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BEST THAI RESTAURANT IN DUBAI

Last modified on 11th July 2023. Dubai Real Estate Blog

By Ward Mohammad

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BEST THAI RESTAURANT IN DUBAI

If you are looking to satisfy your craving for some delicious, spicy Thai food while in Dubai, then you have come to the right place! From casual hidden gems to glitzy Thai fine dining, this city has plenty of amazing Thai restaurants to choose from. Whether you seek a view of the Dubai skyline from a rooftop in the city’s financial district or a five-star hotel in Dubai Marina, there is something for all tastes and occasions. To help you find the perfect spot, we have put together a list of our favorite Thai restaurants in the city. We have tried to include restaurants from all parts of the city, as well as from all price brackets.

The Royal Budha

At The Royal Budha, the atmosphere and cuisine remain classically traditional. The quality of the cooking alone should be enough to have you checking it out. Start off with something delicious like deep-fried minced prawn cakes with plum sauce and then move on to classic dishes like beef massaman curry and crispy sea bass. The Royal Buddha also provides some unique dishes from Thailand’s Isan region that are worth sampling.

  • Location: Holiday Inn Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha
  • Instagram: The Royal Budha

Pai Thai

Pai Thai is the place to go if you want to feel like it's a special occasion. It's located in the Madinat Jumeirah, accessible only by boat. This Thai restaurant is luxurious and the prices reflect this. But, it's worth it for the exquisite Thai food. The dumplings are a must-try! If you're looking for a romantic evening, go to Pai Thai for a memorable meal.

  • Location: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
  • Instagram: Pai Thai

Benjarong

After undergoing a significant makeover in 2020, Benjarong at the Dusit Thani hotel is now even more stylish. Its velvet-clad interiors are the perfect complement to the spectacular sights of the Burj Khalifa from the 24th floor. Thai Chef Wichit Panyo's menu offers classic dishes, such as the green chicken curry with Thai aubergine and the grilled chicken burger topped with holy basil sauce and a Thai fried egg. 

  • Location: Dusit Thani Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Instagram: Benjarong

Little Bangkok

Little Bangkok is the go-to spot in Dubai for Thai cuisine. With six locations throughout the city, you'll never be far from your favorite dishes. Their menu has a wide variety of Thai staples and regional specialties from all over Thailand. You can even find 30 different types of dim sum! Whether you're looking for a tasty meal on a budget or an all-you-can-eat weekend deal, Little Bangkok has you covered. Enjoy an authentic Thai experience without breaking the bank.

  • Location: Sheik Zayed Road; Dubai Media City; Jumeirah Lake Towers; Oud Metha; Dubai Motor City; Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Instagram: Little Bangkok

Charm Thai

At Charm Thai, you can find the perfect combination of traditional and modern Thai-style dining. From the live kitchen in the middle of the restaurant, you can observe the chefs at work while they prepare your meal. On the menu, you'll find classic curries, noodle dishes, and a great selection of vegetarian options. To truly delight your taste buds, come by on Tuesdays for Bangkok Street Food Night for a specially curated menu of the best Thai street food.

  • Location: Marina Promenade, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Al Yahoom Street
  • Instagram: Charm Thai

The Thai Kitchen

This eatery in Port Saeed, Dubai has been around for quite a while and is known for its excellent Thai cuisine. Visit the restaurant and you'll find an open kitchen, where you can observe the chefs preparing meals with ingredients sourced from Thailand. The vegan and vegetarian options in this restaurant are top-notch too.

  • Location: Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel, Dubai Creek Club Street
  • Instagram: The Thai Kitchen

Bambooda

Experience a unique culinary escape to Thailand at Bambooda! This Thai-fusion restaurant offers classic dishes like tom yum soup, green curry, and pad thai in an atmosphere designed to make you feel like you've stepped into a Thai village. Located conveniently near Dubai Airport, this eatery is the perfect spot for a pre-flight meal or a night out that transports you to Thailand.

  • Location: Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud, Dubai Airport, 30880
  • Facebook: Bambooda

Wise Kwai

This restaurant in Barsha Heights has walls decorated with movie memorabilia. It's called Wise Kwai and is a great spot to try some delicious Thai food. Even if you're not feeling adventurous, the pad Thai here is highly recommended. If you don't want to spend much money, they have a snack menu with items like crispy beef in roasted rice and chicken satay.

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  • Location: DusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Al Khareef 1st Street, Barsha Heights
  • Instagram: Wise Kwai

Café Isan

Café Isan provides the perfect combination of Thai street food and a relaxed atmosphere that is enjoyed by both local people and visitors. The menu features lighter Thai dishes, as well as traditional recipes and a unique selection of fast-food-inspired treats. The 'farang' menu is a special offering for those who want to try something different.

  • Location: Cluster B, Jumeirah Lake Towers
  • Instagram: Café Isan

Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Mango Tree Thai Bistro is a JBR eatery that specializes in cuisine from Southern Thailand. It has large windows which brighten the restaurant with natural light and an outdoor area that allows patrons to dine outdoors all year long. The menu features an array of seafood dishes such as seafood platters, chargrilled prawns, and the classic mango sticky rice.

  • Location: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence
  • Instagram: Mango Tree Thai Bistro

Fuschia

If you want to enjoy Thai cuisine in a healthier way, Fuschia is the place to go. From traditional dishes to specialty inventions, such as a panko-coated chicken patty with sriarcha mayo and papaya salad, there is something for everyone. They also offer an extensive vegan selection and can alter some of the regular menu items to be vegan-friendly, including both green and red curries.

Tong Thai

Tong Thai, located in the stunning JW Marriott Marquis, is ideal for celebratory meals. You'll fall in love with the luxurious atmosphere that the floor-to-ceiling windows, red mood lighting, and chic decor create. Enjoy a plethora of sophisticated dishes such as lobster panang curry, grilled Thai marinated Wagyu striploin and crispy seabass. After dinner, sip on one of the inventive Asian-inspired cocktails. It's the perfect way to end your evening.

  • Location: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Instagram: Tong Thai

Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice is an intimate dining experience, seating only six patrons. Although it has been around for a comparatively short amount of time, the restaurant's popularity is evident from the long lines of people waiting to get in. A casual establishment with a playful ambiance due to the rubber ducks decorating the place, the food here should not be taken lightly. From kai yang chicken skewers to stir-fried clams, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Sukhothai

Entering Sukhothai, you're immediately enveloped by the restaurant's inviting atmosphere. You'll be spoiled for choice with its extensive a la carte menu and its varied set menus, which are great value. Opt for a traditional dish, such as the lamb massaman curry, or treat yourself to one of the live lobster options if you're feeling extravagant.

  • Location: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel, Al Garhoud
  • Instagram: Sukhothai

Khun Chai Thai

Khun Chai Thai is the perfect spot for those looking for a delicious Thai meal without breaking the bank. You can find all your Thai favorites on the menu, with the Massaman curry and wok-fried black pepper beef being some of the highlights. If you'd rather enjoy your meal outdoors, they offer takeaway so you can take it to Jumeirah Beach or Safa Park for a picnic in the cooler months. The restaurant is also quite inconspicuous, so you won't miss it!

  • Location: B2 Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3
  • Instagram: Khun Chai Thai

In conclusion, Dubai is a great place to experience the flavors of Thai cuisine without having to travel to Thailand. With its wide selection of Thai restaurants, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're looking for traditional Thai dishes, fusion flavors, or something a little more exotic, you're sure to find something that satisfies your taste buds. So the next time you're in Dubai, be sure to check out one of the fantastic Thai restaurants the city has to offer!

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