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Trader Vic's

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Bar, American, Pub, Native American
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Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 366 5646
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12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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United Kingdom
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295 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for an evening meal but the place was really quiet and lacked atmosphere. The food was good but the lack of ambience made it seem quite expensive.

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Thank Drakesy
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot beat this place. Stunning setting, gorgeous cocktails (get an original Mai Tai, just do it). If you've never been - go. If you've been before - go again. Top tip - get yourself there for happy hour (6-8pm) to enjoy half price cocktails - more cocktail for your money! We wish you weren't 3,500 miles away so we could... More 

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Thank Amber N
Biddenden, Kent
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Souk Madinat outdoor terrace by the water in the cooler months is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner, and of the several nice places to choose from on the terrace, Trader Vic's has been one of the more reliable, and the food and service have been good all round, but not exceptional. Recently however, the waiting staff (and... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant surroundings sitting by the water but service was a bit hit and miss. Calamari was excellent though.

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Thank Spoke99
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like this place, the band is really nice, music is nice, you should try the tika poko or whatever it is called, the only negative thing is that the bar area is a bit small specially when it is packed.

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Thank Jsmith890318
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went tonight with family we were a table of 4, 3 adults 1 child. Sat down at 6.05pm food came 1 hour later.... completely and utterly cold. No explanation for why it took so long just put on front of us. We ordered some appetisers as mains, my husband had calamari and a fish main containing scallops. Since all dishes... More 

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Thank AJCeire
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quick and responsive to needs. Food was a bit greasy and portions small but well prepared. Atmosphere and presentation was fun and very theme oriented with great live music. We enjoyed our time, however the "nonsmoking" section was very near people smoking and quite honestly it was so smoky inside, it was inescapable. So it may be an... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice music nice place and a good salsa night good place for dancing and drinking with a Spanish ambiance

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drinks are nice and there's variety to choose from. The bar snack menu is also good. The down side is that the place needs a lot of work on the ventilation. I think they should redecorate the place to dedicate an area for bar seating and an area only for "table in the middle" and some high chairs around.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting combination between a restaurant and a bar. The later it gets in the night, the more music and dancing in front of the bar. There is a Cuban band playing which contributes to the overall experience. The table set up is very nice and the lights create an intimate atmosphere at each table. Food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub, Native American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 366 5646
Description
Trader Vic Madinat, winner of "Best Bar Food" by Time Out Dubai in 2010, offers a true escape with its Cuban band, beautiful decor and waterfront location at the Madinat Jumeirah, featuring Mai Tai terrace for outdoor lounging. Trader Vic"s offers an exotic ambiance with international specialities and world famous tropical cocktails from noon to late evening. The home of the original Mai Tai and pioneer of Fusion cooking and Wood fired Chinese oven specialities promises a treat for all tastes and occasions.

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