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Trader Vics

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Zayed Ibn Sultan St | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
+971 3 754 5111
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple but tasty lunch in this restaurant that is within the Rotana Hotel. Comfortable chairs, soft music, cool temperature that was a nice contrast with the heat outside. Attentive service. Overall a pleasant and relaxing experience

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Thank Jean-François M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this was my first classy dinner date place when I moved to UAE in early 2016. It was to celebrate our monthsary and I was in Al Ain working as a Nurse. Glad we found this place. Not too crowded but really romantic. The manager was accomodating and pleasant. My rib eye steak is medium rare and I... More 

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Thank Rhia L
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging feedback! Glad to read that you enjoyed the consistency and the experience in all its aspects, several times during your stay. We are looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It can be considered as the best restuarant not only in Alain city but in wole UAE .The welcome and smile and help of staff exceeds any expectations .The food is really delicious and tasty as if it is home food it is a wonderful resturant.

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Thank ahmedfarhoud
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Trader Vic's Restaurant. We are very glad to know that you had a great time and are pleased with the food selections. Rest assured that all your good comments will be shared to the entire team and we will do the best that we can to continue giving... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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308 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Trader Vic's looks like a great place to meet friends, have drinks & relax our meals were awful. I went for the Prawns which were overcooked and the spinach had a strange bitter taste to it. My dining partners ordered steaks which they later described as "sinewy" and a bit tough. The waiter said the steaks were Angus beef... More 

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Thank magickayak
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of Trader Vic's, I apologize for the inconsistent meal that you had in the restaurant, and I will definitely talk to the chef about this. I hope that you will give us another chance to be of service to you, as we truly value your business. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location. Food was great and very tasty and so so much of it, we ordered 3 meals for 3 people but could have actually survived on 2 meals between 2 people. The service was great, very helpful waiters and very polite.

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Thank Jeff G
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging feedback! Glad to read that you enjoyed the consistency and the experience in all its aspects, several times during your stay. We are looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

Abu Dhabi
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wooow I was amazed with the service we got me and my friends quick quality service. Thank you Mr. HUSSIEN FOR extending us ur 5 star service and lovely environment. Me and my friends we went so happy after the great and dinner and drinks we have and ur outlet. We sure gonna come back Thank u again Trader Vics... More 

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Thank A3317OVmohameda
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such an encouraging feedback! Glad to read that you enjoyed the consistency and the experience in all its aspects, several times during your stay. We are looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Ralick Jhan Assistant Director of Food & Beverage Al Ain Rotana More 

Level Contributor
54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...and I happen to be the one writing the review. First of all, this must be one of the few restaurants that still allows smoking inside while people are eating. That's is just not OK. Half the plates we ordered over two days (yes, I tried it twice before I wrote the review just to be sure) were good and... More 

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Thank Khaled A
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. I apologize that the food and service did not meet your expectations, and I will be sure to review this with the appropriate management personnel. I hope that you will give us another opportunity to have you as our guest, and I want you to know that we truly appreciate your business. Best... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and the staff were very good with excellent customer service skills. A little on the more expensive side. Reason I only gave 3 stars is because the entertainment was overbearing and cigarettes and pipes were allowed to be smoked inside which spoilt my meal as I was eating tobacco smoke as well as my food.

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Thank Little_Clair
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of Trader Vic's. I am very concerned with these comments, and I promise you that I will personally look into this. If you could contact me, I would be pleased to discuss this with you. Please accept our apologies, and our commitment that this will not happen again. We value you as our... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The group I went with all felt the same way, poor quality of food, drinks, staff and LOUD low level entertainment. I wish I could say better but all in all it was an unpleasant experience for the majority of us. Too expensive, dress code??? It depended on which nationality you come from!! Even after a switch to outside tables... More 

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Thank ME A
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of Trader Vic's. I am very concerned with these comments, and I promise you that I will personally look into this. If you could contact me, I would be pleased to discuss this with you. Please accept our apologies, and our commitment that this will not happen again. We value you as our... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located in the Rotana Hotel The terrace is nice Ok food but very slow to get a waiter to order Once your order is done , the wait is not too long

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Thank mimidoumi
AlAinR0tana, Manager at Trader Vics, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of Trader Vic's Restaurant I apologize for the inconsistent meal that you had in the restaurant, and I will definitely talk to the Trader Vic's Manager about this. I hope that you will give us another chance to be of service to you, as we truly value your business. Warm regards, Ralick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zayed Ibn Sultan St | Rotana Hotel, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Al Ain
  • Phone Number: +971 3 754 5111
Description
Tader Vic's will bring to you the mystery and charm of the Pacific Rim. Sample amazing menu offers from South East Asia and the French Pacific region. Enjoy daily live musical entertainment with the resident band playing Latin and International tunes while sampling the best cocktails in all of Al Ain. Enjoy your food on the out door dining galleria or in the themed interior of the restaurant, it will be a most memorable occasion in any event. Try your Salsa dance skills every Wednesday during our busy Ladies night and show off you best side to friends and colleagues. See you there

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