FooDiva impartial restaurant reviews
Latest Blog Posts »
- A Dubai bucket list guide 1 week ago How should we entertain the myriad of visitors turning up on our Dubai doorstep, or ourselves on weekends? Well, for once, this guide is not about eating (even though you must munch, so I have included some dining links at the end)...
- Bleu Blanc by David Myers: should the gypsy chef have travelled to Dubai? 2 weeks ago Even though imported 'celebrity chef' restaurant concepts are fast diminishing in Dubai, a few are opening up including David Myers', aka the gypsy chef's two restaurants Basta and Bleu Blanc at the Renaissance Downtown hotel in Business Bay...
- Is Drift here to stay? 3 weeks ago “That’s Dubai, eh…,” responds a manager to my statement that the menu at new chic Dubai beach club, Drift at One & Only Royal Mirage is overpriced. Well he does ask how our meal has fared. Allow me to paint a...
- FooDiva's 28 favourite Dubai restaurants (2018) 1 month ago For the third consecutive year, here is my annual FooDiva round-up of favourite restaurants in Dubai in response to the question I am always asked. I have favourites, firstly...
- Masti: the first licensed restaurant at La Mer 1 month ago The new al fresco Meraas development in Dubai, La Mer, has opened its first licensed restaurant. Masti, which translates to ‘fun and mischief’, is another new ‘Indian restaurant’ for...
Contest Entries »
- Top 12 alternative dining options to toast the festive season in Dubai Expat Blog Awards 2013 Isn’t 4,950 dirhams (US$1,348) a tad too expensive for ONE champagne cocktail even if it’s gold dusted? Well that’s what I thought last year, but yet again Burj Al Arab is vying for superlatives with a new festive season cocktail this month...
ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2013: United Arab Emirates Gold Award!
This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in United Arab Emirates!Copy and paste code to display the United Arab Emirates Award Badge:
ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: United Arab Emirates Gold Award!
This blog won the Gold Award for best expat blog in United Arab Emirates!Copy and paste code to display the Gold Award Badge:
Website Reviews » There are 376 reviews on FooDiva impartial restaurant reviews
11:41 AM October 21, 2012
Excellent review as always.... first port of call for my gastronomic requirments
13:06 PM October 21, 2012
Foodiva has an incredible palate for all foodie things nice, and an impeccably impartial way of sharing it.
16:24 PM October 21, 2012
What is so good is that the reviews are very objective and 'tell things as they are'. This makes them very reliable, which is worth its weight in gold.
12:37 PM October 22, 2012
Foodiva's reviews always give you a great, honest all-round feeling of the place, be it a resto in dubai, or closeby. And best of all, they always make me chuckle:)
13:06 PM October 22, 2012
20:09 PM October 22, 2012
Check out foodiva, for the best dining in the area
20:59 PM October 22, 2012
Fantastic blog, always up to date and very accurate!
05:49 AM October 23, 2012
Foodiva's reviews are in a league of its own. I love the fact that her reviews are anonymous and not hosted which makes her comments closed to as objective as it can be. She does not buy into false camaraderie of business enterprises to get good reviews. She focuses on what's on the table and how it got on the table and whether you'll pay an arm and a leg for it to reach the table or whether in some few, you are paying a reasonable amount to have a wonderful dining experience. I personally admire her writing integrity and wish I'd be as half good as she is one day. She's not writing to piss the food industry, she's informing all stakeholders of all the good, the bad and even the ugly. Through her impartial and intelligent reviews, she encourages the food industry to be consistent and while allowing customers make an informed decision when dining in at any of the restaurants she wrote a review on. She is the best blogger in this part of the world and I doubt it will change anytime soon. *If you want to read on how fearless she is and how passionate she is with food, read on her reply to Giannino Milano's Chef de cuisine's scathing and tactless remarks. :)
07:45 AM October 23, 2012
Completely impartial and very honest. I would trust its reviews before going to a restaurant.
09:22 AM October 23, 2012
Very helpful and accurate reviews.Bravo, keep up the good work
12:20 PM October 23, 2012
Objective, reliable and fun reviews written in a professional manner.
14:48 PM October 23, 2012
20:09 PM October 23, 2012
FooDiva has great Style of writing is very informative a must to read for All Food People sure the Best in the Field
20:38 PM October 23, 2012
excellent what more is there to say .
21:48 PM October 23, 2012
Very objective and very helpful reviews. A must!!!
00:46 AM October 24, 2012
Excellent blog and always enticingly reliable!
08:15 AM October 24, 2012
09:02 AM October 24, 2012
Excellent work!!!! Well done!!
09:08 AM October 24, 2012
Fantastic Blog just love it
09:10 AM October 24, 2012
I believe that this blog has exactly what it takes to win your Expats in United Emirates Blog Award.
09:14 AM October 24, 2012
09:30 AM October 24, 2012
Отлично (Editor here: translated as "Fine")
09:53 AM October 24, 2012
A first class blog, its very informative and well presented, well done
10:07 AM October 24, 2012
The way I like to get updated, foodiva is the right blog for foodlovers
10:42 AM October 24, 2012
Always the first to learn of new restaurants FooDiva is a trusted source for honest reviews of dining outlets in the UAE.
11:34 AM October 24, 2012
A great blog, will favourite and revisit next time I'm on my way east!
11:47 AM October 24, 2012
Great blog, well presented, Foodiva gives you all the information you want for dining - well done !
11:51 AM October 24, 2012
Foodiva is an incredibly helpful dining guide when visiting Dubai
13:07 PM October 24, 2012
I wouldn't dream of dining out in a Foo- free zone!
16:42 PM October 24, 2012
Foodiva is amazing and I am very impressed by the way it is written and presented. well done and keep it up
17:02 PM October 24, 2012
17:53 PM October 24, 2012
Fantastic blog, please keep the good work.
17:54 PM October 24, 2012
Fantastic blog, please keep up the good work.
18:40 PM October 24, 2012
19:27 PM October 24, 2012
Foodiva best foodie in Dubai!!!
19:36 PM October 24, 2012
Superb reviews. I certainly will make use of these reviews when ever I can. Please keep it going for a very long time
19:39 PM October 24, 2012
Foodiva is certainly my choice
19:40 PM October 24, 2012
21:23 PM October 24, 2012
Honest, objective, impartial and a pleasure to read.
06:32 AM October 25, 2012
At last a blogger from a top class industry background giving fair, balanced and impartial feedback from a professionals perspective.A blog that is going from strength to strength and appealing to a growing audience seeking honest, constructive and helpful reviewing.
08:22 AM October 25, 2012
Will certainly make use of the fab reviews at new destinations (while traveling)!
09:38 AM October 25, 2012
Great blog featuring impartial reviews. FooDiva definitively knows what she is talking about.
09:47 AM October 25, 2012
Excellent always on the dot
10:16 AM October 25, 2012
Excellent! Keep going!
10:17 AM October 25, 2012
11:00 AM October 25, 2012
I follow FoodDiva on Twitter. Refreshing approach to Blog writing. Keeping it fresh & current. Looking forward to many more posts. Keep it up Sam..
11:06 AM October 25, 2012
A fantastic blog with genuine comments! A must to read.
17:56 PM October 25, 2012
foodiva is just great. bravo
00:56 AM October 26, 2012
Have a great read with FooDiva.
07:16 AM October 26, 2012
Excellent Blog, nice to read!
12:08 PM October 26, 2012
Foodiva is becoming the Wikipedia of dining in Dubai - the reviews are honest and accurate, which is what a diner needs in order to choose the right restaurant for the occasion.
00:54 AM October 28, 2012
Foodiva a fantastic blog from a real food lover to the eclectic culinary audience. A must read
07:58 AM October 28, 2012
It is good that some people say the truth.
11:27 AM October 28, 2012
Fantastic and honest reviews. A great impartial recommendation!
12:14 PM October 28, 2012
FooDiva's reviews are interesting, objective and relevant. Constantly great work, an unending professional approach combined with a passion for food, and not afraid to say if the experience was not perfect. The reviews give you all the information (and more) that a friend would provide on their personal experience at a restaurant. I can attest to the accuracy and thoughtfulness that goes into each review as I attended a meal with FooDiva that was subsequently reviewed, and my feedback and that of my daughter were requested by FooDiva, listened to carefully and included in the review. FooDiva is not only interested in her own opinion but aims to notice and pick up the points that are relevant to a wider audience. Who wouldn't want to read FooDiva's reviews before eating out?
14:20 PM October 28, 2012
FooDiva's comments and opinions are always interesting, frequently amusing and invariably knowledgeable. There is a superfluity of food related Web sites and blogs out there, but FooDiva is one I always find time for. It's a great blog!
10:29 AM October 29, 2012
11:59 AM October 29, 2012
Amazing!!!! Truly deserves 5 star rating.
14:15 PM October 29, 2012
a great blog
15:06 PM October 29, 2012
FooDiva reviewed our signature restaurant over a year ago, and we have appreciated her voice ever since! She brings along expertise in the industry from both the PR and media side, as well (and most importantly) with a deep understanding of restaurant operations. She is on the top of our list of invites whenever we launch new menus or experiences because of her unwavering commitment to excellence and honesty.
15:15 PM October 29, 2012
Always appreciate your objective and impartial reviews.
17:05 PM October 29, 2012
Excellent impartial reviews. Keep up this exceptional level.
20:04 PM October 29, 2012
intresting info and inviting to visit Dubai again We have adviced several friends to visit Dubai using Foodiva recommendations
20:49 PM October 29, 2012
Excellent very impartial and objective reviews.... you can trust them !
09:07 AM October 30, 2012
Great blog, keep it up!
11:59 AM October 30, 2012
Always delighted to read this blog full of useful and realistic information to try in the city or sometimes around the globe :) Best of luck Sam x
12:03 PM October 30, 2012
Spot on - fearless foodie journalism.... much needed in our self-congratulatory city.
21:55 PM October 30, 2012
Fabulous! Stylish, honest and full of integrity.
04:58 AM October 31, 2012
Objective and impartial reviews by someone who knows what she's talking about
06:38 AM October 31, 2012
Fantastic blog always precise and informative
06:55 AM October 31, 2012
Always enjoy reading Sam's blog about what's new in the Dubai food scene.
15:44 PM October 31, 2012
I am very sorry that a rude and low rated Italian chef (the restaurant is known only for the AC Milan football players frequenting it after the game) put the Italian cuisine in such a very bad image. Don't worry Samantha, he is nothing.......and being Italian I can confirm it.
07:49 AM November 01, 2012
Fun and informative!
14:25 PM November 01, 2012
Foodiva is just fantastic, excellent work
20:47 PM November 01, 2012
Straight to the point, Enjoy reading them
11:56 AM November 02, 2012
Excellent blog. Thumbs up!
12:49 PM November 02, 2012
13:53 PM November 02, 2012
Food Diva is a brilliant blog written by one of the most respected food bloggers in the MENA region!
16:31 PM November 02, 2012
FooDiva...It's all about people!
16:56 PM November 02, 2012
A vote of confidence to foodiva from the industry. i represent two of the top hotels and respect this writer very much. impartial and factual. wish more were like her.
08:08 AM November 04, 2012
Foodiva has a perfect understanding to each and every customer's unique needs, a blog that indeed has inspired me with competence and objectivity. As member of "confrerie de la chaine des Rotisseur", I invite food audience seeking candid and helpful reviews to visit THIS blog.
11:01 AM November 05, 2012
11:16 AM November 05, 2012
For those visiting Dubai (and other places mentioned) this is a reliable and objective food/restaurant blog.
18:14 PM November 07, 2012
This is reading through High Life Dubai gastronomical series. FooDiva's reviews are articulate, precise and as she claims 'impartial'. If I have to go to a fine-dining restaurant I will trust FooDiva's reviews before splurging!
17:00 PM November 09, 2012
it is just excelent.Keep it going
19:41 PM November 09, 2012
Simplement fantastique! I regularly follow FooDiva's reviews. Dining in the restaurants she recommends, I can vouch for her constructive feedback given that my dining experiences often mimic hers. I always look forward to the next review.
18:18 PM November 11, 2012
The only serious blog for'foodies' to find out whats interesting and new, whats good, where to eat and whats happening across Dubai!
13:08 PM November 13, 2012
Fantastic blog! always accurate and completely unbiased! Definitely a key expat essential website to use!
18:14 PM November 13, 2012
Excellent reviews and very useful..
21:45 PM November 13, 2012
21:50 PM November 13, 2012
Bravo Samantha.Keep working hard. You did a gread job.
07:58 AM November 14, 2012
Professional work, well done!!!
21:18 PM November 14, 2012
Excellent impartial and reliable reviews. Keep up the good work.
08:38 AM November 16, 2012
I visit Dubai alot and and just been introduced to the amazing restaurant blog foodiva and wish I had known about it before. I will be back in Dubai in the next few weeks and will definately check in with foodiva before I eat anywhere. Brilliant.
17:10 PM November 16, 2012
Awesome blog, with so many fresh and “non preachy” reviews! I will visit regularly to keep informed.
01:09 AM November 17, 2012
Informative, entertaining and factual. Well done.
01:49 AM November 17, 2012
Excellent, extremely reliable, quite informative blog!
10:07 AM November 18, 2012
Foodiva has filled a gap in the Dubai blogging scene - reliable informative local reviews and inspiring foodie travel features
06:45 AM November 19, 2012
Excellent blog,informative and very professional
07:51 AM November 19, 2012
Love FooDiva! A fantastic and informative blog where the information is purely impartial and her opinion is not 'bought' in anyway - It's always refreshing to get honest feedback!
09:27 AM November 19, 2012
excellent work,well done and keep it up
10:11 AM November 19, 2012
Dubai is a haven for foodies like myself. This blog & reviews has proved itself many times over for me and my waistline , a big fat thank you ;)
11:55 AM November 19, 2012
Excellent Blog. Use it all the time when travelling and need a good place to meet with our associates. Highly recommended!!!
17:51 PM November 19, 2012
Foodiva has an incredible palate for all foodie things nice, and an impeccably impartial way of sharing it.excellent blog
19:57 PM November 19, 2012
All necessary info is there, well done.
20:18 PM November 19, 2012
On a recent visit to Dubai, I made a list of the places that shouted out to me, based on FooDiva's reviews.... ...And i didnt go wrong (or rather FooDiva didnt go wrong). I swear by these all-round reviews, all written with a great sense of humour:)
05:28 AM November 20, 2012
Now this is practical a must for all!!!!!
06:13 AM November 20, 2012
Being a food lover and resident of Dubai i look forward to Foodiva's reviews and comments on the dining experience in the emirates. Always spot on and well presented. 5 star rating!
06:29 AM November 20, 2012
I am a real foodie but am spoiled for choice in Dubai and never know where to go, so Foodiva is my go to site and it never leaves me down. I now follow the recomedations on the site religously. What made me a follower from the beginning was the impartiality, its so lacking on other sites. Also the writing is so good and makes me wander around the site even more that I had intended in the first place.
06:32 AM November 20, 2012
I always count on Foodiva reviews when I want to choose a restaurant as I know they are impartial and honest. Great addition to Dubai's blog scene! Well done!
06:47 AM November 20, 2012
07:18 AM November 20, 2012
Very nice and best blog i have ever read
07:28 AM November 20, 2012
great and very helpful ...
07:40 AM November 20, 2012
Excellent and honest reviews written with such wit! I thoroughly enjoy reading about new and old venues in Dubai. Well done FooDiva!
07:49 AM November 20, 2012
All you need to know about where to go in Dubai. How can anyone go wrong when there is FooDiva!
07:51 AM November 20, 2012
Very useful and reliable information carefully collected! Congratulations !
09:54 AM November 20, 2012
Excellent information and very helpful for guiding us as there is such a vast array of restaurants to choose from. Thank you
11:25 AM November 20, 2012
Informative, factual and entertaining, the best foodie blog in Dubai by far!!
12:33 PM November 20, 2012
I consider Foodiva the last word on cuisine. To date it has never failed me and has let me to places that I would never have found on my own. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
12:50 PM November 20, 2012
12:52 PM November 20, 2012
Foodiva is a very informative both: people who just love food and for the professionals who want to stay informed of what's on. It is easy to read and simple to navigate. Most importantly, Foodiva is factual and objective. It is kept always current. Most enjoyable to read! Well done Foodiva Keep it up
13:02 PM November 20, 2012
Very helpful and informative. I'm going to Dubai next week and now I know exactly were to go!! Cheers
13:05 PM November 20, 2012
Superb site, good information and reliable too. Cannot go wrong.
13:27 PM November 20, 2012
Foodiva is my first stop for anything 'foody''in Dubai. How did I ever survive eating out in Dubai without it. Thank you Samantha!
15:28 PM November 20, 2012
Having been in Dubai a few years ago I am really looking forward to the next opportunity. It is a great to visit and very gastronomic. I wish you all the best.
15:54 PM November 20, 2012
Being lovers of good food your articles are always interesting to read and fairly presented.
15:59 PM November 20, 2012
Impartial, informative and extremely well-written. FooDiva's professional approach to food-blogging makes her posts a delight to read. Her beautiful use of grammar (often lacking in other blogs) and language delivers a friendly warmth to her posts. Even for those of us not living in Dubai, a fab read and the fact that she sometimes travels and blogs about restaurants abroad is an added bonus!
16:52 PM November 20, 2012
A brilliant blog that would be five stars in any gourmet destination of the world. Especially in Dubai with so many choices and new openings, I make sure to check Foodiva before booking a dinner.
17:22 PM November 20, 2012
Amazing tool, especially when you are not familiar with the local F&B offer. I will use it much more often in the future. Well done
18:07 PM November 20, 2012
This quality Blog in Dubai FooDiva is my best friend today and forever.
18:30 PM November 20, 2012
Foodiva is the most amazing and informative food blog I have read. I always look forward to what exciting restaurant's and menu's there are to discover in Dubaii , by following Foodiva !
18:49 PM November 20, 2012
19:18 PM November 20, 2012
I have used Foodiva on multiple occasions and have always found the reviews to be accurate and engaging. An excellant choice if you need to find somewhere to eat that caters (excuse the pun) for all needs.
19:45 PM November 20, 2012
Simply the best!!!
20:41 PM November 20, 2012
SuperCompletely impartial and very honest. I would trust its reviews before going to a restaurantb site, good information and reliable too
20:47 PM November 20, 2012
amazing blog, excellent tool..
21:09 PM November 20, 2012
Amazing!!!! Truly deserves 5 star rating.i love it.cheers......!!!!!
23:25 PM November 20, 2012
it was a so amazing and fantastic & Objective, reliable and fun reviews written in a professional manner.
03:23 AM November 21, 2012
A blog that is always impartial by a person who understand food, and the finer aspects of hospitality. Always a fun and informative read and highly recommended.
05:41 AM November 21, 2012
Usefull and quality reviews. Hopefully it will help to improve the restaurant quality standard and a higher value for money experience for those living in and those visiting Dubai!
08:09 AM November 21, 2012
FooDiva tells it like it is and has a great time while doing it, which is what makes the blog so great to read.
08:50 AM November 21, 2012
FooDiva is the most influential, impartial, informative and insightful food blog in the region. Sam's reviews are always gracious, fair and honest....sadly, not always appreciated by some of the more sensitive, temperamental chefs who dismiss her at their peril. She easily wins my 5-star vote
08:50 AM November 21, 2012
Keep up the good work. Great Blog
10:20 AM November 21, 2012
When in DXB it's the foremost address to consult for fine dining
12:57 PM November 21, 2012
Am using this amazing blog to plan my dining in my forthcoming visit - can't wait.
14:52 PM November 21, 2012
well done and keep it up
15:36 PM November 21, 2012
Not yet been to Dubai, but read and heard a lot about Food diva and this will absolutely be my "compass" when there , keep the good job up"
15:51 PM November 21, 2012
Great website !!!!!!!!!!!!!
16:18 PM November 21, 2012
excellent blog, very useful!!
16:44 PM November 21, 2012
17:07 PM November 21, 2012
17:32 PM November 21, 2012
Just the best reviews!!
19:09 PM November 21, 2012
Dubai is an exciting place and very challenging since there is the best of everything and especially when it comes to food, quality and choice is at the highest level. Foodiva's reviews are honest , impartial and give a clear account to the reader without a doubt. I will certainly ready foodiva's review during my next visit to Dubai before booking a restaurant. Very well done and congratulations for your success.
21:05 PM November 21, 2012
FooDiva really knows the food and hospitality business. The recommendations and objective,insightful reviews are appeciated by city visitors and locals alike. I have never come across anyone who has such an eye for excellence and their finger on the pulse of all that is going on. A 'must read' blog.
23:42 PM November 21, 2012
Foodiva a fantastic blog from a real food lover to the eclectic culinary audience.
01:11 AM November 22, 2012
Very, very good!
02:14 AM November 22, 2012
In a cosmopolitan city where many restaurants take for granted the high rent they pay to be in prime location, some of them forgot what is a genuine cuisine and to please their customers. FooDiva is an excellent way to avoid being upset while having a meal and get value to what you are paying for.
03:55 AM November 22, 2012
Fantastic tool, especially when you don t know Dubai and you need advices about the local F&B offer. I will use it much more often in the future. Well done
04:42 AM November 22, 2012
06:46 AM November 22, 2012
a great bloc for all people that life in Dubai, for whom that is interested to visit keep up the great work
06:49 AM November 22, 2012
As a regular business visitor to Dubai, I really rely on FoodDiva to help advise me of the best place to go, depending on the mood that I'm in and the client that I'm meeting. I can always trust the reviews, unlike many other sites of blogs, and really appreciate the detail of the reviews too. I still can't believe that it's a free service as I pay concierge services in other regions for a lot less. Keep up the great work please.
07:34 AM November 22, 2012
Excellent reviews. Very professional. I use Foodiva all the time when planning my dinners. Keep it up.
12:22 PM November 22, 2012
Delicious, delightful, do read and digest!
13:06 PM November 22, 2012
Fantastic blog, always up to date and very accurate!
13:12 PM November 22, 2012
15:48 PM November 22, 2012
Yes! Excellent AND WELL DONE
17:03 PM November 22, 2012
My favourite Dubai concierge, Samantha has the pulse on the latest places to dine and an unherring eye for quality and value. Her blog is always entertaining and herself of course delightful.
19:04 PM November 22, 2012
20:28 PM November 22, 2012
Great reviews and articles about the hotest places.
05:59 AM November 23, 2012
I find the reviews insightful and helpful. Informative without going over the top and in my experience totally spot on!
06:41 AM November 23, 2012
Being an ex-hotelier and an absolute food lover, I rely on FooDiva to keep up to date with the ever changing food scene in Dubai. I particularly love the honesty, the impartiality and the fresh style of writing and sharing her experiences. Hats off and keep it up!
18:31 PM November 23, 2012
Great Blog particularly when flying through Dubai with no time to experiment and take risks!
04:34 AM November 24, 2012
FooDiva - 'Bon Apetit'.
07:48 AM November 24, 2012
Excellent blog - always my first port of call.
08:39 AM November 24, 2012
Very intelligent reviews! No one thing to do before going to Dubai for sure.
08:46 AM November 24, 2012
Absolutely brilliant, thanks so much for this!
12:52 PM November 24, 2012
16:15 PM November 24, 2012
It is definitely the best I have ever seen, and I suggest it wins the Expats the UAE blog award
05:27 AM November 25, 2012
simply perfect and impartial
06:03 AM November 25, 2012
Foodiva is to Dubai gastronomy as Burj is to its skyline. Top quality content and look!
06:51 AM November 25, 2012
I come to Dubai regularly and for the past 18 months I have always used FooDiva to get the low down on the latest restaurants - my Dubai contacts are surprised at my knowledge of the restaurant scene. Thank you FooDiva.
07:45 AM November 25, 2012
Your reviews are excellent. Very experienced blogging, reliable and consistently accurate. Well done
08:10 AM November 25, 2012
Great reviews, informative and straight to the point. FooDiva is now setting standards on food critics - Bravo & well done!
08:11 AM November 25, 2012
Thanks foodiva..keep up the amazing work.
11:24 AM November 25, 2012
Excellent resource. Always handy during my trips to Dubai.
15:55 PM November 25, 2012
The honest reviews save us from the dilemma in a city that thrives on hotels and restaurants with international cuisines.
16:06 PM November 25, 2012
Excellent reviews..keep it up
18:25 PM November 25, 2012
20:50 PM November 25, 2012
Excellent website. BRAVO !
05:06 AM November 26, 2012
Excellent blog. I like that it covers so much about Dubai. Dubai is a paradise for international cuisines. Blog helps us set the tone for the weekend.
05:12 AM November 26, 2012
The blog looks great. Its well informed and I do like the celeb chefs segments. Nice to see what is going on in Dubai on the culinary scene Keep it up
06:15 AM November 26, 2012
Love the blog. Very helpful
06:32 AM November 26, 2012
Apart from her professionalism, what I admire about FooDiva is the integrity of her character. Bravo to Samantha.
07:16 AM November 26, 2012
Thorough research, good diverse sample of restaurants, bars and dining places. Also refreshingly objective on the experiences.
07:19 AM November 26, 2012
simply the best!
08:58 AM November 26, 2012
09:25 AM November 26, 2012
09:43 AM November 26, 2012
On my visits to Dubai I really rely on FoodDiva to help advice me for the best place to go. The reviews are trustful and accurate, full of professionalism and honesty. Top quality content and look! Keep up the excellent work!
09:46 AM November 26, 2012
A fantastic blog with authentic comments!
09:57 AM November 26, 2012
Quite impressed with the reviews with valuable insight.
11:25 AM November 26, 2012
Trustworthy, conclusive and very objective.
11:58 AM November 26, 2012
Challenging reviews - well done!
12:12 PM November 26, 2012
a great place such as Dubai deserves this great blog.Samantha bravo a good job for demanding visitors
13:22 PM November 26, 2012
Terrific blog - always a great read!
14:18 PM November 26, 2012
Foodiva's reviews are great, used it during my last trip to Dubai, the results were excellent.
22:11 PM November 26, 2012
quality blog with exciting and interesting reviews. always a treat to read and get information from. please keep it up!
03:11 AM November 27, 2012
As a gastronomy professional, I can only recommend people to follow foodiva advices
06:10 AM November 27, 2012
Foodiva without a question
06:57 AM November 27, 2012
Great Blog! Keep on!
07:00 AM November 27, 2012
Foodiva is a hard working lady, a professional in every way and above all reliable and trustworthy. She is doing a fantastic job for the restaurant business in Dubai. Congrats!!!!
07:35 AM November 27, 2012
THE culinary guide when visiting Dubai
08:00 AM November 27, 2012
Amazing insights and great recommendations. Keep the reviews coming!
08:10 AM November 27, 2012
08:17 AM November 27, 2012
Excellent stuff, carefully reviewed and objective - keep it up!
08:33 AM November 27, 2012
Foodiva...a name by it self!!!Very accurate reviews ,honest, not bias and always on time and with information that someone can rely on it. Highly recommended to any expat!!!
08:51 AM November 27, 2012
clear concise and impartial and thats difficult to find these days!!
09:16 AM November 27, 2012
Foodiva- don't leave home without checking it out for the best restaurants in town.
09:27 AM November 27, 2012
Excellent guide and advise when visiting dubai
10:39 AM November 27, 2012
Excellent blog with very useful and objective information! Wish Samantha did one for Cyprus as well!
13:05 PM November 27, 2012
An impartial, informative and professional blog. Excellent work Samantha. Keep it up!
16:20 PM November 27, 2012
17:01 PM November 27, 2012
Fantastic blog! Excellent.
18:05 PM November 27, 2012
I have found Foodiva's reviews excellent. As a frequent visitor to Dubai, they are a valuable insight into what is avaialable in the City and surrounding are. Certainly takes an awful lot of the uncertainty out of eating out there.
18:21 PM November 27, 2012
Balanced and interesting reviews that help!
18:26 PM November 27, 2012
Good luck and a lot more amazing links!
18:29 PM November 27, 2012
A five-star rating to a five-star reliable and impartial blog.
19:22 PM November 27, 2012
Simply fantastic blog!
22:05 PM November 27, 2012
FooDiva-an essential platform to discover culinary delights and places to go in Dubai. Well done Samantha!
00:49 AM November 28, 2012
definitely the best blog in Dubai!
02:44 AM November 28, 2012
05:41 AM November 28, 2012
06:32 AM November 28, 2012
Excellent idea....This is great for food lovers. Its great to get information for restaurants.
06:47 AM November 28, 2012
Whatever FooDiva is doing, she is always aiming to achieve the highest standards possible. One of her characteristics seems to be devotion to whatever she undertakes!
07:47 AM November 28, 2012
07:52 AM November 28, 2012
Simply the best
08:26 AM November 28, 2012
Great blog....keep up the excellent reviews!!
09:58 AM November 28, 2012
The Dubai restaurant scene is constantly evolving and unlike other blogs, foodiva adds valuable and accurate information. Thank you!
10:08 AM November 28, 2012
Impartial, informative and interesting - I follow foodiva avidly to keep up to date with what's going on. The only blog I've ever followed.
10:22 AM November 28, 2012
This blog is amazing! I love it! It is superb.
11:16 AM November 28, 2012
What a fantastic resource for choosing an eating place in a country like Dubai where you are spoilt for choice! Brilliant!
11:32 AM November 28, 2012
very informative and useful
12:00 PM November 28, 2012
When in Dubai, I always refer to foodiva and I have never been disappointed - keep up the great work !!
12:25 PM November 28, 2012
Great blog for informative and trustworthy reviews and a site I ALWAYS visit before dining out in Dubai!
12:48 PM November 28, 2012
Always very informative and I consult it for my Culinary Explorers group of Internations Dubai
13:31 PM November 28, 2012
Seems to have suffered no lasting damage from the attack by the mad Italian chef, indeed goes from strength to strength...
13:39 PM November 28, 2012
Informative, balanced and interesting reviews that I often refer to when looking for a new place to try or just want to catch up on what's new in the local foodie scene.
14:02 PM November 28, 2012
This is the only food blog I read in Dubai. It's objective, informative and very reliable because she is extremely knowledgable about food and how it should be cooked and served. She also writes very well.
15:22 PM November 28, 2012
Excellent information source for enjoying the best food of Dubai. Please review Buddha Bar in Grosvenor House and let us know your review about it !
15:25 PM November 28, 2012
Excellent and informative reviews. Just what is needed. Thank you and keep it up!
17:08 PM November 28, 2012
17:42 PM November 28, 2012
Very honest! Trust it all the way..
19:00 PM November 28, 2012
Just perfect - really an amazing source of information and entertainment!! Wolfgang
21:23 PM November 28, 2012
Best foodie blog I've ever seen! great comments and fun reading!
07:08 AM November 29, 2012
I discovered FooDiva when one of her popular posts went viral! As I visit Dubai regularly, I am now a vivid reader of her blog as I appreciate her informative and entertaining way of writing.
07:24 AM November 29, 2012
FooDiva's comments were very helpful for my trip to Dubai. Great job well done
08:38 AM November 29, 2012
excellent constructive restaurant reviews!!
08:39 AM November 29, 2012
Very honest and trustworthy reviews. Bravo Samantha!
09:52 AM November 29, 2012
A great resource to read and know about.
10:27 AM November 29, 2012
Always up to the point and impartial reviews. Keep up with the good work!
11:07 AM November 29, 2012
great reviews keep it up
11:07 AM November 29, 2012
A blog I trust.. A one stop shop for all my gastronomic research
11:36 AM November 29, 2012
To the point, innovative, and a fun and appertising way to keep us up to date with trends and whats moving. Stig
12:07 PM November 29, 2012
Excellent blog, Samantha goes above and beyond in her reviews.
12:18 PM November 29, 2012
12:25 PM November 29, 2012
Must admit that I do not read or visit many blogs, but FooDiva must not be missed when it comes to true restaurant reviews...among others I liked to see recipes shared on this blog from top chefs....Cheers!
12:30 PM November 29, 2012
Very detailed review as always - keep up the good work!
13:19 PM November 29, 2012
every line of the foodiva blog is intersting reading. just excellent, entertaining and - so true!!
14:26 PM November 29, 2012
Very helpful Blog with excellent reviews!
15:20 PM November 29, 2012
Makes me want to pack my bags and head for the UAE, compleate with a hearty appetite!
18:33 PM November 29, 2012
As an F&B Manager I find the FooDiva reviews to be very useful as they give ideas on what I should focus on in my restaurants so that we offer the standards our customers want. simply excellent
20:24 PM November 29, 2012
I find Samantha's blog always interesting. I have eventually started now trying out restaurants based on her reviews. Dining out has become now a new experience. Thanks to Foodiva.net
20:27 PM November 29, 2012
excellent blog - fantastic
22:19 PM November 29, 2012
EXCELLENT BLOG! FANTASTIC WORK..
04:33 AM November 30, 2012
Foodiva rocks! Clean presentation, informative, and warmly interactive.
05:15 AM November 30, 2012
Very Informative and excellent blog
07:21 AM November 30, 2012
goog blog. It is important having this aid y can trust.$Keep on going.good job!
07:33 AM November 30, 2012
As a hotelier, I like to congratulate FooDiva for the most interesting and objective restaurants reviews which is a guide to me on my visits to the UAE.
07:48 AM November 30, 2012
Having lived in Dubai for a very long time I have found the Foodiva reviews to be very useful for judging how restaurants are living upto the hype that surrounds them when they open.
08:34 AM November 30, 2012
Foodiva is the bet restaurant guide in Dubai - better than any concierge as it is unbiased.
10:04 AM November 30, 2012
Excellent platform to enhance the culinary front...
10:17 AM November 30, 2012
The blog is terrific; great, professional knowledge of the food scene in Dubai
10:25 AM November 30, 2012
Excellent, objective, helpful and accurate reviews.Fantastic blog!!Bravo!!
10:29 AM November 30, 2012
Great read FooDiva,Love the write up on Chef Nobu, I think awesome that you're getting to the heart of the food (the chef/kitchen) and then evaluating, You have inspired me to visit Nobu!!!
10:34 AM November 30, 2012
Travelling to Dubai frequently, I discovered FooDiva a few months ago. It definitely helped me to find some exiting new places and I find the reviews of very high quality and accuracy. Taqnk you
11:04 AM November 30, 2012
Execellent and helpful reviews - up to date and very reliable
12:01 PM November 30, 2012
If you are a foodlover, this is the blog you need to choose
12:04 PM November 30, 2012
Great objective reviews with valuable insight and useful guidance for novice visitors to a city that is always changing.
12:08 PM November 30, 2012
12:23 PM November 30, 2012
Very useful for all food lovers. Thank you Foodiva!
12:56 PM November 30, 2012
Excellent Blog allways accurate and up to date
13:11 PM November 30, 2012
Foodiva's review writing is always relevant. I have used her recommendations each time I visit Dubai with great success. Go Foo Diva!
13:21 PM November 30, 2012
Love it! Great reviews-thanks
13:49 PM November 30, 2012
Fantastic!!! Keep up the good work.
13:57 PM November 30, 2012
I am not the easiest person to feed (fussy eater!), but i can always find great advice here !
14:37 PM November 30, 2012
FooDiva is in a league of its own. The reviews are anonymous and as objective as possible. They are focused on the product and its value for a joyfull dining experience. Its very informative as well as reliable and fun to the reader. I would trust its reviews before going to a restaurant. C 2 believe!!!
16:04 PM November 30, 2012
Usefull review... very much appreciated.. go on
17:05 PM November 30, 2012
Congrats!! Fantastic blog
17:14 PM November 30, 2012
Foodiva is a Great blog for food lovers :) Highly recommended!!!
17:27 PM November 30, 2012
Foodiva's reviews are objective and reliable written always in a professional manner.
17:27 PM November 30, 2012
17:32 PM November 30, 2012
I travel the world and always go by recommendations as to which restaurants to entertain my clients. FoodDiva is my bible in selecting the best restaurants that Dubai has to offer. Well done FoodDiva!
17:33 PM November 30, 2012
As food dining blog's go Foodiva's is a work of Art within a United Arab Emirates masterpiece.
17:48 PM November 30, 2012
thank you for the excellent and dependable reviews..
18:47 PM November 30, 2012
Excellent, as a Hotelier I would like to congratulate Foodiva for being so objective and useful.
19:46 PM November 30, 2012
Exciting stuff, very well written and wonderfully presented.
20:45 PM November 30, 2012
Excellent blog. So much variety and great impartial advice.
06:33 AM December 01, 2012
08:45 AM December 01, 2012
Although I live in Monte Carlo I visit Dubai regularly and find the selection of excellent restaurants incredible - I use Foodiva to help me select my dining choices - and I am not disappointed with my dining experience.
09:35 AM December 01, 2012
What I like about Foodiva is that she is not afraid to express her sincere and objective opinions. Keep it this way. Bonne chance!
11:08 AM December 01, 2012
Congratulations on a wonderful blog!
18:43 PM December 01, 2012
Just amazing, truly excellent blog!!!
23:53 PM December 01, 2012
Marvellous blog. I wish I would have known about it the last time I was in Dubaï. Kep on with the good work.
07:19 AM December 02, 2012
Keep it rolling
08:18 AM December 02, 2012
Foodiva's background in the hospitality and PR business is reflected in the well written restaurant reviews.
08:48 AM December 02, 2012
What I like about Foodiva is that it is not afraid to express true and objective points of view in order to be likeable.
08:54 AM December 02, 2012
This blog is the complete article as far as blocks is concerned and has every right to claim first place. First-class, with much attention to detail
13:45 PM December 02, 2012
Truly excellent Foodiva. Keep writing these great reviews and you'll go a long way. All the best and good luck.
16:39 PM December 02, 2012
good stuff Samantha. Looking forward to your next in depth review
20:04 PM December 02, 2012
Definatly clever and right on spot, everything you need to know about good taste.
20:45 PM December 02, 2012
Often blogs are just a vain attempt to be something it ain't, this one s te opposite, a blog to be envious f, thanks n keep it up
20:47 PM December 02, 2012
As a Hotel professional, I recommend to follow foodiva . It's great!
21:25 PM December 02, 2012
Congratulations!! Excellent Blog! Very useful for all food lovers!
00:51 AM December 03, 2012
Great blog, really enjoyable to read
01:00 AM December 03, 2012
Fantastic blog, best in Dubai. Keep up the great work.
04:20 AM December 03, 2012
As an Egyptian visiting Dubai regularly i find Foodiva's reviews excellent and extremely helpful. Thank you Foodiva.
06:29 AM December 03, 2012
Today's post on Foodiva about blogging is very interesting; she has shown great professionalism on the handling of the response/reaction of an Italian chef who was not happy with her review....
06:53 AM December 03, 2012
A Blog with Integrity! Its difficult to trust blogs theses days. This one has an excellent pedigree!
07:12 AM December 03, 2012
great blog......its interesting to read and very informative....although not sure i want to be sitting and dining with you!!!
07:39 AM December 03, 2012
Why pay for "mystery guests" when you have such good and reliable restaurant reviewers like Foodiva.
08:02 AM December 03, 2012
An excellent and reliable blog for food lovers and "Bon Viveurs". Very Objective and accurate.
08:12 AM December 03, 2012
I enjoy FooDiva's restaurant reviews but what I also like reading are her food/ travel features in the Gourmet magazine and the National.
08:22 AM December 03, 2012
Best food blog by far!
08:22 AM December 03, 2012
I love reading foodiva's blog, not only since the recent episode of condoms-on-tongues. It really makes me want to try out all those places, and I wish I had more business in that part of the world....
08:42 AM December 03, 2012
just a perfect blog. keep going!
08:50 AM December 03, 2012
Just the best food blog ever! Keep on the good work.
09:05 AM December 03, 2012
I am very impressed by the way it is written and presented. Excellent blog!
09:05 AM December 03, 2012
Excellent blog. Keep up the good work!!!!
09:30 AM December 03, 2012
Excellent bloq! very useful
09:37 AM December 03, 2012
I love Foodiva! It's as insightful as it is intelligent. Honest reviews, tempting recipes and lots of other little tips and things to keep a foodlover entertained. Thumbs up on the travelling reviews too, bravo!
09:47 AM December 03, 2012
Great blog! Very frank, intersting to read. Really makes you want to go out and eat!
10:03 AM December 03, 2012
great all together
10:56 AM December 03, 2012
Wonderful food. The most enjoyable place we visited when in Dubai
11:32 AM December 03, 2012
I love Foodiva. One of the finest blogs ever! Keep going and wish you all the best! :D
11:37 AM December 03, 2012
Great site, with impartial and entertaining reviews. Keep up the good work!
11:40 AM December 03, 2012
Excellent food and dining info.. love it
11:43 AM December 03, 2012
FooDiva blog is very good tool to look at how the F&B industry is evolving in the UAE... Very objective and to the point reviews that we desperately need!
12:05 PM December 03, 2012
Excellent reviews and helpful in determining where to dine in Dubai in the absence of local reviews....
12:05 PM December 03, 2012
Love the site: fun to read and objective. Keep up the good work!
12:09 PM December 03, 2012
Fantastic blog and excellent review as always
13:30 PM December 03, 2012
Foodiva as usual offers the best insights on gastronomy.
14:10 PM December 03, 2012
Foodiva is the best food blog ever!
14:22 PM December 03, 2012
I trust Foodiva's opinion, simple! I love her quirky but intelligent reviews and really appreciate how well she communicates her gastronomic experiences...love love love ;))
14:50 PM December 03, 2012
Just discovered this wonderful blog!
15:30 PM December 03, 2012
excellent - very helpful reviews-keep up the good work
15:54 PM December 03, 2012
Keep up the good work, Foodiva!
16:41 PM December 03, 2012
Love this blog. Always useful and inspires new experiences.
16:43 PM December 03, 2012
FooDiva saves a lot of time and hassle for foodies figuring out where/what to eat. It's time-tested and fun to read ;)
17:12 PM December 03, 2012
FooDiva is credible and most useful. Excellent.
20:13 PM December 03, 2012
20:34 PM December 03, 2012
Excellent blog especially as for the Italian speicalities!! Thank you for the helpful advices. Bonne continuation!
21:00 PM December 03, 2012
Excellent site, informative and very well written reviews!
21:10 PM December 03, 2012
21:47 PM December 03, 2012
The best blog I know on the subject: objective, reliable and always funny. Keep up de Good work; I am a big fan!
22:48 PM December 03, 2012
Excellent, very interesting
22:51 PM December 03, 2012
Excellent blog. Keep it up. My first port of call for deciding on restaurants in Dubai.
22:52 PM December 03, 2012
I am a frequent traveler to Dubai before I go I always check the latest food scene on Fooddiva not to miss that one great place that's hard to find for expats, Foodiva is truly a excellent blog and a reliable fun writer.
03:56 AM December 04, 2012
Keep up the good work.
06:36 AM December 04, 2012
We do love your latest post on bloggers. FooDiva has differentiated herself from the other bloggers with a variety of subjects.... We do love her competitions and celebrity chefs' interviews.!!! FooDiva never bores us!
06:53 AM December 04, 2012
The best restaurant review blog in Dubai.
07:55 AM December 04, 2012
FooDiva wears many hats: food blogger, PR consultant/ trainer, journalist. She followed her passion and this admirable. Good luck Foodiva!
08:14 AM December 04, 2012
FooDiva loves what she is doing and she is working hard tto reach her goals always with integrity and professionalism; this is why we love and support her!
08:23 AM December 04, 2012
Great blog, which remains objective in its reviews. Not something easy to maintain, once you start to get known in the local food scene. And entertainig to read.
02:57 AM March 26, 2014
Keep up the good work. informative and very well written reviews!
10:35 AM March 11, 2015
This restaurent is really amazing. It's feature is very beautiful. Hoping long destination.
16:17 PM April 28, 2015
great blog Perfumes in Dubai UAE
11:40 AM December 07, 2015