Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai

4.3
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$50 and over
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of premium seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few. Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Station, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and yuca flour), and much more. Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, creative and classic cocktails, and a tempting dessert menu.
What 87 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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THOM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful, we will come back. Thank you for this experience

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JoseC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Had to constantly loo for the waiter seems like he was taking care of too many tables including large groups so i pretty much had to stand up and look for him

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JamieP
Dubai
43 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but service was a bit hit and miss. It was way too noisy outside near the big speakers as well

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Shant
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I would recommend for the food taste and value, the location is good and food is tasty but the staff seems they were having hard time as none of them was smiling and approaching the tables with attitude. I understand they might be tired since the place was fully booked on 14th night. It’s worth giving them a second chance.

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Andy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience warm friendly atmosphere

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IoanaH
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, the restaurant has a decent selection of cuts for their churrascaria experience. The slow-cooked ribs were juicy and tasty, the lamb chops were amazing as well. We did find that the chicken options were a bit dry and not very flavorful.
The best part was the service, all the staff were extremely helpful and nice. We particularly enjoyed the conversation with one of the team members (Unfortunately, I did not catch his name, but I do remember he mentioned being from the South part of Brazil), he took great care of us and was always smiling and happy to interact.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time on Christmas’ eve. Ambience was lively. Staff and service were outstanding. Live music was perfect.
They were only missing “farofa” which it was a pittt for us Brazilians.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 29 December 2019

HI There - thank you for sharing your Christmas with us. We are glad you joined and hope you think of us in the future. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over priced extremely
100 euro per person !
The dinner doesn’t justify the price

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 29 December 2019

Hi there We are sorry that you feel the pricing is expensive. Clearly we did not deliver to you a great experience that would make you feel differently. For that we are sorry. I don't know if you have gone to other fine dining places in Dubai or DIFC. Had you done that I think you would have found our pricing competitive for the area. Regardless - we hear your point and will work to improve the experience. Thank you for the review.

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RaihanJamil
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

First thing to share would be that Fogo de Chao is our MOST favorite restaurant in the world. We have been to at least 15 different Fogo locations across three different countries. And multiple times. Every time I land in Chicago from Abu Dhabi, for example, I first go to the Fogo location close to ORD. Everytime. So when I say or write something about Fogo, I do it from my heart.

After waiting for a long time, when Fogo opened in Dubai, my wife and I were very excited about it. Then we found out Fogo Dubai charges virtually double the price of Fogo in USA! What on earth!! How unfair is that?

We eventually managed to go there on December 8, 2019.

The food was just okay. The taste was NOT the same for most of the meats we received when compared with the US locations. For example, my most favorite item, the lamb chops, tasted like I was eating cilantro paste! The service seemed very slow even though the restaurant was virtually empty for a Sunday lunch time. We got served perhaps six kinds of meats/cuts. Not sure what happened to the rest, even though we did order the full experience. The servers were nice people though.

Unlike the US locations, here they charge you for water - 24 AED for an apparently large bottle - although that bottle seemed like a 330ml one.

Obviously, after about 30 minutes or so of slow service, and repeat meat cuts, we had enough. We thanked the servers, paid the bill, and left. Lucky for us, we had an Entertainer coupon that helped us with our bill. Otherwise we would have paid roughly $150 for lunch for two of us, as compared to roughly $60 in the U.S.

We always get many offers for our loyalty (e.g., $35 off for dinner) from the US Fogo, but none of them work in the ME locations.

So what is our sad conclusion? If you are Fogo fan, then do NOT go to this location in Dubai. And if you are new to Fogo, then sure, go there as you would have nothing to compare it with.

We are very saddened by our poor experience here.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 23 December 2019

Hi Raihan Thank you for the feedback. We are especially sorry for the quality and slow service you experienced - neither is acceptable to us and we are addressing with the team in the store. Regarding your comments on pricing and coupons. Prices are different in different location including in the US. Dallas is 199AED and New York is 272AED (with tax) Our taxes are double theirs and the meat costs more than 60% to import than the US. We are sorry for the experience and will do better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Cibo buono ma estremamente caro e completamente fuori logica.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 29 December 2019

We are sorry that you found us to be expensive. Unfortunately Dubai is expensive for goods and rents and unfortunately that is reflected in pricing. The bigger issue for us is we did not perform in such way that would impress you. For that we apologize. Thank you for the review

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AdhamG
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Over priced similar places with better prices. The restaurant was not full it was Friday

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 29 December 2019

Hi Adham I am not sure where you are comparing us to but we acccept the criticism. We are sorry that the experience was not better.

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Lamido
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Was disappointing because when made reservation for 17:15 I believed I was making reservation to be seated in the restaurant. Did not or was not made aware that the restaurant did not open until 19:00. So we sat in the lounge with a bar type menu. Was very disappointed. So beware when making reservations.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi Lamido Thanks for your note. We are sorry for the mix-up. Normally when we have a phone number, we call back to verify understanding. I have spoken to the store team about this and should not happen again. Please accept our apologies

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the meat was cooked for my taste, nice ambience and beautiful view

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi there - thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers.

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THOM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife was eating vegan - management and service did a great job and helped to find many many options.

We will for sure come back! Thank you for this great Brunch!

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi Thom We appreciate the review and are happy that you and your wife were able to enjoy. We are reviewing a number of options to help our Vegan guests enjoy Fogo more - please send us any thoughts you may have. Kind regards!

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YukaF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did love all ! We liked the music but we felt a bit volume is too big.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai
Responded on 20 November 2019

Hi Yuka We will work with the band in the volume. Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

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JeremyH
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed and make it a point to visit each time I pass through Dubai.

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IlijaS
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a very good Brazilian steakhouse, if you consider that all meet is imported from far away. I can recommend pichania and fraodzinha, and slow cooked ribs are also very good. Service is excellent for Dubai standards. View to Downtown Dubai and Burj Kalifa is outstanding, and you should go for short walk at the great terrace in front of the main entrance to the restaurant to make some very interesting selfies, especially in the dark hours.

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vipHonestfoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They kept the place open for us which was fab.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING !!!! Staff was super helpful and attentive.

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StefanJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely brunch, great meats - good drinks. Good band - but very loud.

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MariaH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Although the meat is outstanding, we had to ask several times to actually get it served and the market table felt poor with the cheapest ingredients.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service. On the spot. Good quality of meet. A bit of noise if u have a table by the window because of the music speakers.

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DanielT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I would definitely recommend the food in Fogo de Chao. The ambiance was not what I was expecting as it felt more like a food hall than an upscale restaurant. I have been to other branches before and they are much better. I was surprised at the cost of the wine, even a moderately priced bottle was almost $140USD which is expensive - even when compared to restaurants of a similar standard. I would not usually focus on cost in a review but I think this is worth mentioning. Generally a good experience.

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brendonP
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

For the price, in comparison to other brunch offers I felt dissatisfied.
The liquor is Normal and limited to basic 5 popular
No Espresso Martinis
Deserts are limited.
I will not go back unless I have too.
Service and staff are great.
Clearly management needs too rethink, as it shows they are cheap.

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MohammedA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend the place for any lunch/ dinner occasions. Excellent food, good service and nice staff.

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MARIAL
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant needs to up their meat game. Although the service and ambience are really good.

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SandraM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the ladies night and it was excellent value. Amazing food and great service.

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AnethA
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All meat cuts were at the right temperature, right cooking time. A truly delicious ambience with excellent service. We got to the restaurant 10 min before closing, and allowed us to stay for another hour.

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AlessandroL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We ordered a churrasco experience with 11 cuts of meat, but there were only 5.
Quality was ok.
Based on my experience, I would never recommend a friend to go.

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AhmadA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monk fish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak.

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AntonioC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

MEAT VERY WEAK, VERY VERY FAR FROM AN AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN BARBECUE.

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Kimmy
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The cuts of meat were great, we especially liked the pao de quejo and the fresh market area. Great service too, they made the birthday celebration extra special

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Lina1005
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a late lunch so it wasn't loud or super busy.. I have experienced it late night though and it can get very "loungy" but for lunch it was just a super classy atmosphere!! Always my favourite restaurant

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BrigitteS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience3

It was a special occasion snd zi have been to this restaurant in many different countries but this was the worst experience. I asked for a table with a view and we were seated by entrance door. It was cold with air vent blowing straight down at me. Waiter gsve me a tablecloth for a shawl. Gauchos kept passing us by to go to tables in room behind us leaving us with empty plates. Drinks were not refilled till i complained to manager. We were literally ignored sitting there with empty plates and empty glasses and for that experience i paid $600.

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SabrinaM
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great location for a celebration meal.
We were most pleased overall for the quality of service, food and ambiance.

It did seem loud but it was to be expected has they had live entertainment in the venue.

We were waited on my Leandro who could do enough for us. Relaxed and efficient he made pir evening perfect.

Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were sat between large groups. Hard to have a conversation. Service was great.

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calogeroc
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good quality of meat buffet , the ambience is ok but not super. I found a bit expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! The service was excellent, the staff is really nice and friendly, the food is outstanding and the ambiance is perfect with the live band. Absolutely the best brunch I have been in Dubai.

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AshharA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is worth what we paid for. Just wanted to commend Ryan, the gentleman who served us. He was pretty amazing. Would definitely love to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Is was nice but it would be better if the people severing the meat would also give meat to the people outside

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 04 343 8867.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Dubai is rated 4.3 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

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