Review: Tong Thai at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Tong Thai is a stunning pan Asian restaurant in Dubai with lovely views across Business Bay
5 September 2022
It's a crowd-puller of a restaurant and quite rightly so.
The UAE's Thai food scene is way more varied than you might expect. Dubai's best Thai restaurants offer the staples, from street food favourites to classic dishes such as tom yum, pad thai, green curry, satay et al.
Out of them, the Tong Thai restaurant, located at the gorgeous JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai along Business Bay, is a standout.
Hearing of its fantastic, authentic food, great service and ambience, we sat down for a meal and found out why it deserves repeat visits from Thai food lovers in Dubai.
Housed in the world's tallest 5-star hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, this modern Asian restaurant is the full shebang: a laidback, red-accented space with beautiful red lantern-inspired overhanging lamps. And the service couldn't be friendlier.
As the restaurant specialises in authentic Thai cuisine, they offer an impressive range of delicious curries, stir fries, salads, street food, and other dishes.
For our starters, we tucked into the Gai Satay, vegetable spring rolls, and Som Tum Jay - a green papaya salad. All the starters were delicious and were bursting with flavours.
Our main courses included a rich green chicken curry, beef tenderloin in an oyster sauce, and Pad Thai. The spicing of all the dishes was spot on and presented beautifully by the attentive staff.
To finish, the desserts were a perfect palette cleanser, and we indulged in a Thai Tea Milk Cake with Meringue and Tub Tim Krob which was a combination of water chestnut, palm seed, jackfruit, coconut syrup, and crushed ice. This popular Thai dessert worked exceptionally well together to end a 5-star meal on a sweet note.
Tong Thai really is a highlight in Thai cuisine in Dubai, offering great food in a beautiful setting and a great night out.
We recommend the High So offer at Tong Thai, where you can indulge in an evening of unlimited food and drinks featuring the best of Thai street favourites, perfectly paired with refreshing beverages in an exquisite setting, lovingly prepared and served by the restaurant's authentic Thai team.
High So at Tong Thai is available every Wednesday, from 6pm until 12am midnight, for just AED 195 per person for food only or AED 300 including house beverages for two hours.
- Where: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai
- Timings: 6pm until midnight (Wednesdays)
- Price: AED 195 per person for food only, or AED 300 including house beverages