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“Amazing Views, Staff and the food......Wonderful”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 August 7, 2019

I have dined here several times and I have never been disappointed. The offer fresh , in season fish cooked to perfection. The menu has Iranian, Arabic and some continental dishes. The staff are very responsive and will recommend dishes that they know are very good. Have the Shrimp in cream sauce... have the Grilled Sea Bass with Lemon sauce. The restaurant is off the souq and can be difficult to find. The dining area is suspended over Dubai Creek and the passing ships and Abras make for a restful dining experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank 1946bill2015
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baytalwakeel, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 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 August 4, 2019

We had been twice to this restaurant in only a week's time. We were visiting the old Souq and I had to say that this place is the only authentic local sea-food restaurant with delicious homemade food.
We would recommend the shrimps and mushroom sauce along with the fried calamari. The whole selection of fish was extremely fresh - it tasted like it had just been fished and the whole experience was truly exquisite!

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank Silvia P
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baytalwakeel, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 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 August 2, 2019 via mobile

The view on the water at night is beautiful, you get to see the dinner boats lit up and and the water taxis drive by.
It’s centred off of the Bur Dubai Souk Markets (amazing markets by the way!!!!)
The food was very reasonably priced. The food tasted amazing! We all ordered different things but the mixed grill was fantastic.
While we waited on our food the manager gave us a brief tour of the old part of the house just off the restaurant and the history of the house and Dubai. He was very friendly and informative. They even assisted us in trying to call a can after we finished. Of course we tipped! Well worth going after you have shopped out at the markets

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank ceadlynnm
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baytalwakeel, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 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 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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