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Busaba Eathai

#2,045 of 17,159 Restaurants in London
#2,186 of 18,038 Places to Eat in London
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Shoreditch
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319 Old Street | Hoxton Square, London EC1V 9LE, England
020 7729 0808
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: In the heart of London's hip East End, Busaba Old Street has introduced a...
In the heart of London's hip East End, Busaba Old Street has introduced a lounge bar and extended drinks list to the concept.
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty - and that includes the price

Popped in for lunch. I've been here several times and the food is always good, served promptly and not over-priced. It's always busy which, given the number of eateries in this area, should be a recommendation in itself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Popped in for lunch. I've been here several times and the food is always good, served promptly and not over-priced. It's always busy which, given the number of eateries in this area, should be a recommendation in itself.

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devon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great food in a very busy restaurant. Service was excellent, friendly staff. Jasmine martini very nice. Thai fish cakes lovely, Thai green curry amazing. Loved it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've been here a few times and it's consistently great. Thai calamari is one of my favourites, also the chicken wings both excellent starters. Pad Thai is lovely as is the green curry. The restaurant always has a great buzzy atmosphere, the staff are great...I look forward to my next visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The restaurant is peaceful, stilysh corner in the heart of Shoreditch. Lovely music, just at the right volume, great atmosphere. The service was great and the food very good. The provided us with a high-chair. Pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have been to this restaurant for the first time and i can say i really loved it. Grilled duck, calamari and Chinese broccoli were absolutely delicious. I also tried the cocktails, that i dont remember the name, and they were fabulous. Our waiter, Marius from Poland, was extremely polite and very accommodating to our needs. He was very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I ate there 1 week ago... Great food. The chili prawns were really hot and tasty. Followed by a grilled duck that tasted like heaven... Furthermore, I had this amazing waiter, Mariusz, who made this experience unforgettable. Attentive, funny and 100% professional. Made a lonely dinner as if I was having dinner with a company

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

They are doing 50% off in their magazine at the new shoreditch branch, get the mag as you walk in , half price off your whole bill, done! However, the pad Thai is a little less tasty than what I remember it . The squid as amazing as ever. The rest of the starters they forgot and we ended up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You could tell as soon as you ate the food here that the ingredients were fresh and cooked by a chef with real knowledge of Thai food. We absolutely demolished the Southern Fish Curry (an obscenely awesome amount of Tilapia) and the Ginger Beef, washed down with some tasty BeerLao which again transported us back to our travels. We dined... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Are here last night with a friend. The atmosphere is super buzzy. And the food is super tasty. We got 2 mains and a small plate and one rice between 2. With a beer and glass of wine it all came to £40 and it was the perfect amount. Super cheap for the flavours. I ordered the fish stir fry... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were in the Soho location. This could have been 4 out of 5, but the noise of the crowd was really high level. Plus +high quality food , gently spiced (great padthai) + efficient service + good price Minus -no reservation accepted -very noisy inside Suggestion Get the table in front of the window to see soho life!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 Old Street | Hoxton Square, London EC1V 9LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighborhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: 020 7729 0808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Thai

Description

In the heart of London's hip East End, Busaba Old Street has introduced a lounge bar and extended drinks list to the concept.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Shoreditch
The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well connected transportation links dotting its perimeter, along with an ever increasing variety of shops, hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighborhood. There's a lingering post-industrial grit about Shoreditch, but because it shares a border with “The City” financial district, the influence from its upscale neighbor can result in fascinating outcomes.
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