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Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1127
06:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anise has a great selection of food to suit everyone's taste. Breakfast is great and the evenings have themed buffets. Visited for the seafood night recently, which was great. Plenty of options for meat eaters too.

Thank april5
Coventry, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

expensive to eat here so only had breakfast which was included with our stay. massive choice, mostly self serve, clean with friendly staff. eggs Benedict was yummy

Thank Gail G
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All that you dream to eat is available here. multi national variety of foods. all staff members are friendly welcoming and talking.

Thank د.عبدالحفيظ خ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best seafood in dubai at this restaurant. Although i wasnt very hungry that day but when i saw all this seafood i could not resist.. love it. Great breakfast place too

Thank messyk
Brampton, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best buffet we have come across, they have it down pat on how to effectively and efficiently move the customers. the management staff visible in the restaurant, very hands on and very helpful. the food is above the average buffet type food. the selection and variety was mind blowing!!

Thank Skhan4302
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The following are my own thoughts and may not be relevant to all, well to make it short the ambience is dark and worst part are the name tag of the food sepcially in the starter area is the worst to read as the writing is done with chalk on mini black board and its faded !!! Very difficult to... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Excellent ambiance Arabic, continental, Japanese and Indian buffets available to choose from Excellent service Live cooking station for grilled / curry dishes Desert station and bar for alcoholic drinks Valet parking available at entrance

Thank Scalfern57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

There was nothing I didn't want to eat at this very well staffed convivial buffet. Sushi sashimi hand rolls, fish bar, Chinese duck pancakes , lamb roast, ...exquisite offerings and very friendly staff. Could fault these guys on deliver!

Thank Paul G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

As I was staying at the Intercontinental hotel I decided to have breakfast there. What a great surprise. The choice of cuisines was astonishing with a station for each time. It was incerdibly difficult to chose from such a cornucopia! Service was great, food was great, ambiance was great. Can't say anything more

Thank nsojer
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stunned by the magnitude of the variety of food that was available for for this brunch. Unbelievable choice of everything from , prawns small to kingsize, fish and meats of every variety. desserts, cakes sweets and ice creams, cheeses. Wow!!!

Thank Keith B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$80
Chinese, Indian, Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood, International, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1127
With eight live cooking stations modeled on the eight points of the star anise, along with an extensive international buffet, Anise delivers a sensory all day dining experience to remember. Dining comes alive with the interactive chef-to-diner experience presenting a culinary trip around the world by sampling food from different corners of the globe.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?