Silk & Spice, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche – Review

Silk & Spice is back with a bang to reclaim its position as the best Thai restaurant in Abu Dhabi

Silk & Spice at the lovely Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche was one of the most popular, truly authentic Thai restaurants in town until they had to close during the pandemic and when we learned they were open again we just had to go over and try.

Thai cuisine in known for its fresh ingredients, bold flavours and intense heat, making each meal an adventure, so off we went thinking of Tom Yum soup and spicy beef salads

We were over for a weeknight dinner a couple of days ago and are happy to say It’s still as good if not even better than before.

The Venue

It’s a big space, tastefully furnished with different styles of seating available, you can sit on the floor around a waist high table and eat in the authentic Thai style or get a table by one of the huge windows and enjoy the superb views or even your very own private room.

On one side is a sleek black and chrome bar and this is a very nice place to sit and enjoy some of their excellent drinks and nibbles.

We are warmly greeted as we enter, and offered a very nice table by the windows that hey has prepared for us, just like old times.

The Food

We settle down, order some drinks as we discuss the menu with our hostess who has some very cool suggestions as to what is in season and what we absolutely must try. While we were speaking, they served an amuse bouclé, a nice crunchy fried calamari roll that was superb.

We decide to pass on the soup and start the meal with their appetizer sampler platter and an order of the spicy beef salad.

The sampler platter had tasting portions of all their classic appetizers, the beef satay, spring rolls and the tempura prawn were amazing.

The spicy beef salad was a masterpiece, from the exquisite presentation to the superb flavours and the spice levels just right for us. The portions are all in sharing style, so it’s great.

It’s time to order the mains and there is so much we want to try which makes it extremely difficult to choose, we finally settle on the wok fried Angus Beef tenderloin, a Thai green curry with chicken some Pad Thai and a seafood sampler platter, each of the mains come with unlimited Jasmine rice which was fresh and aromatic

The tenderloin is superb, done medium with the flavours of lemongrass and pepper adding their distinctive touch, the seafood sampler is another highlight of this meal, fresh lobster tails, huge gulf shrimp, calamari and a host of other stuff, and it was almost a meal in itself.

The Thai Green curry was an absolute delight, the coconut milk flavoured curry was a perfect compliment to the Jasmin rice and the bite size chicken pieces just melted in your mouth, loved it.

The Pad Thai was simply amazing, the fried rice noodles with grilled tiger prawns and the spicy topping absolutely blew us away, this combined with the spicy pak choy and fried tofu made an excellent combination.

By this point we are absolutely stuffed, and the table is still heaving with food on it, so we ask for a takeaway and an order of mango sticky rice with ice cream, the perfect dessert to end a glorious meal.

The Verdict

We are glad to say Silk & Spice is back, bolder, and even better than before, all set to lead the Thai fine dining culture of Abu Dhabi.

Its understated elegance, superb food and amazing service all come together to create memorable dining experiences each time you visit.

Hats of the Chef and his team for giving us this stunning place and the exceptional food.

The Contact

For reservation and more, please call +971 2 813 7777 or WhatsApp +971 56 997 7409

Silk & Spice Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

About the author