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Busaba Eathai

#2,073 of 17,838 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Bloomsbury
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22 Store Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7DF, England
+44 20 7299 7900
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with very fine house beer to go with it. We had the early bird menu and there was something for everyone, a family of four. Staff were friendly and polite and it's a communal table thing which was fine too. Liked the incense that was burning. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Catbuidhe
Management response:

Dear Catbuidhe, We are pleased to know that you had a nice time and appreciated the food. We look forward to see you again soon. Kindest regards, Davide G. More 

London
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was lovely... I went for the meal deal and had Thai crackers, the busaba calamari (house speciality) and then king prawn yellow stir fry with jasmine rice. The atmosphere was lovely and the juice drinks were great too. The food for the family was equally good. A brilliant night and service by Diego was fantastic too.

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Thank Matthew B
Management response:

Dear Matthew, Many thanks for taking the time to write a nice review for us. I will also let Diego know, I am sure he will be trilled to know it. Best regards, Davide G. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

I used to love Busaba (and still enjoy their calamari starter) but have noticed that the prices have gone up and the portion sizes have gone down. Disappointed as this was one of my favourite places to go to.

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Thank ThirdPassport
Management response:

Hello and thank you for your feedback. Our menu is getting updated from time to time and this is always done listening to our customers feed-backs because only in this way we can improve ourselves. Recently we have actually increased the portion size of some dishes however, should you have any problem about the size or taste of something, please... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After long time I got the chance to visit again my favourite thai restaurant with some friends who had never visited Busaba before! I was so glad to see that the staff were so polite and friendly and the food was tasty as usual! Seconds after our arrival we were welcomed by the manager Joanna, always the person with a... More 

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Thank aglo2016
Management response:

Dear Aglo, many thanks for taking the time to review us and for leaving a nice feedback. I will let Ioanna and Pinelopi know about your thoughts and I am sure it will make them happy. We hope to see you soon again and in the mean time best regards, Davide G. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called up to make a last minute enquiry about the private dinning room (PDR) and was extremely happy with the service we received. The manager emailed straight away with all the details, set menu options & costs. Once we had confirmed they made arrangements for our children in the party & vegetarian guest. We had a wonderful time and... More 

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Thank Re P
Management response:

Hello and many thanks for the feedback. We are pleased to know that you had a good time and we will wait for your come back. Best regards, Davide G. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hold an academic seminar in a nearby building on irregular Mondays across the year, and we always dine together (between fifteen and twenty-five of us, depending on the occasion - mix of faculty and graduate students) in the downstairs space at Busaba Store Street. We shifted from a nearby pizza place a fair few years ago now and have... More 

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Thank gordonamcmullan
Management response:

Dear Gordon, As usual it was a pleasure taking care of you and your guests and our most sincere thank you for such a wonderful and detailed review! It is always great to hear that you were all happy as that is the main reason why we are here doing what we do and I will make sure to let... More 

Milton Keynes
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257 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend over dinner at this place. Typical seating arrangement that is prevalent at any Busaba if you have ever eaten at one before. Calamari and sticky tamarind wings for starters. The calamari is exemplary. We had the jungle chicken and green chicken with jasmine rice which were delicious. Our waitress seemed a bit lost as she didn't get... More 

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Thank tushar_pai
Management response:

Hello and many thanks for taking the time to review us and let us know your view of the experience. We have taken it in great consideration because all feed-backs help us to do better in the future. Although we do not really do starters and the calamari and tamarind wings are normally side dishes, we are pleased to know... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I met with a friend in warren street who suggested we try Busaba, since she knows I love Thai food. Well... I wasn't disappointed. In fact it was great! The food was great and we got a few tips from Joanna (Ioanna) on what to order and how fat is each plate, etc. Food and drink was delivered quite fast... More 

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Thank Nikolas S
Management response:

Dear Nikolas, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your comments and we are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us! Although we mostly have shared tables, if you like more privacy next time please give us a call in advance to book a window seat and we will do our best to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Today I went in Busaba Bloomsbury with some friends they welcome us with a big smile. We order grilled duck classic pathai Prawn( goong tong) every thing was amazing the grilled duck it was divine I asked the name of the lady to say congratulations to the chefs her name was ioanna the best service ever all the staff was... More 

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Thank Konstadinos B
Management response:

Dear Constadinos, Many thanks for your nice feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere and we hope to welcome you back soon again. Thanking you once again, best regards, Davide G. More 

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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very cool environment Love the tables and decoration Nice menu with GLUTEN AND DAIRY free options, quite easy to understand Staff very friendly because we took ages to decide what to eat Definitely going back again

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Thank Luiza N
Management response:

Dear Luiza, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to know that you had a nice time with us and we look forward to welcome you back soon again. Best regards, Davide G. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Store Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7299 7900
Description
Busaba Eathai, conceived by Alan Yau, is a modern Thai eatery offering a single course eating experience devised to feed you with minimum fuss. The diverse but simple menu offers a flavoursome selection of Thai salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries with an authenticity and freshness that surpasses expectations. The menu also offers an extensive list of Asian inspired juices and smoothies delivering a simple yet intelligent selection of wines, all with enough character to complement the food.

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