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“One of the better restaurants in Al Ain”
Review of Trader Vics

Trader Vics
Ranked #6 of 302 Restaurants in Al Ain
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Polynesian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tader Vic's will bring to you the mystery and charm of the Pacific Rim. Sample amazing menu offers from South East Asia and the French Pacific region. Enjoy daily live musical entertainment with the resident band playing Latin and International tunes while sampling the best cocktails in all of Al Ain. Enjoy your food on the out door dining galleria or in the themed interior of the restaurant, it will be a most memorable occasion in any event. Try your Salsa dance skills every Wednesday during our busy Ladies night and show off you best side to friends and colleagues. See you there
United Arab Emirates
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181 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“One of the better restaurants in Al Ain”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great atmosphere and good service. Live band most nights I think. One of the better UAE branches of Trader Vics. Not to large and rowdy. Pretty good food and cocktails. Beats most of the other options in Al Ain.

Visited April 2014
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  • Arabic first
  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“exellent restaurant”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

this is a very fine and good restaurant and bar , also the Mai Tai there is very good made by barman s who are very professional and very good aknowledge of the cocktails ( I was many times served by a Mr Fonseka) he make the cocktails with very good ways and presentation really first class
I would also go evening when I m at that place for his drink ...

  • Visited March 2014
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Las Vegas, NV
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good food and relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Trader Vic's is one of the few restaurants in Al Ain that can make a decent steak. They have an adequate wine selection and a variety of cocktails. It is a pricey but if you have a rewards card you can get a discount. It is annoying that they allow smoking both inside and outside the restaurant. Most people smoking stay in the smoking section but locals sit wherever they want and light up without regard for the diners around them.

  • Visited February 2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Nice food spoiled by horrible head waitress!”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Went here whilst staying at the Rotana. food was very nice with lots of variety. Nice setting slightly let down by the prolific smoking brigade. As we were working long hours, we opted to dine here the following evening. We were greeted at the front desk by a stern faced head waitress who looked us up and down before announcing "we are fully booked sir I'm afraid" We were dressed smart casual but clearly did not meet with her ultra high expectations! a shame really as we chucked just over 900 aed their way the previous night! To add insult to injury, we could clearly see the restaurant was only a third full at 8.30pm. A nice place let down by one self appointed fashion police woman! Wont go back next time we visit.

  • Visited January 2014
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent...if you don't mind the smoke.”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We always eat at least one or two meals here when in Al Ain. We're never disappointed, but we've become accustomed to its issues. Food is reliably very good to excellent. Service is attentive, but slow, and the room is smoke filled, to say the least. The live entertainment, a draw for some, can be overwhelming. We prefer eating. outside where it's quoted and there is significantly less smoke.

  • Visited January 2014
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