Time Out Says
Mango Tree is part of a global brand, which started out as a 20-seat spot in Downtown Bangkok in 1957. It now has branches in more than ten countries around the world, and those who have been in the city a while will recognise the name, as there was previously a restaurant in Souk Al Bahar. It’s now back and has a space in JBR. On the upper level, just in front of TEPFactor, it’s not necessarily somewhere you’d stumble up on though, meaning it’s fairly quiet on our visit.
The space itself has plenty of colours and a youthful feel.
The menu is a mix of traditional dishes with a modern touch, and there’s also an extensive vegan menu, which will be welcome news for plant-based diners.
We order a selection of starters and two mains, and although we’re used to the “as it comes” concept, that doesn’t usually mean everything all at once, leading to tepid food.
That aside, the food is tasty. Chicken satay is deliciously charred, while spring rolls are crispy and packed full of veggies. The Thai green curry isn’t the best we’ve had but the juicy grilled jumbo prawns are a hit at Dhs99.
Don’t miss the fun and quirky “That flatbread creations”. The pad Thai/pizza amalgamation is one that really works – traditional sauce, heaps of crunchy veg, and, weirdly, cheese, but don’t let you put that off.
An interesting place that could do with more a few more diners.
WHAT IS IT...
Quirky Thai in JBR with a fun menu, and an extensive list of vegan dishes
For the pad Thai flatbread
By Time Out Dubai staff | 28 Sep 2019
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