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“Just OK”
Review of Vapiano

Vapiano
Ranked #769 of 9,562 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Good alternative when you stay at Media One Hotel - as this is just next to it. I won't recommend the pasta, tried basic bolognaise and I don't think it was great.

The pizza is better, I think....

Visited March 2013
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Kalmar, Sweden
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“How do they choose managers?”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Been working near the Vapiano in Media City, it is one of the few available restaurants and we eat there time to time. But nowadays we go there perhaps once a month, only to get a change! Reasons? Poor management, not motivated personel and extremly slow after 12:10!!
They have started to take in massive delivery orders and those visiting teh restaueant will have to suffer. A sandwich can take up to 30 minutes to make just because they have deliveries. The manager was challenged about it and said what is teh difference having people here or ordering for delivery? We said why do you then take so much orders at rush hours, or get soem extra toasters and he had no answer. It is the 3rd manager I have seen at Vapiano and all of them are just hanging around with a mobile phone in thier hand. I dont understand teh purpose of them and I think the brand, Vapiano deserves better. So sorry dont go there after 12:00 to 14:00. Unless you want to wait 40 minutes.

  • Visited February 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great for lunch”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great pastas and salads - perfect for lunch and self service but ensure to get there early before the queues start to build

Visited January 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Healthy option for lunch and dinner”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Vapiano in Dubai Mall and in Dubai Media City.

Both are great places.
It’s a card system, you pay at the cash counter at the end.

You have to take a card at the entrance and go to stations (Pasta, Antipasti, Soup, Pizza) to select your food.
Once you know what do you want – give card to chef.
Food is amazing. Freshly made, out of fresh ingredients.
If you want to have the extra- healthy option go for their Salad called “ Mista Large with chicken or without” with balzamic dressing.
Tomato soup is simply delicious.
Pasta is really good and you can make your own order, mix all you want, as well as choose pasta type.

Have to try strawberry panacotta, it comes in a class jar with strawberry souse, yummy.

We go there every week, either lunch or dinner, or take away. They do deliver from Dubai Media City brunch.

Both branches have outside tables.
The one in Dubai Mall looking out to the Fountains, so in the evening if you get a table ( gets very busy) you will definitely enjoy the fountain show.

  • Visited February 2013
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Copenhagen
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91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great, just as all Vapianos are”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Vapiano is one of our favorites, and the one in the Dubai Mall was my choice for refuelling after the Dubai Marathon. The food is as always first rate, and I found their Lime Mint juice fantastic!

Visited January 2013
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