Black Canyon

Popular Thai chain moves into the Dubai Marina 12 Reviews

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2009

Black Canyon is a chain of Thai restaurants with other branches around Dubai. It’s easy to write off a restaurant if it’s part of a chain, as you can often think of soulless corporate stereotypes, but Black Canyon is definitely worth a look.

This Dubai Marina branch has seating upstairs and down, but stick with eating at street level – it’s got a bit more atmosphere. Starters are the predictable spring rolls and other deep-fried fare, or you can order a platter that covers most dishes. Far better to pick from the wide choice of mains.

If you want something a little different, try the rice and prawns served in half a pineapple, or maybe the chicken and rice housed in an omelette pouch. Or go for a classic curry. The portions are large, but you will finish every delicious bite of the steaming bowl of red Thai chicken curry or well-spiced beef papang curry, along with the generous portions of rice. The service is also good and non-intrusive.

There are many positives to dining at Black Canyon, not least because you can find one pretty much anywhere in Dubai, but also because you will find filling, affordable and reliable Thai food at the heart of it.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

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Details

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 423 1993
  • Travel: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Jess on 07 Apr ' 12 at 02:48
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I just want to express dismay on the food. After one hour, we've experienced lower bowel movement after dining here. Food ordered was Tom yum soup, fried squid, iced tea, and another seafood dish. Other Thai foods we've tasted very good except for this I wouldn't recommend this place to my friends.

Posted by: Anita on 15 Mar ' 12 at 17:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

We love Thai cusine and wondered why the suppossedly renowned Black Canyaon ws serving anything but Thai!! Imagine...after the dish is served then the waitress tells you that the head cook is not a Thai......we wondered why the green curry was not green, the papaya salad was sprinkled raw vegtables..the spicy flat noddles seemed to have been dipped in honey...Basically a place to AVOID at the Jumeriah walk.... HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPOILYOUR EVENING!

Posted by: jack on 18 Sep ' 11 at 02:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

this is the best thai food,specially the tom yum soup,and all curries are the best,noodles also loveable to eat many times i visited ths restaurant food and service so excellent.interior not so much beautiful but ambience of this rstaurant is very good,music not so loud all the drinks blended coffee really the best.i went to Mango tree thai food the food very expensive everything good but food and wine cant afford to expensive.it makes me compared in this restaurant BLACK cANYON FOOD can afford pad thai goong 43 dhs only.the portion is good for two people.the nepali manager is very polite.pilipinos waiters are very friendly.

Posted by: Danielle on 10 Jun ' 11 at 13:59
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Are you guys joking? Everything about this restaurant is horrible, I'm glad u had pleasure using their bathrooms, I had pleasure walking out the doors.

Posted by: sm on 19 Apr ' 11 at 19:15
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i loved this place, but must say, the are gettign terrible, food is ok, but getting deliveries that just dont turn up, call back and no answer, terrible service, its the third time, from now on will go elsewere.

Posted by: JBR RESIDENT on 01 Sep ' 10 at 19:37
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: harry derrick on 23 Jun ' 10 at 18:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

the food wasn't good. couldn''t tell where it is meant to be.. sorry for what i spend and all my friends times..

Posted by: sunny fraser on 23 Jun ' 10 at 18:36
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

all i can say,,,, terrible.. please, do not eat this thai food... terrible.. this is for someone never eaten thai food.

Posted by: Jerilee Kaye on 09 Jun ' 10 at 07:35
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes


Probably the best Thai restaurant in Dubai!

The prices are very reasonable. The servings are good for more than one person!

The Filipino waiters and waitresses were very friendly and polite!

And the food... Wow! I loved LG for Thai food, but when I discovered Black Canyon, I forgot what I loved LG for! Black Canyon is just so much better! I really can tell because I ordered exactly the same food items in both the restaurants in a span of two days! So I was able to compare!

Really worth the try!

Posted by: Ms Muller on 03 Dec ' 09 at 19:23
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I keep returning to this wonderful little restaurant that serves the most deliciously tasty Thai food at good pricing and value for money. Presentation has always been excellant from starters to deserts, staff are very attentive and definately not overbearing. Most of all the ladies toilets are spotless and a pleasure to use (this I consider to be of utmost importance). Portions are good, excellant portions that can be shared and even if you have never had Thai food before, you will definately enjoy it. However the seating on the street level is best but inside they should make it more cozy specifically on this street level. Definately its my favourite spot whenever I go to this area!

Posted by: Barbara on 21 Aug ' 09 at 10:39
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: yasser alali on 03 Feb ' 09 at 07:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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