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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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Ranked #131 of 5,684 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood:
Downtown Dubai
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely place in a great location to watch the fountain and marvel at the Burj Khalifa. The service was good and the food was top notch. However, it was very pricey and portions fine dining sized rather than generous. Hard ti describe as value for money, however as an occassion night out i found it worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

An amazing atmosphere! Excellent Thai food, music and good service. Spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. Had a really romantic time there. Everyone must visit!

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear SisterKat, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for visiting us and taking time to write your positive comments in tripadvisor. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your experience and we certainly hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Marbella, Spain
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33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thiptara is beautifully, authentically decorated and the seating area of the terrace is beautiful! Our table overlooked the Dubai Lake and we watched the Dubai Fountain show, against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, while enjoying a delicious meal. We shared the Pra Thum Tong set menu and every dish was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. The meal... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ma'sm/Sir, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for taking time to write in tripadvisor your positive comments and dining experience. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your evening with us. Rest assured that I will pass on the message to our culinary and service team. We want to ensure that location, food, service and money are all worth... More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My boyfriend made a reservation at this restaurant for our anniversary dinner after being recommended it and reading such fantastic reviews. He'd made a special request but unfortunately, even after confirming this with the restaurant one hour prior to our visit, we arrived and nothing had been prepared. This would have been a huge downfall BUT the way the manager,... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ms Nicole, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for dining with us and for taking time to write your popsitive experience in Tripadvisor. I will certainly pass on the message to the whole team and most especially to my Assist Manager, Sitaram. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed the food, service, location and made your night special. We... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Thiptara in the Palace hotel is a good Thai restaurant with a fantastic view on the fountains. It's suitable for both really romantic couples as well as tourists enjoying the view. The quality of the food is good, fresh ingredients and with an authentic taste. I do really like spicy food and therefore I ordered the curry 'spicy'. It was... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Floris, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for taking time to write your feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are glad that you have enjoyed your dining experience. We truly apologise for the inconvenience caused at the beginning. The team always aim to improve for the better and provide fast and efficient service. We look forward to welcoming you again in... More 

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43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We came here on our first night in Dubai, and let me tell you, I am so glad we did!! Everything from the drinks, to our delicious food, to our Cuban cigars was delivered beautifully. We ordered the dimsum, and calamari as appetizers, impeccable! The view of the fountain show is extremely romantic, the whole ambiance is breathtaking. I remember... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Kmb, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for taking time in writing your dining experience here in Tripadvisor. We are truly glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I will certainly pass on the message to the culinary and service team. We deifnitely hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Wasn't expecting much as he restaurant overlooks the dubai fountain and my experience with a lot of restaurants with that view is that they tend to focus on the view and the setting and forget the food over time Not here though , the food was the best Thai I had in town , might even be the best thai... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Mr Abood, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for taking time to write your positive feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your experiece on food, service and location. I will ceratinly pass on this message to the service and culinary team. Our Thai chefs and the rest of the group always aim to... More 

Dallas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Used to be one of our favorite places in Dubai.Very dissapointed with the no kids allowed policy they have implemented. Kids don't get in the way of fine dining!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've heard Thiptara advertised for years on the radio, but have never managed to get there until now. I'm just upset we waited this long! The food was incredible, and one of our diners said it was the best Thai they had ever had. We were lucky enough that the LED display was still on the Burj Khalifa so we... More 

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear DxbJam, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for taking time to write your positive feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you have finally visited us and enjoyed the whole experience. Rest assure that I will pass on the message to the team. We hope to see you again in our restaurant. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Oustanding menu in a city with more pedestrian fare. The cuisine is authentic and delicious. Get an outside table and watch the fountains at the Burj Khalifa every half hour.

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Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mittleman, Greetings from Thpitara! Thank you for taking time in writing your positive feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your experience. I will certainly pass on the message to the team. Both service and culinary always aim to ensure that we provide good and quality service to all our clients. Looking... More 

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Additional Information about Thiptara

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

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