The Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Dubai To Fulfill Your Cravings

Some cuisines are simply famous globally and Thai food is definitely one of them. With its inspiration coming from the nearby Asian countries and further afield, Thai cuisine is a flawless blend of the subtle aromatics and the spicy elements of Indian food which underpin Chinese cuisine.

The Top 10 Thai Restaurants in Dubai To Fulfill Your Cravings
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When you talk about Thai food, it is easy to just focus on the standard pad Thai that can be served in any local restaurant, but the cuisine includes so much more than that. Thailand is composed of many regions, all of which have unique differences between their own foods. This means that there are many layers of Thai cuisine and there is something for everyone in this cuisine.

As you can expect from big metropolitan cities, Dubai brings a fair share of amazing Thai restaurants. From glitzy Thai fine dining to casual hidden gems, all occasions and taste buds can find their ideal pick. 

As expected from Dubai, an abundance of Thai restaurants are available here with the breathtaking views of the city skyline, whether that's from a 5-star hotel in Dubai Marina or a rooftop in the financial district. 

After you have made up your mind to indulge in Thai food while staying in Dubai, the more difficult question is which restaurant to go to. In order to help you out, we have listed down the best Thai restaurants in Dubai. We have added eateries from all price brackets and addresses in Dubai. 

1. The Royal Budha

The details are kept very traditional at the Royal Budha when it comes to the menu and decor. However, the standard of food alone makes people keep visiting the venue. Kickstart your meal here with delicious treats, such as deep fried minced prawn cakes with plum sauce, before heading to the favorites including crispy sea bass and beef massaman curry. The Royal Budha also serves some more rare dishes from the Isan region of Thailand, which are a must try. 

Address: Holiday Inn Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha

2. Pai Thai 

If you have a joyous occasion to celebrate, then Pai Thai ticks your preferences. It can only be accessed through a boat and expands over the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. Pai Thai is opulent through and through, which is why you should expect to pay a hefty price. 

If you decide to come here, you will be treated to some of the best Thai food in the city. In their extensive menu, dim sum is a major highlight. Visit Pai Thai in the evening for an unforgettable romantic meal. 

Address: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah 

3. Benjarong

After going through a significant revamp in 2020, Benjarong in the Dusit Thani Hotel now appears more gorgeous than before. The sophisticated velvet clad interiors compliment the 24th floor outstanding views of Burj Khalifa, whereas the menu of Thai chef Wichit Panyo ensures that only the classic food is served. 

Some of their must try dishes are the grilled chicken burger topped with a Thai fried egg and holy basil sauce, and the green chicken curry with Thai aubergine. 

Address: Dusit Thani Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

4. Thiptara 

Winning the prize for the best al fresco Thai dining experience in Dubai is Thiptara. This renowned restaurant comes with an attractive terrace constructed into Burj Lake. It opens unparalleled views of Burj Khalifa and an especially magical ambience in the evenings. 

The menu of Thiptara is upscale with pricing to match, but is perfect for special occasions and celebrations. Thiptara is also best for a stellar Friday brunch.

Address: Palace Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

5. The Thai Kitchen 

Do not be fooled by the straightforward name of this experienced Port Saeed eatery. The Thai Kitchen has gained an unbelievable reputation through the years by being one of the city's most famed Thai eateries.

Observe the talented chefs at work in the open kitchen when they are cooking your dishes by employing the finest ingredients directly imported from Thailand. Plus, The Thai Kitchen presents a charming selection of dishes for vegetarians and vegans. 

Address: Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel, Dubai Creek Club Street

6. Rhong Tiam

Present inside Wasl Vita Mall, Rhong Tiam is definitely a must visit as it boasts an incredible value for money. With much lower prices than the posh Dubai eateries, the food is amazingly tasteful here. 

The laid-back atmosphere in the commodious dining room makes the restaurant a specifically great restaurant to visit with your family. Be brave and try the crispy fried grasshoppers to start your meal, whereas the tamarind red snapper main is surely impressive.

Address: Wasl Vita Mall, Al Wasl Road

7. Wise Kwai

This fun eatery in Al Barsha Heights features movie memorabilia on the walls. Wise Kwai don't take themselves seriously, as seen from their name. But their Thai menu definitely is an icon. Even if you love trying new dishes at restaurants, you should not miss their pad Thai which is worth every penny. 

On the other hand, their Thai snack menu displays chicken satay and roasted rice with crispy beef. This menu is perfect for people who don't want to splurge much. 

Address: DusitD2 Kenz Hotel, Al Khareef 1st Street, Barsha Heights

8. Cafe Isan

Serving you dishes from the beautiful North Eastern region of Thailand, Cafe Isan comes with an amazingly casual atmosphere which makes it immensely famous among tourists and locals, both. The food offered gains its influence from Thai street food and is lighter than the food you would expect from a standard Thai eatery. 

Apart from serving a number of Thai classic dishes, there is also a separate farang menu on offer at Cafe Isan. It consists of playful Thai fast food dishes.

Address: Cluster B, Jumeirah Lake Towers 

9. Mango Tree Thai Bistro 

This Jumeirah Beach Residence eatery shows food from the Southern part of Thailand. This means that seafood is the star of the menu. Expansive windows make sure that Mango Tree Thai Bistro is flooded with sunlight in the day hours, whereas the shaded outdoor area means you can eat al fresco any time of the year. You can expect a sumptuous mango sticky rice, hefty Thai seafood platters, and chargrilled prawns.

Address: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence

10. Tong Thai 

Situated in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Tong Thai is definitely an eatery for special occasions. But if you want to visit it without an occasion to celebrate, it's on the money. Floor-to-ceiling windows, red mood lights, and charming decor offer a stylish setting to enjoy luxe dishes, like grilled Thai marinated Wagyu striploin, lobster panang curry, and deep fried seabass. Their creative Asian inspired cocktails are flawless for a drink. 

Address: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.