Buddha Bar

High-end pan-Asian restaurant in Dubai Marina
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Time Out Says

There are some restaurants in Dubai that come and go in the blink of an eye and there are others that refuse to be budged from the city’s dining scene, seemingly immune to fads or an often fickle market. Buddha-Bar falls into the latter category. In fact, it perhaps suffers due to its familiarity, but when you walk in you can’t help but be impressed by the huge, atmospheric venue.

The sweeping high ceilings, moody lighting, red furnishings and massive windows allowing views of Dubai Marina, make for a fairly awesome setting.

There’s a big bar area as well as the vast seating area, and if one thing goes against the venue it’s how open and exposed you can feel while sitting at the table.

The food certainly doesn’t disappoint, however, with almost every part of the menu offering something excellent.

Go for the maki rolls or dim sum, and you won’t be disappointed, and some of the meat main courses are very good, too. The traditional Thai curries are a hit, too. Noodle and rice dishes don’t have the same wow factor, but are decent, filling options.

Is the food on trend? Not particularly? Is it worth the prices? Perhaps not. But there’s something about Buddha-Bar that keeps drawing people back in. We think it’s the overall package – the good vibes, tasty food and impressive setting amount to something more than the sum of its parts.

The bottom line
Well-presented food that mostly hits the mark, but you pay for the privilege.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 27 Jun 2018

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Details

FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesAmerican, Asian
Dress CodeAfter Six
Show number 04 317 6000
Dubai, Dubai Marina, Grosvenor House Dubai - Al Sufouh Rd. - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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