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“One of my best in Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Anise

Anise
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Ranked #191 of 9,470 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $80
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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189 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“One of my best in Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I love this resturant for its magical buffer, many food stations serving pasta done to order, different types of bread, yammy grills, seafood, salads, and most of things you wouldn't expect in a buffet!
The most important part of it is the dessert station... Yummmmy, if you have a sweet tooth please skip the whole thing and go directly to it, you wouldn't be able to resist any sort of the desserts there!
If you aren't alcohol consumer and hate to be around with people who consume it, probably you wouldn't like it on dinner, so the right time for you is to approach it for lunch, but remember don't have your breakfast that day :-)

  • Visited April 2013
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“Wow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Can't ask for more...everything was great been going to this restaurant for 3 years and it keeps getting better. The service and food wow

  • Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“One of the best eateries in Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

I can understand why Time Out Dubai have this restaurant located within the Intercontinental in Festival City set at a high level. The food prepared at the cooking stations were top notch . Our choice was Japanese, Mongolian and Indian where the sushi at the first was a form of art work .

The chefs and waiting staff are all very helpful and the surroundings are outof this world
We paid 195 Dir which came with water or other soft drinks and all I can say is why spoil a cracking meal by adding alcohol.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank AndrewMutter
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Dubai
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Good Iftar buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Had visited this restaurant a number of times and have loved their dinner buffet. I've decided to take few of my friends who have never tried this and took them for Iftar buffet (during Ramadhan).. The variety of food was good, though of course not comparable to their regular buffet. Quality was good. As always, staff were accommodating and attentive.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Sam24112013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“The best IFTAR buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

It was the best experience of an iftar during this Ramadan 2013. I think the location, the ambiance and the kind of people, the crowd was just beautiful. The food quality and variety is something you would dream of. The service was prompt, very accurate and efficient. Over all a wonderful experience with the wonderful people of Anise at Intercontinental - Dubai Festival City.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank omair_ahmed
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