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Karma Kafe

#191 of 8,884 Restaurants in Dubai
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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
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15:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Hamburg, Germany
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163 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We have visited the place with colleagues for dinner. The location is very nice with direct view on the Dubai Fountain. The menu is selective and the food we got was just fantastic. The preparation/finishing and taste was excellent. The price is at the limit for what you get, but all overall you should spent the money as it is... More 

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btrzd, Social Media Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your visit and for your review. We're delighted to hear you had an amazing time at Karma Kafé. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Beatriz More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Wanted to redeem my entertainer voucher!! They would allow you to use it but with 1 million restrictions. One of them is that even if you are selecting a main menu item it can't be below AED89!!!! If you want a bar menu item then you can't redeem the voucher unless you are setting by the bar. While if you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

It was a usual monthly girls night out. I have never tried Japanese food, so on a friends recommendation, we booked our table at the Karma Kafe. I was absolutely apprehensive since not only had i not had Japanese before, I wasn't too fond of seafood too. But the KK was an absolute treat. Each dish that we ordered were... More 

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Chorcha H, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time at Karma Kafe! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, perhaps you could gather the girls again and try our Friday "Karma Karvery Brunch" next time :-) Many Thanks, Chorcha More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Keep your GPS at the ready to find this restaurant - it is tricky to find. It is one restaurant possibility from which to view the evening dancing fountains display. At the higher end of prices, and with wine available, it may appeal most to those who like seafood with a Japanese twist., I recommend the shrimps tempura and the... More 

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Chorcha H, Public Relations Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting Karma Kafe and sharing your review of the venue with us. I agree that the Souk Al Bahar, can sometimes seem like a little maze especially for first time visitors! But once you find Karma Kafe we hope the charming adventure to find it was worth it… Our cuisine is Pan Asian so... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We enjoyed a nice evening with friends outside on the terrace. The service was friendly and the food was good, although not spectacular (except for the "angry chicken", which was excellent and indeed something new). As it gets quite busy in the evening I strongly recommend to make a reservation. You can see the fountains from the terrace if you... More 

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btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for your review! Customer feedback is invaluable to us. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time at Karma Kafé! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Very well thought out menu in a great setting. Managed to eat on the terrace even though the temperature is creeping up. We just grabbed a late supper and a few drinks but have to say the staff are attentive without being overbearing, reasonably priced for what you have and where it is. Will return for sure...

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btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for your review! Customer feedback is invaluable to us. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time at Karma Kafé! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

dubai
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Let's start with positives. Interesting menu, cool vibe good music, nice location. The food was good, wine list varying in pricing and choices, interesting cocktails. Unfortunately, I will say those are overshadowed first of all by the way our party of six for a friend birthday was treated. Dubai is place that has very expensive food and drinks, always. However,... More 

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btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, We are very sorry about this. It deeply saddens us when a customer does not enjoy their experience. We will send you a private message regarding this so that we can investigate further. Again, my sincerest apologies on behalf of the whole Karma Kafé team Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I love this place, calm and great atmosphere. Great location, the staff were so friendly. And the food is excellent, if u visit dubai and you like japanese food, you must go and try this place. Thanks

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btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for your review! Customer feedback is invaluable to us. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time at the Karma Karvery brunch! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My first experience with Karma Kafe with my brother it is amazing Sushi lovely Japanese beer stunning overview over Dubai fountain but better to have reservation if you wanna sit outside to have the fountain show from 7:00 PM till 10:30 PM Their food is really delicious I can say wow that's can summarize my feelings

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btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for your review! Customer feedback is invaluable to us. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time at Karma Kafé! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Karma Café brunch is one of my favourites, especially when you can sit outside in the terrace and have a great view of the fountains. Weather now got too warm and we were seated indoors. Karma offers red, oriental décor and hip, lounge music reminiscent of Buddha Bar and therefore appeals to the hip crowd but it is also great... More 

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btrzd, General Manager at Karma Kafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your visit and for your review! Customer feedback is invaluable to us. We are very happy to hear that you had a lovely time at the Karma Karvery brunch! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Michal General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 80 - USD 200
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 02:00
Thursday
15:00 - 02:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0909
Description
Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of world renowned Buddha-Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Offering a fusion of pan Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafe is a unique dining and nightlife destination.

The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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