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Samad Iraqi Restaurant

#950 of 8,881 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Al Muraqqabat Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 229 3660
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Lincoln UK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Lovely restaurant...best lamb Inhave ever tasted...soup, freshly made bread, and pickles served on the house...beware of portion sizes as many are enormous..especially the Iraqi specialities...lovely tea served at the end with sweets, again on the house...highly recommend.

Thank ChristopherAnna
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Made the mistake of attempting to visit Aroos Damascus first. After being ignored for the first 10 minutes after being shown to our seats we then saw they didn't accept credit cards and to judge by the bread being served to other tables they didn't accept the need for food quality either. So we got up and left. 100 feet... More 

Thank ebordingle
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I want with group of friends to Samar Restaurant. I ordered mixed grill, the food was average. I expected to be better. There is another restaurant in Dubai with the same name.

Thank Hassan Sadik H
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This Iraqi restaurant offers really good dishes. They are popular for their river fish dishes. We tried sea water grilled supreme fish for our main course with a few small appetizer side dishes. The fish was very fresh and tasty. Certain small dishes such as a thick lentil soup, a small salad, freshly baked bread and pickles come by default... More 

Thank Frank S
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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127 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

One of the best Iraqi restaurants ever visited. Has many selections and nice indoor setting area, and absolutely with magnificent staff. Varity of dishes with special Iraqi flavors was something special to the served dishes. Prices are considered reasonable, except for seafood, and I like their complementary soup and salad. One thing is plus for this nice restaurant and should... More 

Thank Adnan-Almuslem
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This is the first time I've been to an Iraqi restaurant and my visit wasn't a disappointment. Their seafood is very good, service is equally fantastic

Thank P1766EZahmeda
Wellington, New Zealand
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

A most interesting and new menu direction. Preordered 'hot coals' cooked fresh water Carp... Service very good. Abundance and variety of food. Ambience suits the type of restaurant, Altho tables seem very close together.

Thank GillianM109
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

It is a habit for me to dine there on a monthly basis. Great food, lovely atmosphere and the Iraqi traditional design is among the best features of this restaurant, whether the brunch in Daira or Jumairah.

Thank maithem a
Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Been there with my family in Eid Holidays (Sep). I read a lot about the restaurants and many of my friends have recommended it. I can confidently say that the food is very tasty, although I thought that it's a bit pricey. The first thing I noticed when I first entered is the staff/waiters: NO SMILE at all. It wasn't... More 

Thank Abdullah A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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175 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I loved this resturant so much which I visited it while I am going to home after a long day in ferrari. The service is great, food was amazing, and the decoration is soo cool. Dont miss the Iraqi tea.

Thank Ahmad T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Muraqqabat Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 229 3660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?