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Trader Vic's Sheikh Zayed Road

$$ - $$$
Bar, Polynesian
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Crowne Plaza Dubai | Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 331 1111
18:00 - 01:30
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Thu - Fri 18:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 18:00 - 01:30
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Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, sea bass was superb and the fillet and lobster tail were Devine... Service was attentive and very professional. The band was excellent, especially the lead singer; very entertaining! Met the manager Raquel who is very professional and an excellent asset to the restaurant. Ambiance and lighting was good, restaurant seemed to be going through an interior refresh... Will... More 

1 Thank Sean S
Lisbon, Portugal
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A party of 9, from different countries, had a fantastic meal. Everibody chosse tree different kind of food, and we share betone all of us. Everybody, was so happy, with service, and mainly food quality, excellent.

Thank Ernanim
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533 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I like the Trader Vic's brand & generally they are a 5/5 but this one located in the Crown Plaza was average at best. Located on the 3rd floor of the office block of the Crown Plaza. It's very small, I think they call it intimate, with over priced beer (45dhs / £9:90 / $12:25 / €11:45 for a bottle... More 

Thank Thebates22
Harlingen, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Trader Vic's is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a wide selection of drinks to choose from. Their food selection is pretty decent and the atmosphere; for the most part, was very light and fun. Their prices are pretty average for Dubai. The music they play their is very good and the live music (starting at 9pm)... More 

Thank Jacob S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Trader Vic's inside of the Crown Plaza is a nice place to grab a drink. It is extremely small and very dark. There was a small band that played and sang songs that ranged from present day hits. Small dance floor with few people dancing. The food is definately over-priced and is nothing to brag about.

Thank NLee2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nanette is very lovely person,she always nice smile.amazing staff and music.specially the service.thank u trader Vic's staff.

Thank Wiame G
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

There was a time when the Crowne Plaza on SZR was one of "THE' destinations in Dubai, and it's outlets were the chic places to be seen. At a similar point in history, the Vikings were invading Northern England. To get to Trader Vic's, one needs to negotiate through a depressing boarded up mini mall in the bowels of the... More 

Thank Richard C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

If you just want cocktails before your evening starts it's a great location and God party atmosphere...sadly in recent years the food quality has commissioned to the point that I doubt if I will eat there again unless I hear that there has been a radical.improvement...they just can't cook..

1 Thank robert p
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere great choice of drinks and great music. Didn't eat just had drinks but enjoyed the views and the music here. Top tip if you pay by a HSBC card you get a discount so made it even better!

Thank Sarah M
Milan, Italy
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I've been twice at Trader Vic's. the first time my experience has been fair, the last time a disaster. The food was different than expected, the service slow, the wine of my choice was communicated not to be available after some 15 minutes. While the restaurant is not what I would suggest, the pub section is nice, the music and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Polynesian
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:30
18:00 - 01:30
18:00 - 01:30
18:00 - 01:30
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai | Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 23215, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 331 1111
The famous Trader Vics brand continues to live up to its reputation for excellent food and service, exotic drinks and vibrant atmosphere. The live Cuban quartet, playing 7 nights per week, will keep you entertained.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?