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Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant

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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Al Fahidi St | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 351 9111
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6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
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dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

It is a nice place to visit . I have spent some time with my friends . I like the food, friendly staffs and nice spaces of the restaurant and cafe. Very cozy and relaxing place .

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Thank Maria L
Dallas, Texas
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92 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Average , nice way to try foods you might not ordinarily try. Don't remember an negative issues. Can't remember if there were any time restrictions.

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Thank GalapogasJim
Crewe
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had breakfast in here every day. It was a great selection of food, local traditional and continental selections available. Fresh fruit was very good, for example 4 different types of dates. Nice view out over the Museum. There were also other places to eat in the evening in the hotel, these were very good also. recommended.

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Thank David T
Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I shall pass your kind words on to my team. The team and I really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was one of the best restaurants that i have visited, The restaurant ambiance is really really good and you wont feel bored.

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Thank Sachin2506
Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and such lovely comments. Such a delight to read and I will ensure our team are aware of your positive review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Poonam Arora Associate Director of Food & Beverage More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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373 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

This well placed hotel is excellent on the customer services front and their food is excellent too. It looks a little old fashioned and somewhat dated in its decor but you will find the the food is freshly prepared and tastes delicious. The prices are middle range and you can hold private parties there if you wish.

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Thank joy l
Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I shall pass your kind words on to my team. The team and I really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to... More 

Vianen
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Reasonable restaurant for a quick breakfast. We only used the restaurant for breakfast. The staff is friendly but the choice of dishes could be better. We expected a more wider variety of disches and fresh fruits.

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Thank DIBA59
Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you loved the services from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and would like to apologize if we could not meet your expectation... More 

Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

While staying at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel, after a morning spent touring the old town I decided to stop and enjoy a quiet relaxing meal in the hotel. I like the sound of the Egyptian and Mediterranean themed restaurant and was not disappointed. From the moment I was greeted at the door by a suitably Egyptian attired waiter to the... More 

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Thank AndrewM1968
Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us and that we exceeded your expectations. Your comments echo exactly the experience we wish for our guests and I am so pleased that this was a great experience for you. We are privileged to be situated in... More 

Townsville, Australia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

The service was fantastic. A large variety of food was available. Unfortunately we were not there for an even meal, only breakfast, but next time we try the evening meal menu.

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Thank Peter V
Habib K, Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed our buffet along with the live cooking and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the food. Our... More 

Launceston, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

Was so nice to have so many people greet you and help you start your day. We all enjoyed it. Our older children kept going back for more and more. Great service and good value.

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Thank gaylene605
Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed the breakfast and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the food. Thank you once again and we... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

During our stopover in Dubai, we enjoyed a full buffet breakfast at this restaurant. The choice of food was plentiful and the staff were attentive, helpful and pleasant. It was a great start to each day. Thank you.

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Thank LeeG1946
Habib K, General Manager at Bastakiya Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LeeG1946, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Breakfast for us is the most important meal of the day and it is good to see that you enjoyed our buffet along with the live cooking and excellent service from our staff. I would like to thank you for your appreciation towards the staff and the food. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $37
Cuisine
Asian, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Al Fahidi St | Opposite Dubai Museum, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek
  • Neighborhood: The Creek
  • Phone Number: +971 4 351 9111
Description
Pharaoh Café & Restaurant is the evolution of Egyptian and Mediterranean dishes at an affordable price. Our cuisine caters to all types of palates including hard-core non-vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan. They are made in simple way but yet delicious, mostly made with vegetables & herbs. Our signature gourmet dish 'Koshary' and delicious camel burger bring a new level of excitement to the visitors.

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Staying in The Creek

Neighborhood Profile
The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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