We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Thiptara

#38 of 8,776 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown Dubai
As featured in Dubai's Photo Hotspots
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 428 7888
Website
Today
18:00 - 23:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

721 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 605: English reviews
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I read online about this restaurant, know for the excellent views on the Dubai Fountain shows. I made a reservation 3 days in advance and asked for a good view on the fountains. I received confirmation but overlooked that there was mentioned : sitting : inside. Upon arrival we were thus a little deceived not to be seated outside. Restaurant... More 

Helpful?
Thank Charlotte C
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Greetings from Thiptara. Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking time to write your honest feedback and we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your overall experience. We sincerely apologise that you had to wait for a table outside but we always ensure that all requests are accommodated. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner had dinner here 30th December 2016. We asked to be near as possible to the Burj Khalifa and we had great seats. The view, food, service and location was amazing. Was a bit of a challenge to workout where it was as no signs in the hotel saying "Thiptara" so allow yourself plenty of time and... More 

Helpful?
Thank John R
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear JohnR, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for your time to write your positive feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dinner and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again. Have a good day Kind regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great location to see the water show and the burj khalifa from. Food is not bad. Expensive! But that's perhaps true for all restaurants in this area.

Helpful?
Thank Sam W
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Sam W, Greetings from Thiptara Thank you for visiting us and for writing your honest feedback in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that you are satisfied with your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again in Thiptara and hopefully a much much better experience. Have a good day Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I dined here for my birthday on the 3rd January as it is one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai, with an excellent view of the fountain show. I have dined here a number of times and both quality of food and service are excellent. A birthday cake was brought out at the end of our meal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donya H
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Donya H, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for visiting us and for taking time to write you feedback. we are very delighted to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and we certainly hope to see you again. Thank you very much. Have a good day Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here multiple times and the food, service and location always blow me away. If you're looking for a special location for dinner, an impressive meeting venue or just a great place to have a drink in Dubai, then look no further!

Helpful?
Thank mc0llett
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Mcollet, Greetings from Thiptara! Thank you for your positive note here following your recent visit. We are glad to know that you are always satisfied whenever you visit us. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

DxB
Level Contributor
209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Friday brunch here and had mixed feelings about it. First, service was quite friendly and efficient, Thiptara really has a nice team. Now, the brunch was a bit curious. It's not a buffet but a set menu type of experience although there was a small spread for desserts. No explanation was given as we sat down especially considering that... More 

Helpful?
Thank fasttrackDxB
Lora G, Owner at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear FasttrackDxb, Greetings from Thiptara Thank you for your honest feedback. We appreciate it. We take all our guests comments very seriously and all your concerns will has been brought up and rest assure we always aim to improve. If you would like to share further your experience, you may reach me directly thru Lgregorio@thepalace-dubai.com Looking forward to welcoming you... More 

San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located next to the Burl Khalifa and Dancing Fountains of Dubai - add the fantastic Thai food and you are in heaven. Food was amazing - cannot wait to visit again!

Helpful?
Thank Flowerbloss
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Flowerbloss, Greetings from Thiptara and Happy New Year Thank you for your time writing your positive comment after your visit. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your dining experience. Looking forward to welcoming you again. Have a good day Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Restaurant Manager More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi. Simply romantic n cozy ambience. We had a special served veg dinner here as we travelled from India to celebrate our 20th Anniversary here. We were equally delighted with the taste n freshness of the dish as not use to having Thai cuisine. The chef is too good . The Manager LORA GREGORIO was were kind to give us... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nisha M
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Ms Nisha, Greetings and Happy New Year! It was indeed a pleasure to meet you personally and I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed your visit and dinner together with a surprised cake for your 20th anniversary. I look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Level Contributor
295 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The great views set the tone and the restaurant is laid out with plenty of room between the tables. The food is excellent and the quality of the ingredients is the highest. Thai food outside of Thailand is difficult to find of this quality. The spices, the service and the wine list are simply top drawer

Helpful?
Thank Stephen S
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Greetings from Thiptara. Thank you for visiting us and for writing your positive feedback here in Tripadvisor. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your whole dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in Thiptara. Kind Regards, Lora Gregorio Thiptara Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thiptara, a very upscale dining restaurant as they portray. However the food was very average and so was the service. I went there for my husband's birthday with my 3 year old daughter and they made her feel very unwelcoming. Ideally if they are a fine dining restaurant and do not want kids then they need to mention that, which... More 

Helpful?
Thank shemehra
Lora G, Manager at Thiptara, responded to this review

Dear Shemehra, Greetings from Thiptara and thank you for taking time to write your honest feedback here in Tripadvisor following your recent visit with us. I would like to sincerely apologise for the negative experience you felt with regards to your child being treat unwelcomingly. We allow 8yrs and above but always we show flexibility to all kids especially family... More 

Travellers who viewed Thiptara also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to Thiptara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 9770, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 428 7888
Description
Thiptara, which means 'Magic at the Water', specialises in Royal Thai cuisine with a special emphasis on Bangkok-style seafood. Surrounded by Burj Lake, the spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain at night transform this contemporary al fresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thiptara and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Keith, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Thiptara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown Dubai

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
Explore this neighbourhood