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From Time Out Abu Dhabi Eating Out 2010
A South-Sea-Island themed restaurant-bar, Trader Vic’s Polynesian-excess decor and gaudy cocktails still pull in the crowds but, generally speaking, most stay around the bar area, where there’s more of a party milieu. The menu has been enlarged and revamped in the past year and, while it is still heavy on the ubiquitous bar snacks such as spring rolls, barbecue ribs, chicken wings and cheese balls, it has now added a welcome page of wood-fired oven specialities, such as the impressive Indonesian rack of lamb. The service is good and the waiters excel at the ‘performance dishes’, such as crêpes and flambéed slivers of beef.
These are the kind of things that make other diners jealous and inwardly curse their own cowardly choice of the usual bar fare, although these are at least more sensibly priced. Much of the menu is a little on the expensive side, the few exceptions being a decent selection of curries. In the end, Trader Vic’s is a great place to come after work to unwind. The raunchy Cuban band offers a rousing soundtrack and their salsa is pure carnival; but, like most of the city bars, it comes at a cost.
Time Out Abu Dhabi,
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