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“Strictly average restaurant”

California Pizza Kitchen
Ranked #1,032 of 9,665 Restaurants in Dubai
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
BH
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Strictly average restaurant”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant so we decided to try it out, the ambience is just about average, wouldnt expect much in a pizza place anyways though.. The food however was not upto expectation. We had order a chicken broth soup as starter, the quantity of the soup is enough to fill you up for main course and desert, they need to include half portions in their menu! So stay clear of it. The mocktails are nice, we tried many of them, so worth a shot. Having a majority of vegetarians at our table, we were disappointed by the variety of veg pizzas, while the pizzas came in hot, we were not served any oregano, chilli flakes etc surpising, this is normal table service at any run of the mill pizza joint. The restaurant dropped the ball when we had to actually chase up and find our server to attend to our table (we weren't even the bratty/attention seeking type of customers to deserve such treatment!!). Lastly, they did not bother asking if we would like desert. Disappointed by the food and service. I have had much better times at Pizza Hut, Dominoes, Papa Johns and at half the cost!

  • Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Wouldn't waste my time again!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Food and atmosphere were below average! Would not recommend to anyone. It's felt like a bad fast food joint!

  • Visited October 2012
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Spain
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“decent menu for quick lunch”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Its ok but service a bit slow at weekends as the place is manic. decent price and good choice for a fast food chain

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Service disappointing”
Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

First, the food was very good as expected, but the service was poor. I ate lunch outside, which was nice, but after 15 minutes, I had to go find a waiter. Service was slow, and when my drink was empty, no waiter ever came by to ask if I needed another. I like the chain but not again in Dubai.

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Oslo, Norway
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Slow service...”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had lunch just before the lunch rush and still the service was really slow. The restaurant was half full and it took over 30 minutes to have a starter and pizza served. The pizza was ok (thin crust), although I expected more flavour as we ordered the thai pizza. The prices are not too high, just as you would expect from any restaurants at malls in Dubai.

  • Visited January 2013
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