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Awtar

#521 of 8,816 Restaurants in Dubai
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4B St | Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai 7978, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 317 2221
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19:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 03:00
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Boulder, CO
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164 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The restaurant was nearly empty when I arrived a little after 7 pm but had several tables occupied when I left before 9. The waiter mentioned that there would be live music later in the evening. I ordered some hummus and taboule to begin, but strangely the restaurant was "out of taboule!" Fortunately the hummus was very good and the... More 

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Thank Fremdenfuhrer
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Fremdenfuhrer, Thank you for your email. Happy to know that you enjoyed our Lebanese restaurant. The live entertainment is nice and you should see it next ime. Hope to welcome you back again. Abdullah Issa EAM F&B More 

Tampere, Finland
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

According to those who have visited many Lebanese restaurants in Dubai this is the best. Based on my limited experience I would tend to agree. Beware that the fixed menu is what the restaurant prefers to offer, although an a la carte menu also exists. One party has to agree though which one to go with (fixed menu or a... More 

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Thank MEN45
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear MEN45, Thank you for your review. Glad that you liked the food. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Abdullah Issa EAM F&B More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Staying at the Grand Hyatt for a conference we came here for dinner. We were shown to an outside table that had not been serviced after the previous guests and the waiter felt it best to simply reverse the tablecloth on account of the stains. Unfortunately the stains had travelled to the reverse side so he had to reluctantly go... More 

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Thank Stuart M
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Stuart M, Thank you for your review. We are extremely sad to know that your experience with us was not up to the mark. Please let me review with my team and get back to you. Hope we can welcome you back again and make your experience with us better. Abdullah Issa EAM F&B More 

Montagnola, Switzerland
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The inside of the restaurant looks like a tent ( a very big and beautiful one!), with material draped from the ceiling. The waiter was not only able to recommend, but also volunteered items that we might like. All absolutely delicious! We were also able to watch a belly dancing show at 22.30, which added to the folklore. Will definitely... More 

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Thank Rocachal T
HyattinDubai, Executive Assistant Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear REATXXX, Thank you for your review and praising the ambiance. We are proud to be an authentic Lebanese restaurant. Fantastic to hear that you were taken good care of and enjoyed our nightly live entertainment. Hope to welcome you back again soon. David Harb Executive Assistant Manager More 

London
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Unlike the appalling abd el wahab downtown that provides pre-cooked, poorly done middle eastern food this is a different experience altogether. Inside the Grand Hyatt, the restaurant was easy to find and took bookings reliably (not always the case in Dubai). Plenty of locals here which is always a good sign. A good menu with a good range, mostly Lebanese.... More 

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HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear nmw27, Thank you for reviewing us. Glad that you liked our Lebanese restaurant and enjoyed the food and ambiance and recommend to other guests. Look forward to welcome you back again. David Harb Executive Assistant Manager More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Whenever I stay at this hotel, I almost always book Awtar. It simply is divine food with equally divine service. The staff are all smiles and experts in their field. I will be back!

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1 Thank tarapanchaud
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear tarapanchaud, Thank you for your review. Glad that you liked our restaurant and visit us regularly appreciating the service and food. Hope to welcome you back again. David Harb Executive Assistant Manager More 

Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is one of the most amazing restaurants in which I have ever eaten. Amazing personnel, amazing food, amazing music. If you want to have a blast, go when there is a belly-dancing night. Fabulous experience.

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1 Thank Grigorios D
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Grigorios D, Thank you for your wonderful review. So happy to know that you enjoyed the restaurant along with the food and entertainment. Hope to see you back soon. Conor Oleary Director Food & Beverage More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The place is located inside the hotel. The food was good and the general atmosphere was nice. No kids which was nice. There was a bally dancer which was OK and the music was good. Shisha was good. Overall I would recommend it

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1 Thank Amre M
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Amre M, Thank you for reviewing us. Happy to know that you liked the overall atmosphere of the restaurant and the food and music. Hope to welcome you back soon. Conor Oleary Director Food & Beverage More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. The food was great and the shisha was amazing plus to the great welcome from the staff. But it is a bit pricey

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Thank UaeStar
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear UaeStar, Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the place and the overall food, music and hospitality. Hope to see you back soon Conor Oleary Director Food & Beverage More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The best Lebanese restaurant in Dubai ....we visit Awtar last month and was like always food service great and the belly dancer amazing .

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1 Thank Charles B
HyattinDubai, Manager at Awtar, responded to this review

Dear Charles B, Thank you for reviewing us. Glad you liked the food, service and ofcourse the live entertainment at Awtar. Hope to welcome you back soon. Conor Oleary Director Food & Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 03:00
Monday
19:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 03:00
Thursday
19:30 - 03:00
Friday
19:30 - 03:00
Saturday
19:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4B St | Grand Hyatt Dubai, Dubai 7978, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 317 2221
  • This restaurant is at Dubai Airport
Description
Awtar, located in the upper Atrium, has an opulent and dramatic interior swathed in a traditional tent-style ceiling. Awtar's Lebanese menu includes a lavish selection of hot and cold mezze, and grill items designed for sharing, as well as a choice of authentic desserts. In this intimate setting, diners are entertained nightly by a talented live band, a singer and a charming belly dancer. Shisha is available in the evening. Timings - Dinner (Saturday to Wednesday) : 19:30 to 03:00 hrs. (Last order 01:30) - Dinner (Thursday & Friday) : 19:30 to 03:00 hrs (Last Order 02:00)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?