Bu Qtair

Seafood

Bu Qtair
This casual seafood café is a popular entry in many Dubai residents’ little black book. Located in a residential area along Jumeirah Beach Road, you’ll find queues most evenings at this unassuming spot, with punters happily waiting for a plastic table and chair to become available. There are no reservations here, and you can only order from prawns or the fish they’ve caught that day. And whatever you order, it’ll be marinated in a mildly-spicy seasoning before being fried and served with rice or paratha and curry sauce. It’s a simple meal, but absolutely delicious thanks to the freshness and quality of the fish. The staff are swift and efficient, and they have to be to ensure that tables are turned over quickly for the waiting hordes. There’s no entertainment or live fish tanks here, it’s all about a wallet-friendly seafood experience. Bu Qtair
5 1

By Time Out Dubai staff | 27 April 2015

Location: Jumeirah - Dubai
Tel: 055 705 2130
Travel: Road 4d, near Burj Al Arab
Cuisine: Seafood
Experiences: Outdoor seating
Times: Open daily 10.30am-3pm, 6.30pm-midnight
Price range: Dhs50-199
Credit Cards Accepted: No

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  • Amin Islam Oct 12, 2015 11:54 am
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    I love this place. For someone who spends most of his time (not out of choice) at superficial corporate dinners around pretentious people, over the top resorts & 5* hotels - this place really helps me wind down and enjoy good food around good people. It's authentic in the sense you get what you pay for. The restaurant and the people who go there are not trying to be things they are not, which is often what we seem to be consumed by in today's society. Service was great, staff were friendly, amazing and great fresh seafood. Certainly not for the "Nouveau Riche".
  • Tin Oct 26, 2014 03:45 pm
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    The best seafood restaurant!:)
  • Al harazi Feb 03, 2014 09:08 pm
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    I went there the other day after i read the reviews, i was very disappointed. First of all, the ques were long, then after we chose the fish (only Sherri and prawns, so not much of an option), we had to wait for 40 mins. The waiting area is just as bad as the eating area, it is Dark, the chairs and the cheapest plastic stools that you buy from satwa. The food then arrived and we sat in a table which was dirty and cats were all over.

    The fish was oily from the inside, dry in the inside, im not sure why there are good reviews about this, i found the service is poor, the food is poor and the prices are not that cheap, will not be vising again.
  • Cristy May 18, 2013 12:48 pm
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    Most of my friends had been to this place and I was like..Okay, i should try it one day. So me and my friend went and she said "food is great and reasonable". When our order arrived, i felt dismay looking at the fish and prawns! Looks like it was in the pool of oil served to us. They did not even bother to strain it for 2 minutes! It doesnt even taste good. sauce were not good..table were dirty, so many cats walking around. and when we pay our bill for that less half kilo of fish and like 10pcs of small prawns, was shocked with the bill! 120 aed for just that and a bottle of water?
    not fond of going back again.
  • Amjad Mar 23, 2013 09:46 am
    It is master class in itself for all the foodies who care a bitf for ambience. Luv 2 visit agan n again:)

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