We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice

Mentioned in


Special Diets
Reviews (652)
Filter reviews
563 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fried fish paratha hammour bread curry fries salad plastic tables great fish sea food restaurant jumeirah beach simple food kite beach worth the wait outside seating marination gravy
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant with only fried fish, prawns, a fish curry, salad and some paratha or rice. We choose the paratha’s and had one fish of 750 gram and 500 gram prawns for the 3 of us. Its nice, tasty food and a whole different experience than...the fancy restaurants you can find in Dubai. We went there around 17.40 on a weekday and there was no queu and we were lucky we could sit outside. Although the prawns amd fish are fried, they’re not oily at all. One advice, just order paratha’s for one round and if you want another, order it just before you finish the first one so that you get warm ones again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is really great i wished we can go back for last night's dinner but we had flight to catch up, i could eat a lot of shirmp and eat.. Ohhh the bread is really good.. Salad sidedish on it. Over all it was a...really good food and it's worth for the ge money to try. It's not that expensive.. Really love it❤️❤️❤️More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu-- fried fish and fires shrimps with rice or pratha. that's it. and still it's my favorite restaurant in Dubai. I'd come here almost every month just to get down and dirty and eat. if you're tired of the bling and the fake social...climbing crowds in Dubai, come to bu qtair, savor their fresh fish and shrimps, and enjoy life as it should be. tip: they serve pratha for dinner time only. and be there before 6pm, otherwise, it's an hour long wait.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

We have been visiting this place for the last 20 years ....from the time it was called Fish Shop on Jumeriah ....a single port a cabin n few plastic tables n chairs on the sand.... the smily face of the owner and his friendly chats...made us feel at home. For the first time today I felt this place has gone down the drain with its service....a crowded evening n we had a token No 105. Like other guests we too were looking for a table n finally sat at one after the guests left n repeatedly requested the serving person to clean up the table......mainly bcoz the paper plates n tissue paper from the table was flying.....the arrogant server came to our table only to tell us that the table will be cleaned once our food is ready n that we occupied the table early. Yes we did occupy the table early but we never deprived any guest ahead of us in the queue a seating place..... It was a disgusting experience today.......if we hadn't paid for our food we would have left that place immediately.......With the growth in business customer service should go up the ladder.....unfortunately it is missed here.....More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

I have seen people complain about the waiting time. Let it be known that this restaurant is not for people who has little patience. This is also not a fancy restaurant; so people should manage their expectations before going there. I feel bad for the...staff who are being yelled at by entitled and unruly guests. During peak hrs (lunch & dinner), this restaurant gets really packed! Getting a table means waiting for people to finish their meal then compete with other patrons to get the vacated spot. From my experience, the average waiting time to get a table and receive your order will be around 30 to 45mins. There is a reason why people keeps coming back despite the waiting time: the fish is always fresh. Can't say the same for the shrimp though. Well, the big fried fish is always the hero for each meal! They serve the fish with a not-so-fresh salad (still complements the fish somehow). There are hand wash sinks available in and out of the restaurant. The loo is located outside (clean but not properly maintained; make sure to bring your own wipes!) The staff cleans the table but it is always good to practice CAYGO (clean as you go)!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021

The food was good, but not suitable for chilfren and tables was dirty and cleaning staff was very rude to the point where it reaches stupidity. I will not bring my family to this place again.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021

Overall food (grilled) is good. But sides (gravy,rotis) not good and expensive also . Awesome sitting place

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 15 March 2021

This is a cash only place. Queue at the counter. Decide what fish and how much shrimp you want to eat. You pay per weight. Your receipt has a number. When your number gets called, decide on roti or rice as a side. Outdoor seating...with a harbour view. The staff is friendly and the food is very good. It gets busy during weekends. Considering the freshness it's good value for money.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 March 2021

Probably one of the best fresh fish places in Dubai, there are no frills but it doesn't need any, excellent food and cheap. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 March 2021 via mobile

Fantastic fish place. Simple menu and simple food but very tasty. Absolutely worth going. Will go back for sure.

Date of visit: March 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
1,909 reviews
.92 km away
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf
5,476 reviews
1.27 km away
Lemon Tree Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai
86 reviews
1.58 km away
Beit Al Bahar
77 reviews
1.62 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Origami Sushi Fusion
60 reviews
.26 km away
Poke Poke
34 reviews
.30 km away
HEAT - Healthy Eats & Treats
72 reviews
.28 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Umm Suqeim Beach
228 reviews
.56 km away
Cove Beach Dubai
38 reviews
1.07 km away
Emirates Fishing Tour
56 reviews
.04 km away
Fishing Tour Dubai
17 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 617mira | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. Reach early and wait?
23 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from snehajai | Reviewed this property |
Yes very much just select a small size fish or few prawns with either paratha or rice
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant

  • Yes, Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Bu Qtair Fish Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4