5 Best Thai Restaurants in Dubai
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The 5 Best Thai Restaurants in Dubai

Are you craving for something distinct and flavourful on your next night out? Well then, you might want to try eating at a good Thai restaurant in Dubai.

Should you find yourself in search of a delicious yet filling combination of flavours and a wide variety of dishes, check out some of our favourite Thai restaurants in Dubai here and see which one could become a new gastronomical stop in the city.

How Much Does it Cost to Eat at a Thai Restaurant in Dubai?

The price of dishes in a Thai restaurant will vary depending on the portion sizes and the type of dish served. Other than that, the location and the overall experience could also increase the overall price of eating at the place as well.

Here’s a small table showing how much you could spend on some dishes at a Thai restaurant in Dubai.

Tom YumAED 35 - AED 50
Pad ThaiAED 65 - AED 100
Thai Meat DishesAED 75 - AED 100
Thai CurryAED 60 - AED 70

Choosing the Best Thai Restaurants in Dubai

When it comes to choosing a great Thai restaurant in Dubai, we’ve narrowed our choices based on the following factors?

Dining Space – Is the dining space clean and inviting enough? Is there a good ambiance in the restaurant?
Variety – Does the menu offer a good variety of dishes? Can they accommodate special dietary requirements? 
Waiting Time – Is the food prepared in a reasonable amount of time? Are there minimal delays in the service?
Customer Service
Professionalism – Is the staff polite and friendly? Are they proactive at attending to customer’s needs?
Communication – Can they explain their dishes and policies well when asked?
Accessibility – Does the place offer adequate seating and parking? Are they available at convenient hours and days?

1. Pai Thai

Pai Thai's Homepage

Pla Nung Ma Now

Ped Ma Kham, Phad Hed Ruam

Gaeng Panaeng Goong

Gaeng Khiew Wan Nuea

ADDRESSJumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah، King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street، Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 800 32 3232

[email protected]


Mondays - Fridays: 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Saturdays - Sundays: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PM

DINING SPACE★★★★★ (5/5)
MENU★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIME★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

The journey of getting to Pai Thai can be quite an experience in itself.

Getting to the restaurant can be done in two ways; via a scenic route on the Jumeirah waterway or a faster method via one of the nearby hotel’s buggies.

Once you get inside, you’ll be treated to a nice restaurant ambiance, with sufficient space and comfortable tables. If weather permits, there’s even a nice terrace where you can dine while overlooking the beautiful water.

Now, the food here is very delicious, in our opinion. The starters consist of some delicious small bites such as chicken satay skewers, prawn cakes, and chicken dumplings.

After that, you can proceed to enjoy their wide selection of classic curries, stir-fried meat and noodle dishes. They even have some vegetable-based dishes for vegetarians.

You can adjust the spice level according to your preference as well, ensuring a nice time for everybody in the group, in our opinion.

However, some dishes took a bit longer than others to arrive. Nevertheless, our waiters were able to give a good estimate of how long the dishes would take to arrive.

The overall experience was quite smooth and good value for money considering that it’s quite pricier than many other options.

Pai Thai is definitely a great place to get started with Thai cuisine in Dubai though. We think the amazing views and delicious food make for a very memorable gastronomical stop.


  • Very delicious food
  • Amazing view while dining


  • Takes some time to serve the orders
  • Dishes can be a bit pricier than others

Customer Reviews

We always make sure that we try different Thai food and Pai Thai doesn’t let us down

“The food was amazing. They brought us back to Thailand. We always make sure that we try different Thai food and Pai Thai doesn’t let us down.” – Maggie Roque

The atmosphere is just so pleasant and the staff is very good

“We arrived a little late to our reservation as a group but once we arrived we were escorted to the boat and to our table which was so well located. The atmosphere is just so pleasant and the staff is very good.” – Zoé Gotti

2. Krua Thai

Krua Thai's Homepage

Pad Thai, Tom Yum Soup

Pad ka Prao, Pad See-Ew, Curry


Global Village: Thai Floating Market, Shop 16, Global Village, Dubai

Souk Al Marfa: Souk Al Marfa, Deira Islands, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 56 394 2424

[email protected]


Global Village: Sundays - Wednesdays: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Thursdays - Saturdays: 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Souk Al Marfa: Saturdays - Thursdays: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Fridays: 2:00 PM to 1:00 AM

DINING SPACE★★★★☆ (4/5)
MENU★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIME★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

Located at the floating market of Dubai’s Global Village, Krua Thai seeks to deliver some of the most popular and authentic dishes of Thailand here in the UAE.

It definitely strives for a more royal-esque presentation, at least based on the presentation of the food in our opinion.

Service is quite efficient yet friendly, with the staff all greeting us with a smile. Additionally, we found that they also make great recommendations, making them perfect for first-time visitors in our opinion.

While there is an assortment of dishes available, most customers we’ve spoken to highly recommend their curries and we’re inclined to agree.

The curries we got were very nice and flavourful, with just the right textures and portion sizes. This meant we didn’t feel bloated immediately so we could enjoy some of our other orders.

Preparation and food service is a bit inconsistent based on our experience. While most of our starters and smaller bites arrived fast enough, we found a few of the main dishes to be a bit slow compared to other places.

We also found some of the dishes to be a bit pricier than any nearby competition though it fortunately doesn’t encompass the whole menu.

Nonetheless, we don’t have any complaints about the taste of the food as well as the ambiance of the environment overall. We definitely recommend interested diners to come check out what you can get here at Krua Thai.


  • Delicious Thai curry selection
  • Very friendly and professional service


  • Some dishes are quite pricey
  • Some slight wait times for most orders

Customer Reviews

Best Thai Green Curry in Dubai. Enjoyed it very much

“Best Thai Green Curry in Dubai. Enjoyed it very much. The Pad Kaprow was also good. Lady at the counter was very nice too. Worth the stopover. Will come back everytime I want a green curry!” – Ryan N.

Tom Yum fried rice and noodles are a must try

“Amazing food and hospitality. Tom Yum fried rice and noodles are a must try. Will be back again soon. Keep up the good work guys.” – Sion Britto

3. Little Bangkok Dubai

Little Bangkok Dubai's Homepage

Gaeng Hanley, Pad Neua Kratiam

Phed Tod Sauce Makham

Goong Pad Prik Kratiam

Pad Med Mamuang Jumbo Prawns


Motor City: R18, Foxhill 7, Dubai Motor City, Dubai

Oud Metha: Near American Hospital, 10th St, Oud Metha, Dubai

Dubai Media City: Ground Floor, Business Central Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Media City, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 800 226 4565

[email protected]


Motor City: Mondays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Oud Metha: Mondays - Sundays: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Dubai Media City: Mondays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM

DINING SPACE★★★★★ (5/5)
MENU★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIME★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

Boasting a decent number of prime locations in Dubai, Little Bangkok tries to position itself as one of the most accessible ways to try Thai cuisine here in Dubai.

They provide a decent selection of food choices though we do want to note that not all of them are strictly Thai-inspired. There’s also a few general Asian and Chinese dishes on offer as well.

Still, their selection of Thai dishes are all able to cover a wide array of preferences though. There’s good vegetable selections such as lotus crisps cooked with a flavourful seasoning and a nice texture.

On the other side of the coin, meat and seafood lovers will love the different varieties of curries available here in Dubai.

Their battered fried prawns come highly recommended, with many customers attesting to its nice flavour and decent level of spice courtesy of the chili garlic.

Customers do recommend being clear when requesting for adjustment of the heat levels of some dishes though. There were a few times when orders had to be sent back due to being too spicy.

Once you’re done feasting, you can also wash down the spice with a wide variety of smoothies and sodas made from fresh fruits and herbs.

Prices are a bit higher than the other places though, at least when it comes to some of their main courses.

Nevertheless, the location is quite spacious and the service is very fast. Dishes arrive hot, allowing you to dig in within just minutes of ordering.

As such, we recommend diners coming in a big group to give Little Bangkok a try. We think they should have enough variety to satisfy anyone in a group in Dubai.


  • Nice, spacious locations
  • Extensive selection of food items


  • Prices for some menu items are higher than other places
  • Some confusion when ordering non-spicy variants of some items

Customer Reviews

An extensive menu of dishes from appetisers including soups, dumplings and finger food

“One of the larger restaurants that’s part of the popular Little Bangkok group with an extensive menu of dishes from appetisers including soups, dumplings and finger food; mains including curries, stir fries, roast duck and seafood; Thai desserts and a variety of Thai inspired drinks, teas and coffees.” – Adrian M.

Great service and the food was a pure delish

“I totally enjoyed my food experience at Little Bangkok, Dubai Media City. Great service and the food was a pure delish.” – Yas Jager

4. Café Isan

Café Isan's Homepage

Mussel Omelette, Pad Thai

Khao Soi Noodle Curry

Massaman, Tom Yum Soup


Waterfront, Cluster B, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 58 529 1003

[email protected]


Tuesdays - Sundays: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Closed on Mondays

DINING SPACE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
MENU★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIME★★★★☆ (4/5)

Café Isan presents itself as an unpretentious way to get good food and atmosphere inspired by traditional Thai cuisine here in Dubai.

As such, this reflects a lot in their space design. The place is reminiscent of a canteen or café, with bright lights and comfortable plastic chairs.

Still, we think it gives the place a casual and affordable vibe. We do want to note that it’s a bit hot when visiting during the summer months, though.

There’s also a great view of the surrounding cityscape should you choose to visit the venue at night.

The food here is delicious and we appreciate that it’s served rather fast. Soups and stews are nice and thick with most viands coming in very generous portions.

We think their Pad Thai and papaya salad make for a really delicious meal at the café. In our opinion, most visitors should give this a try.

There are other points of improvement we could see with Café Isan. For one, we have heard clients complain about the lack of contactless payment options.

We think the café could take this into account since recent events have shifted some people into using more and more cashless payment options for most of their purchases.

Overall though, we do appreciate the fast, casual, and affordable vibe Café Isan is going for. We think this definitely makes them a great recommendation for anyone hungry for Thai food here in Dubai.


  • Great tasting main dishes
  • Great view while dining


  • Contactless payment not always available
  • Can be a bit hot during the summers

Customer Reviews

The service was great, very friendly staff and fast service

“The best authentic Thai food I have ever tried in Dubai and I’m Thai! I wanted to order everything on the menu because it’s challenging to find an authentic Thai restaurant. So glad I had found one. The service was great, very friendly staff and fast service.” – Sudawan

Yummy food in tummy and yeah very friendly staff

“Ordered dim sums, pad thai, red curry, bubble tea and spring rolls. Yummy food in tummy and yeah very friendly staff.” – Fahd Aboobacker

5. The Thai Kitchen

The Thai Kitchen's Homepage

Gai Yang Grilled Chicken

Neua Pad Prik Thai Dam

Goong Yang Grilled Tiger Prawns

Pla Nueng Ma Nao, Tom Kha Hed Ruam

ADDRESSPark Hyatt Dubai Dubai Creek Resort, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4602 1814

[email protected]


Mondays - Sundays: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

DINING SPACE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
MENU★★★★★ (5/5)
VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
WAITING TIME★★★★★ (5/5)

A beautiful dining venue overlooking the Dubai Creek and the Marina, the Thai Kitchen stands as one of the best places to get authentic Thai cuisine for a romantic night out in Dubai.

The place’s open kitchen layout makes for a delightful, fun, and energetic ambiance, giving it a fresh and authentic feel. Nonetheless, we did like the adequate spacing between tables, giving each diner some level of privacy.

The ambiance is especially good come winter times. A cold breeze blows, making it a lot more preferable to choose outdoor seating though you’ll have to move faster than the other guests who had the same idea.

Food is generally well-done and the experience is as close to authentic as you can possibly get in our opinion.

The steamed fish is served whole and on the bone, granting the dish a lot of its original flavour. The different curries also come out thick, easily coating a generous serving of rice.

We also found the service to be good and efficient. Food is served fresh and fast, with minimal wait times which we think is appreciated by a lot of their diners.

Honestly, the one small downside you might encounter at the Thai Kitchen comes as a result of its popularity. It can be quite crowded and is filled with other diners.

There’s also no lunch service so you might be limited to dinner dates when going out with a significant other.

Nonetheless, the amazing ambiance, great food, and speedy service do make a strong case for the Thai Kitchen. We highly recommend foodies to come check it out when you’re in Dubai.


  • Great, near authentic restaurant ambiance
  • Delicious food selections


  • Outdoor seating is quite limited at times
  • Dinner service can be quite crowded

Customer Reviews

The venue, the menu, the food and the service is excellent

“The venue, the menu, the food and the service is excellent. The pricing is reasonable too, without any hesitation I can say that it is one of the top 3 Thai restaurants in Dubai. Highly recommend The Thai Kitchen.” – Meghana Rao

The two times I’ve visited the dishes have been some of the best Thai I’ve experienced

“I would describe this as outstanding. Beautiful setting in the marina, open kitchen with views of an immaculate set up, beautiful fit out and lighting. The two times I’ve visited the dishes have been some of the best Thai I’ve experienced.” – Tom Ralston

FAQs about Thai Restaurants in Dubai

We hope you had a great time trying out Thai cuisine in Dubai! In case you’re interested in other Asian dishes, check out our list of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai here.