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Trader Vic's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 644 3011
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17:00 - 03:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 03:30
Sat - Wed 17:00 - 03:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great night at Trader Vic's Abu Dhabi!! The Manager Nicolas was so welcoming, provided amazing service and you can tell how much the customers love him while he is doing his thing! Food and drinks were gorgeous and they had live music also, would definitely return. Thank you Nicolas for an amazing experience.

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1 Thank LuxusD
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear LuxusD, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Trader Vic's. Our team works very hard to ensure that our guests leave satisfied and it is always good to hear that these efforts make a difference and you had an enjoyable... More 

London
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167 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 646 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a bar and serves drinks with occasional live dancing and some music. It also has a French Polynesian restaurant and serves food at the bar. Great cocktails and good service here. I loved the Chilli Beef!

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2 Thank Katie L
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards,... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place. I will not talk about food. Cocktails, music, service, atmosphere are outstanding!!! My favourite cocktail is margarita, but bit difficult to find a good one in UAE. But I am lucky I found Trader Vic's. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank Таисия С
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards,... More 

Nelson
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A bar/ restaurant providing live music modelled on a version of Trader Vics with a somewhat out-dated attitude to still allowing smoking where people are eating and drinking. Service was fine (only 12 people dining on a Sunday night) when I was eating and the food was more style than substance : pear with Roquefort starter was poor consisting of... More 

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Thank Gee M
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Gee M, Thank you for taking the time to review us online. We are sad to hear that you have not fully enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your comments are very valuable for us, and we have already forwarded them to the Restaurant Manager. We would like to thank you again for your insightful feedback. We are looking... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two visits...Yes we went back.!The visit was a supper date, with just a quick snack and a nightcap. The pros: The Black Stripe was a hot Toddy expertly executed and served in a spooky skull mug. This all added to the Pirate experience and the spiced Rum and calamari (I know odd sounding) went down a treat! The second time... More 

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Thank Suzanne W
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us online. We appreciate your kind words and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed dinner in Trader Vic's. I will forward your comments on the service to the rest of our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Mathieu van Alphen General Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, great service but shame about the smokey atmosphere. Live music was good. Imagine popular at weekends.

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Thank Niall72
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Niall72, Thank you for taking the time to review Trader Vic's. We sincerely apologise for the smokey atmosphere. We take your feedback very seriously and for that reason, this review has been forwarded to the (director of concerned department/ Outlet Manager) for him/her to take action and ensure a better service next time. We would be happy to see... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often pop in for cocktails, but because of the great service and atmosphere, often stay well into the night. We end up eating a great meal and listening to the music from their band, watching couples tango the night away.

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Thank Gloriamurison
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Gloriamurison, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards,... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. They have very good food and the drinks are very nice. Staff are always very friendly and helpful. Music is mostly Latino what makes good atmosphere.

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Thank marcnord
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear marcnord, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards,... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trader Vic's has always been one of my favorite spots in Abu Dhabi. It has a superb atmosphere going on , along with some very soothing music before 9 PM and some great samba music then after. Their drinks are slightly on the pricey side so I prefer t go during their happy hour, having said that keep in mind... More 

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1 Thank Aiken F
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Aiken F, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best... More 

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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

go for the atmosphere - stay for the food and service. I've been here several times for business dinners whilst in Abu Dhabi. each time has been great. Friendly, efficient staff.

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2 Thank Jim C
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Jim C, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Trader Vic's restaurant. Our team works very hard to ensure that our guests leave satisfied and it is always good to hear that these efforts make a difference and you had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 03:00
Monday
17:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 03:00
Thursday
17:00 - 03:30
Friday
17:00 - 03:30
Saturday
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 644 3011
Description
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes in Island cuisine and tropical cocktails in an exotic atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?