Busaba Eathai is a casual dining venue where customers eat authentic modern fusion Thai dishes round communal tables. The modern interior with its square wooden tables and the washrooms with their ingenious basins all add to the atmosphere to make eating here an original experience.
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319 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LE
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Great atmosphere and delicious food. The chinese broccoli, fish curry, pepper chicken, and fried calamari were full of flavors and notably fresh. This would be a good spot for celebrating a minor accomplishment, say, wrapping up a project, welcoming a coworker, having a birthday with a couple of friends.
Missing a star for value. I thought the prices were a bit high for the portion sizes....more
Aw c'mon! What's with all the 3 stars!!!
Busaba is great with delicious fusion-ish Thai food!
Loving the canteen style dining tables and the cool relaxing chill out atmosphere!
MM! Yummy drinks yum yum! Lemongrass and ginger pressé and their coconut water mixes are goooood!
Green papaya salad, calamari, morning glory and pad thai jay are on my to-go list! Everything else is also good with...more
I judge all thai restaurants on the curry... and the curry here was GREAT. however, the SERVICE?! Came here for the first time and it was quite nice.. but the 2nd time (on a friday night) - NOT nice. Was with a group of 5 and the server decided upon himself to keep the change. We actually had to ask for the change?! plus.. the red wine was sour however, in good conversation and dining, I...more
I do worry that it's getting a little too thin on the ground. A new Busaba seems to open every other month. Soon enough, the above average prices for, what will inevitably be but isn't yet, identikit food, might just tip the balance.
But in the meantime, whilst they tiptoe the fine line between successful restaurant venture and all-out chain blandness, they're just about getting it...more
I like it here, it's a bit like Wagamamas except better ambiance and the food is a bit 'deeper' flavour-wise. I had coconut rice and some beef/ginger/peanut dish which was great. Be warned though- there are small hidden chillies that if you bite into you will probably die. It's a little overpriced, but the quality is high.more