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When the view is this good – a spectacular vista of all 838 metres of the Burj Khalifa – then the food has an awful lot to live up to. We’re happy to report that the grub at Fazaris – an eclectic mix of international fare from the Far East to the Mediterranean, certainly does the setting justice.

By Will Milner
Time Out Dubai,

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Posted by: MaryLou on 09 Oct ' 11 at 07:21
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I am not one to typically rate restaurants but I think I would be doing everyone a disservice by not doing so in this case since we went based on all the 'good' reviews we read on here. Our dinner party was 2 couples and we wanted to try a new place so naturally reading the good reviews to this restaurant we wanted to try it. From the moment we walked in on a Friday night the restaurant was completely empty there was a familiy of 4 on one table and a man sitting solo on another - so much for ambiance. Although, we were hoping for good ambiance we decided to eat there anyways, the menu was on the high end with a steak or chicken ranging from 150 -180 (plus sides) we didn't mind the prices at this point as we believe in paying for good food. We were immediately told that there would only be 1 piece of salmon available - really there was an empty restaurant so to have limited your few guests due to lack of ordering was a bit disappointing. Amongst the 4 of us we had (1) salmon, (2) steaks, (1) chicken - we were stunned when the plates came out the steak looked like the had been cut from a one piece to make 2 they were in a perfect square shapes - not representative of a 180 steak - the chicken was bland and needed extra pepper and salt to even be edible, the salmon seemed to have been the best choice - however, that was limited to one piece for the entire restaurant. The portions were considerably small - in fact too small and we are not big eatters. We asked for a round of drinks and those were forgotten amongst the chaos of 8 people in the restaurant, we asked for bread which again must have been forgotten and never came out. In the end our bill exceeded 1000 dhs and we left highly disappointed. Nevertheless we will not be returning and would not recommend it to anyone. There are so many better places you can eat at in Dubai, as for us lesson learned, the restaurant was empty for a reason and we learned the hard way.

Posted by: Sarah on 23 Jun ' 11 at 04:31
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We went here for the Wednesday Sushi Night.

Was a great experience over all, the service is outstanding (except the hostess was a little too business and could have been a little friendlier)

Great variety to choose from for sushi, with many other Asian specialities. The Desserts were great if a little focused on making almost everything "green tea flavoured".

Prices are a little steep as the food is just above average but the great service completely makes up for this.

After dinner make sure to take a wonder out to the pool area bar for the amazing view of the Burj Dubai and the fountains.

*More suited for a group of friends than a romantic night for two, you must get up to get your food.

Posted by: Andrew Johnston on 18 Jan ' 10 at 12:50
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I was very very disappointed when I left the restaurant. I waited app. 3 Minutes to be greated as nobody attended the door. The staff appeared busy with other things, not with the few guests in the restaurant, but entertaining themselves. The open kitchen conept is nice. The open service station concept is not!!! I have seen plastic bottels and plates piling up. Anyway, a restaurant at that level is serving water in plastic bottles? Safe the environment and "class up " your venue. Maybe I am from the good old school with cetain fixed values, but I really think that plastic bottles look ugly.
I probably involontarilly met the entire service staff that evening, as no waiter seemed to be assigned to my table and every person attending my table ask me if I want water. I always said yes, but the water never came. The buffetis ok, although the dessert selection needs improvement. The atmosphere is average, as I had the feeling to sit in a waiting room of a train station (thank you open side station).
I honestly expected much more from a restaurant being located at the Address. Well, nobody ever gave me a fond fairwell (remember your RC roots), but its ok as nobody really noticed me and I probably will not return. Its a pitty, because it has potential.

Posted by: Esra on 11 Aug ' 09 at 12:35
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

there are different buffets of Indian, Mediterranean, Arabic and Japanese. after eating Arabic and Japanese buffets I was already full; but desserts were very delicious, expecially chocolate desserts are fantastic. next time I plan to eat desserts only :) the decoration is very modern, unfortunately the ceilings are high and I felt the ambience was cold, but the personnel was very professional and served perfectly with smile on their faces.

Posted by: Destin Rozi on 23 Mar ' 09 at 07:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Served Best Sushi EVER!!!

Posted by: Tamara Hassan on 23 Mar ' 09 at 05:14
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great atmosphere, very relaxing outdoor area. Sushi station is my favourite!

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