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“Below average food”

Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
Ranked #345 of 2,111 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Lemongrass Thai Restaurant offers a blend of Thai taste senses - spicy, tangy, sweet and sour, accentuated with traditional spices, treated in a contemporary ambiance. Offering traditional Thai cuisine in a modern aesthetical environment was the reasoning behind the conceptualization and successful launch of Lemongrass Thai Restaurant in Dubai. Fresh earthy tones and energizing hues have been combined with natural materials to create a warm and welcoming feel, thereby replacing rustic interiors and gold commonly associated with Thailand. Lemongrass the only Thai restaurant in Dubai that does not artificially enhance any of their dishes by adding Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Went on a Thursday night for dinner. The place was semi-full so we easily found at table to our liking. We ordered spring rolls and papaya salad to start with. The spring rolls were ok, the accompanying sauce was good. The papaya salad came decorated with a strand of hair so had to get it replaced. To taste, the salad was just average. I have certainly had better. For mains, we ordered morning glory and green curry. The morning glory was nice. The green curry was more whitish to look and on tasting it only tasted of coconut milk, the green flavours were totally empowered by too much coconut milk. We also ordered a veg pad thai noodles. We were served an egg pad thai noodle. Again had to wait till it was replaced. The second serving was over cooked and so sweet that we decided to skip the desserts. All in all a poor experience. Not a place I would want to visit again by choice any time soon only because of the poor quality of food. The staff however were pleasant and attentive.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We group of 10, not really familiar with Thai food, went on an adventure here. Nice place, very easy to reach. Somehow the waitress put us off. She did not recommend much or guide us and the accent was difficult even for us Indians to understand. However, we made good choices on our own. Tom Yom Soup was ordered much more than what could be consumed, however was not flagged by the waitress. The rest of the food - Full marks to Som Tam (Papaya Salad), Kaprow (basil chicken stir fry) Kao Pad (Thai Rice) Gua Tiew (Veg Flat Noodles) and the excellent Phad Phed (Wok Tossed fish). Dessert was Kao Niaw and was okay. Pity that the service does not match the food. Prices were reasonable for the dishes but water and soup was very expensive.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Why,why,why are so many restaurants let down by bad service? The food here is absolutely fantastic,could eat here happily once a week but with service like this not sure I will be will returning to this branch. If this country gave waiters a specific group of tables to serve from the minute someone sat down it would help. Yesterday think we had about 5 different people attend to us although attend is probably the wrong word for what little they do. If you have a childs menu hand it to familys with children, keep an eye on your customers so we are not begging for extra drinks, don't leave empty plates for more than 10 minutes on the table, we would have happily spent a lot more if we had been attended to, we just couldn't be bothered waiting for a dessert after being ignored so much, so had to beg from 2 different waiters for the bill so we could leave and get dessert from somewhere else.

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1  Thank Clare B
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Eagleice, Owner at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Thanks for alerting us to this. We work hard to offer good food and friendly service, and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. If you’d like to contact our Operations Manager directly, please call the restaurant and ask for Anil.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Have been there several times with my family, and we just couldn't help but come back! They have a nice ambiance and very friendly staff which compliments their good food and service. Compare to other thai/fusion restaurants, Lemongrass definitely serves authentic thai food for a very reasonable price. And also, they have a branch at The Galleria Sowwah Square, though its more like a foodcourt-self-service-area, they actually sustained the quality of their food and customer service. I suggest everyone should try to visit Lemongrass at The Galleria, they have quite a view as well!

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My Wife and I visited Lemongrass on March 20th during our stay at Abu Dhabi What a wonderful dining experience. Delightful atmosphere, delicious food, well plated, excellent friendly service, good menu. Can't say enough. Our first visit... but surely not our last. We will return.

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