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Almaz by Momo

Nominated for Best MENA 30 Comments

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Nestled at the back of Harvey Nichols in Mall of the Emirates with multi-coloured Arabic lanterns and mosaic walls that shimmer with the reflections from the lights, Almaz by Momo is an inviting, atmospheric and cosseting place to dine. With comfortable seating scattered throughout, it’s a great spot to pass a few hours. Unfortunately, the lack of urgency doesn’t appear to have been lost on the staff, who are at best relaxed and at worst non-existent (we had to wait far too long to receive our bill after asking several times). The food on the other hand is very good, with traditional North African dishes executed well, with great flavours and a refreshing lightness. Tender cuts of meat and portions that are satisfactory without being excessive are complemented by tasty salads, seafood and drinks. While it doesn’t have the wow factor of some of its rivals, it’s nevertheless a great spot for Morroccan cuisine.
All major credit cards accepted. Open daily 10am-1am. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.malloftheemirates.com (04 409 8877).

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Posted by: gourmet on 12 Jul ' 13 at 12:03

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the decor is wonderfull since the entrence till the last square , great ambience which is made by the staff specialy while there is a birthday , food yammy and delicious , they have to take care of service

Posted by: melody on 13 Jan ' 12 at 20:59
  • Best for: Family friendly

Best Morrocean Tea in town! We had few birthday surprise parties there and it was super wonderful! Love most of the drinks, mezzah, and desserts there and also shisha but didnt like the moroccean foods much! But very nice place to chill in the afternoon!

Posted by: adnan on 16 Dec ' 11 at 10:39
  • Best for: Family friendly

Nothing to say just amazing , everytime i go to dubai i shoul go to this restaurent , it s simply the best

Posted by: wahid ibrahim on 03 Jun ' 11 at 20:59
  • Best for: Brunch served

The food is wonderful, but i didn't like the sweets..

Posted by: alia on 06 May ' 11 at 12:47
  • Best for: Family friendly

nice restaurant, food good but definately not value for money especially if you're a big family, dxb can do better

Posted by: Frank Andersen on 13 Feb ' 11 at 19:11
  • Best for: Romantic

Posted by: Persia on 02 Jan ' 11 at 12:42
  • Best for: Business lunch

Amazing food and great atmosphere! A+++++++++++++

Posted by: ali on 27 Dec ' 10 at 22:06
  • Best for: Romantic

food 2/7 it means that the great leader HEAD CHEF must be changed Moroccan cuisine is anything that has sup

Posted by: M on 05 Sep ' 10 at 13:20

BEST resta chill-out shisha in dubai. if you like Moroccan food, this should be the first in the list if not the only one!!

Posted by: Rajaa on 09 Jun ' 10 at 12:10
  • Best for: Family friendly

I go to Almaz all the time it is just amazing the food is fantastic and the staff are very polite and friendly, the shisha is the best in Dubai very clean. I love the place and it is my favorite restaurant in Dubai

Posted by: Abdou on 15 Apr ' 10 at 08:56

Almaz by Momo is the best north african in UAE for food, service & ambience and the great north african music played by the DJ in the weekends

Posted by: Wafaa on 24 Mar ' 10 at 17:04
  • Best for: Romantic

i just loved the place, i wish to visit dubai again so that i go for this lovely place and enjoy its food , shisha and the sweet moments i spent there.

Posted by: Salma on 18 Mar ' 10 at 06:44
  • Best for: Family friendly

Simply one of the best restaurants in Dubai. The food is amazing, always same standards of excellent quality. The Staff are so friendly & nice. The decor is lovely & music is great.

I have never been disappointed & have been going there regularly for the last 3 years. I don't know how anyone could ever give a bad review on Almaz - this place should win all the awards there are.

Posted by: andria on 11 Mar ' 10 at 10:16
  • Best for: Family friendly

The best place ever the staff the food and the music and don't forget the shisha it is the best in UAE.
Very nice place and very well decorated! I love it!!!

Posted by: merry on 19 Jan ' 10 at 01:59

i was in almaz in 2007 it was very nice lovely staff very very nice food couscous and harira soup was the best but now the test is not lik befor way i dont know .???????

Posted by: Abdul Moe on 10 Dec ' 09 at 02:04
  • Best for: Family friendly

the food is very delicious. the shisha is just on the mood. I love this place.

Posted by: Thalita on 16 Sep ' 09 at 12:24
  • Best for: Brunch served

The iftar buffet in Ramadan is absolutely fantastic. Large variety, moroccan and middle eastern, best dessert and best salads, and home cooked tagines. Outside Ramadan? less fantastic, but good.

Posted by: Raya on 13 Aug ' 09 at 22:42
  • Best for: Romantic

I am Moroccan so i can tell you that the food is really good at MOMO's ! I love the couscous with chicken, the staff is so nice and the service is super. The decoration is amazing ! so romantic ! I can go on and on but i am getting kinda hungry and in the mood for couscous so i better stop. p.s the music is also perfect :)

Posted by: ATLASS on 14 Jul ' 09 at 02:06
  • Best for: Romantic

Amazing decor, you would never know you are in the middle of a department store in Emirates Mall.

Posted by: Raffy on 21 Apr ' 09 at 23:15
  • Best for: Romantic

the bestest ever!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ravshan on 21 Apr ' 09 at 23:08
  • Best for: Family friendly

the bestest of the best!!!!!!!! great staff, great music, great atmosphere, the greatest food ever, everything the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Nicky on 13 Apr ' 09 at 11:58

Love the food,absoluately love the food. Lamb does not get better than this. The portions are large. Ambience is perfect. Tucked away in the back of the Mall is just perfect. Great selection of food and never dissapoints. I've been there many times.

Posted by: Irina Melketaite on 01 Apr ' 09 at 12:18
  • Best for: Family friendly

By far it is the best for friends gathering and very good food and service

Posted by: Rajaa on 01 Apr ' 09 at 11:23
  • Best for: Family friendly

the best north african in Dubai for food, service & ambience and defiantly the best shisha in UAE

Posted by: Nermeen on 30 Mar ' 09 at 05:06
  • Best for: Family friendly

Great music, Great food, friendly staff!!!
The decor & ambiance are romantic & artistic...
Love Almaz by Momo!!!

Posted by: housti khalid on 29 Mar ' 09 at 19:44
  • Best for: Family friendly

i will never forget it almaz for ever

Posted by: Armi Stokes on 28 Mar ' 09 at 17:45
  • Best for: Romantic

I have no regrets about the place none whatsoever the whole Nine yards.. Great job Almaz.. though my only concern is the young guy that was working at the reception.. Lorenzo if am not mistaken.. He knew how to charm the ladies.. Professional and wellcoming he was.. You honestly did loose a gem.. One in a million would be able to match up to his charisma.....

Posted by: El Mahico on 26 Mar ' 09 at 10:55

Stuck up unprofessional, snobbish staff

Posted by: Rachel on 25 Mar ' 09 at 21:27
  • Best for: Romantic

Amazing decor, you would never know you are in the middle of a department store in Emirates Mall. The best Moroccan food in town. The separate sheesha room is a great touch.

Posted by: Samir Kerchiched on 17 Mar ' 09 at 14:41
  • Best for: Family friendly

the best north african food in Dubai. and I love the decor and the atmosphere.


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