ORA Restaurant
ORA Restaurant
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ORA Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ora-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02076370125
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 11:00pm .
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from ORA Restaurant
Surrounded by fashionable boutiques, sleek salons and cool clubs, the ORA Restaurant is the perfect addition to London’s Little Portland Street. Hidden away just off of Regent Street, ORA is ideal for leisurely post shopping dinners or a sumptuous bite to eat before finding one’s way to the bustling bars of the West End. In keeping with its surroundings ORA is beautifully appointed with a very contemporary décor inspired by the high end fashion found hanging on the rails in nearby designer stores. ORA’s menu is packed with authentic Thai classics, including curries, rice and noodle dishes as well as delectable starters that also serve as great tapas style dishes.
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ORA Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Not bad at all..
    Dolly
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    A really nice restaurant, would definitely go again. Decor, food, service all really good. Slightly higher prices than we'd normally pay for a Thai, the 30% discount would have helped had we not blown the saving on cocktails which were delicious by the way! The only thing I think that let's this restaurant down is the paper napkins, when you're paying top dollar for food and drink it's the finer details that justify the cost.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Good but not brilliant
    wehow
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Service was pretty good and they were very good with a requirement for gluten free options. As a previous reviewer stated the meun is not great for vegetarians. There were four of us dining and whilst all our starters were a bit hit and miss we all enjoyed our main courses. We thought it was pretty expensive for what it was even with 20% off food. We also thought the restaurant didn't have much ambience - it tries to be too trendy which for us didn't really work. It was nice though not to have loud music.
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  • Food was fresh and very tasty,
    Shayra
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Food was fresh and very tasty, Im still craving the King prawn starter. It was a group dinner I had arrnged for work lot, eveyrone gave their thumbs up by the end of the night. I will definately be going back there soon. I have to admit it is abit pricy so will only go when there are offers on lol.
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    special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and great Cocktails
    Maya
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    food was really good and the cocktails were great. Service was good and overall we had a good time. Recommend going again
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    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Not really authentic
    RespiratoryresearchVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    Nice ambience - mediocre but large portions so good for sharing Tempura batter would never pass muster in Asia
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  • Bad offer
    Diner1
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    I selected this restaurant because it had 30% off food however when we got there we were told that this didn't apply to over half the meals and rice which was rubbish. Also the place had a really strong smell of inscence which was too overpowering. Disappointing over all
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  • Slightly difficult for vegetarians
    Anonymous
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    I went to ORA to catch up with some friends, and the ambience cannot be faulted. The only issue for me as a vegetarian is that a lot of the options that used be vegetarian now contain either fish or oyster sauce. Although they were very helpful, I was only able to eat one particular main dish. Waiters were very nice and attentive.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent meal
    Marley
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    We ate here as a group of 10....two families together. The service was quite slow and the food just ok. Value is medium. It was 25 pounds per head for a starter and main.....and we were drinking alcohol so quite expensive I think!!!!
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTING
    SUSAN
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    VERY POOR QUALITY FOOD OVERALL. FOOD WAS NOT HOT EITHER.
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  • Review
    Oxford
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    Food was excellent. Service was ok however extremely dissappointed with the discount applied, first it was missed off then they applied 20% discount which was an incorrect calculation i only noticed when i left the restaurant. They had also done this to another group who queried the bill as i noticed this when i left. Did not like this and would not recomnend it.
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  • Good service
    Drups
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    Second time and the food was amazing. Good veg options too!
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey but delicious
    bee10
    Dined on 26/10/2012
    good service, good food, limited vegetarian options but all we did was ask and they were able to make a veggie option.
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    romance, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Nice food but no atmosphere
    CWest
    Dined on 26/10/2012
    Lovely venue, good food, but for a Friday night it was empty.
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  • Great Thai Food
    Reshmav
    Dined on 26/10/2012
    This is the second time that I have been to Ora and I enjoyed every dish that I tried. I will always recommend this restaurant to my friends and family as the food was very tasty and the service was great. However it is slightly more expensive then I would like it to be. Overall a great place and I am sure that I will visit again.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food and bad service
    anon
    Dined on 25/10/2012
    We were in a group of 5 and my friend ordered two starters instead of a main, but clearly asked for it to be brought at the same time as everyone else's food. You'd also think this would be obvious given that the rest of us weren't having starters and she hadn't ordered a main. Despite this they brought out her food first. We queried it and they said they usually brought starters first (helpful!) She then had to eat her food whilst the rest of us looked on hungry and then once she'd pretty much finished, they brought the rest of us our food so we ate whilst she looked on. We also had issues with the aircon unit blowing cold air directly on us which we had to ask 3 times to be turned down/off. Food was average and not worth the poor service.
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  • Starters (pork dumplings and
    nic107uk
    Dined on 25/10/2012
    Starters (pork dumplings and vegetable tempura) were a bit disappointing (too oily and the dumplings were tasteless) but mains were good (although also quite oily). Service was friendly although I got the impression they try and turn the tables around very quickly.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Great food - and nice space
    redrunner
    Dined on 24/10/2012
    The food here was excellent - loved it. And the cocktails also very good. Will be back.
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  • Didn't disappoint
    UMNB
    Dined on 18/10/2012
    Yum food and wine reasonably priced in the right location. Great!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for quick tasty lunch
    samc3112
    Dined on 18/10/2012
    The £9.99 2-course lunch menu is good value and very tasty.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant, pushy manager
    IanD
    Dined on 13/10/2012
    This is a great restaurant. this food is very good and reasonably priced. There is a lot of choice and everything we tried was delicious. The waiting staff is very friendly and efficient. Always looking out for you. On the minus side: the manager is extremely annoying. Very pushy. He is always trying to up-sell you something. It's a restaurant, not a flea market. Once you get rid of him, you can enjoy a fantastic restaurant with your friends.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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  • Okay !
    Foodie
    Dined on 13/10/2012
    We have been to Ora before. Food was okay but small portions. Good service
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent service & great food
    FoodFan
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    ORA is a lovely place to go for a good food and a chat with some friends. The atmosphere is very relaxed with some light background music (so i can actually hear what my friends have to say). The food was excellent, wonderful fresh flavours and excellent service. The staff were very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be going again and would recommend ORA to a friend.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings
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  • A nice surprise
    JimC
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    Ora was a bit of an accident but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Good Thai food and good service and a pleasant evening all round.
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  • Charmless and tasteless
    saladfiend
    Dined on 9/10/2012
    Although it was a Tuesday night I dont think you can blame that entirely for the utterly depressing atmosphere. There were only about three tables eating and these were spread out all around the restaurant making everything look even more empty. The drinks were not inspiring- gin & tonic was flat and tasteless. Then the food came, starters not too bad (fishcakes were OK) but thai salad was so hot that no one could eat more than a couple of mouthfuls. The biggest issue was that 4 of 8 main courses were not only tasteless but luke warm at best. Even with a Toptable 30% discount it seemed over priced. Not great basically.
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  • not impressed
    veryhappycustomer
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    disappointed at my experience at this restaurant. i called beforehand to ensure there were veggie options as our party were mainly vegetarians and were assured this is fine. when we were ordering they had no veggie food available at all and left hungry!
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Great value for a lunch
    Nic6876VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2012
    The food and service was good but the restaurant was a little quiet - not enough people must know about this place!Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for good value and good thai food.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, food hit and miss!
    crazydiner
    Dined on 29/9/2012
    I went to ORA on impluse with my wife on a Sunday evening. It was mostly empty, dark ambience with a nice feel. Staff were helpful and attentative. The Mixed platter starters were fantastic and very tasty! I had a fried cod dish for the main that was far too sweet in taste, was overcooked, and was not generally great. My wife's Pad Thai was also sweeter than we normally get it from other places. We had a traditiional Thai dessert that was also very tasty. Would recommend the restaurant as a good overall expereince, but just be aware that some dishes may be hit & miss and also may be overly sweet!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum!
    FifiBam
    Dined on 21/9/2012
    This is the second time I have been to this restaurant and I will continue to go back again and again. The food is sooooooooooooooo tasty. We had Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry, for the starter we went for the platter - was delicious! Service was very good, the ambience was good but maybe they could turn the air con off as it is not hot outside...It wasn't as busy as it deserved to be for a Friday night but that suited us! I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nom nom
    Elmo
    Dined on 17/9/2012
    The food is delicious and large portions too. Lovely staff.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • birthday dinner
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 14/9/2012
    i had made a reservation with ORA on the pretext that it was my birthday dinner.I even spoke to one of the receptionist there confirming that there will be a complimentary cupcake with a candle. Food was good ambience was great though besides us 7 people there was another group of 7 for a birthday dinner as well. In the end i did not get my complimentary cake and when i asked for it they said we don't offer any such thing and on top of that they told me the kitchen is closed. i was quite disappointed Will definitely go there again but not for special occasions.
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  • Good Food...
    dazzler696216
    Dined on 14/9/2012
    ...this restaurant has a plentiful menu and provides good quality Thai food - just make sure your bill reflects the offer you originally signed up for. We took advantage of the 30% off deal, this was clearly stated on screen in the restaurant when we arrived, however when the bill came it showed only a 20% reduction. Maybe just a mistake and the staff were happy to correct the error. Also maybe this is a London thing but all bills include service (though optional), seems a bit presumptious to me!! On this occaision we did pay the service charge as the staff were very helpful.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Sommsu
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    Food was tasty. The restaurant was empty, however we were there quite late on a tuesday evening. Staff were friendly, although for both starters and mains the food arrived on the table and we didnt have any plates. Offer is ok - between 4 of us we ended up saving just over £20. But we probably ordered more than we would have usually in order for the offer to be valid. Nevertheless, it was a decent meal
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little more attention needed
    Asha
    Dined on 1/9/2012
    Despite being Saturday it was a quiet night for Ora - so you'd expect service to be attentive. We ordered vegetarian food and got served a chicken dish! Disappointing however they redeemed themselves by replacing our entire order... Food once corrected was lovely however I unfortunately remember it for the mishap!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great thai food but a little pricey
    Likesfood
    Dined on 1/9/2012
    Lovely staff, delicious food and cocktails though the dessert menu was a little lacking.
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    romance, group bookings, brunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent Thai
    sksk
    Dined on 31/8/2012
    Have been to many thai restaurants in London, this by far is the best for quality of food which is very tasty. Each dish has its own unique flavour. Highly recommend it!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not fantastic
    hungrymonkey
    Dined on 31/8/2012
    good food and friendly staff. not sure if it is trying to be a cocktail bar or a restaurant or both. overall good, but lacks a bit of ambiance and without the discount it is relatively expensive for a thai restaurant
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and decent food
    Havaika
    Dined on 31/8/2012
    We booked a large table for a reunion with friends (who now also have husbands, wives, kids, the full shebang). Staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating from the start. Food was good, quite a section on the menu with a reasonable cocktail list. It's a fairly large space with room for groups or more romantic dinners alike, and location is 5 mins from Oxford street so very convenient to get to (although surprisingly not too busy).
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    disabled access, child friendly, group bookings
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  • Nice but pricey for what is.
    AGox
    Dined on 31/8/2012
    Nice but pricey for what is. Given the food was only just better than average I found it pricey even with TT discount. It's a nice place with good service but bearing in mind that it was empty when we were there. The only table for most of our time there. I assume the ambience is nice when more full and service not compromised. Not sure I'd go again in a hurry.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    Plaga01
    Dined on 30/8/2012
    Thoroughly enjoyed our time there, the staff made sure our needs were catered to. Will definitely go there again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value if you have a voucher
    Maya
    Dined on 27/8/2012
    Went to this restaurant with some friends for sunday lunch. Restaurant was absolutely empty, we were the only table there the whole time (left around 3:30). Food was nice but not the best thai I have ever had. We had the 30% off food voucher so good value. Woudn't pay the full price for the food as I don't think it's worth it.
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