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Tong Thai
Best Thai Winner
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So great is the elaborate sense of occasion that Tong Thai presents, a first time diner is left almost expecting disappointment. Arriving at the venue, you're warmly welcomed and ushered down a long, ornate corridor. Seemingly endless, one suddenly emerges in the dining space, which is equally beautiful with two towering walls reaching to the sky and dramatic ceiling-high windows offering glistening views of the Business Bay neighbourhood. At this point, the food is under such a weight of scrutiny, that you can’t see anything but an impending slip-up. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen. The food is authentic but inventive; classics like Tom Yum have been perfected but don't bore, salads burst with fresh taste, while both the curries and stir fries pack depth and flavour. Service is faultlessly friendly. Moreover for this standard, prices aren't extortionate, portions are ample and white rice is provided free of charge.
Open Tue-Sun 6pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000)

By Time Out Dubai staff

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