The Kitchen of Thai Restaurant is located at ground level in Cluster C, JLT. It has a surprisingly upmarket interior, and well-dressed, well-trained wait staff. We discovered (too late) that they offer a really good lunch deal of either a Massaman Curry or Chicken Pad Thai, with water or a soft drink for AED35 – not too bad considering quality and quantity of the food.
We ordered a spring roll platter to start. The ‘platter’ turned out to be a couple of not so nice, over-browned spring rolls on a plate. This was followed by a Pad Thai with shrimps and an almost fluorescent green, Green Curry with Chicken. I still don’t understand why some Thai restaurants charge extra for rice when people order their curries. How else does one eat a Thai curry? The green curry tasted really good but I found the colour a turn off. The Pad Thai, however, was right on the button.
Service was good, not more. I say this because, out of the two dishes we ordered, they actually got one wrong, bringing us a red curry instead of the fluorescent green one. And then our sweet waitress had the cheek to ask if we would mind having the red curry instead – good one. All in all, this is a decent Thai restaurant, a worthy alternative to Little Bangkok, but not in the same league as my mid-range favourites, Smiling BKK, Lemongrass or Royal Budha. It’s worth a visit.