Thai Time is a small Thai restaurant in the Safest Way Supermarket Building near the venerable Mazaya Centre in Al Safa. It’s where that seafood restaurant with the giant lobster on the side of the building used to be. I found its otherwise warm and inviting interior in conflict with the glass wall which looks out onto an empty Mezzanine floor. I hope I don’t ruffle too many feathers when I say I feel the venue would be more suited to a Thai massage spa than a restaurant.
My meal at Thai Time drew mixed reactions concerning both food and service. Whilst the Soups and Green Curry we ordered were very good (apart from the fact that the Green Curry was Hulk green in colour), the same cannot be said for the Pad Thai which was, without a doubt, the worst I have had in Dubai. Commendable and recommended is the soup I had, Gaeng Jued Woon Sen (clear soup with glass noodles). Contrary to what its name implies, this clear broth soup is packed with veggies and meatballs. The Green Curry is also worth a try.
Service, although friendly and welcoming, was unprofessional. Our mains were brought to the table while we were still blowing our soup, and that too without any plates or serving spoons. We had to ask our indifferent waitress for each and everything, she did not bother coming to our table to check on us at any point in our meal. And the fact that we were the only ones at the restaurant just made things worse. That said, if I were in the neighbourhood, I would come back for some of that soup. Otherwise, for Thai food at this price point, I’ll drive a few minutes to the still amazing Smiling BKK.
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