The Yellow Monkey Dubai Best Thai Restaurants Pai Thai Cafe Isan
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Our Guide To 5 Of The Best Thai Restaurants In Dubai

In a city like Dubai, it’s our diverse dining scene that brings us together more than anything, and it’s no secret that Thai cuisine is one of the most popular. So whether you’re a lover of pad thai, khao soi or any of Thailand’s beautiful dishes, you’ll want to read this line-up of some of the best Thai restaurants in Dubai.

The Yellow Monkey

Where: Murjan Tower 5, JBR

Opening hours: 11:30 am – 11:30 pm

Reservations: Call 04 4270442

Cost: Dishes are priced between Dhs 18 -76

About: Who doesn’t love Thai curries and pad thais made from scratch? We certainly do! This dining spot in Dubai Marina is all about authenticity and originality, cooking traditional Thai meals using a variety of fruits, chilies, and ingredients to give dishes a fragrant citrus taste. Not to mention their desserts, they make their own homemade coconut ice cream too!

Café Isan

Where: Cluster B waterfront, JLT

Opening hours: 11:30 am -10 pm

Reservations: Call 04 557 9778

Cost: Dishes are priced from Dhs 10 – 49

About: This JLT under-the-radar staple has a super-laid back neighbourhood atmosphere featuring an array of Thai specialities and street-food inspired dishes. When it comes to food, they’re famous for the Tom Yum soup, Dim Sums, Pad Thai noodles and red curry.

Photograph credit: Cafe Isan

Tong Thai

Where: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel

Opening hours: 6pm – 12 am

Reservations: Call 04 414 3000

Cost: Dishes are priced from Dhs 25 – 175

About: A charming spot on level four of JW Marriott Marquis, Tong Thai knows how to bring the flavours of Thailand to its meals. The dishes are refined and well-decorated, notably grilled sea bass, minced chicken, stir-fried bok choi and green curry.

Pai Thai

Where: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

Opening hours: 6 – 11 pm

Reservations: Call 800 666353

Cost: Dishes are priced from Dhs 15 – 300

About: If you want to make your Thai dining experience even more authentic and traditional, we suggest Pai Thai is worth a visit. The luxurious eatery boasts a lavish ambience with views of Madinat Jumeirah’s waterways and Burj Al Arab. You can take an abra journey to the restaurant within the hotel. Some of their signature dishes include river prawns with creamy red curry sauce, kaffir lime leaves and red chili, pai thai and crispy beef with coriander, garlic and chili sauce. Pai Thai offers a great Friday à la carte brunch which starts at AED 195 for food only.


Where: The Palace Downtown

Opening hours: 6 – 11:30 pm

Reservations: Call 04 888 3444

Cost: Dishes are priced from Dhs 25 – 310

About: This high-end Thai spot has a reputation for its al fresco ambience with views overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa’s façade. Their speciality? The crab cakes, marinated fish in chilli sauce and the sautéed wagyu beef. They also have a brunch every Friday, serving a selection of Thai dishes and contemporary meals.