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Shangri-La Hotel Al Khaleej Al Arabi St, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 509 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

always excellent food here, Friday Brunch good Monday seafood buffet excellent as is Tuesday Steak night, and if on entertainer well its not only very good but becomes a bargain.

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Thank leevickers7131
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Once again we encouraged the golf group we were traveling with to spend an evening here, some had been here before so knew what to expect, and once again no one was disappointed. Great service...even though as a buffet you do it for yourself, the servers and chefs there are all very helpful and attentive. A nice relaxed evening for... More 

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Thank Aidan O
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place and setting for a meal. There is so much food and a huge choice of different types of dish available at this buffet dinner. The hotel is very grand with the staff being so attentive to every detail.

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Thank Martin J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sofra at the Shangri La Abu Dhabi is one of the best big hotel buffets I have experienced in a long time. We ate breakfast there each day, and had all that could be expected in variety and live cooking stations. Dining both inside and out. The real surprise was dinner. We do not normally eat in the buffet restaurants... More 

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Thank WayfarerDXB
Brasschaat, Belgium
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet at this restaurant is fabulous ! Everything is delicious and the attention the staff gives to the guests is second to none, you need to go. If resident in the Hotel ask your Gold Member Card, it has its benefits !

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Thank Anthony D
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

5+ stars. Always nothing but the best. Great value, atmosphere, and something for everyone here, even the pickiest of eaters.

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Thank Kristin D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting Abu Dhabi we were recommended to dine at Sofra. We were amazed by the decor and had a nice table outside with great views. Our waiter was very attentive (I believe his name was Saradun?) but then the best part... we walked to the dinner buffet and were blown away by choice: different sections with many different choices.... More 

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Thank Sebastiaan S
england
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Average food with average minimal table service. Staff are confused and the odd fruit flies around the pastries in a morning do not sit well. Terrible piped music in a morning. The lay out should be re-visited regarding savory and sweet dishes. Chocolate fountains opposite meat stations does not bode well.

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Thank andy.lyn
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We went for dinner and to my surprise their international theme almost have everything from seafood, to meat dishes. They all taste great.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

beautifully presented. tasty food for our english tastes. all quality had chips once! the indian cuisine was gorgeous, butter chicken and lamb bhuna. lovely lighting, quiet when we were there so no kids and queues.

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Thank Jill F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, Sushi, Asian, Middle Eastern, European, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, 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 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: +971 2 509 8888

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