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“Good service and delicious Thai food”
Review of The Royal Budha

The Royal Budha
Ranked #256 of 9,663 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $42
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Fine Dining: THAI Award Winning Thai Restaurant creative cuisine delivered in a stylish setting under the watchful eye of a towering Buddha makes this a royal treat. Situated on the ground floor, this contemporary Thai restaurant is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Timing:Saturday to Thursday 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm , Friday 12 noon to 12:00 midnight,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good service and delicious Thai food”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

We are quite passionate about Thai food and have a favorite restaurant in Dubai, where we eat at least few times a month, but we went to The Royal Budha since a good friend of us highly recommended this restaurant (and plus, being in a hotel, serves alcohol!).
The setting is nice, maybe a bit too dark, but overall atmosphere is nice. Menu is varied, lots of dishes to choose from. I was surprised not to see some basic dishes from the Thai cuisine, but when we asked, the chef was more than happy to cook those for us.
We ordered several dishes from the menu, since we wanted to share. The spicy green papaya salad was delicious, I could’ve done with having it all to myself! Roasted duck was very tasty, and squid salad was a pleasant surprise.
From the main dishes we had the Thai prawn green chili and the Thai traditional northern style beef, which were also very tasty.
Service was very good, we didn’t wait too long for the order (and the restaurant was full). It is not exactly a budget restaurant, but it’s not too expensive either.
I liked the food, but I still remain to my favorite :)

  • Visited August 2014
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7 Thank oana_15
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha and the team at The Royal Budha!

Thank you for the time taken to review us, we appreciate the good comments and are pleased that you enjoyed your dinner with us.

Our staff take great pride in ensuring all guest needs are handled with care.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing and Communication Executive
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Deserved to be win (5 star class)”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place deserves its five star reputation for offering the best thai food here in Dubai.The atmosphere is excellent and the service is highly accommodating. And were here because for authentic thai food. "exceptional food"
Pad thai is spicy and flavorful, not sweet but spicy with a delicious sear. Tom kha gai is delicious, again not too sweet but wonderfully full of coconut. Pad kee maow (spicy basil beef noodle) is perfectly seared.
I've eaten here three times now and each time was perfect! never change the standard what we expect. The Royal Budha is one of the best thai food in Dubai. Is deserve to be win on Whats on award..

  • Visited August 2014
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9 Thank Kim D
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Ms. Kim,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha and the team at The Royal Budha!

Thank you for the wonderful review, we appreciate the time taken to share your feedback.

Informative feedback such as yours inspires us to consistently provide our guests with the superior level of service they have come to expect from us.

Your generous praise to our accommodation, facilities and location are very gratefully received and they are really helpful to all Tripadvisor readers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing and Communication Executive
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top service, well presented and tasty food. Great for dinner.”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

The menu is extensive and offers a wide range of mains, as well as a selection of starters and deserts. I actually requested a dish that wasn't on the menu, the kitchen staff were happy to make it for me at no extortionate charge. The food was served piping hot and was very well presented. the portion sizes were just spot on (and I eat a lot!). My girl friend and I shared a desert and without even asking, they split the one portion and served it on two plates with no extra charge.

The only things I could constructively comment on: a little too much salt in the food and the cutlery was hard to use.

If you are looking for a well priced food, but with excellent service and attentiveness of staff, The Royal Budha is the place for you!

  • Visited August 2014
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7 Thank Danmesfin
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha and the team at The Royal Budha!

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the time taken to share your feedback.

It is pleasing to know that you enjoyed your dinner with us and are happy with our service. Our staff take great pride in ensuring all guest needs are handled with care.

We will certainly share your constructive comments regarding the salt and cutlery with our culinary and service teams.

Best regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing and Communication Executive
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Delicious !”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

The decor of this restaurant is beautifully rich and sumptuous, which matches the food ! The staff were faultless, attentive without being intrusive. The menu, whilst not huge, had ample choices and the portion sizes on the large side. As the restaurant is actually inside a hotel, it has an alcohol license too. The food was fresh and tasty. One I would recommend for a reasonably priced, by Dubai standards, tasty Thai meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank carrowe
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha and the team at The Royal Budha!

Thank you very much for the comments you have mentioned through TripAdvisor!

The management and the entire team of the hotel and the entire team at The Royal Budha are very happy to know that you have been satisfied with our services.

Be rest assured that the same quality of excellence will be extended to you on your next visit.

Looking forward to welcoming you back!

Thank you.

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing and Communication Executive
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Very quite restaurant”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very quite restaurant although I am not quite sure why. The food is excellent and very authentic.the service is very professional and very courteous. The only thing is it is possibly slightly overpriced.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Martinmc1967
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Mr. Martin,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha and the team at The Royal Budha!

Thank you very much for the review, we appreciate your comments.

Your feedback is valuable as it allows us to better the customer experience and we will indeed be sharing your feedback with our F & B staff.

We look after concerns of our guests as a priority in our Customer Care Drive, and take action promptly in areas that require improvement.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing and Communication Executive
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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