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Bu Tafish

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Jumeira Rd | Jumeriah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food is amazing, fresh and tasty. However, the recent hike in prices was "uncalled for". It was already priced at the very end of mid-range prices and now it's almost the same as going to a luxury restaurant or a hotel.

Thank Alex h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If you want quality local fish, then this is the best. One of the oldest if not the oldest in the uae. They offer a huge variety of fish and seafood dishes and Arabic foods. No alcohol though but is ok. I personally mostly order take out and enjoy at home.

Thank rashaddubai
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178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I liked this place, great food items , nice staff ....... Sea food is well done... Tasty .... I really recommend it for all people who likes sea food....

Thank OPTIMIST1116
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a very good restaurant to have diner in Dubai. They serve very good sea-food in a location resembling a boat. It is better to take the recommendation of the chef and enjoy.

Thank Eduard_Taus
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Have been there countless times, almost every weekend. Never failed to impress. Service is excellent. Food is extremely delicious. Menu options are great and wide variety offered. Different level of spices can be selected on each dish. Staff are super friendly. There is plenty of parking outside. The restaurant is in an excellent neighborhood.

Thank drazamzam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Service was good; nothing exceptional. Did not enjoy the food; seafood salad well needed more salad; portion and seafood too little; sea food not the best I tasted; even had the starchy crab one buys in a supermarket. Grilled jumbo shrimps; too dry. Hammor fish; oven grilled; was ok but with too much water in the dish; not fresh? Defrosted?... More 

Thank Nada Z
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Upon first glance, you may think Bu Tafish looks like a cheesy American diner with a nautical theme, but the food is excellent. The starters of hummus, tahini, pita bread, fresh vegetables, and olives are delicious and refreshing. We ordered the Bu Tash soup, grilled prawns with Arabic spices, and grilled Hampour fish with Arabic spices. The fish and prawns... More 

Thank Kendra9041
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Nice ship like ambience. Even the staff wear sailor like Uniforms. Tried the Chicken Livers with Pomegranate Sauce for starters. Nice. For mains went in for Sea Bass Singary. The fish was nicely done. Not a seafood lover but would come back!

Thank Victor B P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

I went with some friends and the welcoming was warm and nice. Service is good and all the staff tries to please you as much as they can to make sure you have a great experience in the restaurant. The food is quite good and offers a lot of options. Also, the fired fish (which I usual disregard for dietary... More 

Thank AnnieJackie
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

The food is very nice and restaurant atmosphere is amazing Customers service is not to that expectations Very clean restaurant

Thank Bu Salman A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jumeira Rd | Jumeriah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Jumeirah
  • Neighbourhood: Jumeirah

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

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Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighbourhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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