We dined at Tribes in the Mall of the Emirates because we’d heard it had fantastic steaks. It’s advertised as an African Steakhouse, and it has the African theming down well – you forget you’re in a mall! Feels like you’re walking into an African hut of some sort, and you can see the flames of the grill in the back, there are skins and furs on some of the chairs, woven reeds, just a fabulous sense of theming. Disney would be proud.
We ordered steaks, and a multi-tribal sausage platter as an appetizer. The sausages were interesting, the chicken one had little flavor, lamb was a bit more flavorful, the beef yet a bit more, but the camel was *quite* tasty. The onion and fig jam was gummy and difficult to enjoy.
Our steaks arrived, and be aware that they’re cooked to a textbook level of doneness…… if you order medium, that’s exactly what you’re getting. The meat was nowhere near as tender as we’d hoped for, and the only flavor in the meat was within the sauce it was served. We were truly disappointed. We’ve had better quality meat at a Longhorn Steakhouse chain in the states. The portions were substantial, though. And the bread was *quite* delicious – full of grains and all sorts of goodness. We could have eaten another entire loaf.
Again, the atmosphere was quite wonderful, our server knowledgeable and attentive, it was a fun place to eat. Here are some of the folks hard at work making the food served.
Service was exquisite, unobtrusive and professional, with a sense of humor. It was a nice visit, but not worth a return trip at the
prices they charge – unless you snag a “buy one get one” type voucher from one of the group-selling websites.
Here’s a link to my Trip Advisor review