This is a review for Istanbul Flower Restaurant along Shaikh Zayed Road.
I went there twice while I was in Dubai as it's near to my hotel.
Both times, I get absolutely no service when entering the restaurant. It wasn't even particularly busy on both occasions. Even when I have sat down on my seat, no menu or service was offered. Waiters all seem disinterested.
I had to signal to one of the waiters for the menu both times.
On my 2nd visit, I brought a friend along. The waiter took the order, and after that went outside for a long smoke or break.
About 20 minutes or more later, our fruit juices & my friend's main dish has yet to arrive.
I had to signal to another waiter to serve the fruit juices.
I ordered watermelon juice but was served kiwi juice (the 1st waiter who took the order even repeated my order correctly). I thought fine, I am ok with kiwi too so I did not point it out.
As for the missing main dish for my friend, he gave up a few minutes after the juices were served & ordered sometime else.
When we were finally billed, the missing main dish was listed on the bill which I subsequently got the cashier to remove it.
Most of the waiters seem to be Arabs or perhaps Turks or Pakistani?
I can’t tell for sure.
In any case, besides the one single Pinoy waiter who to his credit was helpful & offered decent service, most of the waiters have an attitude.
1) They avoid eye contact with you. They will often look away & give a blank look when you are speaking to them.
2) They take your order but not served it till reminded 20 minutes later?
I also noticed that they seem to be more courteous to other customers who were not of east Asia origin (I am a Singaporean Chinese & my friend is a Singaporean Indian).
I will not advise dining in this restaurant unless you would like to take a chance with their poor service.
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