The Royal Budha

The Royal Budha

Excellent Thai restaurant in the Holiday Inn Al Barsha hotel 18 Reviews

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Don’t be put off by the Holiday Inn venue or the Barsha location, The Royal Budha serves up some of the best Thai food in the city. Fresh ingredients bursting with flavour, made into interesting dishes that stand well above the traditional staples make this place a must for fans of South East Asian fare. It’s a crime this place isn’t heaving every night of the week because for all the delicate touches, like ginger tea on arrival and beautiful presentation of dishes, The Royal Buddha offers high-end dining at mid-range prices. Starters include a beef tenderloin Thai salad which features succulent chunks of perfectly spiced prime meat. Mains range from curries to lighter northern Thai dishes such as steamed fish in banana leaves, which manages to be light, tasty and incredibly filling at the same time. With more atmosphere, this could well be an award-winning restaurant.

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Details

  • Location: Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, Barsha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 323 4333
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

User reviews:

Posted by: Angeline C on 09 Dec ' 14 at 12:22
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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the best Thai restaurant in town. We never go other thai restaurant only here The Royal Budha. Always the best! please come and try the authentic Thai food with best service. very flexible any thing you want it Chef's can do it for you. you Guys Deserved well!!

Posted by: Samantha K on 28 Nov ' 14 at 21:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One of my favorite thai restaurants here in Dubai. My boyfriend and I shared the pad thai and spicy fried rice with Wok beef with basil. The pad thai was decent..I would maybe try something else next time. But the spicy fried rice was sooo good!
For our dessert my Thai Mango with sticky rice.

Service was pretty quick and waiter was very attentive. Good dining atmosphere and Authentic Thai food.

Must try award winning restaurant!

Posted by: Miles Y. on 10 Oct ' 14 at 23:32
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I been here any times. The royal budha at holiday inn. Always high standard. Never had complaint. authentic thai food, polite and friendly staff.

Posted by: lyne on 17 Mar ' 14 at 20:48
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The good choice from my partner. Tonight we had amazing dinner in Theroyal budha. Thumps up! Authentic thai food and its a really an inpressive Gem in the heart of Thai Dubai i can say. All staff very attentive and having good suggestion.. we ordered King set menu from the menu was really feel we are King or Royal its because the portion and varity was plenty.. i been any thai restaurant in dubai but this is superb.. number one...

Posted by: chonnapon on 17 Mar ' 14 at 18:59
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We been this restaurant every time and the food was dramatically the best. Theres so many thai restaurant in market but the royal budha is the one of the high class Like a Royal to treat you... from service to food... is the best.. And one more thing i would like to add they have Isan style.. Good for us thai nationality.. hihly recomendable...

Posted by: ming on 16 Mar ' 14 at 23:22
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Dubai has a superb range of Thai restaurants, the very best of which can be found here in Holiday Inn Al Barsha guide you the best Thai restaurants in Dubai. The food here is very best emphasis upon lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Balance of flavour holds much significance of all thai chefs and the perfect balance between sweet, salty, sour and spicy is vital in the preparation.
The Royal budha never change the standard in terms of food and the top notch service.. Thank you.. Highly recommended!!!

Posted by: trexie gonzales on 26 Mar ' 13 at 17:50
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the best thai restaurant i ever had in dubai.. superb in terms of food and service!!! worderfull evening!!! the best in dubai.... thank you for great evening!!! all the besssttt...

Posted by: ramo on 04 Aug ' 12 at 05:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Simply excellent...would always go back if standards are maintained

Posted by: Irfan on 09 Apr ' 12 at 15:39
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

As a great fan of Thai cuisine especially green curries. I have to commend the chef on serving one of the best I've tasted in Dubai and perhaps better even then the ones I've tasted across establishments in the UK, US and Asia. Don't go here for frills or views, go if you want great food and great service.

Posted by: Dr Ibrahim on 06 Mar ' 12 at 03:36
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My husband and I went to many restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We travelled also in many countries in GCC but also in Asia like Malaysia. We can say that this is the best thai restaurant in Dubai and also Abu Dhabi. The chef as well as all others cooks are from thailand, the service is excellent, the food is authentic and for people who really knows the thai taste, this is the place to go. I will definitely recommend this restaurant but only for those who can appreciate the high quality of this food.

Posted by: Dr Ibrahim on 11 Jul ' 11 at 10:19
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

From far away the best traditional and tasteful thai restaurant i ever tasted in UAE and i can say that i am a "connoisseur" in thai food.
Here is a good trick: Ask about the "nepal boy" and tell him about your tastes and preferences, he will sort out the perfect menu for you!
Really "grande cuisine" with so friendly service. Bravo!

Posted by: Avi on 27 Dec ' 10 at 10:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Its a very hit or miss with this one both in terms of food and service. On a good night they serve the best Thai food in Dubai - excellent green curry, Jumbo Prawns and minced basil chicken. But on other nights, that same food could be flavorless and boring. The same goes for service - sometimes its great and other times the staff is nowhere to be found. Its always a coin toss

Posted by: Karin on 08 Aug ' 10 at 09:49
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

very good restaurant and great tasty thai food, also not overpriced as many other places here in Dubai. Definitely will go back there again. Service was also fine.

Posted by: rahul on 23 Jun ' 10 at 15:16
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

excellent restaurant and great food....have been there thrice already.

Posted by: Louise on 11 Mar ' 10 at 15:47
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

My husband and I were not at all impressed with the food in this restaurant. We have lived in Dubai for three years now and this was the worst eating experience we have had.
The price is ok-but you get what you pay for! The food was below average.
The decor is tacky.
If you want a quick and cheap Thai meal then no problem. But if you want quality food in a quality setting there are much better Thai restaurants in Dubai.

Posted by: Jigga N on 26 Sep ' 09 at 10:49
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We decided to take my mom there for her birthday dinner and was quite disappointed. We went on a Thursday night and were surprised to find the restaurant unusually understaffed for such a busy night. It took them 30 min to take our order. Food came about 20 minutes after that which was fine. Apart from the soups, the food was quite good especially the seabass. We wanted to surprise our mother with a cake which we had bought beforehand but it took them another 40 minutes to arrange for the cake to be brought to the table.

This restaurant could only be good for a romantic dinner. Please do not go there if you're starving and need fast service.

Posted by: Natalia on 04 Jul ' 09 at 15:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Just came back from my vacation from Thailand and decided to visit a thai restaurant in Dubai. As soon as I have a City Club card the option of Thai restaurants was not big, so I and my husband decided to do to Royal Buddah in Holiday Inn. The hotel itself is not impressive ( business type) but the restaurant really impressed me. The embience , staff , food was impressive. I dont remember the last time i experienced such an excellent service in Dubai. As for food - like in the best Thai restaurant, everything is fresh and delicious. What made me twice happy is a discount we get after presenting a city club card. The bill was around 250 dhs for 2 people . Really great value for the quality you get! Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: CJ on 03 Apr ' 09 at 06:21
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Wonderful friendly staff, great Thai chef Sakphon who came out of the kitchen to explain the ingredients and he has a lot of great experience around Dubai and the region. A real gem to find such delicious authentic Thai food in the neighborhood, we will be coming back here a lot.

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