is one of the UK’s leading Thai restaurants, founded in 1999 by Alan Yau, creator of Hakkasan and Wagamama, now open at THE BEACH, Dubai. Busaba is known for its exquisite and reasonably priced Thai delicacies, flavorsome selection of freshly prepared salads, stir fries and curries, noodle dishes, grilled meats and fish.
Where: Busaba Eathai, the beach, Jumeriah Beach Residence
Perfect for: Authentic Thai food.
Small plates and sharers:
- Por-pia jay (spring rolls) AED 28
- Thai Calamari AED41
- Pad Thai jay AED 55
- Tom yam talay AED49
- Green vegetable curry AED56
- Coconut rice AED19
Service: Very welcoming & accommodating.
What we loved: We tried one of their signature dishes, the Thai calamari which was extremely mouthwatering, it had a unique taste and a really good flavor, I couldn’t stop eating! The soup our server recommended for me to try was the Tom yam talay, it had all my favorites included in it, prawn, squid, and fish cake along with vermicelli noodle, authentic thai spicy sour soup. The quantity of food is quite sufficient or may I say, more than enough! As you can tell from the pictures (of the soup especially). Drinks were very refreshing and healthy. We tried the Pad Thai jay from the Wok noodle, it included rice noodle, tenderstem broccoli, tofu, courgette, French bean, peanut, beansprout & lime. It’s super delicious once mixed together and sprinkled with lime on the top. Finally, the authentic Thai green vegetable curry with rice which was equally scrumptious.
What we didn’t like as much: The flies were bugging so make sure you don’t sit anywhere next to the doors. For desserts, we had the coconut panna cotta and mango sticky rice. The coconut panna cotta tasted a bit odd, it wasn’t like the usual panna cotta and for the mango sticky rice, the sticky rice wasn’t the right amount of sticky and tasted more like a main dish and less like a dessert however, the mangoes were very fresh.
What we recommend:
- Thai calamari
- Pad Thai jay
- Green vegetable curry
Ambiance: Being a Friday, surprisingly it was not too occupied but very chilled out.
More on Busaba:
Busaba Eathai at THE BEACH covers more than 5,000 square feet and is spread across two floors, complete with sprawling outdoor terrace. Busaba’s famous Thai calamari with ginger and green peppercorn regularly tops lists for best squid in London and the UK. For Thai food enthusiasts, Busaba’s menu offers all the classics; Pad Thai with prawns, Green chicken curry, stir-fried Morning Glory with red chilli, and the street food icon, the Som tam salad.
Contact: 04 428 1421