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Banyan Tree al Wadi Hotel | Al Mazraa, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
+971 7 206 7777
18:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 22:30
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great job by Mr vinayan and his team members manisha and gaurav to give us the best hospitality in this little gem ..must visit for Indian meal in RAK.

Thank Rishabh G
AlWadiDesert, Director of Operations at Safran, responded to this review

Dear Rishabh G, Thank you for your kind review and recognition to our Ladies & Gentlemen. I am truly pleased to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Safran restaurant. We very much look forward to welcoming you again for another memorable Indian night. With kind regards, Isabelle von Burg Director of Operations More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Food was simply amazing. What was even more remarkable was that the chef Thathat came and spoke to us and recommended some of the best dishes which didn't disappoint us at all. We went there on my birthday and they surprised me with a cake. The staff Daisy won our heart with her service and eye for detail.

Thank Cherlyn O
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The atmosphere and the service were spot on. The staff are extremely knowledgeable which was good as I haven't eaten in many Thai restaurants. The food was great but the must try dish had to be the Goong Thod Kratiem Prick Thai (wok tossed lobster, potato and safran curry sauce) the description doesn't do this dish the justice it deserves... More 

Thank Leanne S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The service was backed by good food and wine . The ambience was very pleasant as we sat inside on a very hot summer night . have seen some comments regarding delayed buggy ride -- however first the ride is an interesting start to the adventure and secondly we had got it immediately - considering the hotel was having 90%... More 

Thank Bartech
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went for late dinner, the restaurant was empty, so we had great service and lots of attention. The food taste was great, every dish was tasty. We got small snack before and the dish from chef. And the mango sticky rice with coconut ice-cream is unforgettable. The delivery took some time, so can be improvement on that, but otherwise I... More 

1 Thank Alena M
Muri, Aargau, Switzerland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

And what a treat! Best thai food I've ever had. Beautiful location in the desert overlooking the waterhole at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi desert resort. Service excellent (which for this country is rare). Highly recommended! Unfortunately they dont have their own website. Call the hotels main number for reservations. The golfcaddy will take you through the stunning grounds to... More 

Thank Twinks1970
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I am going to be brief on my feedback. Overall service levels needs an upgrade , it certainly did not feel like a Banyan Tree service standard . To begin with there were only a few staff managing the entire restaurant . No staff was seen for a long time on the outside deck although it was not so busy... More 

1 Thank Sachin M
Singapore, Singapore
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455 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This Resturant is inside the al wadi banyan tree hotel. It has outdoor seating . The food is out of the world. Very authentic thai food. Pad thai is worth a try. The service is also outstanding.

Thank nirajsomaiya
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

My wife and I always look for Thai restaurants around the countries we visit. We spent a few years in Dubai and found a few good ones, since moving to RAK we could not find good Thai, until we found Safran, I must say- it puts the rest of the fancy hotels and eateries in Dubai to Shame. The best... More 

Thank Zaaboot
Frankfurt, Germany
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Super great Thai dinner - very nice outdoor deck and terrace - super Thai food and very authentic too !

Thank MW07

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Banyan Tree al Wadi Hotel | Al Mazraa, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah  >  Ras Al Khaimah
  • Phone Number: +971 7 206 7777
safran restaurant overlooks a waterhole popular with the desert’s animal residents, Safran offers an exclusive fine-dining Indian menu in a distinctly Arabian setting.

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