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“Authentic experience”
Review of Al Dhafra

Al Dhafra
Ranked #87 of 2,111 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue, Lebanese
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Enjoyed atmosphere, fresh seafood you select and very nice salad bar. Showed around and allowed few photos in their beautiful function room.

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1  Thank Victor S
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Each time I stay in Abu Dhabi I have a dinner in Al Dhafra.
First of all we choose the fish and the way to cook it before seat at the table.
So we took some appetizer from the buffet while waiting for the fish (there's a good choice of arabian food and a very good hummus).
Then lobsters, hammour and sea bass. All perfectly grilled.
We were not able to eat all and we leave the resturant satisfied (for only 150DHR).
In wintertime is nice to have the dinner outside.

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1  Thank Papero66
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The buffet spread looks fantastic. However, we opted for ala-carte. We had the Harees which is wheat and meat combination - very good Harees. Also ordered the lamb stew - not too much lamb in it but very juicy and succulent. hoummus was also good, very creamy and smooth.

We sat in the individual cabin and perhaps wasn't such a good idea as you can't see the waiter and they can't see you. So, service was a bit difficult - you have to go out of your cabin to call them. Also cabin had a particular smell: probably due to the fact that there's no real ventilation, except for the air-conditioned. Best to sit in the restaurant proper or outdoors.

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Thank han_ching
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Nice experience especially if you go on the boat for dinner. The boat ride is relaxing. If you have time to spare and want to see Abu Dhabi from the sea, then the boat dinner is a good choice. The food is ok. Nice to go with friends.

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Thank Ahmad A
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Dhafra "Mena Area" is different than Areesh..
Dhafra is one of my favourite cheap "Emirates Craving" eats. I am a UAE national and I know that they have AMAZING Harees along with many other UAE meals. I also love the ground seating and the old traditional décor. I surely go there all the time and you should go there once for a change, either u will love it or HATE it :p

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1  Thank Loly_911
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