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som saa

4.5
310 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
som saa is a Thai restaurant and bar using seasonal British produce and quality Asian ingredients to serve regional dishes from across Thailand. Previously in residence at Climpson's Arch, we now have a permanent home in an old fabric warehouse near Spitalfields Market, East London.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 230 (3 on Sat)

Dinner
Monday - Saturday: 6 - 1030 (10 on Mon)

Closed Sunday
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Phone number
020 7324 7790
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Mark Dobbie & Andy Oliver
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Public Transit
Aldgate East Underground Station (District, Hammersmith & City) - 3min Shoreditch High Street Station (London Overground) - 5min
Liverpool Street Station (London Overground and TfL Rail, Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) - 6min
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 310 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Some of the best Thai food and friendliest Staff in London

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

All the food we had was really exceptional, except for the deserts which we didn’t find that great!

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3.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We had a sudden wish for Thai food and lighted upon Som Saa. Easy for us to get to and reviews were good. The food was very good but it is not inexpensive and we would advise ordering rice per person rather than sharing one portion as we did. Service cannot be faulted and all staff really lovely. Well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

I love Som Saa. The food is ace. The space is great. The cocktails are great. The people who work there are friendly and fun. Go at lunch when you can book or do a larger party in the evening when you can book so that you don't have to wait. Don't go alone so that you can try as many things from the menu as possible. Wear a shirt that masks stains just in case. You don't want to have to be prim and proper and careful while you're enjoying the food!!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Probably the best Thai restaurant in London!

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Lovely experience all round. Great interiors with a good vibe. Food is unbelievably tasty, the flavours are incredible.

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Drinks are of average quality and food are not as good as expected

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Seabass must order a bit pricey for the food and really authentic Thai but good food.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

I have been a few times now and couldn't recommend it more. There is a reason Som Saa is on all the top places to eat lists for London!

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

First visit to Som Saa did not disappoint. Recommended by a colleague and I can see why. The food was delicious, staff very helpful with both food and wine choices and the décor is great. Favourite dishes were definitely the pork belly and the seabass which is to die for. Now planning my next visit!

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Splendid as always!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Authentic thai food but a bit overpriced

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

All around great dining. Recommend the whole fried seabass.
Avoid sitting next to the kitchen window if you can - your clothes will smell afterwards.

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4.0Dined on 22 March 2018

A nice place to eat. its spicy, different and cosy.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Had lovely food and great service, will definitely be coming back

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4.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Delicious authentic food. Customer service needs to be a bit more efficient

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Really nice decor and atmosphere. Great bar and good service. After a couple of drinks we moved into the main restaurant where the atmosphere was equally fun.

Service was pretty good - quite a few hipster types but they seemed friendly enough. As likely to give you a talk on sustainability as bring you the craft beer you ordered.

Food was tasty. Four of us had the “tasting menu” at about £30. Oh my word there was so much food. Papaya salad was delicious, fish curry yum etc. All good, though the whole sea bass was not all that I didn’t think (unless you’re into SALT!).

We also enjoyed the delicious ice cream yum yum.

All in all a fun evening and definitely recommended.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here - its the fourth time we have visited this restaurant. Cocktails really well made and the dishes were all delicious. We chose a set menu which enabled us to try a lot of different things for £30 each. The service was perfect until the point where we had opted to pay 10% tip (already over £20 out of a £200 bill for four people) rather than the "recommended" 12.5% and the waiter came back to query it in a way that made us feel uncomfortable and that the "recommendation" was not actually that flexible. So I think they just need to include service or let people choose whatever tip they think reflects the service - this made me think twice about returning for visit number 5.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

My 6th experience at Som Saa, (including the pop up) and it never fails to disappoint.

Took my hubby here for his birthday 2 years on since we had been last.

As ever, the food was excellent and staff laid back and friendly. Wine well recommended with a great choice.

To use the word 'authentic' is loaded with judgement - most of the time it is bandied around without much meaning. But if you truly love Thai food, have lived in Thailand and miss some of the cuisine (it's mostly Northern at Som Saa), I haven't a doubt you'll be delighted here. I was frightened that it would have gone the way of many great restaurants (such as Pulpo) and started to compromise it's quality while racking up the price, but not the case.

Waiter was v attentive without being intrusive and gave husband a treat bec it was his birthday.

I won't describe the food in detail, I'll merely say it was so good and rich with its balances that I could have cried.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Everything was fantastic. Will go again; hoping for less pressure to release the table next time.

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Great eating out experience. Really good Thai food.

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Thought the food was delicious and well presented. I also liked the decor and vibe of the place. Not that cheap but where is nowadays?!

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Tasty food... but you basically had to prepare it on your own. Also, with all the hype I expected better atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Cozy inside, nice simple menu, kind friendly staff and amazing food. Whole fried fish was great.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Great food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Visited before always consistently superb packed with fresh flavours and deliciously Thai.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Definitely in the top three Thai restaurants in London, never disappoints

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Such a great place. Staff went above and beyond explaining dishes, so attentive, great table placement, amazing food!

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4.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Delicious zingy vibrant Thai menu, not too extensive so you know everything is fresh and choosing is not too difficult. Between 4 of us we chose 6 mains and 3 rices and had a few drinks, it came to £35 per head. I'd worried it would be a bit loud but not at all, we could chat happily.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We went to celebrate my cousin's engagement and they took such good care of us! Plus the food is totally delicious. Make sure to order the aubergine salad with prawn floss.

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Excellent, good food and drinks match. Decor straight from Salvage Hunters industrial furniture catalogue but makes for a Hoxton hipster vibe but not at the expense of the food.

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5.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Always lovely dining at Som Saa. Great Thai food - authentic fresh flavours with the right amount of spice. Every friend that I've brought here has returned, a real testament of Som Saa's excellence. Staff were always friendly and attentive. Cocktails and tea selection are also a real treat. We're lucky to live in London but have a real taste of Thailand. Will return of course.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

The food was excellent. An excellent place to have dinner with some old friends.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Far exceeded all expectations. Great food, friendly service, huge portions, creative designs and beautiful atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Very accommodating as we were 45 mins late. I had phoned asking if they could keep the table and they were happy to do so. Very unusual for a Fri night in a popular restaurant!
Waiter was brilliant.,helped with the menu and when we couldn't decide which wine to have, he came back with samples to try to help us choose..,very impressed!!' That doesn't often happen
Wine however very overpriced- always is- £32 for an average bottle?? Really? Ah well...,,
Fab evening, great place, unusual food but have to say am never going to try Tamarind again! Smells and tastes horrific!! You have been warned!!

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4.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Nice food and good atmosphere in this asian pearl of the City. A bit outside usual city buzz but still very easy to reach.

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5.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Great tasting dishes, unusual flavours and all cooked to a high standard. Far, far superior to your average Thai restaurant, and while the vegetarian options are limited, they are delicious. Will definitely return

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Great food and very pleasant waiter. Fantastic cocktails too. Waiter was very helpful regarding my vegan requests. Wasn’t too impressed with being sent straight to our table by the woman at the front desk. Barely smiled at us, and even though only 4 of us 6 had arrived , she sent us to table because the bar was busy. Unfriendly. Good job the waiter was lovely. Also, air con would be welcome. Restaurant was far too hot

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Amazing service, food and price. Cannot recommend this place enough

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4.0Dined on 25 January 2018

Gold food with quick service. Try the sea bass. Portions are small but made for sharing.

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