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24th Floor Dusit Thani Dubai | 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 317 4515
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Follow me on instagram: HighExpecTASTEion Mrs and Mr. HighExpecTASTEion visited The Californian, located in the beautiful Dusit Thani hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, the lobby is beautiful and you know you are in the presence of an extravagant hotel. A short ride to the 24th floor in the elevator leads you to The Californian, which has a fantastic view of... More 

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Subarna T, F&B manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear HighExpecTASTEion, Thank you for sharing your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our New Orleans Barbecue night, and that you received excellent service throughout your dining experience here. However, we would like to apologize for the fruit issue and rest assured that we will forward your feedback to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back in... More 

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

The californian restaurant is one of the many restaurant owned by the Dusit Thani Hotel, on Sheikh Zayed Road Nestled in the uppermost portion on 24th floor boasting views of the surrounding area from an interesting new vantage point. The Californian plays host to tantalizing dishes from across the globe with its themed nights which change from day to day,... More 

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Subarna T, F&B Manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Sidrah H, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to learn that you had an overall positive and enjoyable dining experience with us. We try our best to provide the guests with original and impressive dishes and we are glad that you appreciated it. Thank you very much for your... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every evening except Saturday they have different Theme Night ! The accept Entertainment Voucher for Lunch and Diner! Always have nice deals for different Events, Birthday and Business meetings! Food amazing ! They have main course, salads, desserts - selections of food just amazing. They have amazing view on Burj Khalifa, sooooo romantic! People in restaurant always positive and smiley.... More 

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Subarna T, F&B manager at The Californian, responded to this review

Dear Alwayswthyou, It is truly overwhelming to read through your kind words. Thank you and we look forward to gracing you with another memorable experience in The Californian restaurant! Warm regards, Subarna Thapa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place had an amazing view, a large buffet display, from soup, starters, bread, entree, salad, desserts and THE VIEW. Lunch was pretty quiet. My favorite was the squid, the lamb and the curry vegetables. The display was clean and ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING I TASTED WAS GREAT!!! It only cost about 100 dirhams (but I got a birthday discount, my bill... More 

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Dubai
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It was an amazing experience to dine at The Californian restaurant South East Asian buffet. The buffet spread was very elaborate and the desserts were more than anyone can think of. Yummy too! We were hosted by Mina, very courteous and perfect host. Loved the mouthwatering sushi and pad thai . A special mention for the chef who made himself... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We came here Feb 2016 to celebrate post valentine. No one attended us as we arrive, we let ourselves seat. Usually on a restaurant and buffet setup like this, they would ask you if it's your first time and they will tour you around, no one did. they said it's seafood night but it's mostly indian food. we didn't know... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I have never been a big fan of Mexican food. Saying that, my husband who is from CA is fond of it. So we did go and visited The Californian at Dusit. The selection is small, but sufficient. We were surprised at the absence of tortilla chips and salsa tho. Now this might not be such a big loss, but... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Review ​The idea of a brunch at the Dusit Thani, is exciting as it is because they are home to one of the most popular cafes called Jones The Grocer and one of the very popular bars called Nippon Bottle company. DT is definitely a public magnet in terms of its F&B outlets, and even though we’ve been to the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This week I attended the South East Asian Themed night and it did not disappoint. Firstly the warm welcome from the hostess (Anna) never fails to bring a smile to my face. She is very friendly and attentive, happy to take you table requests into account (to ensure the best view of the Dubai skyline), that your first drink is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Took my family for my sons birthday. As usual food and service was very very good. Can always recommend this restaurant as a good night out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, International, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24th Floor Dusit Thani Dubai | 133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 317 4515
  • This restaurant is at Dusit Thani Dubai
Description
The light and bright restaurant provides an ideal venue for group buffet breakfast and lunches. The evening is made even more interesting with the launch of its themes nights.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?