Hotel Al Khaleej Al Arabi St, 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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to the friday brunch with a group of 10 friends. They have a relatively wide range of choices, from sea food to indian to oriental. Most of the food quality was great, especially the duck! My only comment would go to the smoked salmon that was very average (I was expecting better quality from such a restaurant). Also,... More 

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Thank Anthony M
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When my son came to visit here in abu dhabi, my goal is to let him taste different arab delicacies. The best way to do that is buffet. We ate at alot of five star buffets in abi dhabi but we keep coming back to Sofra. Simply because of the taste. Their food makes you happy. We love the selection... More 

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Thank Glenda P
Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many types of food from BBQ to Sushi, Asian, Seafood and so much more it feels endless when filling your plate. Food quality was on another level unlike any before. Service was very professional and always with a friendly welcoming atmosphere. Their Dessert section will leave you Speechless!!! Whether it's family, friends or business, this Buffet is... More 

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Thank Moe_Abadla
Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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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 July 9, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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
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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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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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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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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 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 Al Khaleej Al Arabi St, 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?