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“Excellent service and atmosphere. Price does not reflect quality.”
Review of Tribes

Tribes
Ranked #280 of 11,050 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Focus Area
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We dined at Tribes because we'd heard it had fantastic steaks. It's advertised as an African Steakhouse, and it has the African theming down well - you forget you're in a mall! Feels like you're walking into an African hut of some sort, and you can see the flames of the grill in the back, there are skins on some of the chairs, woven reeds, just a fabulous sense of theming. Disney would be proud.

We ordered steaks, and a multi-tribal sausage platter as an appetizer. The sausages were interesting, the chicken one had little flavor, lamb was a bit more flavorful, the beef yet a bit more, but the camel was *quite* tasty. The onion and fig jam was gummy and difficult to enjoy.

Our steaks arrived, and be aware that they're cooked to a textbook level of doneness...... if you order medium, that's exactly what you're getting. The meat was nowhere near as tender as we'd hoped for, and the only flavor in the meat was within the sauce it was served. We were truly disappointed. We've had better quality meat at a Longhorn Steakhouse chain in the states. The portions were substantial, though. And the bread was *quite* delicious - full of grains and all sorts of goodness. We could have eaten another entire loaf.

Service was exquisite, unobtrusive and professional, with a sense of humor. It was a nice visit, but not worth a return trip at the prices they charge - unless you snag a "buy one get one" type voucher from one of the group-selling websites.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Thank DebbieT
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great food, great service at a reasonable price.
The bread the serve is absolutely the best! I could eat a meal of it, and I normally hate bread!
Dont let the fact it's in a mall put you off, I've been there 6 or 7 times and always take visitors to Dubai there and everyone loves it!

Date of visit: October 2012
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Thank The_Wanderer_79
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

If you are looking for something a little different, then Tribes is a great place. Good food, good service and really exotic African dishes!

Date of visit: January 2013
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Thank CY_foodie
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Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Extremely impressed with this wonderful restaurant. The service was incredible and the food was a perfect match. We had the lamb and the crab salad. Absolutely delish! Please take the time to grab a meal here, totally worth it!

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Thank StephAmelia
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Had a 300g steak at the Tribes restaurant in Dubai in December 2012. The steak was perfect as well as the service. All this in a mall! The restaurant itself is not exceptional, just another of the food court places but don't let that mislead you!

Date of visit: December 2012
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Thank MikatheFinn
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