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Unithai Oriental Market

#31 of 219 Restaurants in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
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10 Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL, England
01273 733246
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WARNING! DO NOT GO!!

Please do not go to UniThai! No other Thai food will ever taste good. You will wander disappointed and sad. Every time someone says 'Thai food?' you will have a vision of UniThai, your mouth will water and then you will wake up and realise you are stuck with a second rate alternative. Genuine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Please do not go to UniThai! No other Thai food will ever taste good. You will wander disappointed and sad. Every time someone says 'Thai food?' you will have a vision of UniThai, your mouth will water and then you will wake up and realise you are stuck with a second rate alternative. Genuine warning! Once you have eaten here,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had walked past Unithai a number of times and thought it was only a supermarket. I stopped in one day to get some ingredients and noticed that it has a little restaurant in the back. As a fan of Thai food I thought I would give it a whirl, Im glad I did. When you have tasted authentic food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you want to experience authentic Thai food at lunchtime in Hove then this is the place to go. It's usually rammed as there's only a few tables and service is slow as the kitchen is so small as I think there's only the one chef and the one cooker. The lady owner who serves you certainly won't win any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not many people know about this little gem. It's hidden in the back of the actual shop. There's seating for around 22 people on different sized tables and old fashioned chairs. You can't book and you have to get there early to avoid waiting on weekends, but the food is second to none. There is no booze licence but you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You could walk right by this place. It is a shop selling Thai food at the front with a wonderful restaurant at the back. It is small so you might have to wait for a table and the food is freshly cooked so you might have to wait for that but it is well worth it. I had Vermicellli Singapore... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Real Thai food, simple basic menu, but that's all you need when the dishes are so good. The place is small, joined onto a oriental Thai market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Finally real Thai food in Brighton and Hove ! Unithai is truly unique when it comes to taste and food. Unlike many other venues in brighton, their food is not commercial and it tastes the same way that it does in Thailand. We were lucky enough to travel around thailand and try local cousine (not the tourist stuff) and unithai... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I visited this little Thai Cafe on on a recommendation and I was not disappointed. The little seating area was full when I arrived, so I sat at the back of the shop at a long table where one other person was enjoying his meal. I must admit I do not have a clue about the Thai names, so an... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Without a doubt, this has got to be the best Thai food outside of Thailand!! Authentic, fresh ingredients served in a simple yet friendly environment - the Penang Curry is to die for... We will DEFINITELY be back!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Met a friend there for lunch and ordered our food. After 45 minutes no sign of it. Asked where it was and they said another 15 minutes as they had a big take-away order. I couldn't wait that long as I only get an hour for lunch. So we left and I got a pasty from the baker's on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Church Road, Hove BN3 2FL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: 01273 733246

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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