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Buddha Bar

#31 of 8,881 Restaurants in Dubai
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most amazing night I had, I enjoyed so much the ambiance and the staff. Well done to all. Nice cocktails and music will surely come back again.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buddha Bar is an icon anywhere you go. But You shouldnt go there solely for the food because you will get disappointed. The music is great the drink are good but the food is average. So go there to listen to music and drink and munch on food and have a good time but don't expect to have excellent food.

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Thank Ramintor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow! Such a good choice in visiting Buddha Bar. The venue itself is stunning, décor lovely and great view into the Marina from the huge windows!. Access can be a little tricky if you are hitting rush hour or a Friday so be prepared to arrive early or give yourself time to get there. Food was fantastic, every dish was... More 

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1 Thank Cheeseboard11
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests at Buddha Bar and we are happy to know that you very much enjoyed your dining experience with us. We wish you well and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. Kind regards,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1. Very tasty 2. Great location 3. Very good service 4. Crowded enough to feel in the middle of nightlife 5. Beautiful Interior

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1 Thank silenceseeker77
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 know that you had an enjoyable time at Buddha Bar. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booking essential! This place is something else, but you'll need your credit card! The service, surroundings, deco, atmosphere all amazing The food was faultless, Wine very expensive , we paid £90 for a bottle of Merlot that was nothing special but hey ho you learn!! Worth a visit just to say you've been.

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1 Thank th252015
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests at Buddha Bar and we do appreciate your kind words regarding the service delivery as well as the vibe of the venue. Your feedback is greatly valued and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy this venue for some drinks and atmosphere prices reasonable (for dubai) good cocktails with friendly barman and a good people watching opportunity. Lovely decor too.

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

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

oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here whilst on holiday to try something different and the Japanese scenery inside the restaurant was as if we was in Thailand, was amazingly decorated! We had the lobster dumplings to start which were very tender and creamy! The mixed slate was nice also with satay sauce and the chicken salad which wasn't just any normal salad it was... More 

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

Dear Ellie D, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to have you as our guests at Buddha Bar and it is truly rewarding to know that we succeeded in providing you a dining experience that left you truly satisfied particularly with the quality of cuisine on offer. Your appreciative words will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice lounge. The design is beautiful. Very good fresh food. I enjoyed Black Cod the most. Ground floor is a dining area and upstairs is just a bar. There are some nice cocktails. I like this place. Only 1 thing - the music is VERY loud and annoying at ground floor. You have to shout if you want to... More 

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

Dear Angelina S, Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest at Buddha Bar and we do appreciate your kind words regarding the quality of dishes and drinks on offer. Your feedback is greatly valued and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Surrey
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and cocktails here never disappoint. Unfortunately, the resident DJ was not there during our visit, but that did not dull the experience in any way. The staff were very attentive and helpful with drink recommendations.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your visit to Buddha Bar and we are happy to know that you had an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind regards, e-Services Manager More 

Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went twice within a few weeks Food amazing Service outstanding drink choice very good do try the cocktails . Think the food has gone up a level, Its not cheap but you get what you pay for in a great atmosphere, Happy no smoking downstairs at all now.

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1 Thank springs6
GHLRM, e-Services Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Buddha Bar and it is truly encouraging to know that you once again enjoyed your night out with us. We wish you well and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future 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
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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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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