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Busaba Eathai

Busaba Eathai

Thai Restaurant and Asian Restaurant££££
Hackney, Shoreditch
  • Mark B.
    "Awesome, Thai Calamari and the Chilli Pepper beef!"(6 Tips)
    Sultan A.
    "The Pad Thai and Green curry fried rice are always good there!"(14 Tips) Italia
    "Amazing thai food!!!! Try the green curry!"(5 Tips)
    Bart S.
    "Pandan Chicken is absolutely fantastic as a side!"(2 Tips)
119 Tips and reviews
  • calamari
  • pad Thai
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • curry
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  • Massimo M.
    Food is great and tasty.. The managers are fantastic!! I just met Ahmet the General manager, Maria and Francesco the other two managers, they are so friendly and welcoming.. I'll come back 😀
    Massimo Marra · October 9, 2015
  • Dan G.
    Ok great. Hands down best Thai on the planet. Traveling to London to eat Thai will be expensive, but worth it. Seriously, everything is so good. Calamari, amazing. Shrimp rice, boom. I'm ruined.
    Dan Gerson · February 19, 2013
  • Leslie Y.
    Don't let them upsell you! Our server asked us if we wanted shrimp chips in the same way an American server would ask if we want complimentary bread. She did this again and we fell for it. Not cool.
    Leslie Yang · 2 weeks ago
  • meimaimaggio
    When we visited, service was speedy but I heard it gets hectic at busier times and you may have to queue for a table. The food itself was pleasant though nothing amazing - more reliable than good.
    meimaimaggio · November 30, 2011
  • John M.
    The lamb curry is great also The pad thai menu is very flavourful, very good ingredients—all with comfortable interiors and also design heads may notice Norths touch on the place
    John Malcovich · January 2, 2011
  • Gary a.
    Really impressed, some chains are worth visiting! Have the Pandan Chicken and the Calamari. Read our full review on Scoff London:
    Gary at Scoff Reviews · June 26, 2013
  • Evening Standard
    There are seven branches of Busaba now, all serving honest Thai food - try the tom yam talay, prawn, squid and baby clam with vermicelli noodle in spicy sour soup (£6.70). Read more
    Evening Standard · May 14, 2012
  • Mélanie H.
    Get the char-grilled duck with crab&egg rice, calamari as a starter: it's absolutely awesome! And they have plenty of delicious healthy juices and virgin cocktails.
    Mélanie Hubert · November 12, 2014
  • Johan B.
    Damn I love the fried chicken they serve, not spicy but with a wonderfully zesty sauce; add brown rice for a perfectly tasty meal.
    Johan Basberg · March 13, 2013
  • sailorblur
    The goong tohd prawns with lime and chilli sauce are delicious if you're in for a side with a bite. Staff is friendly but slow, so be ready to wait.
    sailorblur · August 29, 2012
  • Silvia B.
    Food is good but service is just terrible. They spilled our beers on us and they won't change us the table nor offer us to heat up our order. We had a 50% discount though
    Silvia Butta Calice · November 16, 2015
  • Sam J.
    Worst service, there was a mistake on our bill and a friend paid more than she should have and they didn't refund her. Quality isn't worth the price, won't come back.
    Sam J. · April 9
  • Mario G.
    Tried it last night for the first time and loved it. Great food, unexpected good and quick service for a fair price. Highly recommend it
    Mario Goncalves · March 2, 2012
  • Jess P.
    Good Thai food at a fair price. Will definitely try the other branches. Don't pay by app if you're going with a big group.
    Jess Parker · August 19, 2015
  • Stuart C.
    Expensive for what it is (what with the many Asian restaurants around the corner on Kingsland Road) and the service is horrible when it gets busy.
    Stuart Cruickshank · November 18, 2015
  • Jana S.
    Delicious! The smoked mushroom with butternut was perfect, and the coconut carrot juice is a must have. Pure bliss.
    Jana Sooz · February 21, 2015
  • Matthias K.
    Disappointing. Boring, toned down food. Hardly authentic Thai. Average service and quite pricy for what you get. Ignore, there are better options in the area.
    Matthias Kandel · February 24, 2014
  • Lucia
    Food's good if they've got what u want, a few things we asked 4were unavailable, there is zero flexibility if an ingredient is unwanted or unavailable & the manager was extremely rude when questioned!
    Lucia · August 12, 2013
  • Eleonora T.
    Very good and not too expensive. Try the green curry and the Pat Thai very similar to the original one!
    Eleonora Tommasi · April 28, 2015
  • Amy W.
    Really bad service tonight, had to ask for everything and then again... Asked to remove the tip from the bill and got the third degree from staff. Sort it out!
    Amy Wilson · June 17, 2015
  • Bart S.
    Pandan Chicken is absolutely fantastic as a side! Delicious chicken wrapped in bamboo leafs (dont eat the leafs though!)
    Bart S · July 22, 2013
  • Alica K.
    Try to avoid busy hours. Long wait for everything. Food is nothing special, but at least edible. Shoreditch is best for. Vietnamese, not Thai.
    Alica K. · October 19, 2011
  • Clinton S.
    Overpriced Thai. Do yourself a favour and cook it at home. Thai's don't even use chopsticks so not sure what they were doing on the table
    Clinton Sweet · October 29, 2014
  • Ruth W.
    Had a delivery from this place quite late last night - the flavours were nice but the chicken was very fatty and gristly. Shame.
    Ruth Watson · March 28, 2015
  • Clinton S.
    Very overpriced Thai. Do yourself a favour and cook it at home. Thai's don't even use chopsticks so not sure why they were on the table
    Clinton Sweet · October 29, 2014
  • Alvin R.
    Calamari off the charts. Beef Red curry, flavors and spice great, needed a few more hours braising.
    Alvin Richards · August 24, 2013
  • Ana G.
    Southern fish curry. No doubt the best thing on the menu. add some crab meat fried rice. DO IT!
    Ana Grigorovici · July 16, 2012
  • Sultan A.
    Nice food and atmosphere! The Pad Thai and Green curry fried rice are always good there!
    Sultan Al-Malki · February 12, 2015
  • Jules W.
    Crabmeat fried rice and tamarind duck was delicious washed down with the guava juice drink :-))
    Jules Wong · March 6, 2015
  • Luca A.
    You do have to try Chicken Satay here, probably the best in London!
    Luca Abelardo · August 7, 2014
  • Jasmine S.
    Home style Thai food at reasonable prices. Excellent pad Thai and spicy Tofu starter.
    Jasmine Salem · June 4, 2015
  • Tommy P.
    The food is great. Specifically the Pad Thai, Calamari and Steak. Service is a bit rubbish however.
    Tommy Palmer · September 13, 2013
  • Korhan E.
    Ask about the spice ratio. If they tell that your choice very spicy, they really mean it.
    Korhan Eser · February 2, 2015
  • Stacie B.
    Chicken wings & spring rolls to start - green chicken curry for the main.. Can't go wrong - it's amazing
    Stacie Brunner · November 12, 2013
  • Alex M.
    Amazing calamari, curry and Pad Thai. They have Sriracha, but you don't need it.
    Alex Miller · August 21, 2014
  • David F.
    Use their smartphone app to order and pay and you get some nice little freebies!
    David F · December 25, 2015
  • Tom C.
    Do not come here at lunch. Staff lose their shit. Waited 30 minutes and had to pester for a drink. Overpriced too.
    Tom Corser · April 5, 2012
  • Lucie M.
    Fabulous noodles, good service, good atmosphere. Shoreditch Thai Not to be missed.
    Lucie Marceaux · November 26, 2012
  • Nayan T.
    Pad thai jay was delicious enough to justify the hour long wait. I'll be back, at a quieter time of day
    Nayan Tolia · March 28, 2013
  • Caroline G.
    This is a great place to eat. A bit dark. But great food. Calamari rocks
    Caroline Goouch · September 19, 2014
  • Julian S.
    Great food, especially the jungle curry, but using the app to pay is really handy
    Julian Sims · August 14, 2015
  • Vidhya G.
    Nice calamari, spring rolls and duck. Get in early to avoid the queue.
    Vidhya Gholkar · August 31, 2012
  • MC C.
    You seat with strangers at big tables, but the fusion food is excellent.
    MC Casal · August 9, 2014
  • Piyaporn O.
    Authentic and real curry really good.
    Piyaporn Ounpradit · December 24, 2015
  • Maxim K.
    Great thai food, exceptional service and very reasonable prices
    Maxim Kazantsev · February 18, 2013
  • Amy R.
    Whatever your choice of main, always accompany it with the Thai Calamari. It's really good.
    Amy Robinson · August 9, 2014
  • Laura
    Even though it's a chain, some of the best squid Ive ever had.
    Laura · October 15, 2015
  • Olivia L.
    Tea is great, love the almond and coconut biscuits that come with it.
    Olivia Landolt · September 3, 2012
  • Mark B.
    Awesome, Thai Calamari and the Chilli Pepper beef! Get involved.
    Mark Baldwin · September 14, 2013
  • Joao Pedro N.
    Amazing food in a cosy environment! Definitely worth it a try
    Joao Pedro Nunes Almeida · March 2, 2015
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