Smiling BKK
Try Fun, Casual Thai At Smiling BKK
You'll find Smiling BKK tucked away on a side street near Safa Park, a spot where yummy food is topped with good humour and superb service. The cheekily named dishes are reasonably priced and you can expect pages from gossip mags as place mats. Participate in special theme nights such as 'Sing for your Supper,' which embodies the spirit that sets Smiling BKK apart. Ultimately though, it's delicious Thai food that will make you a return customer.
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55.33993234 25.24563037 BKK/@25.24563037,55.33993234
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  • Smiling BKK

    Sun to Sat from 11:00 to 24:00, Public Holidays from 11:00 to 24:00

    +971 [0] 4 286 8060

    Al Garhoud, Deira

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  • Quality is drooping
    Has been a customer with this restaurant since the last 7 years I am in Dubai. Been taken by friends to this restaurant at the first time, impressed with their delicious and authentic Thai dishes. Went back many times and invited friends were all enjoyed the food so much. Few days ago I went back to the restaurant again but was disappointed. Taste and quantity was no longer the same. Hope the restaurant will realize what they are missing and keep their quality of the food up!
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  • Smiling Mona Lisa
    Instantly as you open the Smiling BKK (a.k.a. Smiling Bangkok) door you are amazed by its decoration, what a cool place. Then as soon as we walked in I noticed there were 2 Thai customers having lunch so I knew we were in the right place :) I just got back from Thailand 5 days ago so the taste of Thai food is still fresh on my taste buds and I was hoping for the very best. THE LOCATION: Al Wasl opposite to Al Safa Park, it is easily accessible PARKING: Public paid Parking in the back it was a Friday afternoon so parking was free, and there were may parking spots just behind the restaurant. THE AMBIENCE: Funky, cool, extremely creative. The ceiling, the walls, the tables and the chairs are all black. The walls are buzzing with colorful paintings, a unique collection of renditions of the Mona Lisa (Einstein Mona Lisa, Emirati Mona Lisa,  Karen tribe Mona Lisa, Avatar Mona Lisa, and much more). The restaurant ceiling is loaded with very colorful lamps. Lots of colorful stuff dangling from the wall. My friend who told me about this restaurant got confused by its name, she called it the Smiling Mona Lisa. There are so many Mona Lisa pictures on the walls that those images will simply stay with you. THE SERVICE: Fantabulous, you don’t summon a server using a little bell like in some other restaurant in the Smiling BKK you do that with a toy gun. What a cool idea, holding the toy and pressing it you feel like a 4 year old and you won’t stop laughing. THE FOOD: Authentic Thai food that is fresh, tasty, and mouthwatering. I was warned by a friend that when the waiter asks do you want the food medium spicy, spicy or Thai spicy don’t say Thai spicy or you’ll regret it. He did :) We ordered all the food Medium spicy, but I shouldn’t have listened to the advice, I should have gone Thai Spicy all the way. I actually added chili to my Pad Thai to bring the heat level up. So I guess it all depends how hot do you like your food. 1- Green Papaya Salad - Som Tum 31 AED (8/10) shredded young green papaya, tomatoes, carrot, peanuts, green beans, chili, garlic, and lime juice 2- Veg Spring Rolls 27 AED (8/10) 5 rolls in one serving 3- Peanut Curry Prawn 41AED (8/10) red curry paste enriched with peanuts, spices, and coconut milk  4- Pad Thai Chicken 37AED (6/10) fried noodles with dried shrimp, peanut, tofu and Tamarind sauce. The Pad Thai was a little bit too dry to my taste it was a mistake to order it medium spicy, so I added chili but it definitely needed sauce to make it juicer. Not sure if this is how they always do it or it was just my bad luck that day. 5- Sticky Rice with Mango 35AED (7/10) The rice was perfectly cooked, even though the mango looked more yellowish than orange it was perfectly ripe and sweet. The coconut marinade was too sweet for my taste, it was so sweet that in a way it covered the taste of the mango. THE PORTION SIZE: just right THE COST: pocket friendly THE BOTTOM LINE: authentic, delicious, with excellent service. Whenever I crave Thai food I will be going back to Smiling BKK for sure, the menu is big there are much more things to try. Next time I'm aiming to try the fish and I will order my food Thai spicy :)
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  • Thai Cheap Eats
    This thai restaurant is really great for the money. The starter platter is highly recommended and the pad thai is one of the best i have found in Dubai.
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