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som saa, London,

som saa

4.7
4.7
419 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–14:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:00 Sun 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 7324 7790
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Dobbie & Andy Oliver
  • Area
    Shoreditch
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Aldgate East Underground Station (District, Hammersmith & City) - 3min Shoreditch High Street Station (London Overground) - 5min <br />Liverpool Street Station (London Overground and TfL Rail, Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) - 6min
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

419 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food, best we have eaten outside of Thailand, Nahm (sadly long closed) and Kiin Kiin (in Copenhagen). Definitely going again, can still taste the zing 3 days later!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab afternoon with impeccable service by the waitresses.

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  3. MarkF

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was below average with things forgotten. Food was average to good but the venison was tough as old boots. What really let the side down was the drinks list, it was extremely overpriced and poor quality which detracted from the whole experience.

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  4. OsbornO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was really nice and I liked the layout of the restaurant, the food was really good, the service was amazing as well.

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  5. FionaN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh and tasty Thai food with a twist in nice environment

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  6. louiseh

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, everything was incredible. Would 100% recommend to anyone

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  7. CherylT

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are in London visiting from the US. Som saa was recommended on many of the traveling apps .. The food was excellent and wait staff very professional . We highly recommend.

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  8. Yauyau17

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as usual. The highlight was the deep fried seabass and the palm sugar ice cream. Ambience was fairly chilled for a Sunday lunch and the service was attentive but non intrusive. For authentic Thai food with nice vibes, I'd highly recommend this restaurant *****

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  9. BrianS

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Som Saa from the food to the personable service. We shared a few plates including the fried sea bass which was the star centrepiece.

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  10. Pari

    London

    280 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    280 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great service - recommend the salad and palm sugar ice cream - the only gripe was too many unclean tables around which kinda impacted the ambience

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  11. CatherineP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - great service Lovely restaurant

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  12. DerekW

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique experience, wonderful new flavour combinations and great accompanying beverages.

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  13. NataschaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Thai meal I have ever had. The food was outstanding. So perfect and well balanced. Even the herbs and chillies on each dish were spot on. The fried fish is the best fish dish I ever had. Everything g was perfect. The service outstanding. The restaurant is beautiful and airy. Not stuffy even on a hot day.

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  14. Hera

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staffs, warm ambience, fresh food.

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  15. Justwonder

    London

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff with freshly cooked Thai dishes. Will go back again

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food. Got the set menu (which had to be for the whole table) and they were happy to bag it up for us. Was extremely quiet for a Saturday which was surprising.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a nice atmosphere. A busy Saturday lunchtime but we’ll spaced tables and attentive staff.

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  18. Hummy

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    som saa is probably my favourite restaurant in London and the nahm dtok plaa thort (deep fried seabass) is always outstanding so this more than makes up for any other short falls but I was slightly disappointed by the service on my last visit not for a lack of pleasantness but a lack of attentiveness including a considerable wait for our bill.

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  19. BernieV

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, considerate friendly service and vibrant ambience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time we have visited som saa and it’s been very good both times. The food is excellent and the general vibe of the place is nice and chilled. Will be going back for sure!

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  21. AsifN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Set Menu, very good value for money at £25 per head

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and nice atmosphere- would highly recommend!

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  23. Nena

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and seriously delicious food. The waiters all wear proper masks, not those risible chin shields and the table partitions also make you feel very safe.

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  24. Marzia

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibile authentic food in a lovely environment and great service! Recommend!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food not too sweet and generic like a lot of Thai food in the UK .Really complex , developed flavour so ! Highly recommend

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  26. WilliamQ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad we went back to our favourite Thai restaurant in town. The food is as good as ever!

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  27. RosemarieL

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Som saa is always my favorite restaurant to go to, food is amazing!

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  28. DriptoS

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vegetarian salads are exceptional. Mind blowing stuff. Must try and this is coming from a hardcore carnivore like myself.

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  29. MarkW

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For me, currently the best offering of Southeast Asian flavour in London - by a stretch. It took me straight back to the exquisite tastes of Bangkok's very best.

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  30. LeanneT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant, the food is the most authentic i have eaten outside of Thailand. They have everything right at Som Saa, i have never had a bad meal, the service is always great, it has a nice atmosphere and they do good cocktails too.

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  31. RodO

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food truly excellent. Reasonable prices. Recommended.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. The service was very very good. I’d definitely go back and recommend to friends. My only criticism would be that the prices are unnecessarily steep.

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  33. KyriR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we've ever had. Came here for a birthday meal, with my girlfriend who is Thai - so she is very difficult to impress with her home cuisine. Every dish we ordered was incredible and portions were plenty (we had come one time before and the portions seemed quite a bit smaller), so I dont know if we got special treatment for the occasion, got lucky, or they improved their experience. Our waiter Pedro was also fantastic, personable and attentive - we asked him to cancel a dish because we were too full slightly late, and he did it no problem. Then when that dish arrived anyway, the manager kept it off the bill but allowed us to keep it! They also brought the dessert with a candle in it as per my request when I made the reservation (I didnt need to remind them). All in all, definitely the best meal we've had in London, and made a special occasion even more memorable so thanks to Som Saa!

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  34. Supper

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It didn’t live up to the hype

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  35. Veester

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. We had the set menu for the table, which gave us a great variety of really tasty dishes - and plenty of them. Allergies catered for.

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  36. WLeung

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Loved the fried sea bass from Som Saa! Service was very attentive, would definitely go back and try out other dishes!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best Thai food I have ever eaten! Everything was just perfect...the scent of Thailand when you walk in, the mod yet old decor, the lip smacking food. I started taking pics of my food but then I got to engrossed with the taste explosion in my mouth I forgot to take pics of everything. I highly recommend the tasting menu! I can’t wait to go back

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  38. UKfoodiefan

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dishes, not enough room on the table for all that we ordered. Service was a bit slow and forgetful but the food is amazing!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beware that most dishes are very spicy.

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  40. Jeffrey

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food overpriced, not actually typical Thai food.

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som saa is rated 4.7 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for som saa

43A Commercial Street, London, E1 6BD

Additional information

  • Area
    Shoreditch
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–14:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:00 Sun 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • 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
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mark Dobbie & Andy Oliver
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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