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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!"(7 Tips)
    Sultan A.
    "The Pad Thai and Green curry fried rice are always good there!"(16 Tips) Italia
    "Amazing thai food!!!! Try the green curry!"(5 Tips)
    Bart S.
    "Pandan Chicken is absolutely fantastic as a side!"(2 Tips)
127 Tips and reviews
  • pad Thai
  • calamari
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • curry
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  • 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.
  • 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 😀
  • Scoffers
    ScoffersJune 26, 2013
    Really impressed, some chains are worth visiting! Have the Pandan Chicken and the Calamari. Read our full review on Scoff London:
  • Johan B.
    Johan BasbergMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Damn I love the fried chicken they serve, not spicy but with a wonderfully zesty sauce; add brown rice for a perfectly tasty meal.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leslie Y.
    Leslie YangMay 8, 2016
    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.
  • 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!)
  • Alison P.
    Alison PaulNovember 12, 2016
    Great place for a quick and cheap bite to eat in old street! Calamari and crab pad Thai ftw!
  • Luca A.
    Luca AbelardoAugust 7, 2014
    You do have to try Chicken Satay here, probably the best in London!
  • 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
  • Alvin R.
    Alvin RichardsAugust 24, 2013
    Calamari off the charts. Beef Red curry, flavors and spice great, needed a few more hours braising.
  • Sultan A.
    Sultan Al-MalkiFebruary 12, 2015
    Nice food and atmosphere! The Pad Thai and Green curry fried rice are always good there!
  • 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!
  • Korhan E.
    Korhan EserFebruary 2, 2015
    Ask about the spice ratio. If they tell that your choice very spicy, they really mean it.
  • Jules W.
    Jules WongMarch 6, 2015
    Crabmeat fried rice and tamarind duck was delicious washed down with the guava juice drink :-))
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SalemJune 4, 2015
    Home style Thai food at reasonable prices. Excellent pad Thai and spicy Tofu starter.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JAugust 4, 2016
    £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!!
  • Maxim K.
    Maxim KazantsevFebruary 18, 2013
    Great thai food, exceptional service and very reasonable prices
  • Piyaporn O.
    Piyaporn OunpraditDecember 24, 2015
    Authentic and real curry really good.
  • Caroline G.
    Caroline GoouchSeptember 19, 2014
    This is a great place to eat. A bit dark. But great food. Calamari rocks
  • Tommy P.
    Tommy PalmerSeptember 13, 2013
    The food is great. Specifically the Pad Thai, Calamari and Steak. Service is a bit rubbish however.
  • Lucie M.
    Lucie MarceauxNovember 26, 2012
    Fabulous noodles, good service, good atmosphere. Shoreditch Thai Not to be missed.
  • MC C.
    MC CasalAugust 9, 2014
    You seat with strangers at big tables, but the fusion food is excellent.
  • Vidhya G.
    Vidhya GholkarAugust 31, 2012
    Nice calamari, spring rolls and duck. Get in early to avoid the queue.
  • 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
  • David F.
    David FDecember 25, 2015
    Use their smartphone app to order and pay and you get some nice little freebies!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BaldwinSeptember 14, 2013
    Awesome, Thai Calamari and the Chilli Pepper beef! Get involved.
  • Laura
    LauraOctober 15, 2015
    Even though it's a chain, some of the best squid Ive ever had.
  • Nicola G.
    Nicola GypsicolaJanuary 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good thai, a bit noisy place, but indeed good food quality
  • Joao Pedro N.
    Amazing food in a cosy environment! Definitely worth it a try
  • Olivia L.
    Olivia LandoltSeptember 3, 2012
    Tea is great, love the almond and coconut biscuits that come with it.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Dec 13, 2016
  • Liana L.
    Liana LindenbergDecember 13, 2015
    Peppercorn calamari is THE plate here. Lovely food, overall.
  • Ed H.
    Ed HardmanOctober 22, 2014
    Best Mussoman curry I've ever had. And I've been to Thailand.
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiFebruary 25, 2015
    Amazing Thai calamari ! Noodles are great, do recommend.
  • kelz
    kelzMay 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the cashew nut cookies you get with your tea
  • Ingrina C.
    Ingrina CarsonNovember 23, 2014
    Good for cheap eat. Spicy green mango pad thai is good.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 9, 2014
    Whatever your choice of main, always accompany it with the Thai Calamari. It's really good.
  • Salme T.
    Salme TranApril 15, 2013
    All the soups are delicious! Nice atmosphere and value for money
  • 💎T
    💎TAugust 19, 2014
    Their pad Thai is good. A little spicy but it's tolerable.
  • Julian S.
    Julian SimsAugust 14, 2015
    Great food, especially the jungle curry, but using the app to pay is really handy
  • Stevan L.
    Stevan LitobacNovember 6, 2012
    Calamari is a must. Black Pepper Beef too.
  • Maximiliano C.
    Maximiliano CunhaNovember 16, 2014
    Cool restaurant! Really spicy curry!
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