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“OK food but loud DJ”
Review of Karma Kafe

Karma Kafe
Ranked #232 of 9,706 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $200
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
Description: Karma Kafé is an award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of the renowned Buddha-Bar. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Offering a fusion of Pan-Asian and International flavours within opulent surroundings accompanied by eclectic beats, Karma Kafé is a unique dining and nightlife destination. The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of The Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city.
Reviewed March 13, 2014

As soon as you walk in you sense the loud music, which did concern me.
I had some ceviche with a tomato sauce like I never seen before. The lime taste was missing.. My second dish was listed as octopus and crab with noodles. I believe it to be misleading, as it was mostly cold noodles with few small pieces of octopus. It was served in a very fancy big bowl with shaved ice. Great looks but no "meat" to it. I could not fill myself even thought I never finish my whole meal. So I ordered "lava prawns" only to find out there were only a few small ones.
We left very dissapointed with the quantity of food served.

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Thank Josebsan
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Karin016, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2014

Dear Josebsan,


We are very sorry to hear your feedback from your previous dining experience at Karma Kafé. We always strive to deliver a great dining experience to all of our guests so there is of course no excuse for why you did not get to experience this on your last visit.

We understand if you were disappointed with the portion sizes, it is true that we are serving most of our dishes as small portions. We want to give our guests the opportunity to order as many different dishes as possible so they get to experience an array of flavours and textures. However, we fully understand your point of view and have taken your feedback on board.

We hope that you will visit us again at some point in the future.

Your sincerely,

The Karma Kafé Team

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

nice place with lovely atmosphere. nice balcony with beautiful view over the fountains. pity that 50% food discount for ladies is not applicable in outside are. food is nice, but completely overpriced. management very friendly and helpful. Music an idea too loud. However, a place we will come back.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is not cheap, at all, especially for Europeans, with the only exception of desserts. The menu option is very varied and the serve is quite abundant. The overall atmosphere on the outside terrace is not as compelling as the inside signature Buddha bar touch, but you can enjoy the amazing fountains. The service is quite good but sushi is what we came for. Music too loud during dinner is quite bothering.

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Thank barbara235
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just wrote a review about Q43 whilst remembering our great night out in. Karma Cafe. For us food was amazing and this is what we came for. Even though we got stacked at the bar first as the bar keeper convinced us to try few of his favorite cocktails of the day... Was not the cheapest place we have been during our "short" stay but was worth every single penny... For us A must visit whilst being in Dubai. Many thanks to the staff of Karma... Keep on the good work...!!!

Thank jflass
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

This has to be the best Ladies Night in town! We went in straight from work and got 3 cocktails - not your usual sugary fizz but cocktails I'd be happy to pay for! But the best bit is the 50% off food. You can't sit on the terrace but the vibe inside is great anyway - we loved the DJ. We've now been two weeks in a row and going this week too..all 3 of us are addicted to the tuna pizza!

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Thank beckybrown84
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