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“Somewhat lacking” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Thaisanuk

Thaisanuk
142-144 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5HG , Scotland
0131 667 8786
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Ranked #1,120 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: Intimate family run restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine. We also deliver all over the city. All items are halal and cooked to order.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Somewhat lacking”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Maybe it was the fact that there were no actual Thais serving the food, a small point maybe, and I cannot vouch that it was Thais cooking the food, but the whole experience was a damp squib.

The menu was sparse, the food was OK just, and the restaurant was cold and somewhat empty.

It is at the other side of the town for me, it did not tempt me back, certainly won't be taking my friends there.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great if you like the cold, rubbish food and even worse service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Went here on a groupon style deal with friends. Despite our group being the only customers there, the two waitresses were too busy looking at their phones and huddling round the only source of heat to make any attempts to serve our table or even acknowledge us. The main restaurant room was freezing and the giant empty room and toilets downstairs were even colder and very outdated. The food was also disappointing, dull starters (fishcakes, dim sum, chicken wings and tempura) were all very average. My Thai green curry with prawns was very salty and not very interesting, I make it much better at home. The pad thai's were dry and lacking in flavour. When one of my group told the waitress that her pad thai had been disappointing due to it having no peanuts and very little beef, the waitress responded with a snooty look and 'well the chef IS Thai', no apology, nothing!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good Thai Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Came here on a voucher deal with my partner and were not disappointed.

The menu is simple but enough choice for most fussy eaters. The portions were large and of good quality, packed with flavour. The service was quick despite there being only one waitress.

Overall, this is a bit of a hidden gem slightly off the beaten track. Worth a try if you are passing by.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and service, food lovely tasting , only issue no heating which did spoil the meal, my young daughter was sitting on the floor at one point trying to get some heat from the small fan heater, the room is big with high ceilings so it would have been impossible to heat!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Really good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went here on a "deal" and were very pleasantly surprised. The menu was varied so it was difficult to choose. We shared a Vietnamese chicken wings which was very tasty and well presented but with only 2 wings for £4 or so not very good value. Both main courses were excellent, really flavoursome (I had the garlic and pepper chicken) and good value.
It was "byob" which helps keep costs down with no corkage charge.
Service was very friendly and efficient.
The surroundings were quite attractive-but perhaps a few more pictures?

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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