Lush, sociable surroundings and fun food and drink 9 Reviews
For the first time ever, Trader Vic’s Restaurant is rolling out a special ethnic Ramadan concept known as Ranin.
The restaurant has been transformed and is offering traditional foods from dates to shawarma, ouzi to mixed grills, alongside live cooking stations.
A live Arabic band is performing nightly while families gather to play games. At the same time, football fans can head outside or to the lounge to watch the World Cup matches on the giant TV screens. The iftar buffet, served from sunset until 8pm, is BD13.5++ with drinks, while the ghabga buffet is from 9pm until 11pm for BD12.5++ with drinks. In the lounge, you can enjoy bar bites, shisha and beverages. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
The lush setting and the punchy freshly shaken cocktails lull you into a suitably serene state. There are batches of exotic bites to pick from, although some are more successful than others. The jalapeno balls are fluffy golden nuggets of spicy cheesiness, and the seared tuna jnaka-ya with Asian salsa is a delicate and tender affair.
Avoid the Trader Vic’s salad, though, which scrimps on the prawns. For mains, the curries are popular and are well executed, while the steaks served with a range of piquant condiments are meltingly good. But even die-hard chilli addicts will find the kung pao chicken with capsicums too fiery to swallow. Still, as long as you choose carefully, Trader Vic’s is a sought-after and sociable venue.
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