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Trader Vic's

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Caribbean, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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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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17:00 - 03:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 03:30
Sat - Wed 17:00 - 03:00
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love this beautiful place to chill out relax enjoy a cuban experience, , excellent service staff are very nice Binod the bartender is the best .. me and my partner love this guy . We keep going back theres nothing like this in Abu Dhabi.

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1 Thank cato48
Abu Dhabi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there with a friend and three children ages 4-6. The staff was very friendly. I loved the food, and the drinks were great. Mai Tai is awesome. The manager was so sweet and we will be back for more drinks.

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1 Thank Alexandra D
GstSvcOfficer, Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra D. 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 restaurant. Thank you for the compliments on the food, drinks and the team. We will share your comments with the rest of the team on your behalf. We are looking... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ambience really shifted from the outside air as we walked in! Particularly when we saw the lovely greeting face of Khaing. She was the most helpful and very attentive to everything going on. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant/bar with a group of friends, and you will find that the service is impeccable!

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1 Thank Mac B
GstSvcOfficer, Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear guest, 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 restaurant. Our team works very hard to ensure that our guests leave satisfied and it is always good to hear that these efforts make a difference and you had an... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow, what a great find this was, amazing décor, sensational service by Khaing, fantastic food and without a doubt the best Mai Tai's I have experienced since I was in Honolulu. They have the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai and various connotations, I managed three of them. The themed décor makes you believe you are on a South Sea Island.... More 

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1 Thank Bonzabones
GstSvcOfficer, Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's restaurant. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We know trader vics from many years ago and here in abu Dhabi is very nice. Every country you go you can find the best cheese balls, Cho Cho and very tasty cocktails here, our favorite one is Mai Tai. Always keeping a nice latino environment.

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1 Thank Deuner R
GstSvcOfficer, Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

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 restaurant. Thank you for the compliments on the food and drinks. We will share your comments with the rest of the team on your behalf. We are looking forward to welcoming... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect to spend a relaxing evening. The staff is friendly and attentive. It seems to be in a ship hundred years ago. Suggestive.

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1 Thank Maher R
GstSvcOfficer, Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear guest, 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 restaurant. Our team works very hard to ensure that our guests leave satisfied and it is always good to hear that these efforts make a difference and you had an... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for their happy hour 5-7pm. The best cocktails in the city, amazing presentation and taste! Some of the bar bites are also half price during happy hour and they are great too. Highly reccomend the prawns, cheese balls and the chicken skewers. Excellent service, food and ambience.

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2 Thank auh_j
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my wife here for valentines and have been back several times since. The food is great and the cocktails even better!! There is always a great vibe here and the band are brilliant. We always have a fantastic time here hence our return trips. The service is very prompt and the staff very helpful, I would recommend here... More 

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2 Thank Joe H
Marlow
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182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends on my recommendation of other Trader Vics restaurants. Whilst we had some great cocktails, I felt the food lacked taste and commitment from the chefs. Some of the dishes were dried out and well overcooked. This was not up to the standard of other Trader Vic reataurants

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Thank P0acher
Fleet
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in Abu Dhabi for a number of years and returned for a holiday some 15 years later. I mean this in a good way but the menu and cocktails haven't changed at all. It has been consistently good for our visits with friendly staff and good food and drink. It is quite expensive but then so is Abu... More 

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1 Thank SecretSq
GstSvcOfficer, Samer Saleh - Director of Food & Beverage Operations at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear SecretSq, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards,... 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$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
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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