Sukhothai Sukhothai

Suprisingly impressive Thai dining in Garhoud Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

Situated in the Le Meridien Airport’s tasting platter of eateries, Sukhothai never fails to surprise and impress, perhaps due to its proximity to the rather spit and sawdust Dubliner's pub. Enter and you couldn’t be further from the Irish drinking spot: you’re met with a wood-heavy interior, pleasant staff and surprisingly good food. We recommend going for one of the four set menus, such as the extremely well-priced lunch deal, which allows you to taste a raft of the seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes in small, Asian tapas-style portions.

Stand out courses included the Thai green curry and sticky mango pudding, as well as the lemon and mint drinks. However don’t expect this to be a quick meal should you opt for the aforementioned set menus – you can expect to park up for around three hours. Still, we can think of far worse ways of whiling away a weekend afternoon in Garhoud.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Location: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 217 0000
  • Travel: Airport Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: Sadh on 05 Jan ' 12 at 08:12
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We did a online booking, dinner for three people and as per the promotion advertised on the hotel website it was a 30% discount for online booking from 0730 to 2100 hrs.

Wheras the staff refused to honour the promotion and finally gave only 20% discount.

Food is good but the serving staff does not have the knowledge of the restaurent promotions, some of the sweet dishes shown on the menu are not available (we ordered custard in coconut shell).

Its a nice place for dinner but be careful with the promotions.

Posted by: Reva Parwani on 14 Dec ' 11 at 05:05
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great place for a perfect evening. Me and my family love this place. Must visit.

Posted by: Keith Lewis, on 15 Feb ' 10 at 10:02
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Hi all you food lovers,

Lets keep it simple and to the point -

The Welcome - Very nice and friendly, and now they do have Thai staff working there, including the Mgr.

The Food - Really good ,,, exceptional taste and variety.

The Decor - Well we went there for our romantic valentines day dinner, sat outside, was nice ,, with a few thoughtful touches to the table decor. One thing though, someone decided to decorate the area with candles and gas balloons,,, Bad idea people epically when there was quite a bit of breeze around. As well someone put a candle in this nice glass pot at the side of our table ,, half way through the meal it cracked due to the heat. So maybe watch out on the HSE part...

Finally - The Service.

This actually left me HOLLOW inside, it nearly negated the quality of the food etc etc. There seemed to be a serious shortage of staff. Everything we ordered came with a time delay. This i could live with but then i discovered something. There were 2 waitresses outside tending tables,,, one smart and sharp, the other just did not seem to care, at one point my wife ordered a second round of the drink she was having as the main course came and guess what ,, we only got it brought to us AFTER desert was served. This is after the waitress came to us during the main course to confirm what drink my wife wanted. Desert was the last straw - We were brought the wrong desert to start off with, then this was quickly rectified with another round of desert WHICH WAS WRONG AGAIN. This getting too much i asked how my fried bananas could get mixed up with mango dressed in a pancake with sticky rice, the blame was quickly shifted to the kitchen / Chef and i was informed that sometimes the kitchen gives out the wrong order,,,,, (you don't want to know my thoughts on that comment - this is a family forum) In my opinion, if a waitress is working there for at least 3 months, her product knowledge should be enough for her to differentiate between Pancake covered mango and fried bananas.

So to close - Go there as im sure i would again,,, but make sure the first thing you order is 'quick service' the good food will sort the rest out for you.

Posted by: Kevin on 31 Mar ' 09 at 17:02
  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very good and relatively authentic Thai food with a great Menu which makes you feel like ordering everything on it. The decor is also amazing and there is also a lady playing traditional Thai music in the middle restaurant which creates a perfect atmosphere for a Romantic meal.
It's not cheap though for 2 people it was just under 500 Dirhams not including alcoholic drinks so be prepared. One drawback of the restaurant is that none of the staff were actually Thai (the chef may have been though) and this meant that the perfect Thai service just isn't there. I would give it a good 8.5/10

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