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“New favorite Thai” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oh Boy Thai

The Oh Boy Thai
Ranked #5,705 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Established in 1984 as the fifth Thai restaurant in all of England, Oh Boy has amassed a loyal roster of patrons. With praise from the Good Food Guide, the Time-Out Eating and Drink Guide and Egon Ronay, guests at Oh Boy can expect each and every dish ordered to be utterly delicious. Housed in a modest sized venue, Oh Boy can comfortably seat any party size and still retain a cosy atmosphere. Begin the experience with one of the exemplary appetisers, including the irresistible Oh Duck Rolls, made with crispy shredded duck, shiitake mushrooms and a tangy sauce, the delectable Khanom Cheeb, steamed parcels of crab, shrimp and minced pork covered in a soy and garlic sauce, and the sumptuous Khanom Pang Na Gai, spiced chicken spread on deep fried bread. An array of traditional Thai dishes, covering both curries and stir fries, make up most of the menu, yet the truly merit worthy dishes worth considering can be found in the Oh Boy Supreme section. Main courses that are sure to delight are the King Prawn and Scallop Nam Prig Poaw, stir fried with a roasted garlic and chilli sauce, and the Panang Goong, a fiery curry made with black tiger prawns, ground peanuts and lime leaves. A wealth of vegetarian options are available for the meat averse as well as a dessert section for any diner seeking to conclude the meal on a sweet note. Truly a Thai lovers paradise, visit the Oh Boy and see why the name applies so aptly.
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“New favorite Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Having lived in Earlsfield for about 6 years we have always stayed loyal to Amaranth, but needing a hearty meal on a Sunday eve we found the closed so, having heard good things gave oh boy a try and have now been back a couple of times.

We found very fast service for our takeaways, very good starters; really nice dim sum style pork baskets and some other treats - does beat Amaranth on the starter front.

Their curries were also excellent: we had yellow curry with lamb and a chicken massaman - the lamb was superb, the massaman not quite as good as Amaranth.

Special rices and noodle dishes were good, also a fisherman's special.
look forward to trying more dishes from the menu!

Visited June 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Good thai takeaway, cute restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Nice thai food, very cute restaurant. I've only ever gotten takeaway from there and it's always been very good and reasonably priced.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Top Delivery service, and top food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Ordered a take away from Oh Boy tonight and it was excellent from start to finish. The telephone service was fast and efficient, our food arrived within 20 minutes, (despite being asked to allow 45 mins which we were willing to do at 8pm on a Saturday!), and the food was delicious. Will be putting Oh Boy at the top of our list from now on!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Samoure
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london
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Thai food, best in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

I've been here a few times, although it isn't grouped with many other restaurants it's well worth a visit. The food is the best thai food I have ever had and the service is excellent. A definite must for lovers of thai cuisine.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank si101London
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London
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Found Oh Boy online and realised it wasn't that far away from where we live so ventured to try it out. Restaurant is clean, modern, warm and welcoming. Friendly Thai staff were attentive but not fussing which was lovely. Food was beautifully presented and tasty.
Restaurant was busy ish but not crowded. They also do a take away option but the restaurant is lovely so give it a try.

Little gem which will be tried again!

Definitely Recommended

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MissBLondon
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