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Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 11416, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 366 5866
Today
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Arrive by abra and take your seat overlooking Madinat’s serene waterways...
Arrive by abra and take your seat overlooking Madinat’s serene waterways – the perfect accompaniment to PaiThai’s gourmet cuisine. The lavishly decorated terrace and traditional culinary sensations culminate in a quintessential Thai experience, where it’s all too easy let your mind wander to the River of Kings. Pai Thai won Best South East Asian Restaurant for the fourth consecutive year.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 521
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    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, not an insane price

Really fantastic location, it was an adventure trying to get to the restaurant itself Normally, such a brilliant location means that the food is sub par - but that was certainly not the case here, the crispy duck was particular highlight

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Zainul J
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Bujumbura, Burundi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

advertised as the best thai restaurant in dubai, and charging as such, we had higher expectation. The food is good, but nothing special either. plus point for the setting though

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Really fantastic location, it was an adventure trying to get to the restaurant itself Normally, such a brilliant location means that the food is sub par - but that was certainly not the case here, the crispy duck was particular highlight

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Budapest, Hungary
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is situated in the famous Medinat Jumeraiah directly on the shore of a article lake. If someone decides to visit this excellent restaurant, they will book a table in advance otherwise they very likely can’t get into the area. The restaurant is in a closed area which is closed from average visitors. If we have a booking we... More 

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Dear Imre V, Thank you so much for taking the time to post Pai Thai dining experience on Trip Advisor. It gives me true pleasure to read through your wonderful compliments about foods, service and ambience we offered at Pai Thai. I passed down your message to my team and they were extremely happy to hear about it. Once again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Of all the great restaurants that Dubai has to offer, this is where I would always choose to take a special visitor. Everything from the Al Qasr entrance and abra to the restaurant, the genuinely warm welcome and fantastic menu and quality of food. Most recently I've been even more impressed with the dining staff who really have the balance... More 

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Dear K80_10, Thank you for taking the time to share Pai Thai dining experience on Trip Advisor. I am truly delighted to read through your kind words and compliments about foods, service and ambieance we offered at Pai Thai. I passed down your message to my team and they were glad to hear about it. Once again many thanks for... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved arriving here by boat and the food was amazing. The service was fast and friendly. The little dancer was a lovely addition to the experience.

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Dear Craine5, Thank you so much for sharing Pai Thai dining experience on Trip Advisor. I sincerely appreciate for your time to give us such an inspiring compliments about foods, service and ambience we delivered at Pai Thai. I passed down your message to my team and they were glad to hear about it. Once again many thanks and hope... More 

Liverpool
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went for a meal to celebrate our 5 year anniversary last night and couldn't have asked for a more romantic setting. We arrived by abra that we picked up from the Al Qasr hotel nearby, sat and had a champagne cocktail in the lobby and then were shown to our table, outside overlooking the water- perfect. They had even... More 

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Dear sally_clegg, Thank you very much for taking the time to share Pai Thai dining experience on Trip Advisor. I am truly delighted to read through your kind words and compliments about foods, service and ambience we offered at Pai Thai. My both culinery and service team were hapyy to hear that you had amazing dining experience with us. Once... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous Thai food in a delightful setting.The service is first class, with a dancing lady for entertainment. Alternatively you can watch the abras tootling up and down. Quite expensive but so is everything in Dubai! Strongly recommend!

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Dear Andrew L, Thank you very much for posting reveiw on Trip advisor about your dining experience at Pai Thai. I sincerely appreciate for your time to give us such an insipiring compliments. I shared your message with my team and they were glad to hear about it. Once again many thanks and hope to see you soon. Regards, Chheyang More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Best Thai food I've had and the atmosphere was one of a kind. It started with the opulent entrance to the hotel, then with the dhow through the canal, the Thai dancer and bell player, and relaxing view next to the lagoon. Food was amazing and affordable. Excellent overall experience - plan on going back soon.

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Chheyang L, Manager at Pai Thai, responded to this review

Dear mijatoke, Thank you so much for sharing Pai Thai dining experience on Trip Advisor. I sincerely appreciate for your time to give us such an inspiring compliments about ambience, foods and service we delivered at Pai Thai. I shared your message with my both culinery and service team and they were glad to hear about it. Once again many... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A meal at Phai Thai is a whole experience - arrive by Abra (boat) right to the restaurant greeted by cold towels and shown to our table - what friendly waiters - the menu is extensive and the knowledge of the staff of the menu was great - food was extremely generous portions - piping hot and prompt Great experience... More 

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Dear dubai15561, Thank you so much for taking the time to post review on Trip Advisor about your dining experience at Pai Thai. I am glad to read through your kind words and compliments about foods, service and ambience we delivered. Once again many thanks and hope to see you soon. Regards, Chheyang More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a beautiful meal in Pai Thai when on holiday in Dubai. The food and service were impeccable. We got great advise on choices from the waitress and enjoyed delicious cocktails also. Highly recommended!

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Dear Roscaro, Thank you so much for sharing Pai Thai dining experience on Trip Adviser. I sincerely appreciate for your time to give us such an inspiring compliments about foods and service we delivered. I passed your message to my team and they were glad to hear about it. Once again many thanks and hope to see you soon. Regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 11416, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 366 5866

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 100
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Arrive by abra and take your seat overlooking Madinat’s serene waterways – the perfect accompaniment to PaiThai’s gourmet cuisine. The lavishly decorated terrace and traditional culinary sensations culminate in a quintessential Thai experience, where it’s all too easy let your mind wander to the River of Kings. Pai Thai won Best South East Asian Restaurant for the fourth consecutive year.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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