Tribes

1st Floor, Fashion Dome of Mall of the Emirates
Al Barsha
3.0 star rating 26 Reviews
$$ - Affordable
 +97143950663
  Work Hours: Sun - Wed (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
  Special Work Hours: Sat, Thu & Fri (10:00 AM - 11:59 PM)
Payments: Credit/Debit Cards
Parking: Mall, Private
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About this business

Tribes is an African themed restaurant with a variety of African dishes to choose from. Tribes is a culinary celebration of modern tribal life. The menu offers a memorable fusion of exotic flavours, taken from the African continent since the Tribal era, influenced by the Spice Islands of the East, the French in the West, the Malay & Dutch in the South and the Arabic flavours of the North. Travel on a journey to a unique and intriguing taste sensation to Tribes.

26 Reviews

Tribes
18/12/2013 

i ve been going there quite a lot, and at first i was really happy with what i taste but because i went so much, i keep comparing to the prevuous visit and it get worse and worse on the quality of the food, the cooking is wrong, the portion get smaller and smaller, some ingredients arent the same anymore and its not mention on the menu, you have the surprise when your plate arrive, so disappointed, i use to bring friend, family, visitors their really like at least twice a week but now i prefere to not look like a fool in front f my guests, the show they do it good though. i wish they are like they use to be in term of quality and portion.

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The Johnny
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
28/09/2013 

Ribs Ribs Ribs Ribs Ribs Ribs ....
OMG... I could not wait to rich my laptop to write about this extra place and experience, in such kind of places and to realy enjoy ... must dispense with all the cutlery placed on the table and rely solely on the hands, after that napkins / tissue & wet wipes could do the needful :).
Prices are OK, stuff very friendly and so helpful.

I recomend this place strongly.

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The Johnny

The Johnny Only for you Dear...Enjoy it :)

29/09/2013 - Report

Hunter

Hunter looks good

01/10/2013 - Report


Gentle
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
03/09/2013 

Strolling through MoE, we suddenly entered an African village- Tribes. Pleasantly greeted by our South-African host, dressed in traditional attire, we were shown to our table.The place was very busy as it was a Friday, but we still managed to get a relatively secluded table. It was funny and quite surreal glancing out of these exotic surroundings only to see the parking lot through the window :p


The decorations inside Tribes feel genuine, and lend an air of authenticity to the place. The place is rather loud with music, and dark with spotlights on some funky artwork on the walls. It was a mix between being family friendly, while still a good choice for groups of friends, or even for couples. It isn’t where I would go for a relaxing or romantic night out though.


The drink selection is awesome, and they were very refreshing with an interesting twist to the ingredients.

Once we had ordered, we were brought a complimentary loaf of their house bread. This was amazing! A fragrant dates and walnut bread- served freshly baked, crispy and steaming.

We ordered a salad which was… well, different. It had watermelon, greens, herb infused bread sticks, and melted crumbed parmesan. Interestingly, the flavors worked well together. The salad arrived on a pretty aqua colored handmade plate, and was lovely.

For our mains, DH ordered an exotic sounding specialty dish (which I of course can’t remember the name for- but I will include its picture). I ordered a fillet with mushroom and truffle butter. The dishes were delicious, and we both had trouble sharing :p
I liked the truffle butter sauce on mine, which I felt gave the dish a more interesting flavor. I let it melt for a while, and then scooped up the rest onto the mashed potato side. I hadn’t known mashed potatoes could taste so good- so smooth and creamy!

Half-way through our meal, the staff broke into African drumming, song, and dance. I think it was to celebrate a birthday at one of the tables, but it seemed a regular occurrence. The staff appeared to be enjoying themselves, which IMO makes Tribes a very fun place for a meal.

The presentation of the food was well executed. The portions of mains were good, while the sides were very generous. By the time we finished, we were too full to order dessert- which is a shame since the choices looked amazing.

The bill came to about 400 AED (Using the Entertainer voucher this became 250- def. worth it)

Tribes also has some lighter fare (sandwiches, salads, even breakfast) for those interested. I plan to visit again =)

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ZMan

ZMan I love Tribes, you reminded me I need to go back there soon. Great review BTW!

03/09/2013 - Report

Gentle

Gentle I love it too!. Thank you :)

05/09/2013 - Report


Churi
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
12/08/2013 

Definitely an underrated place. Very nice atmosphere and comfortable team! RECOMMEND IT. go go go (nice rhythms they play :-)

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cthai
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
12/08/2013 

I had heard of Tribes from a friend so when I was invited out by friends, I was really interested.
I was greeted with fantastic atmosphere! Staff are very friendly and make you feel right at home! The menu was exactly as I expected, meat meat and more meat! I settled with a roast lamb sandwich, extremely filling - just the way I like my sandwiches.
I would definitely recommend Tribes because if the family atmosphere, great place to have dinner with friends.

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KNou
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
28/07/2013 

Harvey Nichols and this restaurant are the ONLY two reasons I still go to the Mall of Emirates, it's absolutely fantastic! Love the vibe, the decor and the music, the waiters are always smiling and nice; and I have been happily surprised each and every time I try something new there. The menu is not a typical traditional African (nothing like the amazing Ethiopian or Congolese cuisine) but the food is a lovely modern combination of south African, Indian Ocean kind with a bit of North African taste sometimes that we just enjoy every time... If only we could have a beer or a glass of wine with it!

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nicjames
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
14/06/2013 

Great service and food. Had the half a chicken three times now and every time it is juicy and delicious!!!! Wish they had an alcohol license to pair it with a lovely glass of grape!

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jason619
 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tribes
01/03/2013 

Steak and mashed potatoes were excellent and the staff is quite nice and free wi-fi :) i spent 139 total.

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Tribes
16/01/2013 

Just had a great meal at Tribes with the husband and friend. Super friendly service and always fun to hear this African drums playing for someone's birthday. Also used entertainer voucher 2 for 1. Best burgers in town!

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Tiffany

Tiffany Totally agree, the burgers are amazing!

17/01/2013 - Report


AdamH
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
11/01/2013 

This place is a nice surprise to find in a mall. I got the wagyu burger and my wife got a chicken and polenta plate. Both were very good and service was nice too. Not a place for a romantic date as it's a fun, loud atmosphere. We'll go again.

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Tribes
31/10/2012 

If this place had alcohol, i would eat here once a week for sure!!! I love the music, and the energy of the authentic African waiters working there. The food is a true testament to the national dishes :)

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Tribes
21/10/2012 

Went with some friends the other day. Very neat atmosphere but the wait staff was incredibly slow for being fairly empty. My friend ordered mashed potatoes as her side dish and she got fries. Food was good but if I am in that area of MOE I am going to go to PF Chang's instead.

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Tribes
19/09/2012 

Tribes has a great vibe with super friendly and happy staff. I had lunch here and it exceeded my expectations for sure! AED 55 for a salmon burger and fries. As you can see by the image, the portions are huge. They bring you bread while you're waiting for your order and it's so good. Definitely and all around 5 star experience. Keep up the good work Tribes!

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Tribes
18/09/2012 

If you find yourself in this part of the Mall of the Emirates and are looking to either side of you trying to choose between Tribes and PF Changs, I would recommend the latter. Tribes has good service and a better atmosphere, but the food didn't grab me, and it felt like not as much bang for your buck. I will give it another try sometime though.

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ZMan
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
18/09/2012 

I have read a lot of good reviews about this place and I was definitely not let down. I came here for lunch today and right as you inter the wait staff are so friendly and upbeat. This place is really well decorated and it just has a great feeling to it. I tried the mushroom burger and it was one of the best burgers I have had in Dubai not to mention it was a big mother. This place is reasonable priced too, the burger was only 55AED. Definitely will be coming back to try some new stuff soon.

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Tribes
15/07/2012 

Amazing gem in the middle of the mall. I love this place and their happy joyful songs :)

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Neenu
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
20/04/2012 

Want to go on a trip to Africa but cannot afford it? Head to TRIBES in the newly modified section of Mall of Emirates. A classy restaurant that lives upto every expectation you would have about African cuisine. True, you will not find Snakes, Tiger nor Chimps in the menu. But there is Beef, Lamb, Chicken and more in the most delicious of flavors. Keep an eye out for their Bread with dates. A brilliant start to the safari. Pick any starter, but definitely order the Lamb Rump Steak for maincourse. Simply divine!! The flavors just burst in your mouth. Tell them its your birthday, and then you can hear the rumble of African jungles!! Drums and horns come about, along with some groovy African songs sang right there by the waiters. All in all, a fabulous festive dining experience!! A 10/10!!

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kri
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
03/04/2012 

Great african experience, theme and ambience and food was amazing

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Tribes
03/04/2012 

Since we have to wait for 30 mins for a table at PF Chang's we just decided to go to Tribes. We had a very friendly waiter who was quite knowledgeable of the extensive menu they have. We really couldn't really decide wjhat to get. The waiting staff did a tribal dance and song for the diners with their drums. I had the BBQ flame grilled chicken skewers Arabic style with a side salad. I wasn't full after that I have to say..

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prathiba
 Dubai, UAE
Tribes
20/02/2012 

good food with a range of cuisine for veg and non veg, steaks are excellent.

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