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“A delicious blend of spicesd thai cuisine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Emerald Thai

Emerald Thai
56 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FB, England
+44 116 251 4749
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Ranked #76 of 843 Restaurants in Leicester
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Authentic Thai Restaurant
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A delicious blend of spicesd thai cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I have visited this place for the second time with my partner. The food was very tasty and full of flavour! The thai green curry is really good and has a good kick to it, but the drunken noodles are delicious! My only negative is the portions are a little small! Although tasty, I found the drunken noodle dish to hardly have muchnoodles! I ordered mine with tofu and although there was a decent amount of tofu, there was only 1/4 plate of noodles! If you do decide to order the drunken noodles, I would also advise you to order another dish too.

Overall, a great place, friendly staff and good food. So far, it's the best thai i've been too!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Takeout food review- amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We go here for takeaway sometimes twice a week, the food is so so good. The restaurant itself is located right in the city centre which means parking nearby is not very easy if you are as (adorably) lazy as my partner so we usually phone ahead and then collect takeaway. Highly recommend the red thai curry and their jungle curry, especially with the coconut rice. YUM! Only thai in leicester we've found but luckily is better than many thai restaurants we've been to in many other cities including London, Dublin, Glasgow etc (all restaurants that had excellent trip advisor ratings by the way).
Only place that has food on par we've tried is in loughborough, the grand thai, and apparently the families running the two are related or something? Anyway cannot recommend highly enough seriously.

Visited June 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“From fantastic to so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This used to be one of my favourite restaurants in Leicester. The food was beautifully spiced with a great balance of heat, sourness and a hint of sweetness.
However, the last two times I've gone, something is different: the dishes are prepared the same way, except there is an overwhelmingly sweet flavour to everything. The food has gone from very good, to just acceptable. Sweetness is good, but not when your fish tastes like dessert...
It's a real shame, as it used to be fantastic.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Don't be put off by the outside look/sign (which could do with some revamping).The food is amazing and the service was very good. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leicestershire
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Basic Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We recently visited the resturant and when we arrived we were greeted by a pleasant waitress who showed us to out table, the resturant is open plan with a relaxed feel. When we attended the resturant was not very busy so the service was very good, the menu was good with a variety of dishes.
We order a starter for ourselves which I had Tom Yum Chicken Soup which was quite waterey but still had taste to it, my wife had Chicken Statay which was nice, for our main we had Pad Thai which was bland and could of been spiced up with chillies, we also had sticky rice and i ordered a mixed Fish dish which was very nice.
All in all i would return but only as there are not many Thai resturants in Leicester, food basic but reasonably priced hence the average rating.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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