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Thai Kitchen, Park Hyatt Dubai
Highly Commended for Best Thai
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Nestled next to the marina at Dubai’s creek-side Park Hyatt hotel, Thai Kitchen comes into its own when the weather is hospitable enough to allow the seating to spread out over the restaurant’s modest patio. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit even in summer’s sweltering peaks, because what makes Thai Kitchen worth a visit is a combination of excellent, deeply authentic cooking, charming service and unfussy contemporary decor. It’s hard not to want to try everything on the menu, which is perhaps what makes its Friday brunch such a popular affair, when guests can order unlimited tapas-style portions of some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. The homemade Thai fishcakes burst with fresh coriander and chilli, the duck red curry arrives heaped with generous chunks of rich meat, while the mango and sticky rice provides a not-too-sweet ending that will leave you wanting more. For Thai food lovers, there are few better places likely to satiate your cravings with such finesse.
Open daily 7pm-midnight. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).


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