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“Great food, disaster service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Benjarong

Benjarong
925 Muroor Street | Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 698 8888
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Ranked #71 of 1,706 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Dusit Thani's signature Benjarong restaurant offers an exclusive environment of vintage Thai style in a contemporary setting. With its vast menu of Royal Thai specialities, Benjarong offers authentic cuisine complemented by personalized service.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great food, disaster service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The food is outstanding
The manager is arrogant, we went for dinner they didn't aware us that the kitchen is going to close and they didn't let us order the desert.
I will difinatly not visit again

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Food poisoning for the whole party !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Special gift on a third visit, a nice food poisoning for my party of 6!
Business diner was pleasant and all guests enjoyed their evening until ... each of us got back home ...
Unreal but true for such a hotel in Abu Dhabi 2013...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best of the lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

By far the best Thai restaurant within a hotel in Abu Dhabi in terms of atmosphere, food, service and value. Will certainly visit again just for this excellent combination. Food is tasty enough to be remembered for a long time. Have to praise this restaurant for superceding expectations of a newly opened restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent rest in AD, a must try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I've been living in AD for the past 7 months and this is my first review of a rest here. Reason being is I had one of the best meals in AD in Benjarong, it should be ranked among the top 10 rest in AD.
Delicious Thai food, the ingredients were fresh and so tasty. We ordered the spicy beef salad, chicken green curry and path thai noodles and they were all superb.
The rest layout and atmosphere were very pleasant, perfect lighting and table set up.
One drawback was the service, we went on a Thursday night, the rest was almost fully booked and there were only 3 to 4 waiters serving, it was understaffed.
Hope the above tip is helpful :)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Thai fine dining at its best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I've been looking around Abu Dhabi for the best place to go for authentic Thai dishes. So far I can say that Benjarong offers the best Thai dining experience. The setting is cozy, elegant and comfortable at the same time. The staff were very attentive, made me feel sincere hospitality.

The food is excellent, though I can say that their Tom Yam soup isn't the best in Abu Dhabi. I loved the combination of taste in their papaya salad, being a healthy dish is a plus. The fish cake is the best! I ordered King prawns for my main dish and I wasn't disappointed, the giant prawns' taste and presentation was really fit for a king.

It's a plus also that Benjarong has its own bar so guests can enjoy some wine while savoring delectable dishes, or just have a drink of choice after a satisfying meal.

It's a little pricey though but you get the value of what you pay.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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