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10 to try: Cafés
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Posted by: joseph on 2014-03-23 14:30:03

i wonder why ppl ask for internet in your 'cafe' ? it supposed to be social gathering...not socially disconneted...everyone is looking at their own phones.......

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Tortuga
2 Reviews
Posted by: GG on 2014-03-23 12:09:55
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Very disappointing experience, would not have expected the unexperienced staff and bad service in a 5 star property like Madinat, it was a first! Food was average and below, tasteless, the tiniest portions and over-priced. Recorded music - Shakira; thought it is a Mexican restaurant, not Colombian...?! Hostess advised that orders are not accepted from WALK-INS after 23:00hrs...nobody to sit us at half of the empty tables. Would definitely not go back!

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12 veggie-friendly restaurants in Dubai
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Posted by: kalkoul on 2014-03-23 08:46:06

You mean to say onion-garlic food to make the mind CLEAR and not Unclear as in your post.. :)

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Table 9 by Darren Velvick
11 Reviews
Posted by: Bernard Menhem on 2014-03-23 05:20:48
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I’ve been in Dubai for over 10 years and had visited many fine dining restaurant (if not all)!
I must say, Table 9 is by far the best quality food restaurant in Dubai. The ambiance and staff are outstanding; the prices are very reasonable.
The food is out of this world! You couldn’t get better in Dubai…
It’s a must visit restaurant for anyone who value good food; and as I genuine reviewer I should highly recommend it to connoisseurs seeking high quality fine dining food.
I will definitely be back.

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RAW Coffee Company
4 Reviews
Posted by: Rick Rouet on 2014-03-23 05:09:42

Home Delivery is great, online ordering is very convenient and very friendly people. I also checked givemecoffee.ae. great products and good coffee, slightly cheaper.

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Chor Bazaar
12 Reviews
Posted by: nitin on 2014-03-22 20:09:50
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

You go to such a high-end restaurant to get 2 things : One is good tasty food and second is an amazing ambience. Chor Bazaar scores well on the 2nd objective, but does very poorly on the food taste aspect. The food is unimaginative and lacks the "spice" element. It is made more keeping the Western taste in mind. We found the veggies to be a bit more salty than our taste.

The ambience is good and staff was friendly.

The price is very hefty when compared with other similar 5-star restaurants (like the IZ in Grand Hyatt, or Options, or Asha's) and as time-out rightly says, I am not sure if I will drive all the while to Ibn Batuta to get such a pricey unimaginative food.

PS: We are veggies.

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Serafina
1 Review
Posted by: Anna on 2014-03-22 17:58:46
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The Time Out review is spot-on. We went to Serafina on an early Saturday afternoon. Apart from another couple we were the only ones. The welcome was warm and staff very friendly, but not overly attentive. Given that there was only four people in total to attend to a disappointing experience.
The food is underwhelming. We had the calamari as starters - they looked as if they had been removed from the fryer much too early. Also, the batter was on the salty side.
The pizza was disappointing and is rather expensive for what you get. And I doubt that in Italy you would be served Shiitake mushrooms as a topping on your pizza.
The best about Serafina was the view.

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Roberto’s
64 Reviews
Posted by: Emily on 2014-03-22 17:42:10

Our overall experience at Roberto's was very positive with a likely chance we will return. The atmosphere was very lively and would make an appropriate setting for a business dinner or for socializing with friends. The inside space is quite sizable so we did not too feel cramped or closed in. Depending on where you are seated, the music might get quite crowded. Also, the tables were a bit lower to the ground which made leg room under the table a bit less comfortable (but nothing too out of the ordinary). The staff was all very friendly and surprisingly attentive despite the large crowd. It would be great to see several additional items on the food menu but the beverage menu is quite extensive and impressive. With this said, what we did order tasted great. The tables are a bit close together so when the table next to us began smoking, it affected our table (my guest & I are both nonsmokers). Overall, great night out with some tasty food and beverages!

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Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2014
2 Comments
Posted by: joycee on 2014-03-22 14:49:50

white orchid is a nice Asian restaurant

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California Pizza Kitchen
11 Reviews
Posted by: Joel G on 2014-03-21 18:29:32
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

awful service!… came in the place with practically empty tables and yet it took them to bring out the food we ordered one by one after over 45 minutes from the time we ordered the food…

ordered three fettuccine and they forgot one… my daughter had to wait for ten more minutes to get her food…

ordered three medium-well steaks and they got only two of them spot-on… they took back the still-internally-bleeding third steak to redo and when they served it again, it was still bleeding!… manager made a lot excuses about different meat weights which made me more furious… they got two steaks cooked right already and i gave them another chance to cook the last one properly but all i got back was excuses…

whoever was in-charge of those grills should get a meat thermometer to cook things right… and the bobbing-head of a manager doesn't show listening to an angry customer, he's just adding insult to injury!…

it was, all-in-all, an unpleasant experience and almost dampen our family celebration…

won't be coming back there anytime!…

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