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Karma Kafe

#210 of 8,882 Restaurants in Dubai
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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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15:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
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Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The more I go there the more I love it. The view of the fountains is amazing food is good staff are friendly it's sure worth a visit highly recommend it for tourists or locals DO NOT MAKE A MISTAKE AND GO TO CLAW!!!!!

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Thank TZD36
btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write us a review! We're delighted to hear you had an amazing experience at Karma Kafé! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks, Beatriz More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Still one of the busiest bars in town. Like their terrace for the views and drinks that rarely disappoint. Good music, but gets a bit loud if you want to spend a relaxing evening.

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Thank Polette786
btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, We are delighted to hear you had an amazing experience at Karma Kafé! Our music depends on the night of the week... We play upbeat and eclectic music to set the vibe during busy nights like Tuesdays for Ladies' Nights or during weekends (Thursday/Friday/Saturday). Many thanks for your feedback, we'll make sure to relay it to the team.... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Lovely place to visit. If you sit outside you can see the Dubai water fountains. Good food, its Pan Asian. Great service.

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Thank PHD580415
btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for your review. We are delighted to hear you had a great experience at Karma Kafé! Looking forward to seeing you again sooon! Kind regards, Beatriz More 

London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

A colleague and I went to Karma Kafe around 7.30pm on a Wednesday on recommendation from a Dubai local. We did not have a reservation. Inside was smoky and a bit dingy but we went outside to get a decent view over the half hourly Dubai Mall fountain show. The waitress said that the tables with the best view had... More 

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btrzd, Social Media Manger at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your visit and for your review. We have taken on board your feedback and we hope to see you again soon at Karma Kafé! Kind regards, Beatriz More 

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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Ive been here quite a few times...its great for a night out...but I do wish they would make some changes to the menu and bring in more variety. More options for vegetarians , some bites etc would be most welcome. Given the prices I do expect more !

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1 Thank Priya V
btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your visit and for your review. We have taken on board your feedback and will make sure to relay it to the team Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Beatriz More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

From the minute I arrived to my lovely hostess and waitress, my experience at Karma Kafe was top notch. 😊Not for those on a budget, but nonetheless a beautiful spot to watch the fountains and see the lights of the Burj Khalifa. I had tempura shrimp with a lovely California Chardonnay that cost $60USD. Yep...it's pricey all right. They offer... More 

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Thank Meg J
btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your visit and for your review. We're delighted to hear you had an amazing time at Karma Kafé. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Beatriz More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Once we were in the Souk we decided to visit karma cafe as it was our first visit there so we said lets give it a try. Once we reached the entrance, weren't even greeted but directly asked for id's by the hostess Samrena, who wasn't in a polite mood at all. Apart from this, she wasn't even able to... More 

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btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hello, We really appreciate your comments and you taking the time to share them with us. Customer’s feedback is imperative to us constantly updating our offering, training our staff and developing the restaurant. We apologise that you didn't enjoy your experience at Karma Kafé. Please note that, like all the other venues in Dubai that serves alcohol, we have a... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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171 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have visited the place with colleagues for dinner. The location is very nice with direct view on the Dubai Fountain. The menu is selective and the food we got was just fantastic. The preparation/finishing and taste was excellent. The price is at the limit for what you get, but all overall you should spent the money as it is... More 

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btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your visit and for your review. We're delighted to hear you had an amazing time at Karma Kafé. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Beatriz More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Wanted to redeem my entertainer voucher!! They would allow you to use it but with 1 million restrictions. One of them is that even if you are selecting a main menu item it can't be below AED89!!!! If you want a bar menu item then you can't redeem the voucher unless you are setting by the bar. While if you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

It was a usual monthly girls night out. I have never tried Japanese food, so on a friends recommendation, we booked our table at the Karma Kafe. I was absolutely apprehensive since not only had i not had Japanese before, I wasn't too fond of seafood too. But the KK was an absolute treat. Each dish that we ordered were... More 

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Thank HighwayE11
Chorcha H, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time at Karma Kafe! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, perhaps you could gather the girls again and try our Friday "Karma Karvery Brunch" next time :-) Many Thanks, Chorcha More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80 - US$200
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 02:00
Thursday
15:00 - 02:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0909
Description
Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of world renowned Buddha-Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Offering a fusion of pan Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafe is a unique dining and nightlife destination.

The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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