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Fish Market Fish Market

Popular seafood restaurant with interesting concept Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

Dining at Fish Market can be a bit confusing. The idea is, you look at the day’s fresh catch and vegetables, choose what you want and how you’d like it cooked. The issue is the servers’ lack of communication leaves one feeling a little lost, and doesn’t exactly inspire the diner with confidence.

At the 11th hour, waiters will suggest combinations and, surprisingly, the dishes actually work. Try prawns and vegetables in a coconut Thai curry – the gravy is a beautiful balance of spicy and sweet, the crustaceans are monstrously large and succulent, and the veg, crisp and properly cooked. Though the food is done well, and the windows offer spectacular views of the creek, one major drawback to this restaurant is the price.

The bill is tallied by weight, and – rather cheekily, we feel – a cooking charge is applied to the final sum, and so it’s not hard to rack up more than you intended at this bizarrely styled restaurant. If not knowing what you’re paying is part of the thrill of dining out, by all means, give Fish Market a try (the food is worth it.

But if you prefer to prepare your wallet for what lies ahead, go elsewhere.

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.

Details

  • Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 205 7033
  • Travel: Baniyas Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

User reviews:

Posted by: Wilson Fortin on 10 Apr ' 15 at 07:25
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Location and perfect view of the Dubai Creek and great hospitaly from food server and guest relations. Thank you for our wonderful dinner last night !!! Great service from the crew Ms. Marylove and Flor awesome service!!!

Posted by: Totally worth it on 16 Feb ' 15 at 20:31
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Fresh seafood, good wine, nice view.
If you are a couple like we are you will find The Fish Market perfectly suitable for a romantic dinner.
Picking fish and seafood was fun, and you can choose how the food will be cooked. Definitely recommend.

Posted by: Adriana on 05 Feb ' 15 at 11:42
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Edited by TimeOutDubai.com

Great concept, friendly stuff and delicious, fresh food, prepare on the way I like it. Actually, I was surprised that the best restaurant I went to during my holiday in Dubai was located in my hotel. I tried lemon butter shrimps and the Fasker fish and I loved them. Definitely will come back next year!

Posted by: Ramon on 28 Jun ' 13 at 19:32
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Expecting something better. Food nothing special

Posted by: Kronos on 29 Apr ' 13 at 11:27
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Too expensive - typical tourist trap

Read the view over the creek is supposedly good...not really! There are many better places with better view.

Food & the hostess are good and the only redeeming factor.

Overall, a ripoff, but executed very well.

Posted by: Jim B. on 20 Feb ' 11 at 09:11
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Im sorry but this seafood is very mediocre and completely overpriced for the quality. Service is friendly enough but the Chinese waitresses are obviously not trained proffesionals.

There are far better seafood reastaurants in Dubai - actually you probably get much quality seafood for the price in most regular restaurants.

Certainly our visit this weekend will be the first and last.

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