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Smiling BKK

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Al Wasl Al Wasl Rd | Shop 22, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 800 8424
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11:00 - 00:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I love Thai food and eat it at least once a week. There are a lot of good Thai restaurants in Dubai, but Smiling BKK surprised both of us. Having just moved into a neighborhood nearby, we sort of stumbled upon it. I had read reviews of it, but our previous location in Dubai didn't make it... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If you're looking into an authentic Thai restaurant in Dubai. This is the place to be. Menu is great, service is great, prices are reasonable. This is my go-to when I'm craving for Thai food.

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Thank bbs0808
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, and good atmosphere, would definitely go back. Recommend to anyone who likes Thai food

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Thank divemut123
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The newer outlet opposites Safa has a fresher feel with better lighting and decor. The enormous menu is too tedious to go through so it is best to ask the wait staff for what you have in mind and they will steer you to what's printed on the menu. Tom yum koong looked very mild and tame but boy did... More 

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Thank Foodie Faroola
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food is authentic, the price is reasonable and you are welcome with a smile. The food is great, portions are good and you get your money's worth. The menu is funny when you look at the English names. The ambiance is quite nice and cosy. Be careful when you ask for spicy, it really is!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I both enjoy Thai cuisine and cook it regularly at home but we would never eat it at a Thai restaurant back in the UK as it just doesn't taste correct. Not so Smiling BKK! The Larb I ordered was excellent with a decent fiery chilli element and bags of flavour. Service was friendly and prices are... More 

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Thank Basemess
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

you got to find the place its on a lost place funny and unique atmosphere the cuisine is good it reminds me thailand and i know it very well but when an indian family arrives with z very noizy your girl it ruins your meal anyway thans to the chef for the cusine

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Thank Raf F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had been at near GGICO metro station bunch on week ago Food was so disappointed We had ordered Thai duck salad which was overcooked (smell burned) and it was bitter then we had ordered Jimjum set(Thai hot pot ) as well so disappointed taste.. One of their staff was using mobile all the time.. I really feel like if... More 

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Thank metrotius1998
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Great Thai food in a relaxed atmosphere with quirky decor. Perfect for a casual dinner. Best Thai food I've had in Dubai.

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Thank Mandy T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Nestled in a peaceful alley of cafe and restaurants for yuccies, Smiling BKK has surely made its mark for its humorously attractive concept. It had walls with images of pop icons the world loves to mock and a menu that's straight outta Pun city. We ordered som tum (my favorite), Thai fried rice with shrimp paste and green mango, spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Wasl Al Wasl Rd | Shop 22, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 800 8424
Description
NEW LOCATION OPEN! Shop 1, Al Wasl Square, Al Wasl Road Jumeira. opposite Al Safa Park tel: 800 THAI

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