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) #179 of 9,101 Restaurants in Dubai €€ - €€€ Asian, Middle Eastern, Chinese
Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 701 1127
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 23:30All hours
Asian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Indian, Seafood, International, Sushi, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A multi cuisine restaurant which caters to any palate. Excellent service, smiling staff and excellent seating arrangements.

Thank enjeekay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

complimentary breakfast i never tried it in lunch or dinner only breakfast and Sahoor service very good staff so friendly

2  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a busy buffet only restaurant with a wide selection of dishes to chose from with an emphasis on Asia & India. There are cooked to order dishes. The pizzas are great! It has a good selection of wines and beverages by the glass....More

Thank stewartauh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place for my Anniversary. Best decision. Great Ambiance and Friendly Staff. Wide variety of Items. Not much selection of desserts but you ask Seafood, they give you seafood. They also have a Sushi Counter. Overall Great place. Yummy food.

Thank Sherin R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Plenty of choices available to suit different tastes.Extensive spread.Staff were a bit too busy and I had to ask repeatedly for a glass..:( At dinner service was a bit slow but acceptable I guess.

Thank Pooja V
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A place usually with an open buffet. Several live cooking stations, meals from all over the world, the quality of food - unforgettable. Cuisines: Italian, Lebanese, Japanese, Arab and other. Everybody can find something for her/himself.

Thank Stanislaw1972
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lovely Seafood night! Everything was great. To start with, the restaurant have lovely decor and tables were arranged in smart way that you cant feel the crowd although restaurant was almost full. we only thought AC was too cold! for the service, staff were attentive...More

1  Thank Dalia K
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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

One of my memorable buffet experience here in Dubai. The dishes were so good, matching with the ambiance of the place. Very family friendly as well. I like how the chefs go from table to table to give you small dishes that are not available...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I love it here. There are live cooking stations from all over the world; Arabic, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Western, English... There are great starters, incredible puddings. The service is good the choices are amazing. You get to choose what you will eat. You talk...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was a pleasure for me to have breakfast and dinner in the Anise during a week-long stay in Festival City. The Festival City Mall is just outside the doors of the Intercontinental Hotel. The buffet selections are amazing! Practically any type of food you...More

Thank George S
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Sarah A
Hi....we are looking for options for would an Eid for about 80 people, adults and kids? Do you have buffet dinner for the Eid day? And if yes, how much per head? Thank you
6 June 2017|
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Response from Sherin R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah. They have ifthar which costs Aed 215/- per person. As of now there are no EID day dinners.
louise w
Hey. How much is the buffet in AED? Thanks
21 August 2016|
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Response from AbdullahK | Reviewed this property |
249 AED per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crescent Drive | Lobby Level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai P.O. Box 45777, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 701 1127
  • E-mail
With eight live cooking stations modeled on the eight points of the star anise, along with an extensive international buffet, Anise delivers a sensory all day dining experience to remember. Dining comes alive with the interactive chef-to-diner experience presenting a culinary trip around the world by sampling food from different corners of the globe.
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