COYA Dubai

4.5
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272 reviews
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$50 and over
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Peruvian
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.
What 272 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great place perfect service but portions are really tiny for the price

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was warm and welcoming from valet to host.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, the Mayfair restaurant is our favourite so thought we would try Dubai, didn’t disappoint

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

There was one hour delay of providing us table

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great
Service was not bad but drinks took a while

Waiting for the table was disgustingly long (reservation was at 10;30 and we sat at 11;30)

LS
Bergisches Land
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinairy

n
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant should be more careful when it comes to allergies. I told the waiter at the beginning of the meal that I have a nut allergy. During dessert, however, I encountered an allergic reaction.
Please be more careful with allergies!!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service could be better. We informed the staff that we are new to cuisine and he did try to offer his suggestions accordingly but if we compare our experience to nobu where there was also a first time, Coya doesn’t match up.

SU
Dubai
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Nice live music

FK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is good but it’s not even close to what I had in London the taste is totally different if you want to try the real Peruvian taste try the one in London

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good food and service

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not as expected!

OT
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good location , creative menu. We liked it

OT
Riyadh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Punctuality, attitude

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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took a while to get seated. Noise level was high but the food was phenomenal

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I was great overall but I had to keep calling for the servers .
Usually in other restaurants they come to check if we need something or not instead of calling them when there was not a lot of customers so there is no reason of being busy.

GS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service and the only real Peruvian restaurant in all of Dubai!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I’ve booked my preferred table many days in advance, yet I was given a table at the lounge since I requested a table in smoking area. They took me for a fool and sent me to the boring dull lounge instead of the main dining area! I was there for exactly 45 minutes then left and spent the rest of the night somewhere else where they appreciate their customers. The food was delicious to be honest but the service was poor. I asked the receptionist to explain what happened and who gets the priority of seating, and she said I had to book the earliest time which is 7 pm to get the table I want! Not going back for sure.

AR
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was good and it a nice evening.
The view from the table on the Skyline was fantastic.

LM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked the food and the location. Martin, one of staff, was very professional, he explained the dishes and recommended the best ones!

FA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is too expensive for the amount served

TC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

There was trouble getting the smoking section table we waited an hour to receive a table with preference given to members.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place , food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice, really I like it and is must in Dubai

PD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice please and the waiter gave good advices. Came a bit too early to really enjoy the vibe. Next time I’ll book for 21 or 22:00.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service is bad food not delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Really had fun

A
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I really don’t care how popular Coya is anymore. To charge 800 dirhams for a serving of ceviche and 40 grams of cod with a glass of house wine is a complete rip off. There is no value for money and insinuating to customers that you can only have a table for two hours means you want to turn your tables over and make money. Ultimately Coya couldn’t care less about quality over cost. I’m never coming back. I would rather have a five star dinner with an entree, two mains, a dessert and sake at Zuma and be a repeat customer because quality comes above price.

SP
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from the moment you walk up to the entrance doors, food choice and taste was better than expected. Excellent atmosphere, not too loud and crowded yet had a fantastic vibe.

S
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was really good and expert to deal with customers, he recommended to us the dishes and know exactly his job

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although we book a “ table “ but they asked us to set at the food bar facing the kitchen and they said in your reservation you didn’t mention that you want a table !! Seriously!!!!!! When we refused to set there and told the manager we either get a proper table or we are leaving ! They said ok just wait few minutes to prepare your table :) didn’t like the reception service at all

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. Great cocktails and bar area. A class act.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. Will be back again for sure to try the other food options.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious,

DS
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Food and Service were fantastic, and the noise level was perfect combination of ambient music and conversationally comfortable.
The seats were a bit too close together, however, and it was FAR too easy to feel crammed into the next tables' conversations (or be overheard.)

PG
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coya is one of the few venues in dubai which keep service, quality and experience all combined in a higher level than other restaurants.
Matthiew and everyone we met during the evening always ensured that me and my husband had a great evening! I absolutely love coya!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exceptional made our dining experience even more enjoyable.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

COYA is consistently awesome when it comes to food and the surrounding experience. Although on the pricey side, the chain always delivers outstanding dishes and really good service quality.

CM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had an amazing meal (4-course Ifta meal) but we felt rushed! The waiter kept coming to collect dishes and bring in the next despite our request to give us a few minutes...we were done in 1hr 30min and left even though we had planned for a longer night....finished off our date elsewhere. Could have been amazing...

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