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Thai Thai East
Thai Thai East

Thai Thai East Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Oldstreetthaithai.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 490 5230
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm - 11pm

    Saturday-Sunday: 5:30pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Halal
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood Vegetarian Options
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutstanding Value
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • " Well written menu allowed my son to choose less spicy dishes. A perfect place for an early dinner before heading out in town."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Best thai curry I have had for a while and decent portions"
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 19/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "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!!!"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Great Thai food near old st tube. Not too pricey. Would recommend"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "The menu had changed since our last visit to TTE and we didn't feel that the set menu was as good as before so this pushed us to make some different choices which were very good - spicy sea food and the yellow curry. Would have seemed very expensive without the TT 50% offer. A good reliable stand-by in this part of town."
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "The food was delievered at an acceptional timing. For starters I would recommend the platter, and try the red curry with some fried rice, so tasty! The meeting and greeting from staff is very friendly, however it would be better if they approached customers orders with a more approachable manner. For example, smile!? Overall experience was great never the less. I go here regularly, and so worth your money."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Great service, couldn't do enough for us. ive eaten there 5 times over the past 3 years, yet to have a bad experience or meal"
    dined on 06/05/2014
  • "Our return visit there and we found Thai Thai to be great value. Sure, they dont offer 50% off the menu anymore, but I can see where they have spent the additional money here. Better service with motivated staff , cleaner restaurant, really good modern music, great range of real regional thai foods (no more chinese stuff). The manager (Edel) was very helpful when we needed help with an off the menu request and spoke fluent thai with my wife. Very impressed and I am willing to travel from the other side of London to dine here again."
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • " I have been here a few times over the past few years, we found the service and food very good. Maybe a bit expensive but overall i will come back again! "
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "Had the 2 courses for £15.95 offer - was fantastic value, high quality and great service!"
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "Thai Thai is always consistently excellent food. Lovely atmosphere and service; highly recommended"
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "The ownership seems to have changed hands since I last dined here and the menu was a little different, with some of the dishes I'd previously enjoyed now missing, which was a shame. Also the 50% off a la carte offers I regularly enjoyed in the past seem no longer. However, there was still enough choice for an enjoyable meal."
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "went with two other friends for a dinner on a thursday evening, we got 20% off food for early dinner around 6.30pm as stayed talking and dining until 9.30pm, great atmosphere, food and service, good portions too! definitely will go back again!"
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "Ordered a penang curry - was bland and milked down, no spice and un-aunthentic Also ordered Pad Thai - Was at best average, would fault it but would not praise it. Starter we ordered calamari - was over-salted and a bad choice for starter. Overall this restaurant is over-priced for the effort put into the food, I would guess the restaurant is not operated by Thai??"
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "They have also changed the menu it used to be great value for money as you could use taste card but now everything you have to order noodles or rice separate rather than in the meal unless you order off the special menu which doesn't have as much choice so its gone down in my estimations a bit and we probably wont rush back as it used to be somewhere we went for our 'pay day' lunch that was fairly reasonable."
    dined on 24/04/2014
  • "We were celebrating a friend's birthday and thought ThaiThai would be a nice place to try after reading the reviews and checking out their website. From the moment we arrived the service was absolutely on point much to our delight. We were seated in an area that allowed for our late arriving guests to locate us easily. The instructions given about the birthday cake were taken into consideration and actioned as directed. The food was lovely and I thought the price was reasonable, would definitely go there again."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Decent food and service but lacks the attention to detail to be excellent. For example the mushrooms used in the soup were looking a little past their best. I'd go again but not travel out of my way to do so."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Had a lovely evening here, the food was delicious and the staff were as friendly as ever. Only slight disappointment was that we weren't offered chopsticks to eat with!! lol"
    dined on 02/04/2014
  • "Thai thai East is back. Food is excellent. Am so happy that i will be able to go back as often as i used to do"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Thai Thai east provides a good deal but food is not the best"
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "We had all been here before and remembered how good the food was, and on the face of it it seems quite reasonably priced (£10-12 main, £5-8 starter). How then did the bill for 4 of us only having 1 glass of wine each - get to £160?? The most eye-wateringly offensive extra was the bottled sparkling water. For a 750ml bottle we shelled out £4.75 a time and as we weren't drinking much, we went through quite a lot without realising just how much it was adding to the bill. The food was great, but be careful with the extras."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Went to Thai Thai again last week Friday. 3 words. Brilliant As Usual."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "I've dined here many times and this is the first time I have left not completely happy with the experience. It's a shame they have changed their TT offer from 50% off to a set menu, which is very limited. However the food itself was just as good as I remember but the service just wasn't. We all felt that we were being rushed, our plates were being cleared before we finished, our order was brought to us incorrectly and had to be sent back, and when we were given our bill they kindly included chocolates, although only 3 when there were 4 of us dining. furthermore, they did not check us in properly and I was left with a no show on my account which I had to chase up. A little more care would have been nice"
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "This place had a very nice atmosphere. The staff were friendly and food was amazing. Its a large restaurant with a nice deco."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "I love this place. My only criticism is that they've stopped the 50% discount on the A la Carte menu and instead there's a set menu, that I didn't find that interesting or varied. Order the beef salad off the main menu though. It's amazing!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "The experience of Thai Thai was overall ok, mainly because the food was quite good, it was valentine's day and I was with my girlfriend, which covered up the far too expensive price, poor service and terrible toilets. The food is your standard Thai restaurant selection, nothing particularly special or unique. The penang prawn curry was actually pretty good and although we received a free cocktail, as part of their Valentine's Day promo, the Lobster - that was also part of this - was tiny, not particularly tasty and certainly not worth the price. Service is ok, though not great. Ambience is ok, the restaurant is decorated quite nicely, though again for V Day they cram you in! Price is a joke. For what it is, should be half!"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Thai Thai used to be my first choice restaurant, but I have to guess that it's got new owners. A lot of things missing from the menu, new set menu replacing the 50% off special offer, which is really a very boring menu. Plus everything now comes with extra chillis. The restaurant is noticeably quieter than it used to be so I'm sure I'm not alone in noticing this. Now I have to find a new Thai restaurant. We decided to give the place a chance as change is not necessarily a bad thing, but the evening as a whole was disappointing and we won't be going back again. Time to find a new Thai restaurant."
    dined on 11/02/2014
  • "All I can say about this place is that everything about it was average."
    dined on 10/02/2014