Thai Chi

Thai Chi

Relaxing Thai at Wafi 13 Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010

Ideal for a low-key night with a mate, date or colleague, Thai Chi boasts one of the most serene, and tucked-away settings on Dubai’s Asian eating scene. Complete with bubbling brooks, (slightly slippery) bridges, myriad glowing tea lights and Wafi’s leafy surrounds, the vibe – and the generous space between tables – encourages you to feel as calm and open as practisers of that ancient Chinese slow exercise, Tai Chi, that the eatery’s name puns. The more oblique reason for the moniker, of course, is the content of the menu, which veers between both Thai and Chinese cuisine. Both are done well – although we lean towards the Thai choices: while the red curry is fiery and flavourful, the gar hor bai toey (chicken in rice parcels) is tremendously tender. Service, meanwhile is friendly and thoughtful, especially if the vast space is quieter (usually on week nights). Tip: head there on a Saturday and enjoy the strumming and songs floating over from Wafi’s weekly live music night, Peanut Butter Jam.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Wafi, Oud Metha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 324 4100
  • Travel: Oud Metha Road
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Posted by: Raj on 29 Jun ' 14 at 06:58
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The food is extremely delicious and the ambiance inside and out doors are both excellent. However the cubicals designed for family is usually given to a single couple, and even if tables are available, the staff is reluctant to take new bookings unless you impress them with a distinctive English accent.

Posted by: Noor on 28 Oct ' 12 at 13:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

amazing food and service <3

Posted by: sharmila singh on 24 Aug ' 11 at 17:23
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

my sons love the place specially the friday buffet as they love thai sweet and sour chicken

Posted by: Jes on 22 Mar ' 11 at 08:08
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I loved the food and selection. The waiters were really efficient and polite. The only downside is that they take a long time to bring the order. Otherwise everything was amazing. The outdoor seating is comfortable, nice and quiet.

Posted by: robin on 17 Jan ' 11 at 05:25
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

hi,
i was going through the reviews and noticed one guy who was not happy well buddy suck it up you guys are to pampered by all the service you get. and for everyone"s information thaichi is the best restaurant to eat in and the service is awesome the staff are polite and friendly.

Posted by: Kris on 09 Dec ' 10 at 10:27
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Have been there twice. Love the decor in the inside of the restaurant. Great ambience. In the first visit, most of the menu items we opted for were yummy. The second time, we wanted to try out something new but we didn't enjoy the food much, because we ended up having something too bland (because I love spicy food and I had asked the person serving to suggest something spicy). Anyways, I would still love to go back to this beautiful restaurant and next time, will make sure to make selection more carefully.

Posted by: almus on 06 Oct ' 10 at 09:45
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Mike on 08 Aug ' 10 at 14:22
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We went for the Friday Brunch on a 2-4-1 offer. The drinks service was exceptionally poor. We ended up finding a bottle of water & serving ourselves in the end. They were also the first restaurant that I have been to that added a service charge for the free meals. Otherwise everything was acceptable.

Posted by: Chris on 03 Aug ' 10 at 12:07
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

After two years again great to visit ThaiChi.

Great food (fried rice and Red Thai curry, friendly service, athmosphere. So perfect for a great evening. And with the Welcome Card of WAFI a great discount for visitors ;-)

Posted by: lisa on 12 Jul ' 10 at 10:34
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

have been to wafi but didn't know this restaurant existed what an amazing find. we took my parents their on Saturday what can we say just that everything was fantastic , service , food and cocktails great place will be going back very soon. i have also been to the mango tree and this place was far better. give it a go.

Posted by: Zoe Thompson on 09 Jul ' 09 at 11:56
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Thai Chi is my families and my most favourite restaurant in Dubai. They have never failed to impress with all they have to offer. We especially like to take people there for their Birthdays because they make a mean chocolate birthday cake and even sing happy birthday with you. The Green Prawn Curry is a definate dish to try. YUMMY!!!

Posted by: sam on 20 May ' 09 at 17:01
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best restaurant eva!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CJ on 23 Mar ' 09 at 04:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love the food and service here, extensive vegeterian menu and great cocktails and mocktails. We go here for every special occaision and it never fails to please. Really good home style thai food, can't understand why the reviews have changed from really good to indifferent from timeout over 2 years when nothing has changed here.

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