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Anise

Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai 45777, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1127
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“sushi” (27 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Indian, Seafood, International, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai 45777, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited as part of a business meeting for lunch earlier today. Never a fan of buffet style restaurants, but all I can say is ‘Wow for the variety’... Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and so much more cuisine. I had to take a little from each...More

Thank ZA_Andre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the Intercont continue to be the best hotel in the world 🌎 it serves the best in the rooms and restaurants with the finest food. This restaurant is distinguished by the breakfast it serves. We had dinner 🥘 this night which, as usual...More

2  Thank Ahmad Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think this is the best hotel in offering breakfast, the food is diverse and the way to order from the chief using table cards is unique and the staff are really helpful and friendly.More

Thank utani k
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear utani k, Thank you for sharing this detailed comment about Anise. Our head chef and his culinary team continuously strive to create a memorable and interactive all day dining experience. It is great to hear feedback like yours, which commented on our extensive breakfast...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

but they've taken out all forms of drink from the buffet and that's why I've taken a star off You now need to pay $15 for a small glass of water flavored with lemon and mint - lemon & mint juice With a family of...More

2  Thank CorruptedSanity
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear CorruptedSanity, First of all thank you for sharing this comment about Anise and your recent experience. It is certainly great to hear that you and your family had a very good experience whilst at Anise. We have indeed recently adjusted our pricing scheme and...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Part of the DFC Intercontinental hotel and the breakfast was included in the stay and had breakfast here over 5 days so the review reflects all 5 days. Few other hotel breakfasts compare to this. This is a beyond huge spread. Middl-eastern, multiple Indian, Chinese...More

1  Thank JeddaCath
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear JeddaCath, First and foremost thank you for sharing this detailed comment about Anise during your 5 day stay at our hotel. We take comments like yours rather serious, as it helps us to constantly improve our services and products. I am glad to read...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We are not a fan of buffet restaurants, but being in the hotel as a guest, we choose one night to have dinner here. No regrets, we loved it. Live cooking stations, Japanese, Indian, Italian etc. Great desserts, very attentive staff. Guy at the desk...More

Thank Grace2764
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Grace2764, Thank you for sharing this great comment about your recent dinner at Anise. Our head chef and his culinary team continuously strive to create a memorable and interactive all day dining experience. It is great to hear feedback like yours, which commented on...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Back again & again to Anise the Wanees Free complimentary breakfast Excellent buffet Service excellent Friendly staff Nice locationMore

1  Thank bnghanem
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear bnghanem, Thank you for sharing this comment and pictures about your recent visit to Anise. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. It is great to hear feedback like yours, which commented not only on the breakfast, but also...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A fantastic buffet restaurant with a huge variety of dishes from around the world. Breakfast buffet is simply amazing with all type of breakfast options possible. Highly recommend to go there with family especially with younger kids. 5 stars for their food options.More

Thank DrChoudhryPhD
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear Dr ChoudhryPHD, Thank you for sharing your comment about your recent breakfast experience at Anise. It is always great and motivating to read comments like yours. I am glad you enjoyed our extensive breakfast spread. Rest assured that I will share your feedback with...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I had an excellent experience at this place back in August, the food, the service all was good; hence, I decided to have it as the destination for Christmas eve dinner. While I went in person and the outlet’s receptionist/ manager (didn’t get his name),...More

Thank Maher T
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Dear Maher T, First and foremost, thank you for your valuable feedback. I sincerely apologize for the glitch you experienced yesterday during booking of a table for Christmas Eve dinner. I will personally follow up with the team to ensure that this situation is not...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

I lived in the IHG suites for two years so this was always a great place for brunch. The Intercon/CrownePlaza in Festival City will always be our home from home and we love going back there. Passing through Dubai we met some friends for brunch...More

Thank KEVIN R
IHGDFCRestaurants, Manager at Anise, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear Kevin R, First of all thank you for sharing this comment about Anise and your recent brunch experience. It is certain great and encouraging to hear feedback like yours. I am glad you enjoyed the seafood selection like oysters and lobsters at our Friday...More

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Sahil P
23 December 2017|
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Response from pfsboss | Reviewed this property |
Best to check with the restaurant about specials and firework viewing. There is a fountain that is lit which is charming and right outside the restaurant.
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ouddhena
21 October 2017|
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Response from HeidiStruiksma | Reviewed this property |
Current standard price for Friday is AED210/- pp And it is International Buffet, however it could vary depending on promotions/offers. I suggest that you verify when you book.
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Sarah A
6 June 2017|
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Response from Sherin R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah. They have ifthar which costs Aed 215/- per person. As of now there are no EID day dinners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$39
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai 45777, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1127
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Description
A JOURNEY INTO THE AUTHENTIC FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD Embark on a culinary journey around the world and experience first-hand an abundance of authentic flavours, spread over eight live cooking stations. Every visit presents diners with an extravaganza of offering, from discovering the freshness of the ocean and premium produce from the land with our Surf ‘n’ Turf, the lavish assortment of the Taste of the World Friday brunch, to indulging in the rich flavours and spices of Tastes of Arabia.
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