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Social House

#132 of 8,881 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown Dubai
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101 Dubai - Al Ain Rd | Between The Dubai Fountain and Star Atrium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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09:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Having enjoy my meal/time at Social House during my last visit to Dubai Mall about 9 months ago I looked to dining there on a return visit to Dubai. Not sure what happened since my last visit. The service is poor and the quality of the food was equally disappointing this time. My server took my order and I never... More 

Thank Mark B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

its not my first time here but i must say it feels like a suprise all the time ... the staff is very friendly food is fresh and tasty ... and the experience of seeing the chef in action is just a nice experience ... Carl who is the one overlooking us is just a comfort to see around knowing... More 

Thank John C
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Social House whilst on holiday and was so impressed with the food. We ordered nasi goreng and Thai green curry and both were delicious, and huge portions! The restaurant is clean and modern, and we were able to sit near the window for a great view of the Dubai fountain show outside the Burj Khalifa.

Thank Peanutbuttercup86
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Nice food. Good menu not too overprice. Plenty of choice Worth it for view of fountains will def go again

Thank sharpsters
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I we ordered the nasi goreng, fish and chips and the ribs meat, the ice tea with what I think a lemon sorbe was just impressive, the nasi goreng was one of the best I've ever tasted, the fish and chips was cooked to perfection crunchy from outside and tinder from inside, as for the ribs meat... More 

Thank Osama M
Lörrach, Deutschland
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211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The restaurant is located close to the Dubai Fountains which makes it even more interesting to go there at night. Try to be seated outside on the terrace so you have the full entertainment each 30 minutes including a perfect meal. Not only the food is good, but also the way it is presented. All for a reasonable price. The... More 

Thank Martin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I have always passed by this place at Dubai mall but never made an effort to try it. We decided to give it a go one evening in the spirit of trying something new. I had the Beef rendang with Rice while my wife opted for a pasta. The beef wasn't too bad and the pasta was just average. Service... More 

Thank EatDrinkTravelReview
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The food , service, portion sizes, setting and views all brilliant. There is a lot of choice on the menu. It's a calming restaurant after a few hours in the busy Mall. Definitely would go back

Thank Goldie G
Redondo Beach, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

For what they serve here, way over priced. Mainly asian dishes, noodles, rice from different asian places (thai, chinese, etc) Even the drinks like tea was high. Nice hipster ambiance, good place to sit down, but I wouldn't have a meal here again.

Thank Michelle P
London, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must when visiting Dubai and the area around the Burj Khalifa. You don't need a reservation as they have enough table inside and outside to accommodate a large number of guests. The tables outdoor overlook at the impressive fountain at the Burj Khalifa Mall. You can seat outside ( if it is not too hot) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Japanese, Sushi, European, Asian, Singaporean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Dubai - Al Ain Rd | Between The Dubai Fountain and Star Atrium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +9714338640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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