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Trader Vic's

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Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 644 3011
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17:00 - 03:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 03:30
Sat - Wed 17:00 - 03:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I visit Abu Dhabi since I live in Dubai I always come visit Trader Vic's! The atmosphere, the food, the drinks & the wonderful team here is why I always come back. Special mention to Nicolas and his excellent team is the reason I always come back! Keep up the excellent work!! :) Ps. Congratulations on your award 3rd... More 

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1 Thank MarilBritt
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Cuban band plays every day except Saturdays, exotic coktails, excellent service. Special thanks to Khaing ;)

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1 Thank Michelle B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently one of my favorite world-class place to chill, drink and eat. Reason why I celebrated my birthday in March this year, and anniversary in June 2016. My parties were made special according to plan, with the band singing for us. It was awesome. Attitude: At first, it was intimidating, because I am not a frequenter in a place like... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say that Trader Vic's would be my first choice for dinner at Beach Rotana but I would surely go there for a Tiki Puka Puka! -Side Note: Tiki Puka Puka is an amazing drink! Its a pretty pink rhum based cocktail with a flower sitting on top. Beside it being delicious, 1 (at most 2 for a large... More 

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1 Thank parttimelocal_life
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting, lovely welcoming, good service, BUT a disappointing average food. We did enjoy the live band. Overall, not a good value for money...

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Thank BuzyBeeUae
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your feedback regarding Trader Vics; I am pleased that you enjoyed the entertainment and service; we do apologize that the food did not meet your expectations. We would have been very happy to have the Chef prepare an alternative for you. We do hope to have the honor of your return visit Sincerely Mathieu... More 

USA
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I look forward to eating at Trader Vic's anywhere in the world. This was my first time at this restaurant in Abu Dhabi. I arrived around 9:45pm. Trader Vic's was not crowded. I was immediately seated and ordered an Original Mai Tai and Beef Cho Cho. Both were excellent. The Cho Cho was especially ample in the size of the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

% of us were recommended to try trader pics whilst on holiday - wow great menu - excellent service and the food was amazing, we had the platters to share as a starter and 5 completely different mains - best thing I can say was the waiter collected 5 empty plates - well worth the trip

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1 Thank Markallaa
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Markallaa, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards,... More 

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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good drinks, interesting decoration. Service a bit slow, nice ladies, who unfortunately cannot recommend drink. That in bar I found crucial.. english level shall be improved too. But I believe you can improve and will try to come back in the future.

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Thank paul j
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear paul j, Thank you for taking the time to review Trader Vic's. We take your feedback very seriously and for that reason, this review has been forwarded to the Restaurant Manager for him to take action and ensure a better service next time. We would be happy to see you again soon to have the possibility to provide you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, cocktails and food. Very goed place to first enjoy dinner and then go straight to the bar to enjoy the live music.

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2 Thank Frank W
GstSvcOfficer, General Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this review

Dear Frank W, Thank you for the compliments and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to read that you had a pleasurable experience in Trader Vic's. The team works very hard to provide the utmost service, and so your comments are very important to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best... More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay in Abu Dhabi we enjoyed having diner at Trader Vic's. Each time we go there, we are welcomed by the nice and helpfull staff. Our special thanks go to mister Jackson who, on his own nice and professional way, advises us to make a good choise that suits our taste. After diner we stayed some time in... 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
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 03:00
Monday
17:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 03:00
Thursday
17:00 - 03:30
Friday
17:00 - 03:30
Saturday
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor, Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers, Street # 10 | Al Zahiyah Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 644 3011
Description
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant and bar which specializes in Island cuisine and tropical cocktails in an exotic atmosphere.

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