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“Amazing Thai food” 5 of 5 stars
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thai banana
wilmslow road, Manchester m14 6xs, England
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Cuisines: Thai
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“Amazing Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

I love this place as the food are amazing! Real Thai food and it's cheap. Ignore the bad comments
On here as they obviously doesn't know Thai food! Being Thai myself this place just mint!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The poeple at Thai Banana are really happy and helpful.
The food is really good and at a great price.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Worst Thai place ever!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

Food is really bad. Stale, cold and tasteless.

They encouraged us to get the buffet and now I know why. It tasted like reheated food from the previous day!!

Avoid like the plague.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Burntwood, Staffordshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food, great prices, great music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Great menu and good value for money. Helpful staff in recommending dishes.
Will return.

Visited November 2011
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York, North Yorkshire
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Fresh, authentic Thai food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

My friends and I regularly eat at the Thai Banana when we're in Manchester. We usually have an early dinner, and haven't had to book tables in advance yet, though the place can slowly fill up in the evenings. The interior decor is a bit hit and miss - what does a big picture of Marilyn Monroe have to do with Thai food? But don't let that put you off, as the food is very good. I haven't tried their buffet yet though that looks like good value for money; I usually order something from the menu instead.

I'm originally from South East Asia, and this is one of the better Thai restaurants I've tried in the UK so far. The dishes are cooked without MSG, and are very tasty. They are pretty on the plate, some with cleverly carved vegetable roses or flowers. Some Thai restaurants here tend to turn out much more average fare, whereas the food at the Thai Banana stands out to me for its fresh, authentic flavours. Thai food should be fresh and clean - you will be able to taste all the separate ingredients in the dishes here, as they combine to deliver each delicious mouthful. Also, there is a proper range of different options on the menu. Treat yourself to some sticky rice, which will come in a little plastic bag (to keep the moisture in the rice while you are still eating), within its own bamboo steamer basket. Some other British Thai restaurants I've eaten in don't offer choices like sticky rice. There are also some good vegetarian options as well, with tofu. And if you'd prefer a meal at home or in your hotel, you can order a takeaway meal from the restaurant too.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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