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“Great menu for the whole family”
Review of Social House

Social House
Ranked #172 of 9,981 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Social House is an exciting restaurant bringing you flavors of the world surrounded by stunning views and warm alluring design, where guests can have an enjoyable one-of-a-kind dining experience. Indulge in their delicious comfort cuisine from different regions of the world, with special menus for every part of the day. Located in the heart of Dubai, Social House first opened in 2010 at The Dubai Mall.
Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is a neat restaurant with a varied menu of tasty dishes for the adults and kids. We have been to this place many times and always enjoy it. It also has a great outdoor area in front of the Dubai fountains.

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1  Thank Tarek M
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

The sushi at Social House is simply atrocious. This is what often happens when a restaurant tries serving food from multiple regions. You get Sunil and John Paul in the kitchen trying to recreate 1300 years of Japanese cuisine from a corporate recipe book written by Jake and Barbara in Kansas City. Just by appearance the sushi looks like someone hell bent on desecration. I won't describe the taste for fear that I'll never forget it.

I could say as much about the service. After three visits there I'm curious what kind of wasta you need as a business owner to secure a prime location in Dubai Mall while simultaneously managing your employees into incompetence and misery. That's almost an accomplishment.

The dish I ordered on my first trip to Social House was edible. Almost tasty. To call it Singaporean was like calling Cajun food a kind of French cuisine. But ah well, the noodles were competently prepared, as were the (three?) tiny shrimp that adorned it. Having sent back their blasphemous sushi on my third trip, I picked something fairly safe but otherwise hard to find in Dubai: a duck pizza. Likewise this was OK, even though the duck was about as small as their shrimp. Properly priced this item would be about 35/40 AED. It's 59 AED.

An ordinary smoothie for 27 AED? Sorry I'll just save it for Pinkberry next time. Two people can't eat at Social House for less than 150 AED unless one person eats mostly cucumbers. I've never paid $50+ in New York or LA for food so low in quality and proportions, except at events with celebrities or politicians.

So, yeah, you can find some edible things on the menu if you want to toss a few others back into the sea. Ah but they'll charge you for that! Again, that's their management, not the bewildered servers.

But what about all those positive reviews??!! Many are from tourists who don't know the value of a dirham in Dubai or enough dining alternatives to know better. But hey, you want the fountain? You got the fountain. Enjoy the view. You should have plenty of time while you're waiting for your cucumbers. And your smoothie. And the check. :)

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2  Thank Expatable
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

This place was full of flies and quite honestly expensive for average food and there is much better all around the mall so I won't be going back.

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Got a very good view of the dancing water from the outside part of this restaurant. Pasta Marinara was very good as was the ribs. Coffee very expensive . The equivalent of over $7 australian dollars....don't know why???? Had breakfast here next morning...very good. Had my first experience with Turkey ham...poor substitute!

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Have visited many times. Good menu, choices for everyone, East and West. Attentive waiters, food well presented and tasty.
Sit outside to eat to watch the fabulous fountains, to do this get there early especially weekends.

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Thank businesstraveller59
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