Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus

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Thai
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Busaba is a Thai flower. Differing from formal dining establishments, Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus represents a Thai casual dining venue, offering a one-course dining experience devised to feed you with minimal fuss.
Fifteen years on, Busaba still offers a much coveted, flavoursome selection of freshly prepared salads, stir fries and curries. The menu also features Asian-inspired juices and smoothies, as well as a simple yet selective wine list.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food wasn’t quite up to the mark or maybe it’s because vegetarian food doesn’t deserve to be flavourful just something to put on the menu with a green leaf!

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Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at the restraint . The food was delicious and the staff did a great job in accommodating us .

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I
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service dealing with pregnancy dietary requirements. They did however cook the wrong dish but have it to us for free

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a pleasant restaurant and the chicken pad Thai was really good.

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C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in a place with a great atmosphere

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d
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, good atmosphere and nice staff. I would recommend.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

I am Lactose intolerant and the discussion over this went well, however I am also Diabetic and since first courses are normally sugar free in Thai food we did not ask about this, however it was not until we were half way through we realised that the noodles were really packed with sugar both adversely affecting my blood sugar levels and the taste of the food. In addition when we go to a non english restaurant we hope to hear the music of that country to produce a local and soothing atmosphere when in fact there was poor quality american bang bang music running all the time.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very busy place with upbeat vibe. The food was outstanding

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C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Very nice place and atmosphere.
Food average.
Service so so.

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BP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service - not their fault but they were understaffed and had to get the attention of waiters all the time.
Starters took 35mins before they came.
Food was good to be fair when it did arrive.

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M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was tasty. It was the service that was complete crap. I had to ask where the rest of our order was and then was told one dish wasn’t available anymore and the other was being prepared (fried prawns don’t take 30minutes). Getting service was like flagging down a cab in Piccadilly Circus on a Saturday night.
This was their second chance as the first time, I went in and it was dead. They sat me, and after waiting twenty minutes without any human contact, I left. It’s unfortunate, really. The food was good. But because it is such a pain to get it, I will not return.

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M
London
33 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately there was a mistake on our order so it took almost an hour for the food to arrive at which time we needed to bolt down the food and then rush to our theatre engagement. It spoilt the first part of our evening. The staff were dismissive and cavalier and didn't seem to want to take ownership of the problem. Not only that I ordered a vegetarian green curry which only had 4 pieces of hard, undercooked vegetables in it. Hardly worth paying £12 for. I wont be going back.

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JK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had run out of many dishes by the time we arrived (9pm)

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EU
London
26 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For me, Busaba's food has been fairly good over the years (really like the calamari). A good go-to restaurant for informal get-togethers.

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TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Far too overpriced for what you get. Cannot fault the staff or service however was very disappointed with my grilled beef, which cost almost £11 and ended up being 5 slivers of overcooked beef. The meatiest part of the dish was the spring onions! Additionally disappointing was the 2 & a half wings I ordered for a starter (£7). Flavours were nice but severely lacking in satisfaction. Won't be returning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I usually dine often at other Branches, this specific one could do with a bit of re-training. The only positive thing was our waitress.

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CH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Like the other locations good Thai Street food at reasonable prices. Service poor, not knowledgeable, but friendly.

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ST
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely fresh food, fast service, great front of house staff. We went early lunch so it wasn't too busy intially but even with extra people coming in there was no dip in service

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M
London
41 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Feels like the food is worse than it used to be. Few dishes missing. All in all mediocre.

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Busaba was great, as always. The only issue was that they brought out our starters and mains at the same time. We would have much preferred a bit more relaxed timing, but suspect that as it was lunch, they thought they were doing the right thing. Will ensure I mention it next time! Our food was lovely! Wish they had a better choice of white wines.

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LZ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This wasn’t the first time we’ve been to this restaurant and usually the food is quite nice. Last night all the dishes were bad, not sure why.

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OT
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and resonable price

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BB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Highly recommend. Lovely friendly staff too.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not other branches, cold hard rice, Green curry had a 20 slices of thick cut chilli instead of other veg.

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B
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great, I would especially recommend the egg starter (forgot the name but it's 2 boiled eggs in sauce, tastes amazing). My 2 down points are 1) the app didn't work and they were showcasing an offer on the placemats to get 5% off if you use the app, pretty disappointing to find out when we asked for the bill we couldn't get the discount, and 2) all the seats are around big square sharer tables or rows of 4 by the window so definitely wouldn't recommend for a date or special occasion. You might end up centimeters away from strangers which is a pet peeve of mine when I want to catch up with a friend with a bit of space.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

ok food, nothing very special though the ambiance is good. the portion is very small. I would go somewhere else next time. I don't recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was good, service was good, but food was really bad - old duck, over cooked noodles and way to salty. Expensive for the quality of food that was provided - I'm dissapointed

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutto veramente ottimo! Bravi e onesti!

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EJ
London
57 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered from the set menu. Starter and main arrived at the same time. Food was tasty.

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CE
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Barely any staff. Manager was more interested in moaning about his team than anything else.

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MS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Its a shame my date wasn't as good as the food, Busaba never fails to disappoint

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really good food, the ambience was different, really enjoyed the window seat

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VL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was way to spicy, but good overall. The waitress was very cute, even though she had quite a lot to do with our table and all the kids. It’s a bit weird that starters and mains come all together, which meant the table was crammed and you didn’t where to start. Next time I’d tell them to please wait with the mains!

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KA
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and professional and the food was authentic and very tasty but the portion was very small. The Chilli Prawn dish tasted excellent but I was still hungry after I had eaten it. The Classic Pad Thai was also very tasty but my friend was also still hungry after she had eaten it. Busaba is a spacious, sophisticated, relaxing restaurant and is ideal for any occasion. We really enjoyed the food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and ambience. Would definitely recommend.

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice staff and great location. Great for an easy meal in central.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was friendly but we not neglected after the first half an hour. Had to keep flagging waiters for attention even though only half the seats were taken that night. Food was decent, not overly generous portions but it tasted nice. Not sure I’d go back.

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FD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good, reliable chain restaurant - always a safe bet

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FF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Lively atmosphere. Group dining. Lovely casual fare. Highly recommend. Delicious!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

they didn't see our reservation, although I did it 24 hours before. opentable problem, they tried everything to arrange a table for us

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