The Cheesecake Factory

The arrival of this US chain in Dubai created quite a storm, but it doesn’t live up to its own hype

  • The Cheesecake Factory
It’s been a while since Dubai experienced such a dizzying frenzy over a new restaurant opening. The venue has become notorious as the workplace of failing actress-turned-waitress Penny from US TV series The Big Bang Theory. Grandiose and golden, it’s an odd space: old fashioned and over the top, designed like an American jazz-age salon, glossed over with a glitzy sheen. The menu is a long, chaotic list of deep-fried, Americanised all and sundry, peppered with ads for other venues – don’t be surprised if even the staff fail to navigate through it properly. The Vietnamese tacos are fairly successful and imaginative, albeit not strictly ‘tacos’, while the insane-sounding concept of a fried ball of macaroni and cheese in a burger is surprisingly good, but most other dishes are largely disappointing. Finally, with 50 varieties on offer, you’ll want to sample some of the famous cheesecakes – most are sickly sweet, so go for ‘Craig’s Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake’. The Cheesecake Factory
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 15 April 2013

Location: - Downtown Dubai
Tel: 04 325 3521
Travel: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Cuisine: Cafés
Experiences: Wi-fi
Times: Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight
Price range: Dhs350-499
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

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  • zephyr Feb 22, 2015 02:05 pm
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    Went to the MOE branch for the first time. Got a table easily considering it was Friday evening. Kids meal chicken nuggets- very tender and nice, came without much waiting.
    We had ordered the Louisiana pasta which was heavenly...never had such awesome pasta before...and the Hersheys cheesecake was delightfully sinful too...everything worth the money for sure!
    Our waitress was also very sweet and attentive. They could however, increase the lighting a bit as it seems a bit on the lower side.
  • Lama Feb 24, 2014 11:22 am
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    I went there for lunch with my family. Our food took 40 minutes to arrive, and arrived 1 dish at a time. We ordered 4 main courses which arrived 1 dish after the other with good time gaps in between! no fresh bread basket was served, service was extremely bad. The food is below average. The fried mac and cheese arrived cold! we told the waiter it was cold and she said" do u want me to heat it in a microwave?" I am definitly not going to return, its a total waste and mess, not worth a single dirham.
  • Neeil Jul 29, 2013 12:43 pm
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    Cheesecake Factory offers big menu with lots of variety. The food is also delicious and is HUGE serving. Service is excellent, and their chefs are efficient and professional. The prices are very high and they only serve FIJI Water, which is very expensive. The ambiance feels as though you are on a Romantic Date, but unfortunately it is in a noise shopping centre which cannot justify the price.

    It's good to go only once a year.
  • Lester Jan 28, 2013 09:58 am
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    3 of us went to the cheese cake factory Downtown dubai for lunch on Sunday. Luckily we were taken straight to our table without waiting. The waitress came to our table with a bright smile and took our order. the Bread took 15 minutes when it finally arrived to our table, when asking why, the waitress said the bread was in the oven, baking. The food also took another 20 min from the order time. In the mean time we noticed the staff standing behind our table and busy chatting with each other not paying attention to the other guests, who had to wave their hands to ask something. Our waitress was standing right besides us and applying lipstick and brushing her hair. The manager was having a drink while working. I found that totally impolite and not right at all. For a standard of your type this is totally not acceptable.
  • Julia Jan 24, 2013 05:15 am
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    After having been to the Cheesecake Factory many times in America, we didn't expect the same quality of food but when we arrived here, we found that although the service was slightly slow at times, the food was amazing. IF you are looking for a place you aren't worried about spending a little more money on, it is definitely worth a try and you must save space for the cheesecake at the end!

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