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Karma Kafe

#203 of 8,892 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Dubai
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Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0909
15:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Tue 15:00 - 01:00
Wed - Fri 15:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I unexpectedly dropped into souk Al bahar to ease from the hectic traffic. Even though we heard of karma Cafe we never been there so made up our mind for a quick dinner. There were 2 hostess at the entrance desk who just ignored us and kept busy on mobile phone for few minutes. Some how we... More 

Thank Jose G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here on a Friday. The service was prompt and friendly and the food very good. We ate outside in order to see the Dubai fountains and the Burj Khalifa. The inside certainly looked inviting and would have been a good dinner venue.

Thank Als25629
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will definitely have a great time here. Good music, great food and people are so warm. Love the set up and ambience. Celebrated Valentines day her with hubby and he surprised me with this dessert!

Thank Ayeshabader
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a Friday evening and it wasn't too busy, there were still tables available. The food was nice with a good selection but I've had better sushi before. The drinks were very expensive, higher than your average dubai restaurant. You pay more for the view of the fountains ( but the view isn't that great)

Thank claireyup
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant lounge has a great food especially the sushi which is truly amazing however this is spoiled by the poor service, not easy to catch a waiter and after midnight they are all gone, we had to walk around the place to fine one. We ordered two bottles of Vodka and got charged for the energy drink which is... More 

Thank TraveltheWorldXXX
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most enjoyable way to brunch. Choose what you would like to eat and they serve it at your table. More than enough choices, food tasty and beautifully presented. Grilled calamari a must. Delicious desserts. Service great; they go the extra mile. Perfect spot to view the Dubai fountains as they have a lovely outside terrace. Worth a visit

Thank Teardrop63
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the same "family" as the The Buddha Bar, Karma Kate is a busy, restaurant with a great view to Burji Khalifa and fountains. Quite pricey, great choice of contemporary Asian food.

Thank Olga K
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice restaurant, good food, and nice ambiance. Karma KAfe is not the place to go in your jeans and flip-flops, so dress properly. The food is exquisit and you pay a higher price in here, so bring your plastic. Which you probably carry as Karma is situated right across the Dubai Mall, with all her designer shops. If you... More 

Thank TravelingBizzMan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a great view to the fountain with the possibility of alcoholic drinks, the food menu is excellent.

Thank Wael Y
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great good, efficient and processional service, great cocktails. Be ready to spend money though, the place ain't cheap at all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80 - US$ 200
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 01:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Bahar | Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0909
Karma Kafe is an award winning pan Asian restaurant and lounge from the creators of world renowned Buddha-Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Offering a fusion of pan Asian and International flavors, as well as opulent surroundings and eclectic beats, Karma Kafe is a unique dining and nightlife destination.

The outdoor terrace offers breathtaking views of the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, which are essential sightings for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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