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survey result

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”.

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 three-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”.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Taste explosions abound”“a variety of flavours, with inventiveness and fun as well as staying true to authentic Thai cooking” – at this hip Spitalfields two-year-old, which also features “a spacious bar with very good cocktails”. For many reporters, “it’s simply the best Thai food I’ve had in London” (“Thai food is a favourite of mine, I’ve tried lots of places over the last 36 years, and this beats ’em all!”)

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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.
J P
Superb food. Very hot but with delicate fla...
Reviewed 1 months, 21 days ago

"Superb food. Very hot but with delicate flavours. Deep fried sea bass is often a disappointment elsewhere (a triumph of presentation over substance) but here it’s the star. Eat every part - super crispy and flavoursome "

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N B
We had heard great things but now suspect t...
Reviewed 10 months, 7 days ago

"We had heard great things but now suspect this place is past its exciting best. Friendly, slightly inept service and food that was inoffensive but nothing special especially at this high price point. The excitement and balance of really well flavoured Thai food just wasn’t there. Even the chillies seem to have found somewhere more interesting to hang out. Toned down Thai for tourists unfortunately."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £9.70 £7.50 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
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, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm

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