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$34 - $42
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

We were staying at the holiday Inn Al Barsha so Del used to try the Royal Budha, it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the staff were great. Definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2022

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed January 23, 2022

I was several times in The Royal Budha restaurant during my stay in the Holiday Inn Al Barsha and always had an outstanding and fast service with a very friendly staff and assistant restaurant manager (although I arrived late in the evenings after visiting the...Expo2020). The atmosphere is very relaxing. They served authentic and delicious Thai food. Moreover the menu offers a very large choice. I really advise this Thai restaurant in Dubai.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2022

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed December 18, 2021

Had a horrible experience today! I wanted to use the entertainer voucher. It was only for dine in, I requested a take out instead. I was very lawfully denied. I politely accepted and decided to dine in. We wanted separate bills (my friend and I)....The head waitress, Jennifer, refused to give us two bills. She was OK with us walking out without eating, but would not let us have two separate bills. I have been dining in Royal Buddha since 2014. Today was a very rude experience. I would love to visit again, as I like the food, but not happening till that lady is around! I wouldn't allow such an employee to work in my organization for a single day! I don't like to lose business. In the restaurant business, they say, you should never let a guest leave hungry! 18th December 2021More

Date of visit: December 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We would like apologize for inconvenience caused and the rudeness of our staff but as per entertainers clauses the offer can be redeemed on only one bill we have shared your review with team members so...More

Reviewed December 14, 2021

Royal budha offers different types of buffets for dinners. I didn't get the dim sim or thai buffet, I get the sushi buffet. Sushi and rolls served in a very nice bamboo boats. There were few sushi types but a great variety of rolls, both...cold and hot ones. But the taste of rolls concede to other sushi places. For me there was no big difference between different rolls. And the look of how they formed didn't seem to me accurate enough. Miso soup was ok but just ok. Same for salads and ramen.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are extremely apologetic for the inconvenience you had to experience at our outlet. We have shared your feedback with The Royal Budha team, so that this can be looked into. We hope you visit us...More

Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

If you really want to try authentic Thai Cuisine in Dubai The Royal Buddha is the place to be In. I have tried many food preparations here, each and everything is delicious The team Consist of only Thai chefs to ensure the quality and authenticity...of the cuisine I tried wok fried chicken in young peppercorn sauce with rice, and the very famous Thai Iced Tea with milk finished with Tun Tim Krob. Only very few places in Dubai serving Thai milk iced tea "The Royal Budha serves the best one"More

Date of visit: May 2021
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HIAB M, Marketing at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed April 2, 2021

The food was super super good and I don’t say that lightly as a Thai cuisine expert who eats pad Thai 3 to 4 times a week at a different Thai place each time. Having said that I really enjoyed the taste, spices and consistency...of the dish. I definitely recommend this place to all my Thai food lovers as I know it’s super easy to be disappointed when one gets the Thai craving and the restaurant just doesn’t do it right, with this place you don’t have to worry one bit. It’s definitely making my “eat again” list needless to say it consists of no more than 3 places so far. The service is also great with the staff being super helpful and nice. Great experience overall!!! 5 stars!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2021

Dear Ms. Rebeka, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

I was the last guest. The restaurant was serving last order at 11.30 PM, I came at 11.35 PM without the reservation. I was hesitate if they will be ok for serving me, but the manager, Mr.Prashant has been welcome me warmly. Also Ms.Nadia who...has taken care of me very well. Both of them are very helpful, flexible and professional. As well big thanks for both chefs for chicken fried rice and glass noodle salad. It's best ever Thai food I have tried here. Well the restaurant location is very easy to reach, atmosphere was quiet and fantastic, the food was so delicious. Staffs are proffessional and friendly Unfortunately, I came very late, but for sure definitely, I will come back here (earlier) again next time! Highly recommended Royal Budha to everyone!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed March 12, 2021

I love how authentic it is and also a lot of varieties of menu. Papaya Salad (with Plara) is my most favourite, if you love spicy..go for it!! A rare menu like Kaeng Hunglay is awesome also which I can't find anywhere else in Dubai....Recommended for Thais who are looking for the real taste and Thai spicy! Staffs are helpful and well-mannered yet very friendly. Emirates platinum card discounts (includes alcohol) 40%!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed January 30, 2021

It is really a quiet place, who ever wants to hang out with friends or couple, it s a good pace, not crowded and you can enjoy some nice ambience. Moreover, it really really really affordable. Instagram don_hicham_dubaiMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed January 23, 2021 via mobile

Superb Asian ambiance, wonderfully attentive staff and the mouth-watering unlimited dim sum selection perfect for the weekend, don’t ever miss the wonton soup & steamed bun! Cannot fault our meal even the service which was provided. Sanka was just awesome! Wonderful touch such as the...Thai Chef coming out for a chat and Alfred checking on us from time to time. Definitely will recommend to our friends and family. This restaurant is superb and thoroughly deserves its 5-star rating! A must go for dimsum lovers like me!  More

Date of visit: January 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed December 26, 2020

I came to the restaurant in order to book a table and decided to try the food and I am so glad I did. I had the best shrimp red curry and it was made to my taste,spicy and it was just perfect. The service...was excellent Ornanong and Jaynecar were both extremely friendly and efficient so thank you to both of you. I would definitely stay in this hotel again just so that I can re-visit this place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

One of the finest and authentic thai restaurant in Dubai. Must visit for thai food lovers. Special Mention to the entire team of The Royal Buddha restaurant. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire team in providing the spirit and essence...of the Covid protocols as per stringent IHG standards and still maintain the confidence and positive vibe and ensures all the guests are well engaged and well taken care. We had ordered more appetizers - Chicken Dimsum, Chicken Satay and Chicken wrapped in pandan leaf. The team of the restaurant needs to receive a big applause, the team members are Prashant, Jaynecar, Sanka, Ryan, Abhishek, Orn Anong, Chef - Namthip & Chef- Nirut. Keep up the good work and continue to be ambassadors of IHG group.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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OurTeam12, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2020

Dear Mr. Jayakrihnan, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed November 18, 2020

The foods are delicious and real Thai. I was here for two times in 15 days . Staff are gentle and kindly. If you never try Thai foods I propose you Pla kapong yang is really delicious. You will love it. The price is not...expensive and it's good to come here with the family or friends.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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OurTeam12, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are very pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff...More

Reviewed October 8, 2020

The boiled seabass is marvelous. Very Good service. Food prepared quickly. Relaxing music. Quite high price but worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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OurTeam12, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your dining experience at our outlet and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride...More

Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

The royal buddha is situated in Hoilday inn barsha. The hospitality of Mr Prashanth and their team were out of words. I would like to highlight this because we were too humbled to see how they treat the customers . About the ambience, its dim...lighted themed with punch of red colours on dark ambience. Chef also was down to earth person to come to us and understand what we wanted. Making it peaceful place. So lets dig into the menu. 1. Som tum goong- papaya salad with fish sauce. It was so fresh, served with prawns. Presentation wise was so good. Tasted very nice. Not strong fish sauce flavours. Just the right feel. 2. Gai reu nuea satay- chicken skewers served with pickles and their peanut sauce. Needed to be consumed immediately when hot. Good food. Loved the peanut, pickly combi with satay. 3. Gaeng phed- its seafood thai red curry with good coconut flavour. Served on coconut shell and on the stand. Very beautifully presented and quantity wise was good for three. 4. Goong phad phong kra ree - this is also prawns curry and served on the plate and beautifully presented. Loved this curry the most. Prawns cooked just right. 5. Khao niew ma muang-dessert- mango sticky pudding. Something you shd never miss when u r in thailand or coming to thai restaurant. Loved every bit of it. I swear you shd try this out. 6. Blooming tea - not a strong tea. Just the aromatic feel of the tea. Makes it all peaceful after having heavy meal. 7. Siam tom yum- spicy special thailand drink. We chose the medium spice and it was perfect spice drink with the dishes. 8. Dimsum- for those who love momos, this dimsum is definitely ur choice. They have unlimited dimsums as well. We were served with 5 dimsums of different flavours. Chicken, prawns, supreme prawns and best of all, the bao. Yumm. Soft baos and i simply loved it. 9. Thaliand coconut drink- thailand is famous for coconut. So why not try it out 🙂. 10. Khao phad sapparot goong- pineapple fried rice with prawns served in pineapple 🍍 to give such a drastic beautiful presentation 😍😍. presentation was soo good not to break open it and loved the rice flavours. Im out of words.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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OurTeam12, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are pleased to know that you had such a wonderful experience at our outlet and enjoyed the food, ambiance and service offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great...More

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Yes, We do have vegetarian dishes on our menu. Please have look on our website or please share your email details in order to send the menu on PDF format Best regards The Royal Budha Team
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The Royal Budha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5