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Tong Thai, JW Marriott Marquis
Best Thai Winner

Upon first arriving at Tong Thai, it’s hard not to be impressed. You’ll be led through a highly conceptual and quite stunning space, past a tinkling water feature and below hefty yet intricate temple bells. Service is also impressive, with the warm staff offering excellent recommendations while also checking your preferred level of chilli-heat. Making for a satisfying starter are the classic satay skewers (a selection of chicken and beef). The meat is tender and the beef notably flavoursome with a slight lemongrass edge, complemented by a sweet, nutty sauce. For mains, the steamed sea bass is a good choice, with a gentle chilli touch to the flesh, while the grilled wagyu steak is served in rare, tender slices with lovely bursts of fat interspersed evenly throughout the flesh.
Open Tue-Sun 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).


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