Spice Route Brunch @ Asia Asia, Pier 7 Dubai

Two kiwis, three filipinos, two japanese and one englishman walked into Asia Asia on Friday. 3 hours later, they left with a full tummy and very, very happy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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Sunset over the marina

Sincere apologies for the last minute cancellation two Friday’s ago. I was over-excited when I saw that Entertainer Monthly Offers had you guys on for brunch this month, having been there for ladies night few weeks before. So glad that we could finally make it last weekend though…… and cheers for putting our group of 8 in a great spot inside. It was perfect away from direct sunlight but facing all of the marina with the doors all open ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, my thoughts ? ๐Ÿ™‚

Food

I’ve done this asian-themed brunch at the sister branch (I’m rhyming! ๐Ÿ˜€ ) Karma Kafe before, and it was to date my favourite asian buffet, after Shanghai Chic. The menu is very similar (or is it the same?) and the food is delicious, if not perfect.

Favourites, the persian style black cod, tuna and salmon tartare, all the sushi and the fact that when one of the girls asked for ‘more sashimi’, they took out this

That had got to be the highlight of our afternoon. And we finished every single piece ๐Ÿ™‚

Only bit that I wasn’t too happy about was that there was so much food served to table, we could not finish everything, and I felt really bad about wasting food, especially when it was that good! Suggest if you don’t want so much, tell the waiter to maybe give a smaller portion so it doesn’t go to waste?

Drinks

One of the few, that actually offers quite a variety for drinks for a great price. Prosecco, Mimosa, House Wine (Red/White), House pouring spirit with mixers, Bottled Beer (Tiger and Heineken) and Soft Drinks. I stuck to their red for the afternoon, and it was a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

One thing to acknowledge, when G had asked for beer, they actually brought him a chilled glass as well to go with it. Not bad ๐Ÿ™‚

Atmosphere

I gotta give it 10/10 ay. We were seated indoors but as it was really cool all the doors were open. It was a beautiful afternoon at Pier 7. If you’re a big group and is a little bit worried that you may get a bit hot outside, ask them for this spot. You get the best of both ๐Ÿ™‚

Service

Being the attentive one when it comes to service, I noticed that the staff seemed fairly stressed at the beginning as it was full house. Can’t blame them ay, everyone was asking for something ๐Ÿ™‚

Did not have issues however, as they were quick to clear the plates to replace them with new ones all the time, and our drinks were regularly filled.

If you’re coming in a big group, I suggest you let them serve you a variety of this and that, and later on if there’s something specific, just ask for it ๐Ÿ™‚ Many thanks to those who took care of the table of 8 on Friday, and for putting up with us asking uze to take photos as well ๐Ÿ™‚

I liked that they gave us a massive platter of sushi to start. And to highlight again that they were very generous with the sashimi. It was one of those, jaw dropping moments when the platter came. Maybe just for us sashimi-lovers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Overall Thoughts

Probably one of the better brunches we’ve been to this year. Recommend for groups of friends, couples, not too much for kids I’ll say. Definitely one that we’ll be coming back for. 200AED for all you can and drink with the Entertainer, not too bad ay? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  •  Spice Route Bunch
  • Asia Asia – 5th floor of Pier 7
  • How to get to Pier 7
  • AED 395 with alcoholic beverages (for 2, with Ent Monthly Offers – Nov)
  • AED 295 with soft drinks (for 2, with Ent Monthly Offers – Nov)

Note :

  1. We all paid for brunch at Asia Asia.
  2. This review was done November 2014. Please check Asia Asia’s website for current details and pricing.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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