Thiptara - Palace Downtown

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$30 and under
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Thai
Thiptara, which means ‘Magic at the water’, specialises in Royal Thai cuisine with a special emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood. Surrounded by Burj Lake, the spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain at night transform this contemporary alfresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.
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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Celebrating our friends 50th birthday! Great food, large portions although service was a bit slow. Stunning views watching the dancing fountains !

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. The water show under the Burj is amazing. The value for food was amazing.
Highly recommend Black Cod and Duck in Red Curry

TH
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Excellent food, friendly staff. Spectacular view.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. They made an effort to move my table after I requested a table with a nice view of the fountains at my original booking. Bit pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion. This place offers probably the best view of burj khilifa and the fountains (if sitting outside on deck).

MT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Overpriced. Can walk up to the floating patio and see the fountain lights for free instead. We spent AED350 on 1 glass of wine, 1 bowl of soup, 1 chicken dim sum and 1 scoop of ice cream for dessert. I can only imagine the bill if we arrived hungry.

That said, service was excellent and food was tasty.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really loved the fantastic views, and exceptional service at Thiptara. The food was brilliant Thai quality, although definitely on the pricey end (Green Thai curry 155DHS). We sat outside and it was stunning. The only disappointment was that I had mentioned it was for a birthday and could a cake be brought out (Happy to pay for) on the booking, but nothing was done for this on the night.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Just average very overpriced food. View was nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Nice place and location to see the fountain show. Food is ok, but for that kind of money you expect something special not ordinary - but still solid - thai food.

PS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The thai food is unfortunately not really authentic, also no Thai employees working there.
Nevertheless, the food is delicious and its quality is very good. Given the unbeatable view to the fountains and the overall atmosphere makes it worth the money and is 100% recommendable

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

You can see rhe fountain show, if you book in advance.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful fountain side restaurant with views of Burj Khalifa and great thai food. Very pricey though so good for special occasions.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views of the fountains and Burj Khalifa. The food, wine, and service were all very good. Would definitely recommend this place.

OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here as a group of 4 to watch the fountain show. Had an amazing time and great view of the fountain. The food was delicious and full of flavour. Would definitely come here again. Ordered spring rolls for starters, chicken and beef dish and Singapore noodles.

SL
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sharing menu and all the food was absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic and the views over the fountains were excellent. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend.

a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Amazing views of Burj kalifa

KV
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Definitely worth a visit. Make sure you book a table on the terrace !!!!

SZ
Dubai
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely favorite!!!! best thai restaurant we’ve ever been 😍

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent from the moment we came until we left!

BO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The view of the waterfall was mind-blowing. I'll definitely recommend.

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Ich vertrage kein Knoblauch und das bekam die Küche leider nicht hin
Die Nacht danach war nicht so schön

Ansonsten tolle Lage und preislich schon höher

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, had the second sharing option. Service was great.
Get a seat outside to watch the fountains - saw 5 different shows in our dinner.

Can’t fault this place at all.

MD
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning food and setting overlooking the Burj Khalifa fountains. A little hidden gem in a fantastic city. Will definitely return on our next visit

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Try the Paenang curry, and ask for spicy. Medium spice had no heat at all.

PF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, delicious food. Phenomenal service and the overall experience was just wonderful!!!!

PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I came 4 times before and this time was very dispointing apart the fact we are in front of the fontains but you can enjoy as well in front of the mall
The server does not know the Thai names for the dishes
The food was not exceptional and you definitely don’t get the value for the cost!!

e
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We specifically booked Thiptara as we heard good things about the view (of the fountains) and the food. The food was very good - not overwhelming. Pass on the Pad Thai but order the Cod. The Chicken Satay was also delicious with a great smokey bbq flavor.

We were disappointed in the fact that our table was off to the side (not near the fountains). When we asked to be moved to one of the many empty tables that sat right under the fountains we were told it was their smoking section!! As nobody was sitting there, we said we’d be fine sitting in the smoking section for the great view. They hesitated for a minute then told us no. They told us we could not move into the area with the good view as we had our teenagers with us and they were prohibited from sitting in the smoking section. Again, we said we didn’t mind as the section was nearly empty and no smokers.

They did try and move us a little closer but still we were off to the side and not under the fountains. A bit of a let down and not the best start to our special evening with our family and friends (visiting for the first time).

Definitely keep this in mind if you are booking.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely amazing! Beautiful experience, food, location, ambience was wonderful!

Had a large group table on the terrace viewing the dancing Dubai fountain show in front of the famous Burj Khalifa - SPECTACULAR 👌🏽

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful setting and delicious food infront of the fountains. Only thing that spoiled it slightly for us was the music/ DJ coming from the rooftop of the opposing building

SM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleased with the family style menu. The portions were perfect and getting to try so many things was fantastic! We had excellent service with Jafar!!!

OT
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made the reservation for three thru open table. My sister in law called the restaurant to make a reservation for the same time. So when we arrived. She gave them her name instead of mine.
Love bef the restaurant. Our favorite so far in Dubai

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and on the entertainer 👌👌👌. Great service, staff v nice and accomadating for a birthday

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner, great service and good food. Was hoping it would be a bit spicier since I ordered Thai spicy. Got a lovely dessert for my anniversary. Thank you to the staff for their hospitality and amazing food!

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great friendly service.

OT
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

パパイヤのサラダ、グリーンカレー、ジャスミンライス、トムヤムスープ、どれも美味しかった。
ロケーションも最高でした。
また行きたいです。

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Dubai! The only restaurant we revisit when in Dubai as there are so many options but nothing comes close to Thiptara!

MN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious Thai food, this was our second visit as we ate here last Sept too. Cannot fault it in any way and would recommend to all!

AM
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I requested a birthday plate for my sister which was only served after the bill was paid and we had all got up to leave, very disappointed with the this service, and we have dined here before! My sisters birthday meal was ruined

JF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai food I’ve ever eaten, had a wonderful night for my birthday, beautiful watching the fountains as you eat!! Will defiantly be back!

AO
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and the view of fountains was an added bonus

AP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unbelievable place!!!

We told them beforehand it was our honeymoon and they really made the evening so special! Gave us a great table overlooking the fountains and decorated the table with flowers and the food and service was world class! Will recommend this restaurant to any family or friends visiting Dubai and we will be back too!