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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BO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
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
4 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
14 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
22 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
Nashville
1 review
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
5 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
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!

DV
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice. Authentic thai taste and very nice view of the fountain show

MC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very good and attentive.. they granted my request for a small cake for my friend’s birthday. Excellent food and service! Will go back for sure.

PJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food selection and lovely relaxed atmosphere.
The staff were helpful and attentive.
I would definitely try this restaurant again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing by far the customer service received was outstanding and the food and quality is amazing I hope to visit again on my return back in the future. This was a special occasion for my wife birthday they gave her a complementary cake to surprise her the views are outstanding seeing the fountain show and the Burj Khalifa cannot wait to return

EU
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food.
The toilets though are very often looking untidy with water and paper on the floor

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service, location, atmosphere, drinks choice and food was all excellent. I would definitely return if visiting Dubai again and would highly recommend anyone to go!

TK
Dubai
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very polite service, amazing, magical atmosphere, heavenly food :)

RA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their attention to detail and the attentiveness of service was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place took my mum as a treat staff were very helpful even advising that you would need one instead of two and recommending dishes.

To see the fountains without the crowds and beautiful high quality food

ER
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing staff amazing views! Unbelievable experience!

FT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service, kindness, place: everything was great. I truly reccomend this restaurant.

AD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes. However make sure to get a table with a view of the fountain and the Burj Khalifa

MJ
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food and a stunning setting. Thanks for a wonderful evening! Only downside for me was being sat at a table that I was unable to see the fountain/Burj properly.

DL
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening outside as the sun set watching the water show and light performance on the Burg Kalifa. We shared and appetizer and a main dish which was plenty for us. The food and service was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. View of fountains was perfect... and service was very good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Difficulties to reach the waiters and no proactivity.

GV
Dubai
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very rarely get a chance for date night but this was it for this year and Thiptara blew us away. Excellent food, service and overall it was just perfection.

SC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent location for amazing evening celebration. Service and food excellent. Exciting magic fountain show from close up. A little difficult to find, directions should mention restaurant in Palace Hotel, Dubai Mall.