(MENAFN – Mid-East.Info This summer, Dubai’s most beloved Thai street cafe and tea bar, Café Isan, is opening a pop-up venue at JLT’s Armada Blue Bay Hotel.

The pop-up, open until August 31, offers hotel guests and loyal fans the chance to try the award-winning venue’s creative cuisine in a whole new setting.

Expect licensed drinks, feel-good tunes, a cool vibe, and a few surprises on the menu. As co-founder Lisa Knight says, “We are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience and this is also the first time that we will have a license – so you can expect some exciting Thai-style cocktails and a range of affordable products. drinks to match our street food with excellent value for money. ”

The 3,000-square-foot pool-level site features 15 tables, with a layout designed to comfortably accommodate COVID-19 security measures.

The idea is to combine our good-value Thai street food with equally good drinks for the first time, with bottled Thai drinks – like Chang and Singha – starting at AED 34 and more. pints on tap not more than AED 40 per pint. We also have ‘bucket’ deals for the ultimate Thai vacation nostalgia moment.

Chef New’s special line of Thai / Isan-inspired cocktails are developed in collaboration with expert mixologists and the hotel team, making the most of its fresh ingredients, such as walnut vodka cocktails. whole coconut, spicy Thai basil cocktails and a few featuring those Thai flavors. , lemongrass and ginger.

The quirky Thai venue – voted Best Thai Restaurant at Time Out Dubai 2021 – brings nostalgia and a real street vibe to its casual new restaurant, which will serve from noon to midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Chef New says, “We want to bring Thailand to Dubai, adorning the walls with vacation photos of our guests from Thailand, so come with your favorite photos and we’ll put them in place. The space is decorated with a vacation in mind – think beach towels, flip flops, postcards, personal keepsakes, umbrellas, and folding tables. Melamine tableware, plastic chairs and stools, and our colorful and recycled vegetable crates with plenty of houseplants will add a funky and fresh Thai vibe.

The food – expect signature dishes from the Isan region. Chef New has won numerous awards, alongside some exciting new dishes, which have yet to be announced – check out this space.

There is even a small outdoor patio if you want to brave the summer sun for a cigarette. Guests can also take advantage of three hours of free parking at Cluster P. The pop-up is for adults only and there is no price increase. Same great value food as the original restaurant.

WHAT: Pop-up Café Isan x Armada BlueBay

OR : 1st floor, Hotel Armada BlueBay, Cluster P, JLT

WHEN: Now open until August 31, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. last orders at midnight.

Call 050-9132611 / 058-5291003 for more information and reservations, visit or send an email:

About Café Isan :

The multi-award winning Café Isan is Dubai’s most authentic Thai street eatery and tea bar, is the gem of JLT’s culinary scene and the heart of the local Thai community. Serving authentic Isan specialties and Thai classics, Chef New is renowned for his memorable dishes, great prices and happy customers. Opened in 2016, Café Isan is an authentic and vintage Thai with a smile. Isan’s food is less well known than its central Thai counterpart. The soups are clear and made without a coconut base, and the food is traditionally spicier. However, don’t sweat as everything is made fresh, so you can choose your preferred level of spice!

Caf̩ Isan РThai Streetfood Restaurant & Tea Bar Dubai.

Waterfront, Cluster B, JLT (free parking at Lake View Tower).

Open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun – Wed, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thu, Fri & Sat

WINNER: ‘Best Budget’ and ‘Best Thai’ Finalist Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2017 * TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 and 2018 nominees – 2018 BBC Good Food Awards

+971 (0) 4 5579778 / +971 (0) 58 287 3181


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