Kris with A View is one of the best dining spots in Dubai. Situated at 19th floor of Park Regis Hotel, the luxurious hotel is situated amongst the hustle & bustle of Bur Dubai area. Opposite to Burjuman Centre it provides an array of facilities for the guests along with several restaurants/bar within the hotel which serve the guests keeping in mind the myriad of cultures here.The restaurant has a capacious entrance lobby with much sizable halls on either sides, one hall is fixed for dining/buffet where as the expansion on the other side serves bar facilities and live music. This bar area is again split into smoking & non-smoking areas.
Kris with A View has great dining offers throughout the week with its different themed dinner nights and Friday brunches ,each day throughout the week restaurant has different cuisine on offer , thus catering the diversed foodie crowd of UAE. The trained staff and expert chefs have put on all their expertise to maintain and create the authenticity in recipes and retaining the original flavors whether it be Asian Cuisine or a Sushi night , adding Desi Vibes in the dishes , or a combination cuisine like Indian – Malaysian, Thai-Chinese or Pan Asian.
Moreover the vastness of the restaurant & stunning views keeps you mesmerize while you savor the dishes.
We were invited for the newly launched Thai-Chinese themed night on Monday. An array of authentic Thai & Chinese dishes were lined up. The amazing variety makes it hard to try all dishes in one visit. Chef at Live cooking stations makes succulent dishes combining ingredients like fresh meat and veggies of your choice.
Mobile trolleys carrying hot fresh Dimsums,Whole Duck, salads and special desserts is another specialty of the night.
Thai cooking is more about preparing food using natural herbs and ingredients. This was evident from the lined up clay pots where curries were being simmered at the spot , the natural flavors & essence of clay pots is well immersed in the curries.
Soups on offer were Crab and Sweet Corn Soup & Tom Yam Gai Soup. I tried Tom Yam soup which was a clear soup with mushrooms and veggies , great flavor!
Starters: Lemongrass Fish Skewers, Prawn Cakes, Pandan Chicken. Boneless fish wrapped around green bamboo stick was soft and juicy.
Salads/Starters/Pickles: Pomelo and Grapefruit, Crispy Tofu Salad, Sesame Chicken, Thai Beef Salad, Century Egg, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Chinese Pickles, Crispy Fried kangKong, Crunchy Noodles. Salads are also offered on mobile trolleys, from the trolley I had a mix chicken and veggie salad along with black sticky rice.
Mains: Thai Steamed Fish, Mapo Eggplant, Poo Pad Pong Garee, Szechuan Chicken, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, Beef Pad See Ew, Yang Chow Fried Rice, Chicken Hokkien Noodles.
Some delicious curries prepared in clay pots were Thai Pumpkin Curry, Thai Basil Beef, Green Seafood Curry, Gang Kiew Wan Gai, Kaeng Phed Ped Yang.
Loved the flavors & spices of curries and other dishes, all tasted very well.
Desserts: Like the main dishes and salads, desserts had a good variety too, the ceamy velvety Pandan Crème Brulee is at the top of all desserts here. But again each dessert has a distinctive flavor and not be missed.
Sago with Tapioca Pudding, Pandan Crème Brulee, Coconut Arashi, Mango Jelly, Mango Sticky Rice, White Sesame Balls, Fried Banana, Mango Cake, Sago with Sweet Potato Pudding, Black Rice with Pandan Custard, Jackfruit with Ginger Syrup, Jackfruit Cake, Chocolate Cake, Gragon fruit, and variety of fresh fruits.
The different themed dinners and brunches throughout the week are:
Ochi Sushi Night – every Tuesday from 7 pm to 11 pm.
AED 155 Buffet Only AED 275 including House Beverages.
Seafood Night – every Wednesday from 7 pm to 11 pm.
AED 130 per person.
Pan Asian Night – every Thursday from 7 pm to 11 pm.
AED 165 Buffet only AED 285 including House Beverages.
Friday Brunch – every Friday from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
Indian – Malaysian Flavors – every Friday from 7 pm to 11 pm.
AED 135 Buffet only AED 255 including House Beverages.
Desi Vibes – DJ Sunny in the house with Desi Fridays. Groove to his beats from Bollywood, Desi Bhangra and UK Bhangra, while enjoying house beverages and host of Indian bar bites. What’s more , start early with Indian – Malay buffet and get free access to Desi Party.
AED 99 – 2 house beverages , free flowing Indian Bar Bites.
From 10 pm to 3 am.