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“2 Stars for the view - Slow Uninterested Service - Dry Seafood”
Review of Bayt Al Wakeel

Bayt Al Wakeel
Ranked #766 of 13,351 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Al Souk Al Kabir
Description: Bayt Al Wakeel-a building where each intriguing corner holds some history of Dubai.Bayt Al Wakeel was the first location of Dubai imports and exports and the hub of significant activity during the early years of development. the building has been preserved by the heritage department and is a showcase for Dubai. in 1981 Gray Mackenzie and company was appointed as the licensed shipping agents in Dubai. the company contributed to the development of the UAE by providing services to trading,shipping,insurance and transportation and was later entrusted with the task of operating the port complex at port Rashid. Bayt Al Wakeel Means "Agent Home" in Arabic. was was originally built as shipping office in 1935 on the Creek.
Reviewed July 14, 2019

2 Stars for the view. The service was not great - slow and required grabbing the staff's attention to finally order (while other fuller tables were heartily served).

The starters were OK, but the mains (seafood dishes) were dried out, we could barely finish.

Bread arrived in plastic bags (not fresh) so we asked the head waiter if they had fresh bread, at this point he suggested we go to a shop outside and pick up fresh bread for our meal (!?).

Honestly, if you want a view while wandering the creek then stop by here for a cup of tea and enjoy. But if you're looking for a nice meal, great service, then this is not it. There are far better places. This one just happens to be on a tourist thoroughfare and is the only one by the souk with this style of view.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai. After a walk in the gold and spice market in Deira, I hardly recommend to take a lunch at this place. Seafood and grilled meals are both excellent and I think the Tom Yam soup is one of the best in the world.

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Adibacsi
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Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Dear Sir / Madam

Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times.

Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future.

Thanks Again

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Reviewed June 3, 2019

This is my favorite place in Dubai for seafood. Sitting by the rail with a slight breeze, temperature 102°F, with a cool drink - really can't get better than this. Try their lighted battered deep fried shrimp and rice with saffron, just thinking about them, ready to book my return flight! The service is awesome.

Put this restaurant on your "must try" list!!!

Date of visit: May 2019
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3  Thank Pvrlady63
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Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear Sir / Madam

Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times.

Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed June 1, 2019

We had completed our cruise on the Creek and saw the signpost to this restaurant. Great location overlooking the water, lovely table settings and friendly helpful staff. My wife ordered the grilled squid and I the mixed meats grilled. We enjoyed a black grape mojito and vitamin load, respectively, while we waited. The grilled meats were superb, tasty and filling. My wife enjoyed most of her squid but a few pieces were not to her taste. I had an ice cold soft drink to finish. Overall we were well pleased and could have remained for a longer period while enjoying the action on the Creek. Service was impeccable throughout. An excellent restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2019
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2  Thank Dan L
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Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

Dear Dan L

Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times.

Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed May 17, 2019

We love this place. The food is good and not expensive, but the two best things are its location hanging over the creek with all the comings and goungs to watch, and the lemon and mint drinks which are so refreshing, and wonderfully tart and cool.
Go for the rice dishes - the rice is fragrant, light and delicious

Date of visit: May 2019
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2  Thank David B
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Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2019

Dear Mr. David

Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times.

Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team in order to keep them motivated in maintaining this excellent service.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not too distant future.

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