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Thiptara

#109 of 5,584 Restaurants in Dubai
#112 of 5,858 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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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Lovely Thai with amazing views of the Fountains

Authentic Thai food (our favorite cuisine anyway). The menu is great, and everything we have tried on multiple visits is excellent. For Thai food, though, it is quite pricey. I suppose we are paying for the Fountains view, which really is spectacular. Be warned if you want to sit outside you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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dubai
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  • Romantic
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dubai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Authentic Thai food (our favorite cuisine anyway). The menu is great, and everything we have tried on multiple visits is excellent. For Thai food, though, it is quite pricey. I suppose we are paying for the Fountains view, which really is spectacular. Be warned if you want to sit outside you have a minimum charge per person (easy enough to... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Thiptara is a wonderful restaurant in the Palace Hotel overlooking the fountains of Dubai. Thiptara is also an expensive restaurant, though it lives up to the price tag. From start to finish the service was friendly, timely, informative, and I have no complaints whatsoever. The food was wonderful. I had the Papaya salad and the Chicken Panang Curry, both surpassed... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Socal traveller, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for taking time to write your feedback in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed the food, service and location alltogether. With regards to your comment on price, will certainly take note of that and we will review once again the pricing for food and beverage. We certainly... More 

Stevenage
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went for our anniversary and booked in advance. They gave us a great table with a great view of the fountains. The service was great and the food was very nice. We decided not to go for dessert as we had eaten quite a lot, but they brought us a little special anniversary dessert which was a really nice... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ecuyetex, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for visiting us and celebrating your special occasion and with your comment in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to see you again in our restaurant. Have a great day. Kind regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Spectacular views of fountains this is a beautiful location for a meal. The food is excellent we chose the sharing menu where you were able to try all different dishes and this was well worth the money and more than we could eat Thoroughly recommend Thiptara for a special night out.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Colholy, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for taking time writing your positive comment here in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dinner night out. We hope to see you soon again. Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

On our stopover at Dubai, we had an opportunity to dine here. Had made a reservation weeks in advance for a table at the Patio overlooking the fountains. Wanted the best seats in the city for a meal + fountain show and all reviews pointed to this restaurant. The ambience was wonderful and the service was warm, unobtrusive yet truly... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Holidaymonger, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us. your detailed feedback is wonderful and we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us. Will certainly pass on the message to the team. We look forward to welcoming you again in Thiptara. Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

nottingham
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Fab Thai meal here on the terrace watching the dancing fountains looking up at the Burj Khalifa. We went for the set menu plus a bottle of Sauvignon and the bill came through at £186 for two. Not cheap I know but the food,staff and view are second to none.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Louise, Greetings and thank you for taking time to write your feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your visit with the view, service and food. We hope to see you again. Have a great day. Kind regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I only found out about this restaurant by going through my Fine Dining Entertainer looking for somewhere near the fountains. I booked a terrace table and was advised that there was a minimum 300 AED spend per person to sit outside and, on arrival, it was worth every dirham! You get a closer than close view of the Burj Khalifa... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Emma, It was indeed to have you in our restaurant. Greetings and thank you for taking time to write your dining experience in Thiptara. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dinner and your special night. I will pass on the message to the team. We certainly hope to see you again in the future. Have... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food great service. Black cod and wagyu beef to die for. Great view of fountains. Highly recommended

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Isabela, Greetings from Thiptara. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed our signature dishes whilst having dinner. Thank you for your time to write your feedback in Tripadvisor and we hope to see you again. Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Deirde, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for visiting us. Also, for taking time to write your positive feedback in Tripadvisor. We are certainly glad that you have enjoyed your special evening with tbe birthday celebration of you daughter. We certainly hope to see you again. Have a great day. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear HW, Greetings from Thiptara. Thank you for visiting us and for taking time to write your honest feedback here. We ensure that we will always do our best to improve. Summer season is coming very fast so we are expecting slow evenings in the restaurant. For our service standards, this is a continous training towards improvement and we value... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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