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“Good place for formal lunch/dinner”
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Ranked #111 of 9,706 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $45
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Description: With eight live cooking stations modeled on the eight points of the star anise, along with an extensive international buffet, Anise delivers a sensory all day dining experience to remember. Dining comes alive with the interactive chef-to-diner experience presenting a culinary trip around the world by sampling food from different corners of the globe.
Reviewed May 8, 2013

To begin with their location is just perfect for a formal lunch or dinner. View from open air seating is fabulous(do not try it during summer). For food they offer just every kind of food that people from different parts of the world can demand for. Would really recommend their desserts section. Staff is polite and helpful.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I visited the Anise twice - one time for business and the other day for private dinner. Location is great and the style of the whole restaurant area is stunning. Different LED lights create a warm and appealing atmosphere. The Anise provides a dinner buffet - The food is excellent no matter if you like Sushi, fish, Indian or vegetarian food (like I do). From the soup to the dessert they offer a great and very tasty choice of a big variety of dishes you can hardly taste at one evening (therefore I came twice...). Even if you are used to high quality food (like we in Germany mostly are) you wont be disappointed. All dishes are with exceptions of good quality and frequently freshly prepared.
The restaurant is very clean even if you look closer...
The staff is nice, discrete and helpful either.
The price for the buffet is reasonable and makes the Anise a good choice for an excellent dinner in a great outfit.
It is located In the Intercontinental Hotel festival city a bit outside the city but this is not a big issue as the taxi ride is still cheap (from the city 4 - max 10€ one trip).
I liked it a lot and will definitely go there again next time in Dubai.

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Thank tabib68
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was one of the best restaurants in Dubai in terms of the food variety and quality. The ambience is unique inside the restaurant and the balcony outside is breathtaking also. The service is great and the general atmosphere is pleasant and great. It is not a cheap restaurant but is well liked by everyone. Always try to make a reservation before going. The lunch is always excellent. The live cooking stations and the deserts are a great bonus point for this restaurant. I will certainly recommend this to anyone.

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Thank Ali H
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I moved to dubai 4 years ago, where my husband took me to Anise as the first introduction a wonderful culinary experience, so this place has a special piece of my heart, the food is great, they have on display a varitey of all foods you could ask for, everything is fresh.

Its also located by the creek, so its a really nice walk after all the amounts of food we eat there.

I've been there around 5 times, however last few times we've been, they had this really loud band going on, that was so disturbing. If only they would ve kept it down abit, we might ve enjoyed their music.

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Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I stayed at the InterContinental for 8 days for a work conference so we had many breakfasts, lunches and a few dinners at Anise. The selection of foods is great...they have food from every region of the worls for all courses and most of it is just amazing. The dessert selection is also quite impressive and always changing. They really do a great job!

Thank Shelliu
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