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Buddha Bar

#29 of 8,884 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Al Sufouh Road | Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai 118500, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 317 6000
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19:00 - 01:00
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Thu - Fri 19:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 19:00 - 01:00
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Bawtry, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here a few years ago and it was pretty cool but wanted to see it after the changes and it was well worth it.. the huge window looking out onto the marina gives this place a completely different look. Huge atrium ceiling, amazing oriental decor, great lighting,huge golden Buddha and cool bar. Staff were ok but not over personal/friendly.... More 

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1 Thank AndySING73
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking forward to our visit to the Buddah Bar but got very disappointed with the food. Its expensive and without taste, seasoning is not even there! Staff is friendly and ambience is super, but for these prices we expect more food wise. The bartenders cant make up for it even if they try!

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1 Thank Hanna W
Dubai
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House has ideal location alongside Marina. The offerings for drinks are many and some are quire creative. The starters and main course menu has lot of choices and quality is food is very good. The staff is friendly and prompt in delivering the orders. Only issue is the bar is not open before 7 pm. We... More 

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2 Thank gdbhinge
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Buddha bar music is insane as usual, ambiance is a complete different vibe. Food is fantastic, staff is super helpful, Drinks presentation is really thoughtful and so is the food. Bartender: Pramod is crazy on drinks...

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1 Thank Arth S
Nuneaton
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited Buddha Bar through recommendation from a friend , to be honest I expected it to be really expensive so was a bit cautious but to be fair for a very trendy in demand place it wasn't too bad , the doormen were pretty friendly , there is a dress policy which is fine it's not mega strict ,... More 

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2 Thank Davemorrall
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor and it is a delight to know that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon for an even better experience. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend living in Dubai took me here for drinks, very popular with expats. I loved the cocktail menu; premium spirits and very creative. It is pricey but a beautiful setting and very speedy attentive service. I would go back for dinner on my next trip.

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1 Thank CShlds
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor and it is a pleasure to know that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon for an even better experience. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We never get tired of coming here. Everything about it has always been exceptional! This time we had Prince and Shannen wait on us. They were so attentive! The food, once again was fabulous and we never tire of bringing guests here. We have never been disappointed.

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2 Thank Melissa B
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind words on TripAdvisor and it is truly rewarding to know that you continuously enjoy your visits to Buddha Bar. Your compliments will be passed on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon for an even better experience. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Los Angeles
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Solid place for drinks and good food, great music all evening. Awesome décor and should be on the list of every sophisticated dining and bar experience in Dubai.

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2 Thank markusmann
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor and we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer, wine, other drinks, expat community, interiors. Loud. Overpriced. Nothing special. Useless to my mind.

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Thank Maximmi
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. Whilst it was a pleasure to have you as our guest at Buddha Bar, we have noted that you were not completely satisfied with your visit to the venue. Your feedback has been shared with the team and we hope that your experience on this occasion will not deter you... More 

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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a rest/bar in the Marina. It consists of two floors. Some parts are more restaurant-like with view on water, others are bar areas, and some are private couches. All this revolves around a huge statue of Buddha in the middle of the place. Chilled atmosphere, nice music, and wonderful speakers. A wine glass is 65 Dirhams which I... More 

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GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to have you as our guest at Buddha Bar and it is really nice to note that you had an enjoyable time with us. We wish you well and we hope to see you again soon for an even better experience. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 01:00
Monday
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
19:00 - 02:00
Friday
19:00 - 02:00
Saturday
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Sufouh Road | Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai 118500, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 317 6000
Description
The Buddha-Bar is legendary, its awesome spectacle instantly promising guests an evening of pure theater and pure pleasure.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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