Thai Thai East
Thai Thai East

Thai Thai East

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldstreetthaithai.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074905230x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm - 11pm

    Saturday-Sunday: 5:30pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Halal, Thai
  • Executive Chef: P'Nong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Old street station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Thai Thai East
Located near Old Street station in London's East End, Thai Thai restaurant has become the dining destination de rigeur for hip socialistas and local foodies. The light and airy dining room with ruby and vanilla coloured walls, teak wood furniture and the freshest Spitalfield Market plants is perfect for relaxed meals with friends and colleagues. We recommend the Pad Thai, Somtam Salad, any of their array of curries; and coconut rice. Freshly blended exotic juices like Pomergranate, Tamarind and Young Coconut provide an insight into the mocktails, whilst the Strawberry Lover and Butterly Martini cocktails will compliment your group dinners.The long serving service team are famous for their friendly, helpful attitude and warm welcome. Sawadika!
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Thai Thai East reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since 20 May 2014
Average Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.6
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (75)fit for foodies (45)special occasions (42)business meals (41)good vegetarian options (36)outstanding value (35)romance (33)pre/post theatre (25)sunday lunch (8)outdoor eating (7)child friendly (6)brunch (4)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Average but good atmosphere
    kin001
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This would be expensive without the OpenTable offer and even then only average with the offer. The curries were too sweet and the batter on the tempura and soft shell crab too heavy. We ordered desserts, waiting 30 minutes for them is excessive. You can find better Thai elsewhere in London. On the other hand the restaurant was busy and lively. Maybe better for a party than for genuine Thai food.
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  • Nice dinner at Thai Thai
    JCo81VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Reasonable dinner and service. I would say that's it's it as nice at all as it was.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Diner9876
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Good place for diner with friends, and excellent value with the 50% off deal. Food is very good too.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50% off food and quality
    BonsterVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We had to wait over 30 mins for our order to be taken - at which point we ordered drinks and food at once. The wine arrived, but not the water and mocktails for our non-drinking party, we had to chase them for it. Starters were mediocre at best, and it was 2 hours between when we walked in and when our mains arrived - which we also had to chase for. And then the sticky rice came in a PLASTIC BAG!!!!!!!!!! It had clearly been microwaved. Then they added service charge to the bill. SO disappointed, wouldn't recommend at all.
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  • Poor lighting in restaurant...
    MangoVIP
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    There was hardly any lighting in the restaurant that can put you to sleep especially while you await for your food. the service wasn't bad, the staff there were very attentive and food arrived pretty quick. The portions weren't big but with the 50% discount... I guess it is good for value. I wouldn't really recommend my friends because it wasn't really authentic thai food although the menu looks very authentic.
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  • Thai Thai East
    Foodie789
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Went with friends for a nice meal and they did not disappoint. Food was very good and ambience was great as usual!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    reviewer1981
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Poor service. Waiting half an hour to be served. Had to call waitress over. Food not prepared fresh so they cannot meet any dietary requirements. Over priced.
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  • Great Thai
    dndn
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Good food and service and a great price with the 50% offer. We have been before and paid full price and being very happy. The food is full of flavor and generally well cooked, portion sizes are reasonable. Drinks are a little on the pricey side but no more than you would expect for the area. Great place to get something to eat a little bit away from the bustle of old street but close enough to go for drinks before / after.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance
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  • Awesome as always
    gl0012
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    I enjoyed going to Thai Thai again after quite a while. Dishes were greatly presented and super tasty We got two starters and two mains plus rice between 2 people and were very full after finishing them!
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Saturday night dinner
    foodie101
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    A little loud but good food and a pleasant evening.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot food
    HTZR
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    I have eaten here several times but unfortunately this time the food was just too hot to enjoy. Each of the meals was the same and it's not because we are not used to spice and heat - it just seemed like the chef had gone a step too far with the red chillies. It has put me off and I certainly wont be going back for a while, and not with guests.
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  • Very good meal as always.
    Claire
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Food excellent, service slightly slow good value with TT offer
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Really good food!
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    I took my friend from the states here and it was my second time and the group loved it! Make sure you get there early to get a good table.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thai Thai East on Old Street
    rosema26
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Thai Thai East on Old Street is still a gem. Food is excellent and with the 50% off it is ea very good value. Went with my partner and a friend and ordered this time different main courses, some very spicy and other medium spicy. It was a delightful dinner and we enjoy all of it. It was not my 1st time as I lived near by and I am very lucky for that. Go and enjoy as much as we did.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anonym
    IndianTourist
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Good thai good. Good value for money in the 50% food offer
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    outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thai
    FoodLuv
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Great Thai, food was absolutely delicious and great value. Service a bit slow - but it didn't impact our evening. One tip do not order the house wine at £22.50 it was disgustingly sweet (unless you like that sort of wine!) and over priced we left half the bottle. Aside from the wine we had a lovely evening here and will go again!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Husband's 50th birthday
    Panface60
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    We have been to Thai Thai many times on our visits to London. I had booked through Open Table as normal but on arrival they had no record of the booking for us. We had confirmation from the restaurant itself along with notification that this meal was to celebrate my husband's special birthday, and so this was not recognised. The food itself was excellent although the restaurant was very busy and so had to wait. The final bill did not include their 50% discount offer although we did adhere to their conditions and its 12.5% service charge would not have been a problem had we received good service.
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Thai Thai East
    topeater
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I regularly come here because the food is delicious and the offers are good value. Theres plenty of choice and the décor is pleasing. Service can be unfriendly when they are busy, but I would continue to recommend to people looking for Thai food in the Shoreditch/Old Street area.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    danli123
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Thai Thai east has consistently good food, however there seems to be only one server leading the charge. While she was attentive and knowledgeable, the rest of the staff seemed incompetent and unwilling to serve. Other than that, great location, great value. Service staff needs an upgrade.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally a reliable place
    ZcapVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    But wasn't great this time though. Food seemed pretty average - they need to buck up their ideas with the Vietnamese competition!
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  • Bad service
    Julia
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Had a booking here on Sunday for 8 people, the service was awful! We asked for our curries to be mild, it came out to be extra spicy, our order was taken down incorrectly and served at different times, the waitress was rude when we asked if she could clean the table, she said she would ask someone to come over to clean but didn't, we had to wait for a PDQ machine for 20-30 minutes after asking the same waitress but she wasn't bothered The music was so loud we could barely hear each other
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  • Thai Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Great food, very good value and extensive menu. However, if you're going with children and book the 50% deal dont book it for the children as you have to order a main and starter for the offer to apply
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as b4
    jgilVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I´ve been using this restaurnat for few yrs and probably they change the chef or manangent but the quality and presentation of food is miles away from their previous style
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  • Good Food, But Discount Unclear
    dsmensah
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Experience was fine, only complaint is that I saw a 50% discount on Top Table, but when going through the booking process I wasn't informed of what I needed to do to get the discount - I just assumed since I had booked through top table I would automatically get the discount. Instead, you have to notify the restaurant first - when I explained the mixed up, they refused to give me the discount. We ate from the set menu anyway, so it was still ok value.
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  • Thai Thai - Weekday lunch
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    Excellent food. Service was good. Good range of options. Good value set menu but we chose from the a la carte menu. Good portion sizes. Surprisingly quiet when we attended but made it easy for conversation and attentive service. Would definitely return.
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  • Terrible food, slow service.
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    We were seated downstairs where there was a party of 20+ loud and boisterous guests for a hen night. We were a family of 5 with children, therefore such seating arrangements weren't preferable.We waited 45mins before being seen to by a waiter. The lighting above our table didn't work and could barely see our menus. The party began playing crude games, so we insisted we be moved. At our new table we waited 1h 20m for starters. Our mains tasted horrible. We waited for a car in the entrance and the manager turned off the lights abruptly, leaving us in darkness. I questioned him and he said that he had no reason to tell a customer when turning off lights. I informed him of our horrible experience and his excuse was - we were busy. No apology.
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  • Seriously Tasty Thai Food!
    HaBha
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I really love this place! Have been a few times now, and the food just tastes amazing! It's authentic and as good as if you were actually in Thailand. The staff are friendly and the decor is beautiful too! Highly recommended.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor quality food!
    Gourmet1VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Probably the worst Thai meals I have ever had! It is not worth trying this restaurant, not even with the 50% off food discount on OP!
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  • Tasty and great value
    TonyTony
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Well written menu allowed my son to choose less spicy dishes. A perfect place for an early dinner before heading out in town.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • great thai food
    Rose
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    Best thai curry I have had for a while and decent portions
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    RichEm69
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    The food was outstanding, the service was very good if I needed anything the staff were on hand, one small downside is that I would I preferred to have been on a single table for just me and my wife with maybe a little privacy, but would defifately dine there again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices increased, not such a deal
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Thai Thai used to have prices lower by a third generally on their menu. This is no longer the good deal with discount it used to be. However,the foodis still good!
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  • Not as good
    Aleung
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Our Roma waitress had no personality at all, I think she spoke to us all 3 times in under 2hrs. No passion for their job, just a function. We found a small hair in the food and had to send it back. Dish replaced but no discount offered. The hair had already put us off. I dont know how many thai people actually cook and serve here, but no many that we could see, Lacks authenticity but with the 50% off its decent value. Crockery is mostly chipped - replace!
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  • Michael
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Excellent value at Thai Thai East with the 50% off food option with OpenTable. Food was very tasty and the restaurant was lively without being too busy. Good service too. Would definitely go back.
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  • Drop in taste balanced by discount
    JASSIAM
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    I've been to Thai Thai several times before, but this time there was a distinct difference, I think the variety was restricted compared to previous menus, and the taste was a step in the wrong direction this time around. However, I found that the 50% discount just about balanced things nicely enough for me to definitely visit again. I hope this is of help to someone, God bless!!!
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  • Great Thai food
    CareyX
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Great Thai food near old st tube. Not too pricey. Would recommend
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  • Food as good as ever
    Foodie789
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Went as a group of 8 and had a really good time. Food and ambience is really good and makes up for the sometimes not so great service. Great value for money with the 50% off offer.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Princess
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    Really enjoyed the food. Good selection of vegetarian meals. We had booked a 40% off food deal. Without this, the meal would have been quite expensive. The ambiance was ruined slightly with the football playing on a big screen. Will definitely eat there again if I can get another deal.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only worth special offer 50% off
    kaybubbly
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    The place is open plan so the noise of people talking is amplified, they were very busy and service was a little slow and robotic. Food: soft crab started and duck in sauce was ordered by my partner and I had prawns (absolutely lovely) and mixed vegs. I called the waitress over to tell her my broccoli was cold, she said they only warm it a little, I proceeded to wipe off the sauce and asked her to feel how cold it was, she still insisted it was warm! When my partner ate his duck the broccoli was almost ice cold, at this point we called a Manager only to be told it is cold on purpose as it's for show and not for eating! Glad we booked the 50% deal, although overall the food was tasty, we won't be coming back here again!
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  • Average food at a good price
    Hanna
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have been to Thai Thai more than once as I work locally. The food here is average but good priced with the tt offer. Many dishes are fried or if not fried then rather oily so you never leave feeling like you had a fresh healthy meal as you can do when visiting other Asian restaurants
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    I would recommend this to a friend.