Thiptara - Palace Downtown

4.6
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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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RonB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Just be prepared to pay a little extra for the location and atmosphere. The food and service was amazing

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AdamH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant has a fantastic view of the fountains and Burj Khalifa. Food is excellent. Service great. Lucky for us, things are slow right now in Dubai so the restaurant is not busy. Great selection if you want an evening of free water and light shows in gorgeous downtown Dubai!!! The Thai food is very good - stands up well to the excellent entertainment.

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Neshxo
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! The food was very very tasty, would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. We ate the “chefs tasting menu”. It was all fantastic. We arrived at 630 and they sat us outside right by the water. Great view of the fountains and Burj Kalifa. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!!!

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AlexandraM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with awesome views of the Burj Khalifa. I ordered the lobster and it was exquisite. Excellent service. I will definitely be visiting this place again when I return to Dubai. Highly recommend. 10/10

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Thamara
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place and service. Love everything about it. Drinks were very nice also.

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Dirk
Heidelberg
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Romantic place, good food, perfect fountain view.

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RobertClaire
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is this the restaurant with the best view in Dubai? Amazing views of the fountains, superb food, and great service from our waiter called Jaffar. Simply fantastic. Sit on the outside pontoon deck, awesome.

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karenh
London
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing location. Friendly staff nothing too much trouble.

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OpenTable Diner
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 !

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OpenTable Diner
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

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ThomasH
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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).

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MissT
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.

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JessicaB
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Just average very overpriced food. View was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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PSOT
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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Kyle
San Francisco
4 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.

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Rosie
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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SashaL
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.

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

Amazing views of Burj kalifa

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KarlV
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 !!!!

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SusanZ
Dubai
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BodeO
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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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Mikey
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.

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MichaelD
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PascaleW
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!!

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Charleston
27 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
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 👌🏽

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OpenTable Diner
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

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ShannonM
Phoenix
4 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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
25 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

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Thiptara - Palace Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.