Flooka is a licensed seafood restaurant with a distinctly Middle Eastern flavour. Located on the first (and top) floor of a standalone building, along the walkway towards the sea, of the venerable Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Flooka is very much an old-school establishment. It greets you with an ice-bed display of fresh seafood behind a backdrop of a (usually) hustling-bustling open kitchen. And that’s basically the theme of Flooka: see, choose, order. Oh, and eat.
I expected the food at Flooka to be something like Themar Al Bahar in Ajman. But it turned out to be nowhere nearly as special. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, mind you. But with so much competition around these days, there’s not a single reason I can think of (except the beautiful view from its expansive balcony) to coax me there. If anything, play safe and order a grilled, butterflied Hamour – I think it’s the best of what they do.
Service is very much like the food; it’s okay, doing just enough to get you through your meal. Again, there’s nothing specifically wrong with it yet, I left feeling utterly underwhelmed, and most certainly unloved. In fact, I felt like that about my entire experience at Flooka. So, if you must have a drink with your meal, this is an option to consider (for this part of town). Otherwise, I recommend you drive a little further down ‘Beach Road to one of the best, little seafood restaurants in Dubai, Alto Mar.