Thai Food/cuisine have a perfect harmony of five flavors – sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy, thus tantalizing your taste buds. Presenting you reviews from authentic Thai cuisine, which is cooked by chefs from Thailand in Dubai. Dubai is heaven for foodies offering diverse food options from all over the world. So in this article, I will be presenting my reviews of The Royal Budha Holiday Inn.
The Royal Budha is an award-winning Thai restaurant located in heart of Dubai. Situated on the ground floor of Holiday Inn Barsha, this restaurant is 350 meters away from metro station and also can be easily accessed through taxis and cars. The specialty of this is that it has many varieties of food selections from nonvegetarian and vegan menu. As I am vegetarian, I found lots of options to select for.
Actually, full Thai meal comprises of snacks, salads, Chilly & Sour Dips, Soups, Curries, Single Dishes (comprising noodles with saute vegetables) and Thai desserts.
AMBIANCE/ DÉCOR of The Royal Budha
The Royal Budha has an excellent stylish seating with lovely royal pink/purple colored furnishings under the eye of a grand golden statue of Buddha. The cutlery is also unique with long spoons and forks and sparkling wine glasses. The whole ambiance is a perfect balance between stylish and authentic décor.
WHAT I ORDERED –
PHAD THAI PHAK – Wok fried Thai rice noodles with mixed vegetables, fried Tofu, onions, crispy peanuts and tangy tamarind sauce. I like this dish because of tangy and crispy flavors
PHAD SE-EW PHAK – Wok fried flat noodles with mixed vegetables, tofu, and black soya sauce. I loved these ribbon-shaped flat noodles with slight spiciness and kids would love to have them.
PHAD TAO – HOO MED MA – MUANG HIMAPAN – Wok fried mixed vegetables and Tofu with Bell peppers, Onions, Chilli paste, and crunchy cashew nuts. The colors of this dish are very appealing with lots of colorful vegetables. It is said that Thai food not only, satisfies your taste buds but also appeals your eyes too. This saying can be reflected in this dish.
CAENG KIEW WAN REU PHED PHAK TAO – HOO – The very famous mix vegetable Thai green curry consisting of coconut milk, sweet basil and Tofu is served with steamed Thai rice. I loved the spiciness of this green curry and would recommend it. A must try.
With all these main courses we ordered the very famous Papaya salad – “Sam Tum Je”. This sour salad has crispy and tangy flavors.
Initially, we were served with special herbal ginger flavored welcome drink with Vegetable Thai styled fritters. (Complimentary). For non-vegetarians they serve prawn crackers as complimentary tidbits.
MY VERDICT –
Food – 4.8 out of 5
Ambiance – 4 . 4 out of 5
Service – 5 out of 5
Cleanliness – 5 out of 5
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- Special vegetarian menu option with many varieties
- Welcoming and courteous staff
- Expert chefs from Thailand
- See through kitchens with live cooking.
- Full Bar with many options and offers. Nowadays, they are running a special offer of AED 99 for 2hours of unlimited drinks from the selected bar menu.
- Opens till Late Night
- Valet Parking
- Very close to Metro station (public transport of Dubai)
- Very close to famous Mall of Emirates – Dubai.
- Book your table in advance.
- Check for special events on special occasions before going to this place.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Romantic Dinners, Couples, Family Outings, Corporate Dinners, Parties, and celebrations.
PRICE – AED 220 – 275 for 2 persons approximately.
The Royal Budha has won many excellence awards from What’s On, Trip Advisor, MENA Travel Awards, and Time Out Dubai.
So, if you are visiting Dubai or live in Dubai and want to enjoy true authentic Thai food which tantalizes your taste buds then you must visit The Royal Budha.
Note – Though I was invited by The Royal Budha for dinner, the views and opinions are my own and not influenced by anyone.
Dubai has many hidden treasures like old souqs, getaways like Hatta mountain ranges near Dubai, archeaological sites and many exotic beaches like La Mer Beach and JBR beach.
So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING……………………………………………………
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The decor in this restaurant is so beautiful! I visited Dubai over 10 years ago but I’m sure so many new restaurants started after that. And the city has grown enormously since then. Food looks delicious too, I am a big fan of Thai food. I will definitely remember this place if I go bak to Dubai.