From Dubai’s beloved gem to Abu Dhabi’s vibrant dining scene, experience the flavours, legacy, and passion of UAE’s most loved Thai restaurant.
Sticky Rice has firmly established itself as a culinary force to be reckoned with. After making waves in the bustling Jumeirah Village Circle, this authentic Thai eatery has set its sights on Abu Dhabi, ready to continue Mama’s legacy and leave their own signature mark on the capital’s dining scene. The announcement of Sticky Rice Abu Dhabi’s grand opening reverberated through social media, as the restaurant’s Instagram account affectionately proclaimed it to be a heartfelt tribute to the beautiful souls of Abu Dhabi, who have long made the pilgrimage to savour Mama’s delectable creations. The original Sticky Rice, born out of the passion and vision of Amena Rakkuson (fondly known as Mama) and her devoted son, Mo Abedin, can be found in Dubai’s vibrant Jumeirah Village Circle. Mama, a self-taught culinary maven, nurtured a long-cherished dream of opening her own restaurant, starting with humble beginnings in her family kitchen, where she crafted authentic Thai delicacies and personally delivered them to eager patrons across Dubai. Over time, her undeniable talent and unwavering commitment to quality won her a devoted following of patrons who couldn’t resist the allure of her mouth watering creations.
While staying true to its roots, Sticky Rice Abu Dhabi offers a selection of exclusive dishes crafted specifically for this location. Food is served through a dedicated window adorned with a playful Thai sign that translates to “eat until your heart’s content.” Nestled on the first floor of Yas Mall, Sticky Rice has proudly brought its signature dishes and unique culinary flair to the heart of the capital. Drawing inspiration from its Jumeirah Village Circle predecessor, this casual dining haven immediately catches the eye with its unmistakable duck mascot “Kew”, inviting passersby to embark on a tantalizing journey of Thai gastronomy. Stepping into Sticky Rice Abu Dhabi, guests are greeted by a captivating blend of industrial aesthetics and playful charm. Stark grey floor tiles and exposed ceiling ducts create an edgy backdrop, while black countertops exude contemporary sophistication. Vibrant explosions of yellow cladding punctuate the industrial interiors, accentuating the restaurant’s bold personality.
Turning our attention to the pièce de résistance, Sticky Rice Abu Dhabi’s menu remains faithful to its original roots. A tantalizing array of starters, salads, and soups pave the way for fragrant curries, sumptuous noodles, aromatic rice dishes, and sizzling stir-fries. With a variety of dishes to choose from, every bite is a celebration of Thai culinary artistry. As patrons enter this culinary haven, they embark on a sensory adventure, immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of flavours, textures, and vibrant ambience that defines Thai cuisine at its finest. With every dish prepared with love and reverence for Mama’s legacy, Sticky Rice stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of culinary excellence and the enduring power of a mother’s passion.