From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010
The Polynesian-themed Trader Vic’s is constantly buzzing. Even on a weeknight you have to reserve a table or wait 45 minutes. You won’t mind one bit though, as the bar is a great place to spend some time. The huge, notorious cocktails are strong and delicious, the 50 per cent off happy hour lasts for two (6pm-8pm) and the music comes courtesy of a loud and lively salsa band. There are bar snacks on offer, but we recommend you pick from the restaurant menu of expertly made international dishes with an Asian twist (try the wasabi mashed potato). The creamy crab pastry puffs are a true pleasure for starters, along with the naughty but nice jalapeño cheese balls. The Peking duck pancakes are so tender you could cry, and the curries are a vibrant and delicious mix of spices and fresh vegetables. The service is also efficient, despite the staff being rushed off their feet. All in all an excellent night. Highly recommended.