RestaurantsLondonShoreditchE1

survey result

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Full of a young crowd who really want to enjoy the flavours of Thailand” – this “noisy” former factory near Spitalfields Market has won renown for offering “a unique flavour of ‘real’ Thai cuisine with a wonderful selection of zingy, spicy, aromatic and refreshing dishes”. Top Menu Tip – “nothing can beat the whole deep-fried seabass with crunchy bones, and sitting at the counter they’ll do half portions for a single diner. Excellent!”

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Better than any Thai food I had in Thailand… and with a cool Shoreditch vibe” – this former factory near Spitalfields Market offers dishes with an “intensity and complexity of flavours that’s second to none” – the “real Thai tastes (spicy, hot, sour, sweet and sharp) are tongue tingling!” “The front of the restaurant is more light and airy. The back gives a kitchen view but is dark”; “the team are relaxed, friendly and informative about the dishes (an essential point, as many options do require explanation for those not ‘au fait’ with Thai cuisine)”.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Food just like you get in Thailand”“the quality and the range of flavours are superb” – can be found at this “amazing and very cool” five-year-old in a former factory near Spitalfields Market. “Zingy and authentic”, “each dish looks and tastes like it’s comprised of ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to source yourself”. “Vegan options are plentiful”, and “one price for ‘eat as much rice as you want’ feels generous”. There’s also a serious list of drinks that can cope with such highly flavoured cooking – including a “great Riesling menu”.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Possibly the most authentic Thai cooking in town” (“fresh”, “fragrant” and focused on fiery, north-eastern-Thai cuisine), plus some “delicious cocktails” have carved a major culinary reputation for this trendy four-year-old, in a converted factory south of Spitalfields Market. Its ratings were dragged down this year though by a few less rapturous reports: “perfectly good, but not the outstanding blow-out we expected from some reviews”.

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43a Commercial Street, London, E1 6BD

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Som Saa Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Som Saa Restaurant in E1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Som Saa restaurant.
Stewart J
As reliable as ever. Delicious food from on...
Reviewed 2 months, 9 days ago

"As reliable as ever. Delicious food from one of London’s top Thai restaurants. "

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Adam R
Pork shoulder Jungle curry with venison Ja...
Reviewed 6 months, 7 days ago

"Pork shoulder Jungle curry with venison Jackfruit sticky rice"

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Prices

Starter Main Pudding
£3.00 £18.50 £4.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
43a Commercial Street, London, E1 6BD
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm

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