Weirdly-titled Arabic dining at The Address Dubai Mall
Na3na3’s Halla night (Friday)
A buffet brunch focussing on organic, seasonal and local produce. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs380 (house beverages).
From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011The first time we ventured to this buffet-only spot we had a rather embarrassing showdown with a concierge at the hotel – ‘Can you show us where nah-three-nah-three is?’ ‘Nasty nasty?’ he replied. It turns out the threes are silent. ‘Nah-nah’ offers a standard selection of Middle Eastern cuisine – the ample salad buffet looks appealing, but unfortunately that’s where the positives end. Bread is too often stale, salad wilted, and the barometer of any good MENA restaurant, the houmous was unappetisingly salty.
The hot mains are an improvement: the sujok is nicely tangy, and the freshly prepared mixed grills juicy, but the rest of the dishes forgettable. Desserts are predominantly Western – a touch of trifle and tiramisu thrown in with chocolate mousse and jelly – and while not offensive, they don’t live up to their looks. When it first opened in September 2009, we were pleasantly surprised by this buffet spot, but its standards seem to have slipped quite a bit in just a year. Na3Na3
|Location:||The Address Dubai Mall - Downtown Dubai - Dubai|
|Tel:||04 438 8888|
|Travel:||Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard|
|Cuisine:||Arabic, Middle Eastern|
|Experiences:||Alcohol available, All you can eat deal, Brunch served|
|Times:||Open daily 6.30am-11.30pm|
|Credit Cards Accepted:||Yes|
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Nisreen Oct 03, 2013 10:30 am
The Theme night on Thursday is excellent value for money with Seafood from lobsters, tiger prawns, hammour etc . My first visit was not a pleasant one and once brought to their notice the second visit was a memorable one .
Frédéric Feb 25, 2012 06:37 pm
Physically, the restaurant looks more like a spa. The service was not only excellent, but authentic.
The cuisine is Mediterranean and Arabic.
Here qq examples of the dishes at the buffet:
- Mezzeh and salads (hummus, Moutabel, Tabbouleh, Fattoush, Waraq enab, etc..)
- Main courses (Shish Tawouk, lamb kebab, kofta, beef with raisins, etc.).
- Desserts (selection of pastries Arab Apricot clafoutis, Umm Ali, Loukoums, Creme brulee with pistachio, Mohalabia, etc..)
- All kinds of breads also available, condiments, sauces, salads, etc..
Cat Nov 25, 2011 07:16 am
We were invited to the spot - when we arrived my experience was that of walking into a cold fridge. The atmosfere is chilly, the room was chilly and the waiters so chilled, it froze me out.
My partner requested freshly cooked lobster and was told ther was none, while there clearly was a lot on the counter. Only after he explained that he was allergic to garlic did they help him.
The food is average. considering the value for money - there are mch better options out there.
Waiters had no idea about the wine options.
Dessert is ok but nothing special and they ran out of creme brulee early.
I asked for english breakfast tea after dinner and was told I had to pay extra, but if I take black tea it is included. Honestly if you pay 245 dhs can they not afford a bag of tea?
Would not recommend unless you are into cold clinical average experiences.
Marcello Jul 30, 2011 03:40 pm
Went for Friday brunch. Very bad experience.
Food not so bad, live cooking and buffet avarage as many other buffet in dubai, but i cannot complain about (even if i could expect much more from ADDRESS!!)
About service.. a really disaster. Waiters don't even speak english, hostess as well. We had to ask 3 time what was the brunch pakage (drink or not drink included) and nobody could aswer or atleast understand what we were asking. Finally we did by ourself.
They told us 4 time that the juices for "package brunch" is coming from the box..and finally they came saying "the juice from the box are finished, we have to give u the fresh one"...its ok, thank you...
We order a shoarma from grill, never came (with 10 guests on the floor) they brought away my fork and i had to wait 5 minut to eat again because noboy brought me back a new one.
The chef from the grill had to guide handelling the waiter to the right table who order the plate..
And finally the brought my Credit card with the machine to the wrong couple, after then they came to me.
I didn't recieve any comment card to fill up...shame.
I knew already that the address hotels was so stingy, but they could invest some money to get a great service staff for they restaurants and avoid to show every time this disgusting service !
Kitty Nov 16, 2009 09:23 am
We went to NA3NA3 for Friday brunch - the non-alcoholic version - and had a lovely time.
It's true that the ambiance is a bit strange - it is all very new and bright, with exceptionally tall ceilings but a rather narrow seating area in comparison, making it feel rather business-like. The staff, however, were absolutely lovely - helpful, able to explain dishes, quick, attentive and smiling.
The food was delicious. The salads were fresh and tasty and the seafood buffet was a treat - so much so that I got stuck on that and didn't have a main, apart from some tempura prawns that were equally tasty.
The desert buffet had a good range of pretty standard deserts, mixed in with bowls of sweets and two chocolate fountains.
It is also worth noting that there is a dedicated children's buffet and staffed entertainment area.
The only dampener on the meal was the prospect of so much going to waste. There must have been a maximum of 20 customers and some of the dishes weren't even touched.