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#550 of 7,852 Restaurants in Dubai
Travelers' Choice2023
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
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Thiptara invites to savor the finest Thai delicacies in an unparalleled setting, with the majestic Burj Khalifa as your backdrop. Translating to "magic at the water," Thiptara embodies its name by offering a captivating waterfront dining experience that is perfect for both sunlit lunches and enchanting evenings. Nestled in a standalone building right by the shimmering lake, adorned with glowing torches, and offering prime vistas of the mesmerizing Dubai Fountain, Thiptara emanates a romantic ambiance. Its high ceilings and intricate dark wood carvings beautifully juxtapose the contemporary furniture, creating an alluring retreat throughout the day. Whether you're seeking a delightful lunch under
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Had dinner here, the food was great! They were very attentive and explained each dish with recommendations. The views of the fountains are outstanding and all staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible experience , the restaurant Manager behavior was not good at all . The Srilankan restaurant manager was giving more preference to European guests and not even mind to attend us as we are IndianMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write us valuable feedback. we regret to hear that we could not meet your expectation this time and rest assured your next visit will be a memorable one. Looking forward to welcoming you Thiptara again....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 stars is not enough for this restaurant - Wow what an incredible place for from the moment we entered the service from the staff was impeccable. The view of the Burj from Thiptara is outstanding. Special thanks to Nini (I think I have spelt...this wrong) was second to none and the food too die for we went for one of the set menus and you don’t go hungry… You made us feel at home and the extra touches like the celebratory cake for our Honeymoon was such a special touch. If you are looking for amazing food, service which is second to none and the best view of the Burj then visit here. Thanks so much Anna and Gaz xxxxxMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the Saturday brunch and had great food and very generous drinks. Service was absolutely perfect, Dhan Kumar was our server and couldn’t be faulted.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed May 18, 2024

Dubai restaurants can be so …blah blah blah! Tonight surpassed expectations, Food, service and ambiance spectacular!! Thank you 😊More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed May 18, 2024

Beautiful place to chill and spend time with the friends. Friendly and supportive staff, from the hostess and from the bartender at the bar. We had a great time. Great ambiance, great service. Thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara lounge. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed May 12, 2024

Thiptara at Palace Downtown is a hidden gem for Thai cuisine in Dubai. The ambiance is elegant, with stunning views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. We celebrated Mother’s Day there and the food is exceptional, with authentic flavors that transport you to Thailand....Dhan Kuma's service was top-notch, making our dining experience truly memorable. Highly recommend!More

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Stefan Masche, General Manager at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2024

Dear guest, Thank you immensely for taking the time to share your recent dining experience at Thiptara, our Thai culinary haven at Palace Downtown. Your kind words have genuinely brightened our day! We're thrilled to learn that you found our restaurant to be a hidden...More

Reviewed May 11, 2024

Fantastic experience at Thiptara! Food was amazing and you could not ask for a better view of the fountain show and the burj! Brilliant service - special thanks to asgarMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed April 26, 2024

Poor customer service, manager attitude is not good and arrogant . Ambient is good , but poor customer service. Think twice before visitingMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write us valuable feedback. we regret to hear that we could not meet your expectation this time and rest assured your next visit will be a memorable one. Looking forward to welcoming you Thiptara again....More

Reviewed April 25, 2024 via mobile

This restaurant came recommended by our hotel concierge and once we found out it was along the Dubai Fountain viewing area, we were sold. It isn’t cheap, but you’re paying for excellent food and service AND a front row seat to the fountain show. We...were able to time it that we saw 3 different “shows” (6:30,7 and 7:30) and we left full and happy. Splurge, yes, but well worth itMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed April 20, 2024

Booked for my husbands birthday. Everything was amazing, you get front row seats to the burning and fountain show, the food was incredible and service by Guarav, sahiluddin and the rest of the staff was exceptional. A must visitMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed April 3, 2024

The Food was delicious and the best Thai food in town. Ari was taking care of us and he was really polite and professional.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed April 2, 2024 via mobile

Had an amazing night at Thiorara. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. My partners lamb shank massaman was the star of the show. We had a table on the lakeside with a perfect view of the dancing fountains and Burj Khalifa light show....Well worth the minimum spend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed April 1, 2024 via mobile

Thank you for making my birthday unforgettable! I was given the table on the terrace with the best view of Burj Khalifa and the fountains and really enjoyed the evening. The food and cocktails are great. The service is amazing. I received a complementary cake...and birthday congratulations, which was unexpected but very pleasant. If you are looking for a place to celebrate your special occasion choose this restaurant without any doubtsMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

Reviewed March 26, 2024 via mobile

Thiptara provides stunning views of the tallest building in the world and its light/water shows. Be sure to make a reservation and ask to be sat outside. The venue itself is built within the palace hotel and is very regal and charming. The staff are...courteous and nothing is too much. The food is well prepared, tasty and you do receive good sized portions. My only “gripe” and reason why I’ve not awarded 5 stars is simply down to the price. In the UK a very good green/red curry would set you back £13 on average. Here I payed the equivalent of £40. In most places in Thailand, you’d pay circa £5 for a very good curry too. I still highly recommend TT, and most of my reviews of Dubai will mention price. For a country so wealthy, it surprises me how expensive most things are.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thiptara Restaurant, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2024

Dear Guest, Thank you for your most recent feedback. It is always rewarding to read such reviews from our guests, it allows us to celebrate with our entire team. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Thiptara Restaurant. Best regards, Thiptara...More

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Response from Travelholic_13 | Reviewed this property |
Try telling them to book a table inside- higher chance of u getting space
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Response from 864debbien | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's better to choose indoor seating given the temp conditions. Outdoor seating will be comfortable from Oct onwards. Cheers
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Thiptara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5