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“Chinese Food - Fine Dining Style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ba Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Ba Restaurant & Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Discover the charms of China exclusively at Ba Restaurant & Lounge. Choose from signature dishes created by a team of chefs or indulge in a range of exotic cocktails at Ba Lounge.
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Chinese Food - Fine Dining Style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Situated in the Fairmont Hotel this restaurant offers great Chinese cuisine coupled with great service. It is however a little expensive and some dishes were inedible by some western palette standards! The manager and staff here are very hospitable, and world travelled, so to ask for less heat in the food would not be considered rude here! Great food, great setting and great service.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Tracey G
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FairmontThePalm, Manager at Ba Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Tracey G,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Bā Restaurant & Lounge.

We are glad you experienced great service and enjoyed the setting as well as the food. The restaurant’s concept is authentic Chinese, and as you experienced, your preferences are welcome so our kitchen can make sure you are happy with your dishes.

We hope to see you here again on your next trip to Dubai!

Sincerely,
Danijel Jovanovic
Restaurant Manager
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese in Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We started off with an excellent server named Sylvester. He provided some great recomendations that didn't disappoint. The duck was fantastic! For excellent Chinese in Dubai...and a very cool atmposphere, I recomend Ba.

  • Visited July 2014
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Helpful?
Thank TravelToLiveYes
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FairmontThePalm, Manager at Ba Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear TravelToLiveYes,

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the service, duck and atmosphere at Bā Restaurant & Lounge! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Dubai.

Sincerely,
Danijel Jovanovic
Restaurant Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Maybe one day but far from it now”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I live in Dubai and this restaurant is not one that I recommend to anyone or go back to again. Service was less than adequate. On a slow side, 2 hrs to serve one course. Food was nothing good. I paid 500AED for two people, no appetizer or drinks other than one water. No view or atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
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Helpful?
2 Thank scandalist
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FairmontThePalm, Manager at Ba Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear scandalist,

We are disappointed to hear that your experience did not match our usual standards. In Dubai, we know you are spoiled for choice, but we do hope that you might try us again. Kindly request a table with a Dubai Marina view and we recommend to try one of our promotions such as Saturday Yum Cha brunch (starting again in September) which is a set price for all-you-can-eat dim sum. Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us.

Sincerely,
Danijel Jovanovic
Restaurant Manager
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hertfordshire
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious food but cold”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I had a meal with a group of 11 friends. It was a set meal. The food was absolutely delicious I could not fault the taste, the waiting staff were incredibly knowledgable about the food we were served and virtually talk us through every dish from ingredients to prep and cooking, and they made it very interesting. Unfortunately half the dishes we we're served were cold which sort of put a dampener on the meal. the other downer was that it was very very expensive. I know your in Dubai and things are expensive but it was an experience and and worth the visit. In my opinion there are better Chinese restaurants in Dubai that are much cheaper

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank woodley000
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FairmontThePalm, Manager at Ba Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear woodley000,

Thank you for dining with us, and we appreciate that you have taken the time to provide your comments.

Bā Restaurant & Lounge is ideal to enjoy with a group, and it’s good to hear that you enjoyed the taste of the food and interaction with our knowledgeable servers. We are reviewing the service to make sure all dishes arrive warm with a large group, and will review your pricing comments with our management.

We hope to welcome you and your friends again!

Sincerely,
Danijel Jovanovic
Restaurant Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Laid Back Beats, High Energy Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

You can hear Ba before you see it. With trendy tunes pumping as you are shown through the bar downstairs to the restaurant. low lighting with an interesting glass bamboo highlights compliment the minimalist decor in the large dining space. The low light enhances the intimate feeling in the restaurant.

We chose the set menu, which provided a 3 course journey through modern and classic Asian dishes. We complimented these with a selection from the speciality cocktail menu; a highlight was a fruity cocktail which turned the glass gold.

The service was flawless throughout, with each dish being introduced with confidence. All the food was beautifully prepared from a tender duck dish through to a sweet battered fish. Flavours and spices were delicately placed in each dish.

A complete shock was the Asian twist on creme brûlée which was perfectly topped with toasted sesame and completed with a fruit sorbet. It has to be one of the first Asian deserts I've ever had the pleasure of sampling.

If you love Asian food; ensure Ba is on your radar. If you don't enjoy Asian cuisine then simply visit for the tunes, cocktails and atmosphere.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank Dubaiification
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FairmontThePalm, Manager at Ba Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear SwissLe,

Thank you for your recent visit to Bā Restaurant & Lounge for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor!

We are happy to know that you had such a great experience – from the tunes, service and food. The comment “It has to be one of the first Asian deserts I've ever had the pleasure of sampling” was graciously appreciated by our talented culinary team. And it sounds we have another fan of our famous Sparkling Pomegranate Martini!

It was our pleasure to have you as a guest and we look forward to your many happy returns.

Sincerely,
Danijel Jovanovic
Restaurant Manager
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