Give your senses an awakening with fragrant regional Thai dishes at this Spitalfields eatery, the permanent home of the former pop-up of the same name.
With a menu of small plates designed for sharing, this convivial restaurant serves up flavour-packed dishes from all corners of the South East Asian foodie hotspot, from green papaya salad (som saa) to spicy curries and grilled meats.
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43A Commercial StreetLondonE1 6BD
Based on word-of-mouth, booked a table a while back and finally made it here. We tried to order the whole menu. But failed.
Dishes we would definitely order again:
Grilled chicken leg
Whole sea bass (every single time)
Aubergine and egg salad
Beware the spice level of the fermented fish papaya salad and the jungle curry.
Also, our table ordered 6 of the iced teas with condensed milk -...more
Good, could be great. 3.5 stars, but fair to round up.
Already great: the service, from the front of the house to the back, and the ambiance and physical space. The dry red curry beef was also excellent, and salted palm sugar ice cream, though a bit icy, was delicious. Also loved the cocktails.
Some other things could use work. The jungle curry (fish) sounded delicious but tasted a bit...more
Service was impressive and friendly with knowledable advice on what to order and what portions we would be expecting.
Food didnt let us down either, the food was flavoursome and tasty.
Highly recommend for dinner if you are in the area!!!more
Wowsers. What cocktails and what delicious food.
The way to do this place is as follows:
1. find four to six food sharing yes friends, book a table (or get there REAL early)
2. have a cocktail (actually 2) first in the front bar. Say yes to anything with sherry in it. Fear era of sweet cocktails worry not: your sour/savoury/balanced dreams have been addressed
3. Ask a waiter what you should...more
Swayed by an effusive review from Grace Dent as well as a colleague's raptures, I'd set Som Saa firmly in my culinary sights.
There was a 45-minute wait on a Tuesday evening, so clearly many others had heard the hype. My companion and I had beers while we waited and the time passed quickly.
We had a great spot in the corner, a good vantage for people watching. The decor is simple and...more