Thiptara - Palace Downtown

4.7
80 reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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 alfresco waterfront restaurant into a truly magical setting.
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très beau restaurant en terrasse en face des fontaines et du Burj Khalifa. Cuisine très raffinée. Cadre romantique. Tout était parfait. Merci.

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Anette27
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Toller Platz um die Fontänen zu erleben. Es gibt wohl keine bessere Lokation.
Das Essen wargut, allerdings wurde man nicht darauf hingewiesen dass die Gerichte
Fleisch enthielten, was leider nicht ersichtlich war. Für Vegetarier ein no go.
Wir würden aber wieder dort essen.

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rebeccaw
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not as good as it used to be - not sure if it has changed due to pandemic but food was different and entertainer couldn’t be used.

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KieranK
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a magical night at thiptara proposing to my girlfriend. The staff made it all possible and I can’t thank them enough. I will definitely be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience with incredibly good food, and a really helpful server (thank you so much Kumar) who guided us through the best menu options. Great view of the Burj Khalifa and Dancing Fountain as well! Will definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The views, the food, the service! Well worth the trip to Dubai!

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vippa13
Cleveland
47 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, and provided with very good service. The location on the water by the fountain in front of the Burj Khalifa provides a great background.

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SidB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we ordered limited food but portions were perfect (maybe green curry could have been more generous, rice was excessive) but the taste and presentation were excellent,, always a pleasure to be there when in dubai... it a "must" (we are vegetarians)

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please add Nam Tok to the menu. :-)

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RonB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Just be prepared to pay a little extra for the location and atmosphere. The food and service was amazing

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AdamH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant has a fantastic view of the fountains and Burj Khalifa. Food is excellent. Service great. Lucky for us, things are slow right now in Dubai so the restaurant is not busy. Great selection if you want an evening of free water and light shows in gorgeous downtown Dubai!!! The Thai food is very good - stands up well to the excellent entertainment.

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Neshxo
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! The food was very very tasty, would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. We ate the “chefs tasting menu”. It was all fantastic. We arrived at 630 and they sat us outside right by the water. Great view of the fountains and Burj Kalifa. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!!!

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AlexandraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with awesome views of the Burj Khalifa. I ordered the lobster and it was exquisite. Excellent service. I will definitely be visiting this place again when I return to Dubai. Highly recommend. 10/10

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Thamara
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place and service. Love everything about it. Drinks were very nice also.

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Dirk
Heidelberg
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Romantic place, good food, perfect fountain view.

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RobertClaire
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is this the restaurant with the best view in Dubai? Amazing views of the fountains, superb food, and great service from our waiter called Jaffar. Simply fantastic. Sit on the outside pontoon deck, awesome.

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karenh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing location. Friendly staff nothing too much trouble.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Celebrating our friends 50th birthday! Great food, large portions although service was a bit slow. Stunning views watching the dancing fountains !

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. The water show under the Burj is amazing. The value for food was amazing.
Highly recommend Black Cod and Duck in Red Curry

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ThomasH
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Excellent food, friendly staff. Spectacular view.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. They made an effort to move my table after I requested a table with a nice view of the fountains at my original booking. Bit pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion. This place offers probably the best view of burj khilifa and the fountains (if sitting outside on deck).

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MissT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Overpriced. Can walk up to the floating patio and see the fountain lights for free instead. We spent AED350 on 1 glass of wine, 1 bowl of soup, 1 chicken dim sum and 1 scoop of ice cream for dessert. I can only imagine the bill if we arrived hungry.

That said, service was excellent and food was tasty.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really loved the fantastic views, and exceptional service at Thiptara. The food was brilliant Thai quality, although definitely on the pricey end (Green Thai curry 155DHS). We sat outside and it was stunning. The only disappointment was that I had mentioned it was for a birthday and could a cake be brought out (Happy to pay for) on the booking, but nothing was done for this on the night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Just average very overpriced food. View was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Nice place and location to see the fountain show. Food is ok, but for that kind of money you expect something special not ordinary - but still solid - thai food.

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PSOT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The thai food is unfortunately not really authentic, also no Thai employees working there.
Nevertheless, the food is delicious and its quality is very good. Given the unbeatable view to the fountains and the overall atmosphere makes it worth the money and is 100% recommendable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

You can see rhe fountain show, if you book in advance.

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Kyle
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful fountain side restaurant with views of Burj Khalifa and great thai food. Very pricey though so good for special occasions.

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Rosie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views of the fountains and Burj Khalifa. The food, wine, and service were all very good. Would definitely recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here as a group of 4 to watch the fountain show. Had an amazing time and great view of the fountain. The food was delicious and full of flavour. Would definitely come here again. Ordered spring rolls for starters, chicken and beef dish and Singapore noodles.

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SashaL
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sharing menu and all the food was absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic and the views over the fountains were excellent. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend.

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vipacineto
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Amazing views of Burj kalifa

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KarlV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Definitely worth a visit. Make sure you book a table on the terrace !!!!

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SusanZ
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely favorite!!!! best thai restaurant we’ve ever been 😍

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent from the moment we came until we left!

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BodeO
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The view of the waterfall was mind-blowing. I'll definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Ich vertrage kein Knoblauch und das bekam die Küche leider nicht hin
Die Nacht danach war nicht so schön

Ansonsten tolle Lage und preislich schon höher

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Mikey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, had the second sharing option. Service was great.
Get a seat outside to watch the fountains - saw 5 different shows in our dinner.

Can’t fault this place at all.

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Thiptara - Palace Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.