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“Good value Friday brunch”
Review of Makan

Makan
Ranked #498 of 9,608 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $100
Cuisines: International, Fusion
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Translated from Arabic as ‘the place’, Makan is most certainly the place to enjoy cuisines from around the world. Located on the lobby level of Roda Al Bustan the restaurant is designed around a central buffet and cooking station where the kitchen brigade customize the daily specialities for each guest. Nothing is too much trouble for an attentive team of chefs and waiting staff that surprise and delight with their knack for remembering and re-creating your favourite breakfast dish or perfect coffee. From Arabic to Indian and Italian to Japanese you can expect only the freshest and most tantalising displays of food at one of the most treasured buffet restaurants in Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good value Friday brunch”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is first and foremost an international, all-day buffet restaurant, with a similar offering to the venues you would find in other Dubai hotels. There are very few buffet venues that offer premium quality food in Dubai but they're usually priced at a hefty premium. Not the case with Choices. The food is overall above average and reasonably priced compared to other venues of lower quality. The nice thing about the Friday brunch is that it offers, on top of the usual international buffet, a selection from each of the hotel's à-la-Carte restaurants. So you have a selection of Thai food from the Blue Elephant, Japanese from Benihana, meat from Rodeo Grill and a Lebanese selection from Mawal. The desserts are where Choices falls short and are not worth the calorie intake. There is also a dedicated children's area, in case your kids don't feel like eating and prefer playing instead. There are 2 seating areas, one in the main restaurant, which looks modern and has a typical buffet restaurant atmosphere and another 'outside', i.e. practically in the hotel's huge main lobby, where the atmosphere is not that special at all. Overall a good choice for a Friday brunch with the family, with something to satisfy every taste.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
dubai
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Average Buffet”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Came here on a Thursday night. Not the best buffet in town. You could find better elsewhere. Even the desserts are pretty ordinary tasting though it looks grand.

  • Visited June 2013
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Telford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant food with a fantastic choice”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I'm not usually into buffets but it was Chinese Night our first night there and it was excellent, bags of choice cooked right in front of you. Breakfast was good but I advise giving the chicken sausage and veal bacon a miss - stick to the omeletes

Visited April 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Friday Brunch”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is a brilliant place to have a family Friday brunch. It was relaxed with great friendly service. There was a fantastic choice of food without there being too much choice. There were live cooking stations and the food was good quality. The hotel is near the airport so took some effort to get to but well worth it.

Visited April 2013
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“fine for a buffett”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

I liked the choices.. but seemed a little to americanized..
very friendly servers
to casual.. cafeteria like

Visited March 2013
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