Restaurant Review: Dusit Thani
Avg. Cost per Person:225 Dhs
Location:24th floor Dusit Thani Hotel, Shaikh Zayed Road , Dubai
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Seafood tom yum soup, cheese sambousek, lamb spring roll, tiramisu and all fresh seafood and Thai food
04 317 4515
If you're looking for good food and great views of Shaikh Zayed Road, the Friday brunch on the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Hotel Road won't disappoint.
As we stepped out of the elevator on the 24th floor, a friendly staff member was there to greet us and lead us to our table. A welcome drink was served as well. The hotel's Friday brunch features a mixed fare from three specialty restaurants - Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine, PAX Ristorante & Lounge and The Californian Restaurant - that serves as the centerpiece of the entire floor. I was mainly busy looking for Thai cuisine and seafood, although the buffet had a fair variety of Indian and Arabic food as well, including a shawarma station.
I started with seafood tom yum soup and Thai glass noodles. Although not a big fan of spicy food, I've developed a liking for certain Thai specialties and I was pleasantly surprised I could tolerate the spiciness of these variants.
My dining partner feasted on the variety of fresh seafood that dominated the central part of the buffet.
For my appetizer, I tried the lamb spring roll, which was really good - it wasn't greasy and the meat was seasoned well. Being a cheese lover, I made sure to take a bite of cheese sambousek (small, cheese-filled pastries) and it was easily one of my favourites at this buffet. The sambousek had a generous portion of cheese stuffed inside and the pastry was just perfect. I also tried the Arancini, stuffed rice balls coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried, but it doesn't suit my palate well.
I tried to sample various food items on offer, but I could only cover so much. For the more adventurous, the buffet also features a pasta cooking station, cheese station, cold seafood quarter, grilled seafood and barbecue section, Japanese sushi and maki rolls, a pecking duck station, salad bar and, of course, the desserts counter, which one shouldn't skip. I devoured portions of creme brulee, cheesecake, blueberry crepe with vanilla ice cream and tiramisu, the dessert I love best.
Aside from the wide selection in the buffet, Dusit Thani's location offers spectacular views of Shaikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai, providing a picturesque background to any brunch. It's a great venue to host friends and families visiting Dubai and wanting to have a look of the city from high above on a lovely, relaxed Friday.