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24th Floor Dusit Thani Dubai | 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
00971 4 317 4515
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ buffet is great, but I also loved short ribs and selection of salads, especially black olives, would love to know where did they order them from....and do not miss Mina and his hospitality....

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Thank MButterflyNE
Subarna T, Hotel F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear MButterflyNE, Mina and our team in The Californian are grateful for your kind words of appreciation about your recent dining experience with us. May we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Delectable regards, Subarna Thapa More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I have visited this venue a couple of years ago and then went again recently. Unfortunately I wasn't impressed... The food is OK. Just average. It misses that final touch that could have made it great.

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Thank Mohamed B
Subarna T, Hotel F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Mohamed B, We thank you for your feedback. Please allow me to extend my sincerest apologies as we have failed to meet your expectations on certain facets during your stay. We highly value our guests’ feedback and your review about your recent experience with us is greatly appreciated. I am a firm believer that these comments are helpful motivators... More 

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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Fresh selection of food and beverage, great experience and friendly staff. Enjoyed the selection of deserts and Arabic sweets. I was invited for that Iftar with friends but the price is affordable for all budgets. Strongly recommended

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1 Thank Talal H
Subarna T, Hotel F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Talal H, We thank you for your strong recommendation. We hope to be able to welcome you and your friends back in the near future at The Californian Restaurant. Delectable regards, Subarna Thapa More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I visited The Californian restorant for Ramadan Iftar. Excellent food and great service. Wide varireties of food.

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1 Thank 947raniak
Subarna T, Hotel F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear 947raniak, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation about your Iftar experience with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Delectable regards, Subarna Thapa More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went to the Californian of International night and really enjoyed its buffet. It regroups inspirations of all around the world, Asia (makis, butter chicken), America (bbq grills), Europe (these French cheese) and both gourmet and healthy options. The service is really good too, full of attentions.

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Thank manueflt
Subarna T, Hotel F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear manueflt, It gives us true joy when diners leave with kind words of appreciation about their recent dining experience with us. Thank you very much and we look forward to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Delectable regards, Subarna Thapa More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Went on a Thursday night and it was seafood night !! There is a huge choice and very well laid out. The spicy squid was excellent. Good service and well presented. Good variey of desserts as well. Based in the Dusit Thani restaurant on SZR

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Thank Rak G
Subarna T, Hotel F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Rak G, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your Seafood Themed Nights dining experience at The Californian. May we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Delectable regards, Subarna Thapa More 

Hatta
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Four of us had the Thursday night buffet, Deep Blue Sea. The food was lovely and it was good value for money. I went for a serving and came to the rice and curry station and noticed that there was vegetable fried rice. I mentioned to another diner that the Thai prawn curry would be even be better with jasmine... More 

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1 Thank Ipopjones
Prateek_Kumar, General Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Ipopjones, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation about your recent Deep Blue Sea Themed Night dining experience in The Californian. We are happy to know that we have exceeded your expectations and hope that we may have more opportunities to surprise you once again. Delectable regards, Prateek Kumar More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Every night is a different regional food theme. I ate on the SE Asian night and the selection was very good. Large buffet arrangement with everything you could imagine from Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and so on.

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Thank Nathan N
Prateek_Kumar, General Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Nathan N, We are delighted to know that you had an excellent Southeast Asian Themed Night dining experience with us here in Dusit Thani Dubai's International buffet restaurant, The Californian. May we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Delectable regards, Prateek Kumar More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a great experience at Californian. It was barbecue night buffet. Spread was very good, quality and taste was excellent and service was outstanding...We really enjoyed our dinner and ambience and surely will recommand to family and friends.

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Thank Gulab J
Prateek_Kumar, General Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Gulab J, We are delighted to know that you had an excellent New Orleans BBQ Themed Night dining experience with us here in Dusit Thani Dubai's International buffet restaurant, The Californian. May we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Delectable regards, Prateek Kumar More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located at the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Hotel. Service upon arrival was warm and friendly, have us seated where we had the best view of the Burj Khalifa. Service Staff ( Nelson, Bong and Pamela) were very knowledgable of the food being served and very attentive with all our requests. It was an Asian Fusion theme... More 

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Thank Weng S
Prateek_Kumar, General Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Weng S, We are delighted to know that you had an excellent SouthEast Asian Themed Night dining experience with us here in Dusit Thani Dubai's International buffet restaurant, The Californian. May we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Delectable regards, Prateek Kumar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Thai, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24th Floor Dusit Thani Dubai | 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: 00971 4 317 4515
  • This restaurant is at Dusit Thani Dubai
Description
The light and bright restaurant provides an ideal venue for group buffet breakfast and lunches. The evening is made even more interesting with the launch of its themes nights.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?