COYA Dubai

4.5
168 reviews
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Peruvian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Coya Restaurant and Bar brings the spirit of South America to the heart of Dubai. With a modern Peruvian restaurant at the centre of Coya’s culture, chefs will entertain as food is prepared in one of three open kitchens, the Ceviche Bar (raw bar), La Parrilla (open charcoal grill) and the Cocina Central (central kitchen). An extensive Pisco Bar specializing in bespoke pisco infusions, specialist tequilas and rums, sits adjacent to the main dining room, where the sights and sounds of Coya come together to fill the senses with the essence of South American culture.
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding experience. We got an excellent table even though we were 20 minutes late. The food was exceptional as well as the service. Live music also was a great touch!

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Dubai
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines day

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CU
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I didn’t get to experience the restaurant. As I still wasn’t seated an hour after my reservation I chose to leave as I wasn’t getting any clear answer as to when my table would be ready and I found that many others were in the same situation.
Poor customer service and an almost arrogant attitude to the situation.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best diner ever

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AG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The tables at night are very close to each other so you don’t have any privacy at all

Apart from that , the level of music is very high even you can’t talk to each other ; it looks more like a night club other than a restaurant

I prefer the lunch atmosphere is more relax and quite

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AS
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Its a must do from the to-do list of restaurants, however veggie options could be more.

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m
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. My favorite in Dubai. Great food and vibe and what really makes the experience top notch is the service. They’re kind and patient and not overbearing. Thanks Coya for reigning in my birthday on a good note!

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ES
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It was all going well until after our third course of the five course tasting menu - our waiter disappeared! Had to wait 30 mins for our desserts and overran our two hour slot due to service delays. It was a shame as the food was great and the experience waned over the course of 2.5 hours.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

COYA Dubai perpetue la signature COYA ! Ambiance , accueil , service et cuisine !!! Régalez vous et passez un bon moment !!!

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SQ
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great al round but lets put a bit more on the plate. The Tacos are a rip offf!

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AM
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience
Extremely friendly staff
It was my bday and they made it really special
Amazing experience
Would visit soon
Amrita

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BA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Really nice place if you are looking for good vibes and friendly atmosphere. I had reserved for a very special occasion and the waiting staff made up for it, super helpful and professional. The only thing that I found a bit disappointing was the food, after hearing so much praise about Coya. It was good, don´t get me wrong, but not so much over the top for the money you pay. The anticucho meat was raw and hard to chew, and although the Peruvian waiter brought another complimentary, it had left a taste difficult to forget.

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G
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, amazing ambience, amazing staff. Wir kommen gerne wieder!!

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London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and great atmosphere

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RR
Limburg
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Wil visit you in Paris as soon as you’re open!

Regards,
Roel

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RE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Great food but a terrible overall experience. The tables were too close to each other and the food was rushed out. It was expensive and we felt we were just being gouged quickly so they could ‘turn’ the table. Certainly not recommended.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great way to celebrate our birthdays....everything about it was fab (although I was glad not to be picking up the tab!)....we enjoyed their Tasting Menu...great place, fab food, amazing staff, lovely atmosphere, gorgeous wine....stuffed, but 10/10 🎉

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MO
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was great to celebrate my fiancée birthday. Thank you for the hospitality and service

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Coya is by far the best restaurant in Dubai. Dishes are at the same time delicious, both spicy and tasty. Couldn’t have chosen a better place for my 25th birthday.
Service is flawless.
Thank you to all.

The only negative note is that on Thursday (which is w/end) I had too wait too much for my table even if I had a reservation.

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DB
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

not what we expected, in a good way.

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EB
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!
The homemade pasta with white truffles was a success!
Would love a Kids menu.

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JV
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

When I made the reservation it was not evident I wasn’t given a table but bar seats. That should have been evident. It was a special occasion and we ended up having dinner sitting at two bar seats. Moreover, the lady attending us was not empathetic at all, even a bit cocky. I have gone to lunch and dinner several times to Coya and my experience was quite good. Due to last dinner’s attention, I doubt I’ll come back again

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Atmosphere is amazing. Quick service. Best part was the managers who exceed our expectation linked to a small remark we did. Great time , contacts and people. Thanks for your friendship

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AV
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The place is definitely trendy as it is packed with people who seemingly don’t care much about the cuisine and a huge number of proud hostesses. Ceviche is not a ceviche as everyone who tasted the real thing (including one of the waiters, a Peruvian) would admit but still acceptable in this world of “signature” everything. However, the chicken is great and the wine list extraordinary for Dubai. Even though OpenTable warns that any group of less than three people would be seated at the counter, it appears a lot of pairs were given tables - probably, they know a better booking technique but this is rather humiliating for anybody who, like me, used this website.
In all, the restaurant is good but apparently overhyped.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Locale molto cool ma quello che ci ha colpito maggiormente è stata la cordialità del personale. Una risorsa molto rara da trovare al giorno d’oggi!

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Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rey impressive service and fabulous food. A real treat.

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j
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, awesome flavours!!! Top ceviche.
If possible try not to seat at the counter and ask for a proper table.
Will go back for sure.

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food . Lively and fun atmosphere

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PB
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, beautifully decorated, child friendly a must on the bucket list

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Totally worth going! Will repeat whenever we come back to dubai

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic. However, we were at table 44 and the AC was sooo cold

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MA
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and we just enjoyed the lovely atmosphere. Great Christmas Eve!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at COYA & we love everything about this place! Just a very good choice for dining in Dubai

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pisco Sours ever!!

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c
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food as always but all our food arrived within 20 minutes of even arriving at the restaurant. For an 8pm reservation we were completely done by 8:50pm. Considering that a meal at a restaurant such as Coya is also about the experience and not just about eating and leaving, it would have been nicer for the food to take a bit more time so that diners have time to eat, drink, and chat during the meal. Of course waiting too long isn't nice either, but getting the food within such a short amount of time takes away from the experience. I'd recommend that the restaurant space it out a little or else advise diners that food comes quick so maybe wait until you finished your appetizers to order your main dishes if you want a longer dinner.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Music is to loud. I had the feeling I was dining in a club

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P
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had read about Coya and so was looking forward to my visit. I found the place to be in a lovely setting, quite charming inside, the staff was terrific ...however, I was sorely disappointed with the food. It was only OK. nothing to write home about and totally overpriced for what it was. I have honestly had better meals out of food trucks. I had an "Edison" to drink and it was delightful...but WAY overprice for just a "cute" presentation and a small amount to drink. I will not be back and I can not recommend it to any of my friends.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! The food was exceptional, the ambiance was spectacular.. the staff were extremely welcoming. I loved it!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, perfect Ambiance, very Good wiens and perfect service.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, very professional service, great interior.

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