Thiptara [ Restaurant Review ]

Thai food is one of my most favorite cuisines, so of course I have to tell you guys all about Thiptara. Its known as one of the best Thai places in Dubai and rightly so. They have delicious food, knowledgable waiters and a view like no other! Its located in the Palace Downtown, right across from Dubai Mall and near the fountain.

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We went there last week, were warmly greeted by the staff and then were seated next to the window. I highly suggest you book a table in advance. It gets very busy at night, and trust me– you want to be seated near the window! Here’s a little hint as to why:

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Our waiter suggested we go for the set menu, but I’m a bit of a picky eater (veggie-pescetarian) and my husband doesn’t eat veggies at all. We thought it would be better to order al a carte, which is exactly what we ended up doing. One of my most favorite starters is fried calamari, and I absolutely love the way its done at Thiptara– not a touch over done and they have the perfect sweet and spicy sauce to go with it.

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We also ordered a couple of mocktails for drinks. Their mocktail selection is really good– very fruity and creative!

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For mains, we got the scallops (which is actually an appetizer on the menu), wagyu beef, prawns with peppers and a side of egg-fried rice.

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The sauce in the scallops are absolutely on point– you MUST order this dish. It was my absolute favorite of the night. It has a creamy coconut sauce and can be made spicy if you’re keen on it.

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I also really liked the prawns with pepper dish– its a classic stir-fry with all the right ingredients.

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My husband devoured his wagyu beef. It was also a stir-fry; thinly sliced beef cooked in a delicious sauce.

For dessert, he had his favorite Asian dessert, sticky rice with mango. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Thai desserts so I just opted for some ice cream. They have delicious coconut ice cream, which is a great light way to end a deliciously spicy meal!

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Overall Thoughts: Its an amazing spot for a date night. The views are unmatched– watching the Dubai fountains from this angle is completely different from watching it from the Dubai Mall. Its a lot more exclusive and not crowded. The prices are a bit higher than your usual Thai place, but the food, service and location make it all worth it!

To book at Thiptara, call +971 (0) 4 888 3444. 

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