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Thiptara

#119 of 5,572 Restaurants in Dubai
#121 of 5,840 Places to Eat in Dubai
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The Palace Downtown Dubai | Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 7888
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Thiptara, which means 'Magic at the Water', specialises in Royal 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 al fresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.
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  • 182
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a view!

Myself and my husband and 16 yr old daughter went there for her birthday and we could not have asked for a bettter view, we were seated beside the window overlooking the fountain, in fact I think it was the best view of the fountain we had. Staff were so firendly and helpful and came out singing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Deirdre M
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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Myself and my husband and 16 yr old daughter went there for her birthday and we could not have asked for a bettter view, we were seated beside the window overlooking the fountain, in fact I think it was the best view of the fountain we had. Staff were so firendly and helpful and came out singing happy birthday to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We dined at Thiptara on a Saturday evening. I was surprised by how quiet the restaurant was in general which meant the ambience lacked somewhat. We had a table overlooking the fountains which made me give this rating a 4 as opposed to a 3 star. The food was good, the service was OK (waitress could have been more attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

the restaurant is well located. a beautiful view of the fountains. The staff is to care, the quality of the food is very good. very good restaurant for couples or families

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear ParisDreamer, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for writing your positive feedback. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dinner and I will share your comments to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you again. Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We booked this restaurant for a meal whilst visiting Dubai. We requested an outside table with a view of the burj kalifia fountains on our online booking. We arrived to be told that there was a minimum spend to sit outside (which would never be met unless drinking copious amounts of alcohol) and we were told we would have to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Wonderful romantic restaurant. Gorgeous food, wine and service. Absolutely must try! Very elegant surroundings, super view, attentive, knowledgeable and corteous servers. Perfect place for lovers of truly Thai cuisine, special occasions and elegant evenings. Regrds food - servers can suggest the best choice for everyone. Loving this restaurants

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Ms Eugenia, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us. It is indeed delightful to know that you have enjoyed your dinner and served well by our Team. We look forward to welcoming you again in the Restaurant. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We booked Thiptara on our first wedding anniversary in Dubai and we couldn't find a fault with the place. from the minute you walk in the restaurant the service and helpfulness of the staff was amazing. we were shown to our table which was out on the terrace as i had asked for during booking (minimum spend of 300 dirhams... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Mfindlay, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you very much for taking time in writing your wonderful experience in Tripadvisor. We are very delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience and celebrated your Anniversary with in our restaurant. I will certainly pass the message to the team. We look forward to welcoming you again in Thiptara. Have... More 

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206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Our hotel room looked down on the fountains and we could see this building jutting out onto the lake, then after a swim at the pool one day we wandered around and found out it was a stunning restaurant so made a booking , ( it's hard to get into as so popular because of the prime spot to watch... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Kiwiguest, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us and taking time to write your feedback here in Tripadvisor. My team and I always do our best to accomodate all walk-in guests. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dinner and we certainly hope to see you again. Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We chose this restaurant mainly due to it location right in front of the water fountains, we could not have chosen better. The staff were fantastic and helpful. We had a great table outside with the fantastic views of the fountains (but you will see fountains from anywhere with outside tables) the food was very tasty and bought us back... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Tommy, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for joining us and celebrated your wedding anniversary. we are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience. We alway try our level best to provide good quality service to all our clients. We look forward to welcoming you again. have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wonderful setting for a wonderful Thai restaurant in Dubai. From the moment we walked in to the Palace hotel we experienced an excellent level of service. In Thiptara the staff are attentive but not obtrusive. They have a varied menu of Thai food with plenty of choice and an excellent cocktail menu. The food came quickly and the ingredients were... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear EK28, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us. We always aim to ensure that all our esteemed clients will be provided with a very good level of service from start to finish. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience. Have a great day and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind... More 

Dubai
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was my third visit to Thiptara. From start to finish, the service, ambience and food are wonderful. The staff are first class and provide a welcoming smile and first rate service. The setting next to the fountains at Burj Khalifa is one of the coolest in the City. Book an outside table when the weather is good. You will... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Gerfitz, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us once again. We are delighted to know that you truly enjoy everytime you come and join us. Will pass on the message to the team. We look forward to seeing you again Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Palace Downtown Dubai | Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

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 al fresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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