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#1,584 of 8,415 Restaurants in Dubai
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Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 18/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a nice dinner by the creek this evening. We were lucky to have a table at the nearest spot to the waterfront. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff were so kind. Restaurant is a middle-eastern cuisine and it is best to be...visited during winter to enjoy outdoor experience. Special thanks goes to Mr. Deep for his amazing hospitality and the extra mile he did when he changed the music to suite the ambiance of this cosy lovely place.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

they are located at al seef and have maintained the authentic traditional vibe by adding an amazing turkish chandelier at the entrance they have outdoor and indoor sitting amd the food and sheesha are amazing for sheesha they have a seperate space at the forst...floor so people who dont do sheesha are not bothered by it they have vegan dishes as well on the menu apart from their huge variety of arabic food if you ate here you need to try their hummus fattoush sheesh tawook pizzas and kunafa for sure i highly recommend this place for a blissful experienceMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Just Vegan, Owner at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello thefood_paradise, Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation and recommendations! We are glad to know your compliments for our Food and Restaurant. We hope to serve you again soon! Best Regards, Team ILA😊

Reviewed 1 week ago

ILA is my new go-to place for grabbing a bite when i am craving Arabic cuisine. The restaurant opened its doors 5 years ago at one of the most popular locations in Dubai ... Al Seef. The first thing that catches your eye after entering...the restaurant is a chandelier of the beautiful Turkish lamps. ILA offers contemporary dining which a breathtaking view of Dubai's historic creek, which is especially attractive during sunset. Enjoy dining in a relaxing ambiance by the Dubai creek, which is also an ideal location for dining out during winter. You could also simply wind down in the evening over shisha and beverages after a busy day at work. Both indoor and outdoor seating options are available. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. Some of their deals are listed below: - Shisha + Choice of Sandwich + Water for only AED 49 - Set menu: Soup + salad + main + dessert + water for only AED 59 The restaurant has partnered with Just Vegan, which serves a comprehensive menu comprising of vegan options. We started off by order shisha (selected watermelon mint, one of my all-time favorite). The drag was smooth with the right amount of flavor and coal. A reasonable amount of flavors is available, and shisha is priced economically. Our food order was as follow: - Chicken Mushroom Soup: Loved the creamy texture - Fattoush: Always my favorite. A light and refreshing salad with baked khaboos that gives it a great crunch - Grilled Kofta: Loved the presentation on a smoking grill. The lamb was juicy and tender - Battata Harra: I'm a potato lover and battata harra is one of my favorite Arabic appetizers. The flavorful potatoes were crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside - Spaghetti Bolognese: I usually prefer thick spaghetti, and this was just the right thickness. The sauce was delectable with the perfect quantity of mince and cheese - Kunafa: Can't complete your meal without the traditional Kunafa! Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream made it more delicious. - Beverages: Both fruit cocktail and watermelon juice were freshly prepared and equally delicious - Moroccan Tea: We flushed down the traditional Moroccan tea, which was much required after devouring the delicious meal I am positive that you will love the experience, just like I did. Please do plan your visit, and don't forget to thank me later 🙃More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Just Vegan, Owner at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello WyndOnline, We truly appreciate the effort you put in writing us such an elaborate review. Thank you for sharing your kind words of appreciation with us. Your thoughts are highly motivating and encouraging. Visit us again soon. Best Regards, Team ILA😊

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In love with this place! The beautiful Al Seef views plus delicious Arabic food makes this a great spot My Fav dishes - Hummus, KunafaIn love with this place! The beautiful Al Seef views plus delicious Arabic food makes this a great spot My Fav...dishes - Hummus, KunafaMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Just Vegan, Owner at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

TanviLoveForFood, Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation and recommendations! We are glad to know your compliments for our Food and Restaurant. We hope to serve you again soon! Best Regards, Team ILA😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Ambience Good Food Sheesha n more....... Service was amazing too... My guest from India loved it.....

Date of visit: April 2022
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Just Vegan, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Monty0703, Thank you for your recommendations and rating. We are glad to know your compliments for our Restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again soon. Best Regards Team ILA😊

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently we visited this gorgeous restaurant located in Alseef Dubai to enjoy Iftar Buffet menu. It’s a Steal Deal Iftar Buffet @AED 49 or 69/- Ila is a pretty place overlooking perfect Dubai creek view in Al Seef at this gorgeous looking restaurant @ilarestaurantcafe serving...a traditional Arabic delicacies with sumptuous desserts, this is the perfect venue for your next Iftar! The Iftar set menu features mezzeh and salads from the Mediterranean cuisine. To add to these vibes, there are traditional Ramadan beverages and fresh juices including tamarind juice, jallab and others. Besides this there’s also an array of pizza, burgers, pasta and sandwiches on the menu. ILA has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. The view from ILA is just awesome! We absolutely loved the festive lighting and decor. All in all it was great evening and we had a great time. An ideal iftar buffet where you can go along with you family and friends and enjoy Ramadan delights.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Just Vegan, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello thevegetariancouple, Your lovely comments and rating have put a huge smile on our faces! We are glad to know your compliments for our Food and Restaurant. We hope to serve you again soon! Best Regards, Team ILA

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location excellent Iftar menu, wonderful hospitality and great service. Well you can expect all of this place named ILA Café and restaurant. Located at gorgeous location of al Seef ILa restaurant has ample outdoor and indoor seating not only this you can enjoy Shisha...at their open rooftop lounge. Currently there is Iftar menu offers are going on in ILA restaurant. I visited them a few days ago and I was totally amazed with the service and with the taste of food they serves . Under 49 AED or 69 AED you gonna enjoy refreshing Mocktails , salad, hot soup of your choice, hot Mezze. In main course You can lots of options like Shish tawook, chicken and rice, pasta or even pizzazz. Enjoy their delicious rice pudding and Dubai‘s BEST umm Ali Food taste amazing and specially Umm Ali just won my heart forever I never tasted this deliciousumm ali anywhere. Stuff was so amazing and very supportive special mention for Mr . Othman, Mr Jay, Mr Ahmad Mr Krishna Singh And Mr Mark anthony for outstanding service. Overall it was an experience you should definitely enjoy. Highly recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Just Vegan, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Shikha Shack, Thank you for your recommendations and rating. We are glad to know your compliments for our Restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again soon. Best Regards Team ILA😊

Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

Good food and good prices. Service was good in the beginning. Waited 30 mins for my dessert… we left then. Starters and Main Course were Great.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Just Vegan, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recommendations and rating. Looking forward to serving you again soon. We will make sure to pass your feedback to the concerned team and fix the issue. Best Regards, Team ILA😊

Reviewed 11 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent venue for a good Lebanese meal with beautiful views of Dubai Creek at Al Seef walk… good selection of Arabic cuisine.. with plenty of outdoor & indoor seating for large groups as well

Date of visit: April 2022
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Just Vegan, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello TravelwithRumi, Your lovely comments and rating have put a huge smile on our faces! We are glad to know your compliments for our Food and Restaurant. We hope to serve you again soon! Best Regards, Team ILA

Reviewed 9 November 2021 via mobile

We visited in a quiet Monday night but enjoyed event service & food. Big choice of food with varied menu. We opted for the lamb chops & kofte grill. Huge portion of kofte which was way too much but very tasty as was the lamb....Lovely to sit outdoors overlooking the creek. Very reasonably priced too. Around £27 total for both dishes. Not fine dining but fine food!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Curiosity23690823577, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2021

Hello McAnnie1, We are glad that you were satisfied with our service. Looking forward to serving you again soon.🌿

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ILA Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4