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“Excellent food - shame about the service.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dusit Thai Restaurant

Dusit Thai Restaurant
Ranked #183 of 2,365 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 57
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: New Town
Dorset, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Excellent food - shame about the service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

I booked this for a Valentines meal with my wife, while on a short break to Edinburgh. I was told I could not have an 8pm booking as desired, but they could give me a table at 7pm, but would require it back by 9pm. Maybe the alarm bells should have rang then...
The food itself was wonderful, although a bit on the pricey side for what it was. However, the army of staff seemed only intent on rushing people through their meal. Only a couple of minutes after receiving the menus they were back wanting to know what we wanted. Plates, glasses etc were cleared from under our noses with no apology - new dishes were "dumped" in front of us. The main course arrived almost before we finished our starters.
We were so dissatisfied by the time of the dessert course that we decided to decline.
The staff were not courteous at all and what should have been a relaxed, memorable evening ended with us back on the street one hour and 5 minutes after our arrival.
Very disappointing indeed, especially as I chose this restaurant after reading good reviews.
A "special" evening, totally spoiled.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Scotland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Very small venue so do book beforehand but consistently delicious food.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Thai Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

This is a lovely restaurant which serves the most supmtuous Thai food in a very friendly and warm atmosphere. It is small so you have to book but it is well worth it. I have bee five times now and every meal has been superb.

Visited February 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“excellent quality Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

simple, well presented, very tasty. Slightly pricey for Thai but worth it

Visited January 2012
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Scotland
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Dusit for me every time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Central location, attentive and helpful staff, great selection of food, reasonably priced, book first as it's popular.

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