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Review of Japengo Cafe

Japengo Cafe
Ranked #1,684 of 10,059 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Tip 1: This restaurant is well-positioned in Souk Madinat, the only good thing about this restaurant is they are situated near the man-made lagoon.

Tip 2: They have this big list of menu with all sorts of international dishes but when we ordered some middle-eastern cuisine, they told us that the chef who cooks the middle-eastern cuisine has left therefore they are unable to serve us anything middle-eastern. It is such a shame because we are in Dubai, its was supposed to be a very arabic and middle-eastern experience but turned out to be a rather unhappy experience.

Tip 3: we ordered some calamari and some tapas to share and the calamari tasted very egg-y. We are not sure if the batter has been sitting in the kitchen for awhile or what but it certainly didnt taste good.

Tip 4: Our mojito also tasted very sweet and not much alcohol in there.

Tip 5: Overall we will not go back to the restaurant again. We had a very bad experience and never wanted anything like that again.

Service-wise: One good thing about the restaurant? The waiters are very friendly and eager to help whenever they can.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The menu is "international" which means there is a bit of everything. However, with Japengo, it seems they are doing this not for variety but because they don't have an identity or know what type of restaurant they are. As a result, they are everything and nothing. They serve a lot of types of food but nothing is very good.

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Tho location has ridiculous prices, slow service and the "chef" can't even make items for the menu. My Greek salad was nothing but lettuce, it was brought back to the kitchen and when it was brought back to me, looked like it had some cucumbers, feta cheese and cherry tomatoes hidden under the lettuce to make it Greek. In addition the lettuce was gritty and topped off with a dirty snail shell.... Worst place to eat in Dubai!

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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Service slow. Food pleasant, but unmemorable. A disappointing experience. Not indicative of usual Jumeirah standards. Skip it.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Always loved this place. The staff is great and the location is just in front of the Jumeirah Mosque. Weekends get very crowded with locals and starts a showdown of fancy cars around jumeirah. The food portions are huge and the sushi is decent. The specialty I loved is the lebanese platter. A must try.

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