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Horribly incompetent service lets down Asiana Hotel restaurant Reviews

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Seaworld, formerly of Sheikh Zayed Road, relocated to the Asiana Hotel in mid-2011. It’s now far more upmarket, though the menu still features a world of seafood options. When it first opened, service was horrible, but this has now improved. Waitresses accompany you to the incredibly long ice bed displaying everything from local hammour and sultan to snapper, sea bream, shrimp and lobster.

Dishes such as sautéed red snapper and steamed sea bass in chilli and lemon sauce, with asparagus in oyster sauce as a side, prove competently done, though they don’t quite match the flavourful ‘cup mussels’. To avoid dining alone, visit at the weekend and be prepared for some (if not all) of your order to be lost in translation, since the majority of the staff speak better Chinese and Korean than they do English. However, when the food arrives, you won’t be disappointed.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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


  • Location: Asiana Hotel, Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 238 7777
  • Travel: Salahuddin Road
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Posted by: Jane on 21 Jan ' 12 at 11:42
  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Tried here and really liked it actually. i've been to their other one on sheikh zayed many times and always loved it so decided to give this a try. The staff were so helpful i thought and the fish was so delicious. I would recommend asking for chefs special sauce, so so good. The restaurant was a little quiet but it shouldn't be for long as i thought all was very good!

Posted by: John on 23 Nov ' 11 at 13:42
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have eaten twice here and really liked it. I think maybe when the reviewer went the restaurant may have just opened because the service was good when i went. I had hammour my first time then shrimps and scallops second time I went. Although restaurant was a bit quiet the quality of the food was excellent.

Posted by: Richard on 29 Oct ' 11 at 14:23

Good review - it's refreshing to see some honesty and Time Out on the whole delivers that, rather than the sycophantic nonsense we usually have to put up with elsewhere. The general standard of service in this country is still low especially for the prices we are expected to pay. The enthusiasm is there but the training and knowledge and general understanding on what makes a good quality dish is not. I'm afraid the previous commentator doesn't understand the purpose of reviews. There is no arrogance in saying something is bad if it is bad. It saves the rest of us wasting money. Expats have the right to say it as it is -it is a prerogative we all have if you choose to exercise it. So get over yourself!

Posted by: Vishal on 04 Oct ' 11 at 10:56

Weak review. So the only real problem with the service was that it felt too authentic? Expatriate arrogance at it's best

Posted by: Walid on 03 Oct ' 11 at 23:02
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i would like just to take this opportunity to give some advise to the person who have visited Sea world in Asiana Hotel, actually as you are in a position that every one take your comments seriously, you should be fair and keep the trust given you by this country in order to get your feedback in every visit to a certain outlet, furthermore by given feedback every one your must be honest with yourself first, to your job and to peoples they trust your comments and valuable feedback.

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