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Trader Vics

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Polynesian, Gluten Free, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
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Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
03-7545111
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on several evenings during our stay. Excellent food; the Peking duck is delicious. Tried various different dishes - all good. Staff are attentive and helpful. Odd that the dress code is "no shorts", though we regularly witnessed diners in shorts. Though well done that the staff stopped people smoking in the restaurant. One downside - the red... More 

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Thank RayB880
Napa, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great crab cakes and cocktails. Easy to reach by rent a car or taxi. It is located inside the Rotana hotel. Be prepared to have a good time. Lots of local expats will be there too on Thursday nights. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank habibtiliz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I leave in Abu Dhabi and visit Al Ain with my wife for a change. Looking for place to unwind and step in to Al Ain Rotana. Heard about tradervic's but never experiance. Wow this place is unbelievable. Nice music, exotic cocktails and good food. Very friendly staff who keeps us entertained. If you visit ask for Mokunani one of... More 

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Thank Emiliano P
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're ever in Al Ain and enjoy good food and some Latino music then you must drop by Trader Vic's! My family, friends and I have been going there ever since it first opened. Other than their smiles and top notch service, they offer a great selection of Polynesian food and some lethal (very good) cocktails that'll make you... More 

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AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your feedback about your experience. We hope to have the chance to try and satisfy you another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table using the online system but it does not seem to working. I got there on time but they could not my find my reservation even if i received confirmation on my cell fone and email. it was embarrassing good thing there was an available table for us but not in a place to our liking. There... More 

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the friendly service and delicious food - we came back several times during our stay. The restaurant has both a bar section which is separate from the dining area and not overly distracting for a nice meal. We highly recommend the Chateaubriand for two which is super tasty with generous portions of steak, mashed potatoes, and mixed seasoned... More 

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Thank Troy B
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your feedback about your experience. We hope to have the chance to try and satisfy you another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I've spent a beautiful night with my friends , the food and drinks were amazing as usual. I had my amaretto sour , which I love and nobody prepares it like TVics, beef flambé - if you are having it ask for Mr. Hossain to cook it for you , he is the best and he can also recommend you... More 

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AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for your positive comment about your recent dinner in Trader Vic's Especially about the consistency of the experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us prior to your visit next time! We look forward to meeting you. We hope to see you again at Trader Vic's in the near future Warm regards, Ralick... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

It's a best place to unwind with friends after busy day of working. Most especially the food that try served like crispy duck and of course the special drink as well like tiki puka puka the most top drink in this place, I would recommend to visit and experience the heart of Al Ain. ❤️😍💯

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Thank spunkyboi
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Trader Vic's Restaurant. We are very glad to know that you had a great time and are pleased with the food selections. Rest assured that all your good comments will be shared to the entire team and we will do the best that we can to continue giving... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Never thought of this as a restaurant. More, an excellent bar, serving top quality food. Staff are extremely friendly and the service is quick. Music is spot on for this venue.

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Thank RWP52
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your feedback about your experience. We hope to have the chance to try and satisfy you another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Service was okay, maybe a bit confused. Food was good, i liked a lot idea of having vegetarian menu. Not first and definitely not last time I visit Traders. Thumbs up!

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Thank Ieva B
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your feedback about your experience. We hope to have the chance to try and satisfy you another time in the future. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana 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
Cuisine
Polynesian, Gluten Free, Hawaiian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zayed Bin Sultan Street | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Al Ain
  • Phone Number: 03-7545111

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