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“best ever”
Review of Qbara

Ranked #173 of 9,663 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: QBARA WILL BE CLOSED OVER THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN (6 JUNE TO 5 JULY 2016) Qbara Dubai at WAFI is the brainchild of JAS Hospitality - a Dubai-based hospitality development and management studio - dedicated to bringing compelling food, immaculate service and glamorous design to Dubai and the region. Enhanced by vibrant entertainment elements, Qbara will be adding a stylish and exciting new highlight to Dubai's increasingly sophisticated dining scene. The menu features passionately composed dishes inspired by the great Levant, Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisines with a focus on high-quality, fresh ingredients, the use of indigenous spices, contemporary cooking methods and careful presentation. The culinary vision is to set quintessentially authentic flavors into contemporary, modern context. Qbara's spectacular interiors have been conceived by award-winning Tokyo-based interior design Studio Glitt - Noriyoshi Muramatsu - who skillfully created a magical vernacular of traditional Middle Eastern cultural elements set in juxtaposition with a ultra-contemporary design philosophy. The venue's interiors lavishly spread over two floors with a focal stage bar and a cosy restaurant area forming the ground floor and luxuriously comfortable lounge seating areas on an elevated multi-level balcony above. The architectural centre piece is a two-storey tall vertical installation of carved timber panels that also serve as a projection surface for visual art displays. The ambience is distinctly high-energy, fashionable & sophisticated yet casual and fun. After all it's all in the Name.... 'Qbara' as such can mean 'large & generous' but spelt backwards could almost sound like 'Arabic' representing a departure from the traditional - not authenticity - and thus intrinsically an ancient word with a twist to encapsulate a wholly new and modern concept.
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“best ever”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

food + service= excellent. i will recommend this to my friends always.he service is attentive and there's good advice regarding spices. The decor is nice, but it can be quiet before 8:30 (at least it was for me, so they brought me something to read!). Price... not cheap.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank michel r
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“Lovely experience ”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Amaaaazing atmosphere, tooooootaly loved my experience! YOU must try this place! Great place to take your tourist guest to.

Thank Shaymaa8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Blown away”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place is great, i went there couple day ago for a quick cigar and drink, i loved it. I even wanted to ask if they would higher me to Dj along side there Dj or have a night with me haha
wonderful place and great staff - meet someone from montrael who worked there very friendly waiters a most go to place
defino a nice vibe nice area very very very very very awesome .

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JUX P
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had already been to Qbara for after-dinner drinks and were admirative of the perfection of the decor and the high level of service but this is the first time that we dined there. We can only say that the dining experience was just perfect. The quinoa and pomegranate salade was delicate and tasty and the Pigeon (Egyptian Style) was tender and cooked to perfection. The service at the table was exactly as should be, attentive but not invasive, the wines were excellent and even the mineral-water (VOSS) was of the highest quality. Staff hospitality could not be faulted. Truly an unusually beautiful setting for an excellent dining experience. A place to visit and return.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Jane L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great restaurant / bar / lounge”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great interior design. Very professional / experienced bar tenders - fantastic choice of drinks. Very good food. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank cosmopolitoswiss
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