An Asian restaurant in five-star surroundings – with impeccable staff and outdoor seating
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Time Out Says

If it was up to us, every time we sent our taste buds on a visit to Southeast Asia we’d do so in a style just like the winding Mekong. We’d join the river in meandering through Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, China and Myanmar, bulging, bending and bursting in unison. The food from this pocket of the world, needless to say, is phenomenal and sticking to just one country is too difficult. Thankfully, just like the river it’s named after, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort's restaurant is one culinary journey across the region.

Chefs rustle up Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes in a semi-open style kitchen, as huge panes of glass provide a complete view of the hot stoves, while blocking out the heated conversations usually associated with a busy service.

The décor is beautiful: lattice wooden screens, vibrant colours of painted murals and a series of water sculptures in the restaurant – plus there’s a wonderful winter terrace. Staff here are simply excellent, and have zero hesitations about going the extra mile for you. Families may often be put off from attending a fine-dining restaurant but Mekong prides itself on being a home for all.

The massaman beef short ribs curry has a terrific chilli-coconut broth, but the tough, chewy meat has not been braised anywhere near long enough to see it challenge others in the city. And, while the dim sum is good, it’s not memorable.

That being said, the options from the three nations are aplenty and mains come with the choice of organic black, which is absolutely delicious.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 21 Aug 2019

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FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
6:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PMMonday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PMTuesday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PMWednesday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PMThursday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PMFriday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PMSaturday: 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Show number +971 4 567 8304
Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, East Crescent Road

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