Tony Roma’s

Tony Roma’s

Big portions of US grub Sheikh Zayed Road Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010

If you’ve ever visited one of Tony Roma’s worldwide franchises (or any mid-priced steak diner, for that matter), you’ll know pretty much what to expect from the Dubai incarnations. Offering typical chain-restaurant food, the catch-all menu encompasses grills, chicken, steak, seafood and burgers, guaranteeing a filling, if rather predictable meal. The upsides here are friendly service (with the manager chatting amiably to patrons as he seeks ‘honest feedback’ about the meal), and the sizeable steaks which, for the price, are good quality, nicely cooked and surprisingly tasty. And the downsides? On our last visit the restaurant was all out of fries – a pretty major booboo at a steak-and-chips diner. Still, there’s no shortage of alternatives: the sour cream-topped baked potatoes make a satisfying substitute. And if the run-of-the-mill main meal options leave you feeling uninspired, you can always pep up your spirits (and your calorie count) with one of the gut-bustingly decadent desserts on offer.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 331 3777
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Website

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Mickey S on 10 Oct ' 14 at 16:00
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

So disappointed. Food was bland and tasteless........and looks nothing like the pics on the menu. Staff were okay but the entire experience was uninspiring. Prices are ok but there are other places within two minutes walk which offer better food, service and value. The entire place looks tired, depressed and as though everyone has lost interest.

Posted by: Anna on 08 Jun ' 13 at 15:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Good service, nice food, huge portions. Thanks Louie!

Posted by: David Waters on 20 May ' 13 at 12:01

Edited by TimeOutDubai.com

Ordered a takeaway from here on Friday evening. Waited an age for it to arrive and then it was cold. couldn;t believe it, the restaurant is just along the road from me. Phoned back to complain about the cold food, said they would call back and didn't. No wonder the restaurant itself is always half empty. Never agian.

Posted by: Sunil Bhambhani on 19 Mar ' 12 at 03:27
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The service is pathetic - my last experience at the Sh Zyd rd branch was when the food did not arrive for 45 minutes, inspite of asking for it again and again - the servers did not bother of even coming to our table for explaining the reason for the delay - inspite of us walking out of there, no one even apologised or convince us to stay back - either it's the management's ignorance or over-confidence - doesn't deserve to be in dubai's competitive market

Posted by: Siddharth on 10 Jan ' 12 at 09:23
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: SNEHA DUTTA on 26 Mar ' 11 at 11:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

it was very nice

Posted by: I on 30 Nov ' 10 at 04:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I went to the Shk. Zayed branch with my family (includes 2 toddlers). We had a decent evening. The food was delicious (esp. the RIBS). A chilled out place for catching up with family and friends. The casual atmosphere is all you need for a good & hearty dinner.

Posted by: Aqilah Darvesh on 09 Feb ' 10 at 16:02
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is a FANTASTIC steak house restaurant. We couldn't fault it. We visited 3 times during our two-week stay in Dubai, and we'll definitely be making it our first choice next time. The quality of the food is excellent. Nothing is too much trouble. My steak arrived rarer than I like (my fault as I didn't ask for it well done), they took it back and it came back perfectly cooked. The service is outstanding. You also have the choice to enter your comments about your stay on the Tony Roma's website, in return you can obtain a special code which allows you 10% off the price of your bill on your next visit. The staff couldn't do enough for us. The ambience was excellent, although I think on one night the music was a little too loud for us to be able to have a good conversation. But apart from that I honestly can't fault it. I also think it offers excellent value for money. The portions are really large, and you definitely don't need a dessert! I really hope you give it a try.

Posted by: Ian on 08 Apr ' 09 at 06:35
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The reviewer actually went to one of the better Tony Roma's restaurants. In the States I was a big Tony Roma's fan but was very disappointed when I got here and horrified particularly with the DFC restaurant. In 4 out of 5 instances I would get bad service/bad food from them. The worst was being served ribs that have bones still dripping with blood! I sent it back 3 TIMES but the guys there still didn't get it,explaining that it was from the bone, not the meat... who cares?! It's still blood. Finally I was too hungry, tired to care I just plunked down on third edition of the meat.

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