Chandelier

Shisha and coffee specialist on Marina Walk 10 Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

More a venue for a shisha and coffee than a full blown meal. It’s a shame really, as the place looks funky with its black and white interior, and a decked terrace area.

Service is pretty slack, as the place is normally full of people puffing away on shishas, so don’t be surprised if the drinks you ordered before your food still haven’t arrived before your starters are cleared away.

When the food does appear, it’s rather lacklustre Arabic fare compared to other places in the city. You’ll feel disappointed with the dry and bland falafel for a start. The spinach fatayer and hummus are better, but nothing earth shattering, and the best mezze to order is probably the mutabbal.

Slightly better is the mixed grill and kofta, but overall this isn’t a place to linger for a leisurely meal.


By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 366 3606
  • Travel: Marina Walk

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User reviews

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Magdee on 16 May ' 12 at 06:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It's the best Lebanese rest in Dubai, prices a bit high but you get value and the food is the best you can ever taste, location is perfect and I think that's why there prices are higher cause it's probably expansive to pay rent there, they have the best shisha in town and the service is very good to, quality of food is amazing cause I'm a chef and I know which quality they are using, DON'T MISS IT

Posted by: koutaiba on 23 Mar ' 12 at 06:05
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The shisha is extremely excellent i visit them for it best than any other cafe/restaurants their prizes seems little high they need to reduce but in other hand their services are good, i have no issues to visit is every day at all. Food is nice juices too but as noticed by any visitor their charges is the only problem i believe they would be the best if they changed their prices

Posted by: Louise on 13 Oct ' 11 at 03:31
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The main thing that sticks in my head after eating here was the expensiveness! Close to AED 80 for a grill plate (usually at least half that in other similar 'restaurants'). Having said that, the food was tasty and you get extra bits on your plate that you wouldn't get in other restaurants (such as roasted vegetables). Portions were slightly on the generous side. Drinks were also very expensive compared to other places - 36 dhs for a juice (again, I usually pay around half that).

Service was terrible! Waiters wandering around with glazed eyes, not attentive at all.

People smoking shisha just next to our table (which was indoors) was off-putting to us non-smokers.

I definitely wouldn't go back - there are other lebanese restaurants within spitting distance which serve equally as good food and your bill would be 50% less.

Posted by: Sasha on 12 Mar ' 11 at 08:26
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The service was extremely lazy and messy. They took almost 30min to provide me with the bill and several reminders. Food was very bad such that I had severe problems and pain with my stomach.
They are very very expensive for bad food !
I can't recommend anybody to go there only for testing the toughness of the own stomach.

Shisha is good. and The ambiente is also nice. All in all this restauarant is a waste of a good location.

It's a clear NO NEVER AGAIN

Posted by: Sezer Gürsoy on 09 Feb ' 11 at 14:13
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Nice environment, stylish food, want to go there again when I visit Dubai as soon as possible.

Posted by: Haya Almani on 07 Jan ' 11 at 17:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Luis Escamilla on 29 Sep ' 10 at 21:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Well, I guess after 2 years (and reading these reviews) the service has improved. I liked the place, the food was good, and the staff was very respondive, fast, kind.

I would recommend the hamour with hummus, and the fatoush salad was enough to share amongst three people. My friend had chicken skewers which he liked and it could easily be shared by two.

The shisha was nice and the scenery towards the Yatchs and lake was good.

Posted by: Aditya Shah on 30 Jul ' 10 at 12:35
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Go there just for the location. The shisha is generally nice, but the slack staff kills the mood. Fantistic location undone by pathetic staff and average food. The only reason I go there is to enjoy the shisha at the marina on a pleasant winter night.

Posted by: John Wilcox on 20 Apr ' 10 at 06:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Their prices is CRAZY, much higher than any other places while they are not better than any! where they think they're located at? it's just Dubai Marina not Chanzelize! fresh juice is AED34 while normal price is AED10-AED15 and if you go to any cafeteria where they make better juice than any restaurant in Dubai they sell AED 5-7 . They really need to review their prices and match it to the Dubai market not France.

Posted by: Darkness on 24 Jul ' 09 at 00:40
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very nice

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