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Published: July  30, 2014

Smiling BKK

This deliciously screwball Thai restaurant is hidden away just behind Al Wasl Road – although its obscure location doesn’t stop those in the know seeking out its neon, moustachioed Mona Lisa sign. Instead, its decent, affordable food and wonderfully off-kilter décor have earned it a loyal fanbase, happy to follow each others’ Chinese whisper-style – and, quite often taxi driver-incensing – road directions. Stepping inside is like being transported into some ramshackle New York art café, with its Van Gogh replicas, dangling multicoloured lights, random photograph collages and quaintly sloping book shelves. Continuing on the theme, all dishes have amusing names. For example, you could order the "10-baht love you long time" (deep fried wonton-style chicken and prawn with sweet chilli dip), which, despite being pleasantly crisp still seems to be one of the menu’s greasier options. Your tip is to skip the starters and go straight for the mains.

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Address :

Al Wasl Plaza, Al Wasl Rd, Shop 22 Jumeirah, Dubai

Phone :

+971 800 8424

Schedule :

Mon - Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Smiling BKK »
Published: July  30, 2014

Smiling BKK

This deliciously screwball Thai restaurant is hidden away just behind Al Wasl Road – although its obscure location doesn’t stop those in the know seeking out its neon, moustachioed Mona Lisa sign. Instead, its decent, affordable food and wonderfully off-kilter décor have earned it a loyal fanbase, happy to follow each others’ Chinese whisper-style – and, quite often taxi driver-incensing – road directions. Stepping inside is like being transported into some ramshackle New York art café, with its Van Gogh replicas, dangling multicoloured lights, random photograph collages and quaintly sloping book shelves. Continuing on the theme, all dishes have amusing names. For example, you could order the "10-baht love you long time" (deep fried wonton-style chicken and prawn with sweet chilli dip), which, despite being pleasantly crisp still seems to be one of the menu’s greasier options. Your tip is to skip the starters and go straight for the mains.