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Trader Vic's

) #31 of 1,959 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi $$ - $$$ Caribbean, ,
Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 644 3011
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cheese balls” (10 reviews)
“cuban band” (7 reviews)
“beach rotana” (24 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice French Polynesian atmosphere and very good cocktails. Professional service, beautiful food, comfortable seating. A little bit on the pricey side.

Thank Laurentiu M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry people, not allowing us to come into the Carribean Bar in a Carribean dress (flowery shirt & loose shorts below knees) is just against your Carribean concept. Dont you think?

2  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here tonight. As we entered, we were approached by the security guard. We were informed that casual did not allow for shorts (knee length, business shorts). We did have reservations and the place was quite empty. On the website this was not stated...More

2  Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most wonderful bar-restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Staff very friendly always smiling and attentive. The manager Mr Nicolas very nice and professional man. The live band exelent for me the best one in UAE. For me was a EXELENT night.

1  Thank Dado8906
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The place is nice, live Cuban music, crowded, plenty of smoke. So if the plan is going for drinks, is like many pubs in Europe (wherever smoking inside is allowed). Food is Ok but any other of the Rotana restaurants is better. Service was fine...More

Thank Jorditorne
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I am actually sad every time I have to leave this place, but can assure you the smile I have is the largest one can have when I step foot inside of Trader Vic's and meet all the lovely staff there. Their drinks are great...More

1  Thank Faris A
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Being a regular at Trader Vic's means that you know what to expect. This goes for service, food and drinks. Every time I come these are great! And I congratulate them for getting all kind of awards for this, meaning I am not the only...More

1  Thank Margriet L
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Margriet L, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Trader Vic's. Our team works very hard to ensure that our guests leave satisfied and it...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This place is so busy , bubbling with nice people , music and great food. The atmosphere is really nice and the service is always great. I was surprised by the fast , efficient and friendly service in particular I would like to mention Carmina...More

1  Thank gkachab
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Dear gkachab, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for such positive comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Trader Vic's. Thank you for the compliments on our service. We will share your comments with the rest...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Entrance access is from outside of beach rotana hotel Abu Dhabi and I know the brand from London Hilton on park lane . Food was ok and drinks as well but did not like the ambiance

Thank ArvinFa
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I returned to Trader Vic's meeting a girlfriend for an early supper. We decided to use the Entertainer and just have main courses and drinks. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. The music was good. We sat by the wood smoker and watched...More

1  Thank Suzanne W
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for such positive comments. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Trader Vic's. Thank you for the compliments on our food, and service. We will share your comments with...More

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Annalisadubla
Is it open during Ramadan time? And it will be funny or down because of the period? Thank you
26 May 2017|
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Response from Suzanne W | Reviewed this property |
No Trader Vic's will close for the whole period.
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tonyg672
Do you have to book a table or can you just turn up.
20 December 2016|
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Response from CJS-OK | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tony, The place is divided into a restaurant and Bar - the bar area is visible - the bar crowds out at about 9pm when the local house Latin band starts up. I've never seen the restaurant part fully booked out but it gets... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 03:00
Monday
17:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 03:00
Thursday
17:00 - 03:30
Friday
17:00 - 03:30
Saturday
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 644 3011
  • E-mail
Description
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes in Island cuisine and tropical cocktails in an exotic atmosphere.
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