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Marina Mall 18 St | Second Floor, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 681 4818
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Johannesburg
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It may sound odd, but the quality of our seafood locally (South Africa) has deteriorated as most of it is exported. The one thing I was determined to do was have a lobster done to my satisfaction. When I walked in I saw all the locals eating there and knew I was in the right place, ....and TOO true. I... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I award one star for the "location" only except this, this restaurant is a shame. I went there with my family, trying to use our vouchers from Entertainer in a seafood restaurant. What a surprise ! we were allowed to use our vouchers in Grilled (chicken, meat) only.. Okay why not .. We were very surprised why this restaurant is... More 

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Thank AmeurGlobeTrotter
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I went with my family. They served my wife first. 20 mins later after me complaining the other 3 meals arrived. My wife had long finished her meal. The food was of poor quality. I've had way better from cheap take out food. The dish touted as paella was the strangest paella I've ever had the misfortune to taste with... More 

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Thank conorm321
new york
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Disappointed. Picked out squid from the market section and had it fried. Very tough. Disappointed and surprised. But the outstanding bread almost made up for it

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Thank ladybegood
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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772 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This place is in the Marina Mall and has fresh seafood on ice that you choose from. You then decide how to have the chef cook it and with what spices. The fish, rice and noodles were delicious. The service was fast and friendly. I will be back for sure.

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Thank Kyle L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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268 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

I'm not really sure why previous commenters have been so negative on this restaurant...maybe management has tried to turn things around, and succeeded -- because the lunch that we had was very good. My son got the seafood paella and I had the seafood pasta, with a hummus dish as a starter with warm pita bread. Service at lunchtime was... More 

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Thank OneInaMillion50
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

To make this review useful. went there with family to dinner. The food is tasteless, not appealing and definitely non fresh meals. ...All we have ordered from appetizers, or main course was below acceptable. frozen food, microwaved soup. chipped plates. The Service is non existent. no one approached us to see if we were happy or satisfied with the food...third-rate... More 

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Thank Adam B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

I will start with a compliment: the restaurant is beautiful, the concept is great and the view is wonderful. I went there last night and I really could have gone a great bit of fish. I was firstly disappointed by the greeting at the door: i would suggest un-crossing your arms when you are welcoming someone to a restaurant. We... More 

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Thank Bhurki-foodie
Kano, Nigeria
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79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Enjoyed a very nice dish of seafood with shrimps and varieties of fish. A convenient venue to refuel your tummy and keep enjoying the beautiful mall.

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Thank aminu-kano
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4,893 reviews
3,127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11,182 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The Karakanda in Marnia Mall Abudhabi. I tried this one at lunch time The fish not fesh The service were poor I did not enjoy it i may not come back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina Mall 18 St | Second Floor, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 681 4818

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