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The Old Siam

#79 of 663 Restaurants in York
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126 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, England
1904635162
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Thai food!

The food was excellent and the service was great! Actually, i was on my holiday in York and craving for Thai food so we visited the Old Siam Restaurant for our dinner, we came without reservation and luckily that we were able to get a table, thank you the staffs for organizing a table for us. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and the service was great! Actually, i was on my holiday in York and craving for Thai food so we visited the Old Siam Restaurant for our dinner, we came without reservation and luckily that we were able to get a table, thank you the staffs for organizing a table for us. We ordered chicken satay... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As Thai restaurants go, there was not much to criticise here. York is busy busy, and can be very expensive. For a short walk to the "wrong" side of the river, (ie The Railway Station side) this little length of Micklegate offers a few decent pubs and plenty of choices for food. The Old Siam was really very busy on... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

. The staff were a bit clueless and we were a bit disappointed when they did not recognise the Tastecard, this place is in the Tastecard restaurant guide. Food was very good though

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My friends and I occasionally met up in York on Friday, and this time we decided to go for The Old Siam Restaurant. For the starters, we went for spring roll. It likes what you could buy from supermarket and fry by yourself at home. Chicken satay was dry and tasteless, not fresh. I got Pad Thai for main, and... More 

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JohnYorkYork, Owner at The Old Siam, responded to this review

It seems to be a bit of a coincidence that as soon as we have had to take disciplinary action against a member of staff we start getting 1 star reviews, I will not insult the intelligence of the good people that use trip advisor by refuting these fictitious scandalous remarks one by one but would simply say that the... More 

York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really lovely and charming service as you would expect from a Thai restaurant. Our mains which were the curries were excellent, really really good but was disappointed with the Chicken Satay starter which was just tasteless so bit of a mixed bag really. But I will return again as the mains and service was so good but try a different... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We shared a starter of tempura vegetables. The batter would have been more suited to a savaloy rather than the vegetables it covered. My mains was a stir fry, "a perfect mix of ginger and black mushroom". If your perfect mix is sweet chilli sauce perhaps with a subtle hint of sweet and sour you will enjoy this. My wife's... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We met up with friends for the first time at this Thai restaurant in Micklegate. It's compact and was packed from start to finish. As we'd booked for 7pm and this was a Thursday night that had to be a very good sign. Service, as always in a Thai place, was courteous and attentive and the food was in my... More 

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Had a nice meal Catering for large number the staff did great Real tasty red curry Best since visit to Thailand The only negative being the decor and quality of furnishing Very dated But I suppose they let the food do the talking Will be going again Would recommend Thank you

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Newton on Derwent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went here in the hope that the reviews were accurate but we were very disappointed. Service was excellent but food quality was poor. However, taste was fine. Chicken Sataay was chewy and tasteless, probably not cooked fresh.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great food and fantastic service, Yes in may not be Thai Haute Cuisine, but you get heaps of hot tasty food, served with such friendliness and pride. The curries are sumptuous, unusually I always have the same one as it's so delicious. We just had space to try the mango ice cream this time which was fantastic. All washed down... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Siam

Address: 126 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, England
Phone Number: 1904635162
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: 1904635162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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