Koh Thai Tapas - Boscombe
Koh Thai Tapas - Boscombe

Koh Thai Tapas - Boscombe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.koh-thai.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01202914997x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 1am

    Friday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer an extensive outside catering service for business, public and private events, all enquiries should be sent to kohboscombe@koh-thai.co.uk!
  • Entertainment: We are very lucky to have met some talented musicians in our four year journey, and were privileged that our extended family of kohians perform in our restaurants! Katie Francesca has been part of our family since the beginning! Mellow vocals, smooth Jazz, acoustic Live Lounge and electro Jazz Beats provide the perfect soundtrack to your Thai Tapas experience! Lucy Kitchen is a new addition to our family and has been singing with us just under a year! Being a talented writer as well as singer, Lucy offers an acoustic set of her own mellow vibes! Alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week!

Getting there

  • Public Transit: There are bus stops heading in both directions of Bournemouth right outside our restaurant making it easy for a short bus journey! We also have a taxi company across the street if a bus route is not accessible for you!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We do not have any designated parking areas for customers however as were based at the end of the high street there are many side streets with no limit parking and car parks just a five minute walk away!
A word from Koh Thai Tapas - Boscombe
Koh Thai Tapas Boscombe, the first restaurant of the Koh family established in 2009! Although were the oldest of the restaurants, were considered the baby of the family due to our size! Nevertheless were are a bold, vibrant yet intimate little hub and what we may lack in size we more than make up for in our personality! If authentic cuisine, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere is what your after then were the restaurant for you!
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Koh Thai Tapas - Boscombe reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (33)fit for foodies (28)romance (27)group bookings (23)good vegetarian options (16)business meals (10)outstanding value (9)child friendly (5)disabled access (4)pre/post theatre (4)brunch (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    Darcek
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant after hearing from a few sources how great it was. The waitress talked us through the different ways to order and we went for the Tasting option which meant for a set price they brought us a selection of meals based on our preferences of meats and spice levels. The food was very tasty. Great selection and more than enough that the two of us could eat. Tap water was automatically brought to us as well which we found was a nice touch as at most places we have to ask for it. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for sharing
    Tashthefoodsnob
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was my second time here but I had not tried the Tapas before. I was on a first date so thought the opportunity to try several dishes that we could share was perfect to help the conversation along, especially as he wasn't too familiar with Thai food. The starters went down a treat we had a mixture of Squid, pork skewers, dim sums and duck and cucumber rolls, followed by tapas portions of Masaman lamb and Thai green chicken with jasmine rice. Everything was cooked beautifully and we were surprised at what good value it was. To top it all off there was live music which was great and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back and sample more delights!
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Third visit, never disappointed
    GAC89
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Food is amazing and every time I visit Bournemouth. Particularly like the tasting menu where the waitress chooses for you.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai ever!
    SarahC
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    This has to be the best Thai meal I've ever had! And that includes in London and Thailand!! The tapas idea is great as I always want to try different things, so this allows you to try a bit of everything. The friendly service is great and such great value for the tapas meal, chosen my the waitress by asking a few questions of what you do and don't like. Highly recommend this restaurant and please bring one to London!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Not up to their usual high standard
    Laverda981
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Food was good on this occasion but our waitress did not listen to our order properly so the right tasting menu was not served which spoilt my wife's birthday. Recent expansion is understandable due to high demand but high quality service, depth of flavour and music noise levels need to remain balanced to keep this excellent Thai restaurant where it belongs, our favourite in the area.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still my favourite place to eat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Koh never lets me down, at either of their main restuarants in Bournemouth. Myself, partner and friends come here often and can honestly say between us have eaten everything on the menu. If you are new to Koh i suggest however going for the set menu's where you tell the server everything you like and dont like and the chef provides you with a little taste of everything, you get a real bargin this way as get to try so much more of the menu and i have never been left hungry.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • good but.......
    lovefood
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    good but the service needs a bit of help first we were put next to the window with the sun streaming in this made it very hot to sit there, we did move without any fuss, the service was very slow in asking what we wanted to drink we asked twice for some drinks but the overall experience was pleasant and the food nice.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Best place to eat in Bournemouth
    luv2dine
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Very nice food, good to have the 'chosen for you' sample option that works out very cheap
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    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrummy
    Jess
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    Fantastic food, extremely knowledgable friendly staff, great atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing tasting food
    Sulli70
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    I booked before getting to Boscombe after reading some reviews and was pleased to overhear our landlady recommend it to another guest. We were watching the football in a Wetherspoons and had to leave before a penalty shoot out, but it was well worth it. Lovely greeting at the door and confirmation of our booking before being shown our table by the window. The menu is extensive but there is an option to let them know how much you would like to pay, any dietary requirements and level of spiceness and they bring out ample starters and dishes for mains. I have never had such meaty spare ribs! The lager option is also full with Asahi on draught. The portions were arge and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    luvgrub
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday with the family. Great food and lots of variety for those with large or small appetites, hot or mild tastes. Live music gave it a relaxed atmosphere. Staff in particular were amazing - can't remember going anywhere in the last few years where everyone seemed intent on making your visit special. We had full meals, but just as good for a few drinks and a few tapas (basically Thai starters). We all recommend it highly (aged 18 to 54!)
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Food friendly atmosphere
    JohnH
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Three of us really enjoyed our dinner at Koh Thai Boscombe. What is wonderful about the food is that it makes no concessions to being in England it has exactly the same tastes one finds in Thailand. Perfect! Let yourself be guided by the Staff its all good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    KN12
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    Have eaten at all the local Koh Thai / Noi restaurants and love the food, like the Boscombe one the best because it is a little quieter than Bournemouth and Lilliput. Had a great meal with our friends at the weekend - one of them is pretty fussy about food so his praise is praise indeed!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    KPHarrow
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    great choice of food and the 'tasting option' where you're brought a selection is a great option if you'd like to try lots of options -- highly recommend
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Extremely nice
    Bella
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    The food was beautiful and the staff were extremely lovely. The only problem we had was that there was too much to choose from- we wanted it all! Will definitely be visiting again, no doubt about it.
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Lucy
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    We usually dine at koh Thai in Bournemouth but thought we'd try here. We really enjoyed our evening, food was delicious and the staff were lovely, very attentive.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Sarah
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a great night. Staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious too. Try the crispy beef as a starter - it's amazing!
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place
    Kazzib
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food really good and very nice place will be returning
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  • great all round experience
    wantsgoodservice
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    I booked a table for myself and my girlfriend for friday night. We arrived slightly early and were able to be seated promptly on arrival. We ordered drinks at the table and chose the 25 pound per person dining experience as I am new to thai food and didnt know what to expect. My partner on the other hand loves thai food. We were asked what we like and the waitress was able to shape our food around our preferences. The food arrived beautifully presented and was hot which can be somewhat a rarity these days. We werent pestered every mouthfull but at appropriate times for extra drinks etc. All together a great dining experience and it has put thai food on a regular menu for my dinner from now on. A great credit to boscombe. will be returning.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE
    Thaifan
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    As always, the food was delicious and the staff friendly. Lovely.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    It was very very expensive and some of the food came out much later than others
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  • Amaze balls!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    I love this place a lot! Worth every penny you spend! Already book for next month :) xx
    Special Features:
    disabled access, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always food and service
    AnnaG
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    As always food and service was great, just be wary of the ratings on temp - they mean what they say!
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Absolute gem of a place
    Shep
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I absolutely love this place, the staff are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is lively without being overpowering. The food is delicious, you just want to keep ordering it. We have been a couple of times and both times it has been outstanding. The dumplings on the tapas menu are delicious - hard to beat. Couldn't recommend this place enough.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food
    London28
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Great idea with the mixed menu Food was beautiful
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    group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Thia
    melsty
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Superb food, great atmosphere, excellent friendly service. Amongst the best Thai food I've ever eaten.
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    fit for foodies, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall would skip it
    Meal
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The window was all boarded up - there was a strange smell like old rubbish and although staff very friendly it was overall disappointing,
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  • Amazing food. Will be back
    HappyKoher
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    Been to koh Thai before and it never disappoints. The food is lovely and if you go with a group and get the tapas option there is a lot of choice so if you're not too sure what you like you will deffinately like something!
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    romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Brilliant
    zoegardy
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    I chose this restuarant based on reviews from TripAdvisor as I was looking for a place to eat for Valentine's. This restuarant had a great ambience and loved the decor. The food was gorgeous and the staff were friendly
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Thai in Boscombe
    TeamPauliv
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Having been greeted with friendly 'Hellos' from almost every member of staff as soon as we walked through the door we were struck by the relaxed, friendly vibe of this fabulous restaurant. We went for the £25 set menu, which, although pricey, is worth every penny. Stand out dishes were the melt in the mouth rib starters as well as the duck main - perfectly hot (in a spicey way!) - we really could not fault the food. I guess the personal touch is what makes this place so special, tailoring your choices to how spicey you like it & what meats you're in to epitomises the 'customer is king' ethos that is often so lacking.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai in Boscombe
    jojo
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    This restaurant offers a welcoming reception, and an excellent choice of tasty and very well-presented meals. Great wine list and some original takes on cocktails. The staff are are real asset - warm and friendly, knowledgable about the menus, attentive at the table without being over-bearing, and looking for oportunities to make your meal really enjoyable.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Superb, as normal.
    DaveBmth
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Koh have got the balance of service and friendliness just right. Attentive but not in your face. The Thai tapas was faultless with a great selection of dishes chosen by the staff after detailed questions from the waiting staff.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    BGSMP
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    The service from the moment we arrived was excellent, our main waitress( a Canadian girl) couldn't do enough to make sure we understood the menu, even when I ordered a meal that she had told me was very hot, she went and got some coconut milk to take some of the hotness away. All the other waitresses were very attentive, always checking everything was ok. Will be going back
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value for money
    hampshiregirl
    Dined on 26/1/2014
    In line with other reviews, food was very good. We had the tasting menu for two which included two starters and four main dishes. All were excellent. Service was friendly and attentive.
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    outstanding value
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  • Great restaurant
    Louise
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    We loved this restaurant, the service, food and ambience were all perfect. We will definitely return.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The small restaurant size spoils it
    thaifoodlover
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    Let's start with the positives: the food, as always, is beautiful and the interior is lovely. However, the small restaurant size spoilt it for me. We arrived on time and our table wasn't ready. We got a drink at the bar, but had nowhere to go with our drinks, there was no area to sit whilst we waited so we were left standing in a small walkway which is used by staff to access the phone and other tables. We we're stood around for 10 minutes so not the best start. The staff were all very helpful and polite, and the food is second to none, but the tables were so cramped it was a struggle to fit all the plates on, paying £35-40 per person (starter, main, one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drink) is overpriced for the overall experience.
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  • Yum!
    Sophie
    Dined on 13/1/2014
    Definitely coming back! Amazing food! Fast service and great hospitality!! X
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since 31 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambience4
    • Service4.2
    • Value3.9
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