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Awtar

#640 of 8,904 Restaurants in Dubai
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4B St | Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai 7978, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 317 2221
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19:30 - 03:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service provided the staff was great. The band was okay. The belly dancer was below average. The salad was acceptable The kebab and other food were cold and tasted cocked days before.

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Thank Engr Jawad A
Fathi_Khogaly, F&B Director at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Engr, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback on your experience. It saddens me to hear that you were not entirely satisfied with your visit and that we did not commit to our usual standards this evening. I have personally forwarded all your comments to Awtar's team to better improve our guest experience. We highly appreciate... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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178 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was like eating for the sake of it we did order the authentic dishes according to the service person got it was not happening at all ...what we only ate and enjoyed was the hummus.. it was a feeling of just filling up your stomach because you are hungry but not enjoying a bit but the atmosphere is very... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, very good food. Elegant setting, and the best fattoush we have ever had. Not quite what we expected but a very good evening.

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Thank Gavin A
Fathi_Khogaly, F&B Director at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Gavin, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant! Were pleased to know you enjoyed your time and hope to see you soon! Best Regards, Abdullah Issa F&B Director Grand Hyatt Dubai More 

Beijing, China
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Awtar offers food and music for a night you will always remember. After years and years coming, the quality has been constantly good (failing only when the restaurant was full, so the barbecue came cold or one night when the seafood was not fresh). I love the mezzas: taboule, fatush, kebbe nayee, fried kebbe and dumplings to start, but you... More 

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HyattinDubai, Executive Assistant Manager Food and Bevereage at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Alex B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your most recent visit to Awtar. We we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your most recent dining experience with us and were full of praise on the quality of food leaving the kitchen, on the ambiance of the venue and on the entertainment provided... More 

Boulder, CO
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185 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The restaurant was nearly empty when I arrived a little after 7 pm but had several tables occupied when I left before 9. The waiter mentioned that there would be live music later in the evening. I ordered some hummus and taboule to begin, but strangely the restaurant was "out of taboule!" Fortunately the hummus was very good and the... More 

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Thank Fremdenfuhrer
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Fremdenfuhrer, Thank you for your email. Happy to know that you enjoyed our Lebanese restaurant. The live entertainment is nice and you should see it next ime. Hope to welcome you back again. Abdullah Issa EAM F&B More 

Tampere, Finland
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

According to those who have visited many Lebanese restaurants in Dubai this is the best. Based on my limited experience I would tend to agree. Beware that the fixed menu is what the restaurant prefers to offer, although an a la carte menu also exists. One party has to agree though which one to go with (fixed menu or a... More 

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Thank MEN45
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear MEN45, Thank you for your review. Glad that you liked the food. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Abdullah Issa EAM F&B More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Staying at the Grand Hyatt for a conference we came here for dinner. We were shown to an outside table that had not been serviced after the previous guests and the waiter felt it best to simply reverse the tablecloth on account of the stains. Unfortunately the stains had travelled to the reverse side so he had to reluctantly go... More 

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HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Stuart M, Thank you for your review. We are extremely sad to know that your experience with us was not up to the mark. Please let me review with my team and get back to you. Hope we can welcome you back again and make your experience with us better. Abdullah Issa EAM F&B More 

Montagnola, Switzerland
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The inside of the restaurant looks like a tent ( a very big and beautiful one!), with material draped from the ceiling. The waiter was not only able to recommend, but also volunteered items that we might like. All absolutely delicious! We were also able to watch a belly dancing show at 22.30, which added to the folklore. Will definitely... More 

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Thank Rocachal T
HyattinDubai, Executive Assistant Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear REATXXX, Thank you for your review and praising the ambiance. We are proud to be an authentic Lebanese restaurant. Fantastic to hear that you were taken good care of and enjoyed our nightly live entertainment. Hope to welcome you back again soon. David Harb Executive Assistant Manager More 

London
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Unlike the appalling abd el wahab downtown that provides pre-cooked, poorly done middle eastern food this is a different experience altogether. Inside the Grand Hyatt, the restaurant was easy to find and took bookings reliably (not always the case in Dubai). Plenty of locals here which is always a good sign. A good menu with a good range, mostly Lebanese.... More 

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HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear nmw27, Thank you for reviewing us. Glad that you liked our Lebanese restaurant and enjoyed the food and ambiance and recommend to other guests. Look forward to welcome you back again. David Harb Executive Assistant Manager More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Whenever I stay at this hotel, I almost always book Awtar. It simply is divine food with equally divine service. The staff are all smiles and experts in their field. I will be back!

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HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear tarapanchaud, Thank you for your review. Glad that you liked our restaurant and visit us regularly appreciating the service and food. Hope to welcome you back again. David Harb Executive Assistant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 03:00
Thursday
19:30 - 03:00
Friday
19:30 - 03:00
Saturday
19:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4B St | Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai 7978, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 317 2221
  • This restaurant is at Dubai Airport
Description
Awtar, located in the upper Atrium, has an opulent and dramatic interior swathed in a traditional tent-style ceiling. Awtar's Lebanese menu includes a lavish selection of hot and cold mezze, and grill items designed for sharing, as well as a choice of authentic desserts. In this intimate setting, diners are entertained nightly by a talented live band, a singer and a charming belly dancer. Shisha is available in the evening. Timings - Dinner (Saturday to Wednesday) : 19:30 to 03:00 hrs, closed on Sundays from May 1st to September 2017. (Last order 01:30) - Dinner (Thursday & Friday) : 19:30 to 03:00 hrs (Last Order 02:00)

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