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Safran - CLOSED

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel | Banyan Tree al Wadi Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
+971 7 206 7777
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“thai food” (6 reviews)
“al wadi” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel | Banyan Tree al Wadi Hotel, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Was told by concierge in Waldorf to "Must try it", It was one of the best meals we had in R.A.K. The setting is in the desert, and the tables over look a desert oasis, with leaning palms and other trees, overhanging a flowing water...More

Thank Andyt1313
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.More

Thank Rishabh G
AlWadiDesert, Director of Operations at Safran, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

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...More

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....More

Thank Cherlyn O
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,...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Bartech
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...More

2  Thank Alena M
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Twinks1970
Reviewed 23 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...More

1  Thank Sachin M
Reviewed 25 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
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...More

Thank Zaaboot
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Restaurant Details

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Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
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18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel | Banyan Tree al Wadi Hotel, 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
  • E-mail
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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