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8:30 PM

Busaba Eathai Leicester Square

3.9
49 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
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  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Spicy
Busaba is a Thai flower. Eathai is a fusion of the words eat and Thai. Differing from formal dining establishments, Eathai 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 – 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:30
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Phone number
020 7930 0088
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Public Transit
Nearest station Piccadilly Circus
Additional
Counter Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available
What 49 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.5
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Good atmosphere for dinner and date. However,our food weren’t hot and the curry didn’t taste decently. Overall foods here are a little bit confusing and disappointing.

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1.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Waited 45 minutes for sides, and 50 minutes for mains - tried to make eye contact with staff who weren't very receptive. Poor waitress seemed rushed off her feet! Can't really comment on the food as we were in such a rush to eat it before our theatre show.

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3.0Dined on 10 April 2018

The food was good but some dishes could have been made better (the spring rolls as starters were very generic - store bought can be better; several mains had way too much sugar in their sauces — too sugary and empowering). Music a bit too loud, I had to shout for the waitress to hear me.

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2.0Dined on 27 March 2018

The beef ginger very poor. Eating beef was like eating elastic bands. Very chewy and tough.

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Food good, service a bit slow! Not keen on sharing tables when group of friends together for special occasion!

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Not a fan of the shared tables, very little space to move. Food was average.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Delicious food and very original plates. Attentive services.

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2018

What a pleasant surprise to find somewhere in a tourist area so good and reasonable(v close to Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square). The waiter was very helpful, pointing us to the app which gave usa £5 discount. We had the set enu, which had more otions than the average set menu, and it comes with unlimited sweet potato fries and rice. all in all, well worth a trip

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Prices at this restaurant seem to have gone up but portion sizes are decent. Service was a little slow but the food was good, especially the Thai calamari - always a favourite.

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Calamari is amazing but I was a little disappointed that there were only 4 prawns in my large bowl of tom yum goong :( a vegetarian or fish option for pad Thai or masaman curry would be fantastic!

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2.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Not great service, food is literally ok (although calamari was burnt, stale and rubbery) and the whole menu is quite over-priced

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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

It’s okay but I prefer the SOHO branch. Service was a bit slow. Could see right into the kitchen and the kitchen floor was filthy (seems like nobody is responsible for sweeping it). To be fair there’s nothing to say that the kitchen floor in the SOHO branch isn’t filthy too but at least there I don’t have to see it while I’m eating........

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3.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Food was fine nothing special. Drinks overpriced vs food

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4.0Dined on 18 January 2018

Good venue and good deal if you eat before 1900

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3.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Food was difficult to eat (chopped hard lemongrass) and menus dirty we asked for a new meal and when a fresh one came out we were charged twice. The food however was good and the service attentive

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4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Extremely disappointed that they didn’t have our reservations and said that they stop taking reservations they open table up to a certain time of the day. So why list on the site then ??? But they still tried to accommodate us which we appreciated

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3.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Yummy food but the portions were too small for the price. Beautiful restaurant. A bit weird that the tables were shared with other people...they were just staring at us and listening to our conversation the whole time.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again. 10/10.

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3.0Dined on 30 December 2017

Very average food and experience. I don’t think I will go back. Lots of other places to try.

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3.0Dined on 19 December 2017

It was pretty busy and loud (although I know it’s to be expected in the west end). Service was just so slow even when it died down and the cocktails were watery.

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4.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Great food which arrived probiotic, just a shame about the constant wait to order, to ask for the bill, to pay...

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4.0Dined on 8 December 2017

it was very busy and some of the christmas menu bits had already run out. but very good otherwise

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3.0Dined on 8 December 2017

We were sat away from the door but the every time it opened there was a cold gust of wind and on a busy Friday that was far too frequent.
Their policy of it's served when it's ready only works if you get a steady flow of food, not one item then a long wait for the rest,not to mention when it's overcooked.
The service wasn't great, perhaps too focused on the volume of people they could cram in rather than the quality of service.
Having a nice app to pay your bill is relatively common these days but it can't be seen as an excuse not to interact with customers once they've finished their mains.

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Thank you for an amazing evening! My friends and I were celebrating our birthdays and we were overwhelmed by the kindness and generousity extended to us bmby tge wonderful staff in Busaba! It was so lovely to be treated to so many delicious treats and stunning ice cream birthday deserts! We loved it and will be back to celebrate many more special occasions at our fave Busaba in Panton Street! Merry Christmas to all the fantastic staff there!

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2.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Mould covered tofu in pad thai. They changed it promptly but offered no apology. Service was indifferent

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3.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Repas délicieux mais endroit très bruyant (c'était un vendredi soir). A tester au déjeuner ou un autre jour pour apprécier le restaurant par lui-même et être plus au calme. Réservation par internet est une bonne idée pour éviter l'attente.

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3.0Dined on 24 November 2017

an oasis of calm with good food we enjoyed tamarind duck , spicy chicken and a couple of glasses of champagne, perfect

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3.0Dined on 22 November 2017

Cheap and cheerful

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4.0Dined on 16 November 2017

Good value meal, very tasty.

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3.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Average food but otherwise a nice place to eat

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4.0Dined on 17 October 2017

Great ThaI restaurant, had a super pre theatre meal

Gwen Raphael
London

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1.0Dined on 7 October 2017

The maitre didn't check our reservation and let us waiting together with those with no reservation. After getting into our table it took almost 20 min for us to be attended by a waiter. And another 15 min to get our drinks (it only happened after we had requested to 3 different waiters).

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4.0Dined on 4 October 2017

Dinner post cinema with my husband. Service was a bit slow but it was pretty busy. Glad we used the app to pay as we would've been waiting ages for bill/to pay though.

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5.0Dined on 1 October 2017

Amazing food and service, portions were very small though

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2017

We had a fabulous night here on Saturday. Excellent food, cocktails and service!

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3.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Wonderful service. Wonderful food. However Toilets need to be cleaned regularly.

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4.0Dined on 1 September 2017

Excellent food - represents good value for money. Second time I have been there now - and will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on 19 August 2017

Service was quite slow and forgetful. Had to ask several times for items included in their special set menu.

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4.0Dined on 11 August 2017

The Tom yum was served in a strange vessel that made it hard to get all of it out. It was a nice meal, but I've had better Tom Yum.

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2017

We had a pre-theatre dinner here. Nice atmosphere, good thai food with good range food options with different spice levels. Location was excellent for a range of theatres. would recommend. The table layouts are quite interesting where if you are a small group of 2-4 you will share a large table with another small group but the tables are very large and you do not feel imposed upon and it adds to the atmosphere.

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