Trader Vic’s

Bar food

  • Trader Vic’s
Unlike some of its other branches, Trader Vic’s Festival City is fairly quiet in comparison. The venue is divided into a restaurant and lounge, with the former offering a more formal setting with linen table cloths. If you take a seat at the bar or in the lounge, then you can enjoy a livelier atmosphere courtesy of the Cuban band that performs regularly. With a strong Polynesian theme throughout, the restaurant also features a large glass smoke house in the centre of the dining area as well as a sushi counter. From light bites such as calamari and crab rangoon up to dishes like Cantonese steamed sea bass and Mongolian lamb, you’ll find an enticing international range here. Most of the dishes hit the mark, but are quite pricey. Service, though, is excellent. Trader Vic’s
5 1

By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 April 2015

Location: - Festival City
Tel: 04 255 9000
Travel: Al Rebaat Street
Cuisine: Bar Food
Experiences: Alcohol available, Wi-fi, Outdoor seating, Family friendly, Live music, Pork served
Times: Open Sun-Sat noon-2am (last orders for food: 11.30pm).
Price range: Dhs500+
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • lisanne zabka Feb 20, 2013 09:40 pm
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
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    I love this new Trader Vic's Restaurant. My friend and I went twice for Happy Hour, enjoying the delicious Calamari, crab rangoons and other half price appetizers. The mango Mai Taiswere delicious, and there were many other Polynesian cocktails available.We have enjoyed the Happy Hour offerings (between 6-8 pm), but not had the chance to enjoy the music or dinner menu. I think this is a welcome addition to the restaurants at Festival City Mall.
  • Cat Armstrong Jan 21, 2013 04:42 pm
    This was my second visit there and I was very disappointed indeed. The place was empty (5.30pm) and the service was very slow. We ordered nibbles and one of the dips claiming to be 'Chinese Mustard' nearly made my colleague throw up in her napkin, she had to run to the toilet. We all had a little taste and I understand why she reacted that way. It was disgusting and totally inedible. Even the waitress agreed as she tasted it too. Unfortunately there was no apology whatsoever and certainly no empathy at all. Literally this food was gross and wouldn't even remotely pass the description as 'food'. Anyway, we were offered an alternative dip which was OK. I left earlier than my colleagues and handed to them my money for my drink. However on leaving a waitress just addressed me on the way out saying 'Your bill??' in a very accusing manner, I was quite stunned. I just had to leave without actually saying anything at all. Really terrible experience, which is a shame. I'll be going back to the Belgian Beer Cafe in future.
  • Laila Dec 30, 2012 05:49 am
    I think this is by far the best trader vics in the world! I have visited many and the layout, the food and the service are the best! The tidbits are cooked just right and the addition of the sushi menu is a great idea. I celebrated my 2nd anniversay there with my friends and family, the staff were so attentive and prepared a special desert just for the occasion! The sushi, tidbits and main courses we ordered were fantastic and of course the music in the background was great. The outdoor seating is perfect for winter weather and it's not as crowded as the other Traders in Dubai. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I hope they maintain the great quality and service

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