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Ranked #5,632 of 17,863 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

We wanted a change of pace from the cafés and bistros and decided on this place as it was close by the hotel. The food was very good and the service was prompt and nice. The restaurant was a little warm but seems like no A/C is the norm in establishments. We ordered the shrimp dumplings and the papaya salad to start which were both very tasty. The papaya salad has some heat, FYI. For entrees we went with the chicken green curry and the fried fish. Both were authentic and came out deliciously prepared. Just a note on the heat content you can tell the server 0 to 5- 5 being the hottest. I was on the lower end of the scale and it was pretty true to taste. My wife said it was the best chicken green curry she ever had, and the fish was also very good. All in all a nice night out especially being able to wash it down with some Singha beers.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

A very pleasant little restaurant located not far from Montparnasse railway station so convenient for travellers.
I think this is a family run affair and it has a pleasant atmosphere and the food was good but having just returned from Bangkok was not nearly spicy enough for me although they did bring me some dried chillie flakes to spice it up.
Well worth going to if in the area but not worth a special journy.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I went to Ban Som Tam with a few work colleagues, one of which is a regular and has been trying to take us for a while. The quality of the food was pretty good but a little overpriced. We all had the €30 menu. I had the Thai seafood salad for starters and the yellow curry for main, followed by coconut ice cream. You are asked how spicy you want the food on a scale of 1-5 and I went for 4 which was spicy but not over powering. My French colleagues would disagree though.. Maybe a 2 if you don't eat spice food so often.
Thailand is famous for great service, Paris is not! So its a shame our Thai waitress chose the local way of life and offered a bad surly service bordering on rude. If you don't mind bad service then this place does do good thai food. If you want an authentic Thai experience then look elsewhere.

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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Nothing much 'wrong' with the food or the service. Scallops in red curry slightly undercooked but nice. Beef with fried peppers used to comenwith actual pepper corns now it was more of an almost Chinese run of the mill oystersauce experience. Nothing special.
Two starters, two main courses, 3 small beers, one desert, .....no tea, no coffee, ........€100! That is simply not OK for a place like this and given the quality of the food served.

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