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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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#111 of 427 Lebanese in Dubai
#1,574 of 8,009 Restaurants in Dubai
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Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Deserve below one star. I booked a table by phone and was told the set menu 49 AED. When I came they gave me menu with 69 option only. Only when I come to pay I found out. When I asked for clarification they said...they got confused. Meaning they do the mistake and you have to pay. Above all of that their attitude was really bad and they didn’t bother to solve the issue. Stay away from these scammers, there are already a lot of good restaurants around it. For the record this is the second time they cheat me. First time they told me will give you free side dish with the order and they bill it to me. When I asked why they said this specific side dish is not free!!!!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Curiosity23690823577, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We apologize and understand the disappointment you experienced. Please give us a chance to make things right immediately. I request you to allow us to speak to you and discuss the situation, this will enable us to think of the best way to resolve this...More

Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

How beautiful it is when you enjoy great food of @ilauae with beautiful weather sitting out in front of @alseefdubai water front . . . ILA is a contemporary-chic space ideal to stop by for fresh Arabic food. Enjoy breakfast or soups, salads and grills...for lunch or dinner.. From Arabic food like kibba to Italian food Pesto pasta and pizza everything served fresh and delicious... . . Give it a try... @ilauae . . .More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Curiosity23690823577, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2021

Thank you for your appreciation. We are glad to know about your experience with us, such a gesture of reviewing about us makes our team motivated to go extra miles for giving our guest great experience and value.

Reviewed 11 January 2021 via mobile

ILA Restaurant and Cafe One of the very nice places to eat at al Seef. There are tables indoors and outdoors, so you can choose either the coziness of the interior or enjoy the outside and the view to the promenade and Dubai Creek. The...food is delicious, the service quick and pleasant. We took pizza and shish tawook - everything tasted amazing. Also at our previous visit we tried shish tawook wrap - and it was also very good for a quick snack.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Curiosity23690823577, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Thank you so much for your positive response! We are grateful for the chance you gave us to serve you and family/friends at our restaurant. We hope to see you more often at ILA for making such good memories.

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

I observed one employee who was wearing his face mask hanging on his neck, under his chin, not covering his nose and mouth. I noticed this for more than 10 minutes, until he approached my table to serve me the soup and salad and that’s...when I addressed him my concern. Instead of apologizing, his response was that he’s very busy running around and cannot wear the mask properly! I obviously asked to change the dishes as I was not feeling comfortable to eat after he was freely breathing on top of them, and asked to speak to a manager. Surprisingly he told me that he was the manager. The dishes were changed and he did not approach my table anymore. He wore his mask temporarily but then after few minutes I saw it was again lowered under his chin. Ambience and location are very nice, food is just ok.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Curiosity23690823577, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2021

We apologize and understand the disappointment you experienced. Please give us a chance to make things right immediately. I request you to allow us to speak to you and discuss the situation, this will enable us to think of the best way to resolve this...More

Reviewed 26 September 2020

I went their by so many expectations but i felt bad when i left from this restaurant ...i ate my meal but when i request something from waitress she said our chef can't do this anymore ...even after this she didn't clean my table ...please...bring some educated staff ...not recommended money doesn't matter the way you're serving and handling it's really weird and painful ...im sharing the pic as evidence she served dessert but she don't wannna clean my other plates of maincourse and starters....thankyouMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Curiosity23690823577, Marketing at ILA Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2021

We apologize and understand the disappointment you experienced. Please give us a chance to make things right immediately. I request you to allow us to speak to you and discuss the situation, this will enable us to think of the best way to resolve this...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020

During my month long stay in Al Seef I've used this establishment a handful of times. The staff were very polite and welcoming. The food was great quality, and reasonably priced. For an added bonus, you have a great view of the Creek. I would...highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Located in very good location in al seef mall infront of the creek..... Food and beverages really delicious thanks to abdo for his food suggestions.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Nice place located in al seef in front of the creek..... Service was awesome by abdoo..... Business lunch very good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

We were there for the breakfast and below is the summary of our experience: Pros: - Nice decor, - Nice seating, whether indoor or outdoor. - Outdoor kids play area. - Friendly staff. Cons: - Food was not delicious. - Expensive, especially when considering that...the quality of food was not to the level. - Wifi was not working.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020

My husband and 9 year old son, enjoyed a fresh, great arabic breakfast by the creek on a sunny day in January 2020, really lovely. The eggs/morrocan tea/pomegrante juice and arabic coffee was throughly enjoyed. The service was prompt, polite and with a smile. We...were not disappointed and would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about ILA Cafe

  • Yes, ILA Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, ILA Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Yes, ILA Cafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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