Glancing around, it's hard not to be impressed by Flooka. There's something refreshingly natural and organic about the decor... the Norwegian wood, the classy touches of mahogany and the fish motifs on the wall go some way in taking you away from Dubai. Ignore the dull (mediocre at best) Arabic starters, and turn your attention to the stacks of fresh fish laid out on ice beds (the usual suspects: hammour, sea bass, lobster, prawns) – specify the weight and how you want it cooked.
There’s an element of safety to the dishes, some of the fish lacks sharpness and detail and there’s nothing spectacular about the flavouring. This said, you can be guaranteed pleasant enough, decently cooked fish that just about satisfies. The service can be a bit tricky as the staff try to serve the drinker as well as diners (Flooka is a busy bar as well as restaurant), but this is very much a social restaurant, rather than a haven for the serious foody.
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