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“Very good value for money!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spice Emporium

Spice Emporium
Ranked #522 of 9,408 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $110
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Marina
Description: Spice Emporium provides guests with an authentic restaurant specialising in delicious Thai cuisine. Chef Khampun Plangthaisong's recipes are obtained from the various regions of Thailand, using only the freshest ingredients. Spice Emporium Flavours of Thailand is the place to indulge in a totally Thai experience.
Vantaa, Finland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good value for money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Compared to many other restaurants near by, value for money are very good in this restaurant. Service was good from beginning to the end. Food delicious, good selection to choose from on the menu. Terrace was very nice.

Warm recommendation for this place.

Visited November 2013
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Spice Emporium D, Manager at Spice Emporium, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your feedback about your latest dinner at Spice Emporium and it is great to hear that you enjoyed our food selection. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon!

Best regards,

Thip Chaiyasit,
Spice Emporium Restaurant Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
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“AMAZING Thai experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Last night we were really looking for good food, and as we love Thai cuisine we decided to try this restaurant... Well, what an experience!!!, the place is fantastic, we sat outside in the terrace as the weather was super nice and because the set up of the terrace it is so nice!!. When we arrived there was a Thai couple performing their local dance (so beautiful), so the whole ambiance was very attractive to start our dinner.
The servers were super attentive, always introducing themselfs and making sure your needs were all covered. Then the food, OMG, perfect/amazing/fabolous/delicious/etcetcetc!, we shared many dishes but I have to highlight the Pineaple Rice and the Pad Thai because they were just PERFECT.
I would really like to thank all the team for a great evening, and wish the lovely manager a beautiful birth as she is pregnant and she is a sweetheart!.
Thank you guys and see you soon, we will for sure come back!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DanielaSantobuono
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Spice Emporium D, Manager at Spice Emporium, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your dinner with us and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Our Thai dance and live performance are certainly a favourite amongst many of our guests and I hope you will come back to experience it again in the near future.

Best regards,

Thip Chaiyasit,
Spice Emporium Restaurant Manager
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Derby, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

We dined here with friends on a recent vacation
Atmosphere was a little quiet as there were only a few tables taken for the evening.
Menu was very good, with a great selection of dishes - definitely spoiled for choice.
Drinks list was OK, but typically of Dubai, very expensive.
The food did not disappoint - excellent quality, we all really enjoyed it.
Service also very good.
If you are in Dubai and are looking for really good Thai restaurant, I would highly recommend Spice Emporium.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1redtraveler1
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Spice Emporium D, Manager at Spice Emporium, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your recent dinner at Spice Emporium and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience.
It is especially great to see that our associates assisted you in making your dinner as it should be.
We hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

Best regards,

Thip Chaiyasit,
Spice Emporium Restaurant Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Fantastic Thai Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We had dinner with friends and as it was Eid decided to avoid the malls so opted for Thai at the Westin. There was a great selection on the menu and we opted for a number of dishes to share. The food was fantastic, prawns were cooked to perfection, the fish and chicken dishes were tender and everything tasted wonderful! We were really pleased. Service was just right- staff were not intrusive, always polite and friendly and very accommodating. There was entertainment inside and outside (we opted to sit out doors as the weather has cooled dramatically this week) but found it quite dark and with aged eyes like mine, it was difficult to see the menu (they provided torches though!) Will definitely be returning. We were also surprised by the bill total, not as pricey as many Thai restaurants we have tried here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SnowWhitey
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Spice Emporium D, Manager at Spice Emporium, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your dinner with us and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience.
Our Thai dance and live performance are certainly a favourite amongst many of our guests and I hope you will come back to experience it again in the near future.

Best regards,

Thip Chaiyasit,
Spice Emporium Restaurant Manager
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London
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432 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Would be excellent but for quirky service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had dinner here twice [ staying in the hotel ] but that was enough for us.

Firstly the food was indeed excellent and I greatly enjoyed the Thai dancer/music. I do love Thai food and have had many great memories to trips there over the years. So when I see a highly rated Thai place you can usually count me in

However whilst the food was most excellent the service was not. First time we were persuaded by the mumbling waiter to chose some extra dish as a part of a "market menu" [ or something like that ]. End result was that all our food came at once -starters and main course ! Not at all pleased - who wants to eat dinner like that and I told the waiter that this was not explained to us.

Second occasion [ and same waiter ] there was a dispute over the spelling/clarity of my own name ! I was staying at the hotel remember !

Great food but you can do better in Dubai

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank trwilbury
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Spice Emporium D, Manager at Spice Emporium, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your feedback on your experience at Spice Emporium,
I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our Thai food selection during your latest dinner with your friends.

I would like to apologize for the service issues you experienced and would like to assure you that we are taking all our guest comments seriously in order to improve our general guest experience in the future. I am however happy to read that you enjoyed our live entertainment.

Should you wish to return to the restaurant, please contact us directly and we will be delighted to assist.

Best regards,

Thip Chaiyasit,
Spice Emporium Restaurant Manager
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