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Busaba Eathai - Old Street

319 Old Street, London EC1V 9LE, England (East End / East London)
020 7729 0808
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Ranked #1,412 of 16,874 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, polite staff, supercute rice pots. Delicious green curry, just enough spicy to be remembered. The place looks almost posh, but once inside you forget about it. A satisfying dinner for around 15-16 pounds.

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England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Had a business lunch here back in May. The service was great and was placed on a table for 8 but there was only 3 of us which was great. Food and service was impeccable. The staff are really trained well to tell you what food dishes are like. I really like hot chilli food and my colleague doesn't, but... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were looking for a good thai restaurant when we were on our way back from London, this place caught our eye. They found a table just for us, which was nice, but they have the more open seating which might normally be better for friends than for a date. The food was good, although the menu was quite small:... More

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Vichy, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Busaba Old Street is a place where I enjoy going with friends on the weekend. They serve really good food for a reasonable price. The only matter is that it is quite hard to get a table here, especially on the weekend, because the place is very popular. To avoid being splitted between several tables, I'd recommend coming really early,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went for dinner with 7 friends on a Friday night. I know the chain pretty well and I knew the food would not let me down: we were very happy with the service which was particularly polite and helpful - they changed our bottle of wine because it did not meet everyone's expectation even if it was already poured... More

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Utila
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to Busaba Eathai for dinner on a date night. the atmosphere was very nice, relaxing and laid back with dim lighting. We wanted to have spring rolls as a started and were informed they do not do starters they will bring everything you order at the same time. We like to order a bottle of wine with dinner,... More

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london
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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The food here was just average, we have had better thai food. The atmosphere was lovely, service was good.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Busaba is a very chilled out place to eat. Incense and floating candles by the door countered with big communal tables and casual dining. The food is always fresh and flavoursome. Lots of herbs and spices and the ingredients aren't drowned in sauce. I recommend the Thai Calamari, it's outstanding. Crab noodles are great and try the lemongrass tea to... More

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mumbai
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Loved the ambience. The Som Tam was exceptional-always a good way to judge a good Thai restaurant. The servings were small. The service good. Would love to visit again.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great, open place with a really good atmosphere and really good food (tried both curry and nuddles) - definitely worth visiting!

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