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Samad Iraqi Restaurant

#971 of 8,904 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Jumeirah
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Al Muraqqabat Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 229 3660
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have tried this restaurant previously for breakfast and dinner .. The restaurant is more than wonderful and excellent .. Offers you Iraqi dishes of authentic Iraqi cuisine .. The atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful and comfortable and very clean .. Service is very excellent .. Fast to bring the request .. There is a parking lot .. The... More 

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Thank lavender g
Lincoln UK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Lovely restaurant...best lamb Inhave ever tasted...soup, freshly made bread, and pickles served on the house...beware of portion sizes as many are enormous..especially the Iraqi specialities...lovely tea served at the end with sweets, again on the house...highly recommend.

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Thank ChristopherAnna
Harpenden
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Made the mistake of attempting to visit Aroos Damascus first. After being ignored for the first 10 minutes after being shown to our seats we then saw they didn't accept credit cards and to judge by the bread being served to other tables they didn't accept the need for food quality either. So we got up and left. 100 feet... More 

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Thank ebordingle
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I want with group of friends to Samar Restaurant. I ordered mixed grill, the food was average. I expected to be better. There is another restaurant in Dubai with the same name.

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Thank Hassan Sadik H
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This Iraqi restaurant offers really good dishes. They are popular for their river fish dishes. We tried sea water grilled supreme fish for our main course with a few small appetizer side dishes. The fish was very fresh and tasty. Certain small dishes such as a thick lentil soup, a small salad, freshly baked bread and pickles come by default... More 

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Thank Frank S
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
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127 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

One of the best Iraqi restaurants ever visited. Has many selections and nice indoor setting area, and absolutely with magnificent staff. Varity of dishes with special Iraqi flavors was something special to the served dishes. Prices are considered reasonable, except for seafood, and I like their complementary soup and salad. One thing is plus for this nice restaurant and should... More 

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Thank Adnan-Almuslem
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

This is the first time I've been to an Iraqi restaurant and my visit wasn't a disappointment. Their seafood is very good, service is equally fantastic

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Thank P1766EZahmeda
Wellington, New Zealand
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

A most interesting and new menu direction. Preordered 'hot coals' cooked fresh water Carp... Service very good. Abundance and variety of food. Ambience suits the type of restaurant, Altho tables seem very close together.

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Thank GillianM109
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

It is a habit for me to dine there on a monthly basis. Great food, lovely atmosphere and the Iraqi traditional design is among the best features of this restaurant, whether the brunch in Daira or Jumairah.

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Thank maithem a
Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Been there with my family in Eid Holidays (Sep). I read a lot about the restaurants and many of my friends have recommended it. I can confidently say that the food is very tasty, although I thought that it's a bit pricey. The first thing I noticed when I first entered is the staff/waiters: NO SMILE at all. It wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Muraqqabat Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Jumeirah
  • Neighbourhood: Jumeirah
  • Phone Number: +971 4 229 3660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Jumeirah
Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighbourhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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