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#362 of 8,284 Restaurants in Dubai
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Fine Dining: THAI Award Winning Thai Restaurant creative cuisine delivered in a stylish setting under the watchful eye of a towering Buddha makes this a royal treat. Situated on the ground floor, this contemporary Thai restaurant is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. Timing:Mon to Fri 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm , Sat to Sun 12 noon to 12:00 midnight,
PRICE RANGE
$34 - $42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was several times in The Royal Budha restaurant during my stay in the Holiday Inn Al Barsha and always had an outstanding and fast service with a very friendly staff and assistant restaurant manager (although I arrived late in the evenings after visiting the...Expo2020). The atmosphere is very relaxing. They served authentic and delicious Thai food. Moreover the menu offers a very large choice. I really advise this Thai restaurant in Dubai.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 18 December 2021

Had a horrible experience today! I wanted to use the entertainer voucher. It was only for dine in, I requested a take out instead. I was very lawfully denied. I politely accepted and decided to dine in. We wanted separate bills (my friend and I)....The head waitress, Jennifer, refused to give us two bills. She was OK with us walking out without eating, but would not let us have two separate bills. I have been dining in Royal Buddha since 2014. Today was a very rude experience. I would love to visit again, as I like the food, but not happening till that lady is around! I wouldn't allow such an employee to work in my organization for a single day! I don't like to lose business. In the restaurant business, they say, you should never let a guest leave hungry! 18th December 2021More

Date of visit: December 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We would like apologize for inconvenience caused and the rudeness of our staff but as per entertainers clauses the offer can be redeemed on only one bill we have shared your review with team members so...More

Reviewed 15 December 2021

Royal budha offers different types of buffets for dinners. I didn't get the dim sim or thai buffet, I get the sushi buffet. Sushi and rolls served in a very nice bamboo boats. There were few sushi types but a great variety of rolls, both...cold and hot ones. But the taste of rolls concede to other sushi places. For me there was no big difference between different rolls. And the look of how they formed didn't seem to me accurate enough. Miso soup was ok but just ok. Same for salads and ramen.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are extremely apologetic for the inconvenience you had to experience at our outlet. We have shared your feedback with The Royal Budha team, so that this can be looked into. We hope you visit us...More

Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

If you really want to try authentic Thai Cuisine in Dubai The Royal Buddha is the place to be In. I have tried many food preparations here, each and everything is delicious The team Consist of only Thai chefs to ensure the quality and authenticity...of the cuisine I tried wok fried chicken in young peppercorn sauce with rice, and the very famous Thai Iced Tea with milk finished with Tun Tim Krob. Only very few places in Dubai serving Thai milk iced tea "The Royal Budha serves the best one"More

Date of visit: May 2021
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HIAB M, Marketing at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 2 April 2021

The food was super super good and I don’t say that lightly as a Thai cuisine expert who eats pad Thai 3 to 4 times a week at a different Thai place each time. Having said that I really enjoyed the taste, spices and consistency...of the dish. I definitely recommend this place to all my Thai food lovers as I know it’s super easy to be disappointed when one gets the Thai craving and the restaurant just doesn’t do it right, with this place you don’t have to worry one bit. It’s definitely making my “eat again” list needless to say it consists of no more than 3 places so far. The service is also great with the staff being super helpful and nice. Great experience overall!!! 5 stars!!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

Dear Ms. Rebeka, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

I was the last guest. The restaurant was serving last order at 11.30 PM, I came at 11.35 PM without the reservation. I was hesitate if they will be ok for serving me, but the manager, Mr.Prashant has been welcome me warmly. Also Ms.Nadia who...has taken care of me very well. Both of them are very helpful, flexible and professional. As well big thanks for both chefs for chicken fried rice and glass noodle salad. It's best ever Thai food I have tried here. Well the restaurant location is very easy to reach, atmosphere was quiet and fantastic, the food was so delicious. Staffs are proffessional and friendly Unfortunately, I came very late, but for sure definitely, I will come back here (earlier) again next time! Highly recommended Royal Budha to everyone!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 13 March 2021

I love how authentic it is and also a lot of varieties of menu. Papaya Salad (with Plara) is my most favourite, if you love spicy..go for it!! A rare menu like Kaeng Hunglay is awesome also which I can't find anywhere else in Dubai....Recommended for Thais who are looking for the real taste and Thai spicy! Staffs are helpful and well-mannered yet very friendly. Emirates platinum card discounts (includes alcohol) 40%!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 30 January 2021

It is really a quiet place, who ever wants to hang out with friends or couple, it s a good pace, not crowded and you can enjoy some nice ambience. Moreover, it really really really affordable. Instagram don_hicham_dubaiMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

Superb Asian ambiance, wonderfully attentive staff and the mouth-watering unlimited dim sum selection perfect for the weekend, don’t ever miss the wonton soup & steamed bun! Cannot fault our meal even the service which was provided. Sanka was just awesome! Wonderful touch such as the...Thai Chef coming out for a chat and Alfred checking on us from time to time. Definitely will recommend to our friends and family. This restaurant is superb and thoroughly deserves its 5-star rating! A must go for dimsum lovers like me!  More

Date of visit: January 2021
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2021

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

Reviewed 26 December 2020

I came to the restaurant in order to book a table and decided to try the food and I am so glad I did. I had the best shrimp red curry and it was made to my taste,spicy and it was just perfect. The service...was excellent Ornanong and Jaynecar were both extremely friendly and efficient so thank you to both of you. I would definitely stay in this hotel again just so that I can re-visit this place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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HIAB M, General Manager at The Royal Budha, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to know that you had such a nice dining experience at our restaurant and were also happy with the services offered by our staff. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes...More

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Yes, We do have vegetarian dishes on our menu. Please have look on our website or please share your email details in order to send the menu on PDF format Best regards The Royal Budha Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Budha

Yes, The Royal Budha offers takeaway services.

The Royal Budha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5