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Thai Kitchen

Highly Commended Best Thai 15 Comments

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This Old Dubai favourite offers both indoor and outdoor dining in a creekside location. Sit inside to take in the fragrant smells from the bustling open kitchen or take a perch on the terrace to enjoy the breeze coming in off the Creek. As well as offering a brunch, the venue puts on various meal deal nights in which diners can order as many dishes from the menu as they like, which come in tasting sizes. There are plenty of interesting choices, such as braised shank with five spices and the savoury deep-fried shrimp toasts with sesame. Other menu options include a rather adventurous wok dish of frog legs, chilli, peppercorn and basil, panang curry and spicy pomelo salad. The menu is vast, though there is little in the way of plain vegetarian options. If you want to try something a little left of centre for dessert, tuck into the water chestnuts in coconut, which are infused with rose syrup and are icy cool.
Open daily 7pm-midnight. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, www.dubai.park.hyatt.com (04 317 2222).

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Posted by: nida on 19 Sep ' 13 at 07:58
  • Best for: Family friendly

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We went for my husband's birthday on a Wednesday ' Alll you can eat' night. This is by far one of the best Thai food we're had ever. It very different from the other 'red and green' curries sold accross UAE! We specially loved the 'lobster tail' , crab meat salad, hot fish with green peppers and their seasame toast ( crisp to perfection). The icecreams in the dessert are to die for . Nothing else is special. The staff there is very friendly and goes out of their way to ensure that you're being served well. Ambience is a 'little' loud for a romantic dinner though, but once you get busy enjoying the food, it is not bothersome :) Do try it once, im sure u'll relish it.

Posted by: Hytham on 26 May ' 13 at 22:03
  • Best for: Romantic


Posted by: Sarah Kaye on 06 May ' 12 at 10:28
  • Best for: Brunch served

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Loved the brunch at the Thai kitchen; such a nice change to actually be able to sit and talk to your friends whilst a massive feast is laid out before you rather than playing musical chairs with a buffet. Standout dishes were the duck noodle soup, pomelo salad and the duck curry, and for desert- the mango with coconut rice. At first we thought we wouldn't have enough food but soon the table was groaning as anything we wanted more of was replenished, and new dishes were constantly brought out. A great day out for just 210 with soft drinks, and 260 including wine. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Emad Bonney on 01 Sep ' 11 at 10:07

I totally agree with Claire, she described it as if she was with me.
1. The food is not even close to Thai food.
2. The portion is so small, we said to the waiter, it is a jock, they were samples not a main course.
3. they try to fill us with steam rice.
4 the appetizer is just tasteless and we ordered 5 types, the presentation was good though.
5. I was so disappointed that i went to other restaurant to have my dinner.

Posted by: Ian on 04 Aug ' 11 at 04:40
  • Best for: Romantic

Fantastic food experience!! Stunning setting for the best Thai food you will get in Dubai

Posted by: Abigail on 22 Mar ' 11 at 20:19
  • Best for: Family friendly

Dining at The Thai Kitchen is always a remarkable experience; it's like being invited in a local home in Thailand - once you enter the door you can immediately feel the warmth and hospitality of the staff. They are always smiling and attentive even during busy period. Food is really great! Love the fresh pomelo and papaya salads. I always conclude my dinner with the yummy mango with sticky rice. Design is also topnotch - I especially love the open kitchen where you can see the chef in action. I would definitely visit The Thai Kitchen again - it'll remain as one of my favorites in Dubai.

Posted by: wiratchada on 18 Mar ' 11 at 23:28
  • Best for: Family friendly

I love all about Thai Kitchen
i love the food there so delicious and original taste for Thai food
I love all the people who work there all are friendly and nice and take best service
also the atmosphere no sweet and remantc also amzing Thailand style decoration
I would love to go back there as much as I can
Thank all staff there for making the night worthty remember

Posted by: Sonay on 18 Mar ' 11 at 23:17
  • Best for: Romantic

There´s only one thing what I can say about The Thai Kitchen: THE BEST THAI RESTRAUNT IN THE WORLD!!!!
I love asian food a lot especially thai food and therefore I tried a lot of different restraunts already but still the best is the The Thai Kitchen with its amazing food, the location in the beautiful park hyatt, the very friendly staff and the hole presentation! And the top of it is I´m getting everything for a very good value!
I´m a regular guest in The Thai Kitchen and I can´t get enough and therefore I´m keep going at least once a week!
The Thai Kitchen has deserved much more awards!

Posted by: Faisal Al Rawahi on 17 Mar ' 11 at 23:39
  • Best for: Romantic

The atmosphere for brunch was amazing, we dine indoor and outdoor with stunning view of Creek!! Excellent food and very impressive for my second time to have dinner in the favorite restaurant. My friend and I were enjoyed the variety of food and beers and wines. Service was excellent, attentive staffs, they always come to ask if we need anything plus they always smiling I really like the restaurant and I will do again ;).

Posted by: Parinya Charoenphol on 10 Mar ' 11 at 04:45
  • Best for: Family friendly

Really Thai food, Good Service , Very delicious.

Posted by: Ksenia on 10 Mar ' 11 at 02:10
  • Best for: Brunch served

The atmosphere for brunch was amazing, we dine at outdoor with stunning view of Creek!! Excellent food and very impressive for my first time brunch in the favourite restaurant. My friend and I were enjoyed the variety of food and unlimited of beers and wines. Service was excellent, attentive staffs , they always top up our glasses but it's should be better if they can keep the bottles on the table.

Posted by: Ipsita on 28 Nov ' 10 at 06:17
  • Best for: Romantic

Good food, nice setting, though the view is often obstructed by moored yachts huddling together. The service is slightly slow and confusing...we had ordered for a set menu for 2 and they happily skipped 3 dishes on the menu to jump straight to the desserts! All of them seemed to have lost track of what was served and what was remaining. When brought to the notice of the Manager, he did fill in the missing plates but after some delay. But overall, food was impressive.

Posted by: Ksenia on 29 Jul ' 10 at 03:03
  • Best for: Romantic

My first time in Park Hyatt, very impress in the restaurant design, food is excellent. Even the restaurant is quite dark and cannot see the view during summer. I felt exciting with chef's activities and the small dishes spread around on my table. Spend a lot of time in Thailand and I can say that this is Thai food I ever have had. BBQ chicken is so good and tender. Lobster dish is my favorite and the green cocktail with basil is awesome. The hot rice soufflé that staff recommended to have with coconut ice-cream is amazing! Excellent service with a friendly Thai hospitality. Me and my fiancé like it, it's such a great Saturday night!

Posted by: Jai S on 29 Nov ' 09 at 14:39
  • Best for: Romantic

Great atmosphere for a brunch. Food is really good while not the best THai food I ever ate its among the top 10. Service is a bit slow but the view and outdoor terrace more than make up for any shortcomings.

Posted by: Claire on 28 Nov ' 09 at 13:33

After many excellent reviews about Park Hyatt's Thai Kitchen restaurant we finally went to try the restaurant ourselves on a Friday night along with friends. We were all very much looking forward to it and probably went with too high expectations, but honestly, the Thai food served here is nothing special; the fish cakes were like gum and even though we asked for not spicy, all our food was served very spicy. Moreover, the portion sizes were extremely small and the service not attentive at all. Certainly not what one expects from a Park Hyatt. We have travelled to Thailand many times so we have a good comparison and this experience was simply a big disappointment. Not an award winner and nothing even close to the true Thai experience!


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