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Busaba Eathai

Busaba Eathai

Thai Restaurant and Asian Restaurant££££
Hackney, Shoreditch
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8.1/10
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  • Mark B.
    "Awesome, Thai Calamari and the Chilli Pepper beef!"(7 Tips)
    Sultan A.
    "The Pad Thai and Green curry fried rice are always good there!"(15 Tips)
    hotel.info Italia
    "Amazing thai food!!!! Try the green curry!"(5 Tips)
    Bart S.
    "Pandan Chicken is absolutely fantastic as a side!"(2 Tips)
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  • Chris J.
    Chris J2 weeks ago
    £15.45 for Mussaman duck curry & sticky rice takeaway!? Got about 1/2 a breast in brown gravy and the sticky rice is just a solid lump of jasmine rice with no vegetables, save 2 potato wedges. Avoid!!
  • Massimo M.
    Massimo MarraOctober 9, 2015
    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 😀
  • Dan G.
    Dan GersonFebruary 19, 2013
    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.
  • 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.
  • meimaimaggio
    meimaimaggioNovember 30, 2011
    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.
  • John M.
    John MalcovichJanuary 2, 2011
    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
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 14, 2012
    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
  • Gary a.
    Really impressed, some chains are worth visiting! Have the Pandan Chicken and the Calamari. Read our full review on Scoff London: http://scofflondon.com/restaurants/busaba-eathai-review-ec1/
  • Mélanie H.
    Mélanie HubertNovember 12, 2014
    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.
  • Johan B.
    Johan BasbergMarch 13, 2013
    Damn I love the fried chicken they serve, not spicy but with a wonderfully zesty sauce; add brown rice for a perfectly tasty meal.
  • Silvia B.
    Silvia Butta CaliceNovember 16, 2015
    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
  • sailorblur
    sailorblurAugust 29, 2012
    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.
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.April 9
    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.
  • Mario G.
    Mario GoncalvesMarch 2, 2012
    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
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerAugust 19, 2015
    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.
  • Stuart C.
    Stuart CruickshankNovember 18, 2015
    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.
  • Jana S.
    Jana SoozFebruary 21, 2015
    Delicious! The smoked mushroom with butternut was perfect, and the coconut carrot juice is a must have. Pure bliss.
  • Matthias K.
    Matthias KandelFebruary 24, 2014
    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.
  • Eleonora T.
    Eleonora TommasiApril 28, 2015
    Very good and not too expensive. Try the green curry and the Pat Thai very similar to the original one!
  • Bart S.
    Bart SJuly 22, 2013
    Pandan Chicken is absolutely fantastic as a side! Delicious chicken wrapped in bamboo leafs (dont eat the leafs though!)
  • Ruth W.
    Ruth WatsonMarch 28, 2015
    Had a delivery from this place quite late last night - the flavours were nice but the chicken was very fatty and gristly. Shame.
  • Lucia
    LuciaAugust 12, 2013
    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!
  • Clinton S.
    Clinton SweetOctober 29, 2014
    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
  • Alica K.
    Alica K.October 19, 2011
    Try to avoid busy hours. Long wait for everything. Food is nothing special, but at least edible. Shoreditch is best for. Vietnamese, not Thai.
  • Clinton S.
    Clinton SweetOctober 29, 2014
    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
  • Amy W.
    Amy WilsonJune 17, 2015
    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!
  • Ana G.
    Ana GrigoroviciJuly 16, 2012
    Southern fish curry. No doubt the best thing on the menu. add some crab meat fried rice. DO IT!
  • Jules W.
    Jules WongMarch 6, 2015
    Crabmeat fried rice and tamarind duck was delicious washed down with the guava juice drink :-))
  • Stacie B.
    Stacie BrunnerNovember 12, 2013
    Chicken wings & spring rolls to start - green chicken curry for the main.. Can't go wrong - it's amazing
  • Sultan A.
    Sultan Al-MalkiFebruary 12, 2015
    Nice food and atmosphere! The Pad Thai and Green curry fried rice are always good there!
  • Luca A.
    Luca AbelardoAugust 7, 2014
    You do have to try Chicken Satay here, probably the best in London!
  • Alvin R.
    Alvin RichardsAugust 24, 2013
    Calamari off the charts. Beef Red curry, flavors and spice great, needed a few more hours braising.
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SalemJune 4, 2015
    Home style Thai food at reasonable prices. Excellent pad Thai and spicy Tofu starter.
  • Tommy P.
    Tommy PalmerSeptember 13, 2013
    The food is great. Specifically the Pad Thai, Calamari and Steak. Service is a bit rubbish however.
  • Korhan E.
    Korhan EserFebruary 2, 2015
    Ask about the spice ratio. If they tell that your choice very spicy, they really mean it.
  • Nayan T.
    Nayan ToliaMarch 28, 2013
    Pad thai jay was delicious enough to justify the hour long wait. I'll be back, at a quieter time of day
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerAugust 21, 2014
    Amazing calamari, curry and Pad Thai. They have Sriracha, but you don't need it.
  • David F.
    David FDecember 25, 2015
    Use their smartphone app to order and pay and you get some nice little freebies!
  • Tom C.
    Tom CorserApril 5, 2012
    Do not come here at lunch. Staff lose their shit. Waited 30 minutes and had to pester for a drink. Overpriced too.
  • Lucie M.
    Lucie MarceauxNovember 26, 2012
    Fabulous noodles, good service, good atmosphere. Shoreditch Thai Not to be missed.
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GoouchSeptember 19, 2014
    This is a great place to eat. A bit dark. But great food. Calamari rocks
  • Vidhya G.
    Vidhya GholkarAugust 31, 2012
    Nice calamari, spring rolls and duck. Get in early to avoid the queue.
  • MC C.
    MC CasalAugust 9, 2014
    You seat with strangers at big tables, but the fusion food is excellent.
  • Maxim K.
    Maxim KazantsevFebruary 18, 2013
    Great thai food, exceptional service and very reasonable prices
  • Laura
    LauraOctober 15, 2015
    Even though it's a chain, some of the best squid Ive ever had.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BaldwinSeptember 14, 2013
    Awesome, Thai Calamari and the Chilli Pepper beef! Get involved.
  • Olivia L.
    Olivia LandoltSeptember 3, 2012
    Tea is great, love the almond and coconut biscuits that come with it.
  • Piyaporn O.
    Piyaporn OunpraditDecember 24, 2015
    Authentic and real thai.green curry really good.
  • Gizem Y.
    Gizem YavuzJune 14, 2012
    I don't know either why they have fried chicken on the menu or why I chose to eat that, but you shouldn't!
  • Joao Pedro N.
    Amazing food in a cosy environment! Definitely worth it a try
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