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Authentic Thai in London

fergal76 Aug 27, 2008 02:06 AM


a friend has a hankering for authentic thai food - nothing too expensive (Nahm) or fast food (Busaba)

any suggestions as to where to go in central or south west london?



  1. Gourmet Chick Sep 1, 2008 03:07 AM

    The best I have found for cheap and good Thai is Thai Rice at 303 Portabello Road, but I am interested in hearing others suggestions as well as inexpensive Thai is one of the things that I think London does not do that well


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    1. re: Gourmet Chick
      Nii Sep 1, 2008 04:42 AM

      Definitely try 101 Thai kitchen in Hammersmith. I had one of the best Thai meals of my life there. It was comparable with a meal I'd had in Sripraphai in Queens, NYC.

      1. re: Nii
        t_g Sep 2, 2008 01:00 AM

        agree abt 101 thai kitchen, esp if you order off the specials board that's written in thai (they're happy to translate for you)

        1. re: t_g
          Gourmet Chick Sep 2, 2008 10:29 AM

          Thanks Nii and Tg - I will check it out


          1. re: t_g
            limster Sep 2, 2008 10:34 AM

            Also not to miss their Isarn menu, a page or so at the back that lists all the Isarn dishes.

      2. j
        jogas Aug 28, 2008 05:32 PM

        Reun Thai at 100 Fulham Palace Road in Hammersmith serves great Thai food. Starters good but the noodle dishes are great..ask for spicy and you get Thai spicy!!
        Panang & Massaman curries also excellent.
        Lovely friendly service and BYO! Admittedly I haven't been for 8 or 9 months but it used to be a real gem.

        1. limster Aug 28, 2008 04:13 PM

          Depending on how far west you are willing to go, there's 101 Thai around Hammersmith for Isarn-style Thai food.

          1. d
            dexters Aug 28, 2008 01:30 PM

            Try Number One Cafe in North Kensington.


            I am by no means an expert, but it is the best Thai I've had in London.

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            1. re: dexters
              Ibrahim.Salha Aug 28, 2008 03:42 PM

              A very good place, dexters. A more central option could be Muang Thai in Chalk Farm, which isn't BYOB but is still very good and cheap.


            2. Robin Joy Aug 27, 2008 07:49 AM

              I was recommended to try Chiang Mai in Soho by a Brit resident of Thailand a little while ago. It was his London fave and I must say it was fantastic. Reviews on usual sites I expect.

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