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“great experience”
Review of Makan

Makan
Ranked #376 of 10,062 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.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We love Choices restaurant, the staff are so friendly and greet us like family members coming home for dinner. They are helpful and patient with the children. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Thank cathrine f
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Slim_Zaiane, General Manager at Makan, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. It’s always a pleasure serving you and we are glad that you had a great experience.

We are looking forward to see you again in Benihana again in the very near future.

Kind regards

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I stayed at this hotel recently to attend a conference. I loved the service at choices restaurant, especially the chef attention to my preference.

Thank Orient_traveller
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I spent two days at the Bustan Rotana, for an activity related to my company, lunches at the restaurant I consider them very good: A full buffet for every meal, with an emphasis on meats and sweets. Difficult to stay not satisfied.

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Thank FabrizioCarbognin
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The Al Bustan Rotana Dubai is 5 star in my book no question about it. The rooms are immaculate, the beds are so comfortable I have to set my alarm early so I can hit the snooze. I have stayed here twice and both times were great. For an additional fee they will have the hotel car drop you off. What they did not tell me was that the hotel car was a Bentley. Talk about heading home in style. After sleeping and being transported like a prince I had a smile on my face all the way home even though it was a 16hr direct flight. Great place to stay!

Thank Choper76
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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.

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Thank Dany_DXB
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