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Karma Kafe

#217 of 8,883 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
15:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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468 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located across the bridge from Dubai Mall on the 2nd level of Souk Al Bahar, Karma Kafe has great exterior views over one end of the Dubai Fountains. But don't be fooled by the suggestion that this is a "pan-Asian" restaurant. It's not. It is, predominantly, a Japanese restaurant - which is fine if that's what you were looking for.... More 

Thank CastawayKnight
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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210 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing pan asian food! So many choices. We had sushi, sashimi, edamame, wagyu beef sliders, etc. Serves alcohol as well with good drinks! You can sit outside and watch the fountains at the Dubai Mall. Located across the bridge from Dubai Mall on the 2nd level of Souk Al Bahar. Slightly expensive but worth it. Great atmosphere and service! I... More 

Thank PSimms
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karma Kafe is the perfect ladies night with three drinks offered for free every Tuesday night; drinks ranging from delicious cocktails to house wine. It's in a great location just besides Dubai Mall and offers a lovely view of the fountains.

1 Thank Catherine Y
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand the hype about this place. Overpriced, pretentious, average food and average service. To avoid at all costs.

Thank kjuuh
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a hidden gem if you want delicious Pan Asian food and amazing fountain views. The staff are attentive, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The food is for sharing so ordering a selection of the small dishes is a great way to sample the menu. A firm favourite is the angry chicken ........

1 Thank JC1135
Grantham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food was lovely and the setting outside is beautiful. My only complaint was the lack of choice for a coeliac. Staff were helpful and the cocktails were lovely. It is expensive though.

1 Thank Dexter1974
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best places I have eaten in Dubai. I have nothing bad to say about the food or the atmosphere. Outside had a great view of the fountain, not the best but still great to experience it quite close. Inside is dark and quite a chilled, relaxed atmosphere. The prices arnt the cheapest but... More 

2 Thank Louise W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super location for drinks and food with a perfect view from the balcony on Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain.

1 Thank Matthias D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here absolutely loved it so much.. my friends and I had a good night out. Awesome Bartenders u got a shout out to Abudel (forgive me if that's not how u spell the name -Moroccan guy you were awesome) will definitely be visiting again such a cool atmosphere,great decor and DJ is pretty good

1 Thank Vee_Nanie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I came to visit the place through Natalie Grivas and the place is stunning. From the time you enter till you leave the place, its all warm smiles and very welcoming team. I called the restaurant before i went and i spoke to Sam, very hospitable lady and assured me that i will have a good table and i got... More 

1 Thank HarryRHH15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80 - US$200
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0909
Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of world renowned Buddha-Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Offering a fusion of pan Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafe is a unique dining and nightlife destination.

The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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