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Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1127
06:30 - 23:30
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this place for my Anniversary. Best decision. Great Ambiance and Friendly Staff. Wide variety of Items. Not much selection of desserts but you ask Seafood, they give you seafood. They also have a Sushi Counter. Overall Great place. Yummy food.

Thank Sherin R
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of choices available to suit different tastes.Extensive spread.Staff were a bit too busy and I had to ask repeatedly for a glass..:( At dinner service was a bit slow but acceptable I guess.

Thank Pooja V
Krakow, Poland
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637 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place usually with an open buffet. Several live cooking stations, meals from all over the world, the quality of food - unforgettable. Cuisines: Italian, Lebanese, Japanese, Arab and other. Everybody can find something for her/himself.

Thank Stanislaw1972
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely Seafood night! Everything was great. To start with, the restaurant have lovely decor and tables were arranged in smart way that you cant feel the crowd although restaurant was almost full. we only thought AC was too cold! for the service, staff were attentive and friendly and it was nice that food you choose to be grilled/cooked arrives to... More 

1 Thank Dalia K
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

One of my memorable buffet experience here in Dubai. The dishes were so good, matching with the ambiance of the place. Very family friendly as well. I like how the chefs go from table to table to give you small dishes that are not available in the buffet spread. Highly recommended for the variety and taste of the dishes.

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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I love it here. There are live cooking stations from all over the world; Arabic, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Western, English... There are great starters, incredible puddings. The service is good the choices are amazing. You get to choose what you will eat. You talk directly to the chefs who cook exactly what you want, exactly how you want it... More 

1 Thank Peter M
Loveland, Colorado
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It was a pleasure for me to have breakfast and dinner in the Anise during a week-long stay in Festival City. The Festival City Mall is just outside the doors of the Intercontinental Hotel. The buffet selections are amazing! Practically any type of food you want regardless of where you come from, is there. My son lived in Japan and... More 

Thank George S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The chefs are amazing. all types of food can be found here, Japanese, Mediterranean, Chinese, Middle Eastern- yo name it. All immaculately presented and even better to eat :-) Breakfast is very, very good. All the staff are a great team and very, very helpful and friendly. You have to try it :-)

Thank Tim C
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to have food in DFC with different food type. Team member are very friendly and helpful... Chears

Thank Tank P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Have been to the restaurant with the friends and had a really great time, as it has the food which suits all tastes. Great display of the food and variety was never-ending. Nausheen was a great guy and took care of us. I will definitely visit again !!

1 Thank Abhishekkohli15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$80
Chinese, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Seafood, International, Sushi, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1127
With eight live cooking stations modeled on the eight points of the star anise, along with an extensive international buffet, Anise delivers a sensory all day dining experience to remember. Dining comes alive with the interactive chef-to-diner experience presenting a culinary trip around the world by sampling food from different corners of the globe.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?