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Trader Vic's

#409 of 9,208 Restaurants in Dubai}
€€ - €€€, Vegetarian Friendly
Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 366 5646
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  • Excellent31%
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  • Average16%
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Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal here with friends. Very lively bar/restaurant with people still arriving and eating late into the evening. The shared starter seemed a very popular choice with most tables, including ours. I had the beef and reef as a main which was great,...More

Thank Lisa B
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lisa B, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to know you has a good time at Trader Vic's Madinat. Please come back for more fun as we are celebrating our 13th Anniversary until September 25th and will be having lots...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a cocktail or two particularly in the cooler months when u can sit outside by the water. Best to take advantage of happy hour. Considering it's a themed restaurant it's not bad however the food is pretty average.More

Thank avrilmckay72
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Avrilmckay72, Thank you for your comments. We are glad to know you enjoyed our cocktails. The Happy Hour is indeed and advantage for our costumers but in case you cannot make it before 2000 this month don't hesitate to come in. From September 13th...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start with what I love - the Peking duck. They also have a lot of rum drinks but I'm not so certain about their mixers. Some tasted of prepared mixers with that hint of powdered preparation. Still the food is excellent and I would...More

Thank Brian D
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brian D, Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed our food. Regarding our cocktails, please note that we do not use any kind of powder juices or mixers. Next time you visit us, you can ask...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything I ordered to eat and drink was fantastic! I started off with a Mai Tai during Happy Hour. About 10 minutes prior to the close of the Happy Hour, a waiter informed me that if I wanted to take advantage of the Happy Hour...More

Thank BKC2003
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear BKC2003, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to know you have had such a good time at Trader Vic's. Please keep on coming back. Very soon we will be celebrating our anniversary and our Chefs will be reviving some of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great food with wide and varied choice Always great service with great cocktails Always great Music with a live band 6 nights out of seven Ans always a great ambience. The team at Trader Vics always get it right. Thanks to CJ and all...More

Thank Tim B
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tim, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are so happy to hear that you always have a great time at Trader Vic's. Please keep on coming back and thank you for your loyalty. It is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this weeks in advance as part of a family visit. This is somewhere we have visited many times and in the past, had a lovely evening. We requested a table outside but arrived to no table set and a collection of abandoned tables....More

Thank Zara F
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Zara F, Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our apologies for your recent experience at our restaurant. We truly regret that coming all the way to our place, we were unable to provide a suitable solution or explanation to you and your family....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So.... Trader Vic's Souq Madinat Jumeira is my favorite place ever....I always recommend it to my friends visiting Dubai...the drinks, the food are ok...the Cuban band is awsome...!! The best live band I've seen in UAE in my 10 years here...however....they seemed to have some...More

Thank Marvelant
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Marvelant, Thank you so much for your review and for keep coming back to Trader Vic's Madinat. As you are so familiar with our restaurant, we are certain you have noticed some changes. From the last month we have been renovating the place and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant however chairs were really uncomfortable. Starter of calamari tempura and main of Chinese ribs. Calamari was greasy and the ribs had a really strange taste and BBQ veg was covered in an oil which again, wasn't good.More

Thank Sonny1965
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sonny1965, First of all we would like to thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it as it helps us to improve. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoyed our food, as we all work hard to provide to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for lunch...unfortunately we came on Ramadan, so it was very quiet, only our table and other guests in bar counter.. The ambience is unique, it's good if we come for dinner...the food is delicious and the portion is good as well..the staff...More

Thank tough_appy
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tough_appy, Thank you so much for you review. We are really glad you enjoyed your Trader Vic's experience. It can really be a bit quiet at lunch during Ramadan but you will absolutely love it when the summer is over and we reopen our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite restaurants at Madinat Jumeirah. Great atmosphere and great food. I had the crispy duck and my wife had the flambe beef, both of which are prepared at your table and both are excellent. Service was also very good and...More

Thank Colin S
TVM_Dubai, Trader Vic's Team at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Collin S, Thank you so much for your review. It makes us very happy to know about your pleasant experience at Trader Vic's. That's all our team works so hard for. Looking forward to welcome you back, Trader Vic's Team.

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Think it's 7-8pm each day but it does say in their website , if you email them , they get back to you almost straight away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madinat Jumeriah | Al Sufouh Road, 2/1, Dubai 00971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 366 5646
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Description
Trader Vic Madinat, winner of "Best Bar Food" by Time Out Dubai in 2010, offers a true escape with its Cuban band, beautiful decor and waterfront location at the Madinat Jumeirah, featuring Mai Tai terrace for outdoor lounging. Trader Vic"s offers an exotic ambiance with international specialities and world famous tropical cocktails from noon to late evening. The home of the original Mai Tai and pioneer of Fusion cooking and Wood fired Chinese oven specialities promises a treat for all tastes and occasions.
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