Al Ijaza Café

Surreal Arabic café on the beach road Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

It would be easy to zip right past this teeny fast-food joint, but those in need of a fresh fruit boost would do well to slow down and take a peek. The selection of fruity cocktails is amazing, and one glass will certainly make a substantial contribution to your five-a-day.

The innovative names (Versachi, George Armani, Nokia and Computer), while not overly informative, are at least vaguely inventive, so stick a pin in the menu and take your chance.

Hello (a strawberry and mango concoction) and Jumeirah (a creamy carrot and mango combo), don’t disappoint and, should awkward customers come up with a blend they haven’t thought of, the super-friendly staff will bend over backwards to please.

Food-wise, Al Ijaza’s fare is almost as extensive as its cocktails, with some unusual and equally puzzling fare. Presented with the ubiquitous pile of fluorescent pickles, the sandwiches look – and taste – very similar.

That’s not to say they’re bad, just no more than you’d expect paying Dhs10 from a roadside eatery. With only two tables indoors and six outside, it’s basic to say the least, but worth a stop for a fab fruity schlurp and a bargain snack.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 344 4874
  • Travel: Jumeirah Beach Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Hind Khoory on 22 Jul ' 11 at 15:46
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My all time fav cafeteria =D Love the hassan mtar .. sooo yummy !!

Posted by: Saurabh on 10 Jul ' 11 at 09:15
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Amazing place, great value for money & feel good place... must go place. Recommended once a week. Try their polaris juice....

Posted by: Ingolfur on 08 Mar ' 11 at 19:24
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

To put it simply: The best juice I have ever tried.

I have tried juices all over Dubai (and ME) but this juice combined with relaxed and friendly atmosphere is the best and keeps me coming back for more. The food is form of a light meal/snack and is delicious.

When I am showing people around Dubai, Al Ijaza Café is as important as Burj Dubai and Gold Souq :)

Service is excellent and prices are low, highly recommended.

Posted by: basil moosa on 16 Jan ' 11 at 02:53
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Amir on 01 Dec ' 10 at 11:29
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 05 Oct ' 10 at 07:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: bab on 14 Dec ' 09 at 17:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very good, the meals is delicious, and it's also at a reasonable price

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