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“always a delight and a great new location”
Review of Smiling BKK

Smiling BKK
Ranked #970 of 9,818 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: US$1 - US$40
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: NEW LOCATION OPEN! Shop 1, Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road Jumeira. opposite Al Safa Park tel: 800 THAI
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I must say the new location was a great move, more space for the quirky decors!

Have been here a couple of times and of course the food was always great.
Though something has changed in the menu, there are no quirky names anymore like (Fuk Me or Fuk yu) haha!
Here, you call the staff by firing the Ak47. of course it's a toy.
Reasonable price.

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Thank cocopel
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Having been a frequent diner at Smiling BKK, one thing is for sure that they are absolutely consistent in their food taste. Big menu and for sure will totally confuse you what to order.

One of the few restaurants that are remembered for their décor as much they are for their food. The look and feel at smiling will surely take you back to the colorful streets of Bangkok. The servers add on to this with their casual dressing and friendly demeanor. Surely Smiling gets a few brownie points for this.

Going over to the food, a must try is their Jim Jun hot pot where one can give their culinary skills a try. You need to prepare the soup on your table and is good for 4 to 5. Absolute tasty if you add the right sauces.

Although a little bit on the sweeter side we also loved their Thai green curry and Pad Thai. Their Keang Kiew Wan (Sizzling Veggies in Black bean sauce) was perfect and amazing.
My only recommendation, while ordering the Thai green curry, ask for it to be spicy unless you like it on the sweeter side.
On the whole Smiling BKK ensures you leave the restaurant with a smile. Khanapeena at its best.

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Thank tthakar
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Nice to be in a place that isnt a chain , tries to do things differently and have a sense of fun.

We always have the same thing -Starter - Satay Chicken skewers - very nice - exactly as the should be and generous portions

Main - Chicken cashew - I ask for 100% spice the staff always try to get me to have 80% for fear of it being to hot for a Brit - but its always just right

Staff friendly , unique way to get attention (fire a toy Ak47) , drinks holders are Jars - Place mats -magazine page

Good sense of fun

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Thank thekillersDubai
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

I went in the newly open restaurant in Al Wasl with a couple of friends for some south-east food and enjoyed the dinner.

Nice cretivity in the decoration and menu with good food at a very reasonable price. It is not a 5 star restaurant therefore do not expect anything too luxurious. However the food is good and the staff attentive and always providing a smile.

Definitely a good option to escape the usual routine.

Thank Andrea_Detto
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Great creativity. Good food. Reasonable quality n quantity. Great ambience. The place gets full very fast. You can reserve if you do not want to wait to be seated.

Thank Stulizlarson
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