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GrabThai - Bangkok Cafe

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5 Leonard Street | Subway 2, Right-hand exit, London EC2A 4AQ, England
+44 20 7253 9481
08:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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157 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A nice idea that kinda works. Reasonable price, definitely fast and reasonable quality. If you're in need of lunch it's worth trying. If you're after authentic Thai look elsewhere.

Thank GnosticDwarf
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This place used to be good, until they changed the containers then suddenly the portion sizes slashed by half. When paying nearly £8 for a chicken massaman, I want more than four 1cm cubed pieces of chicken, not to mention a decent portion of rice, sauce etc. I won't be going here again

Thank Edward H
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549 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

GrabThai used to be really quick, super tasty food and a good dose of authenticity. It's now lost its magic - trying to become a bit fancier. And underdone noodles in pad Thai are not pleasant...

Thank Mathewv
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I recently discovered this place and it has become my go-to lunch takeaway. just minutes away from my office. Service is really speedy and food is at great value. I always opt for the sweet and sour cashew chicken or the chilli, garlic beef. If you visit anytime between 12 and 2pm, the line will outside entrance.

Thank BajanPrincessUK
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This location is directly across the street from the office. I can usually get my food pretty quickly. The garlic beef is very tasty. I've had a few of the other dishes.

Thank Simpleguy22
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The food looks way better on the site then the one that I've had given, also it wasn't really nice. The "restaurant" looks like a garage so the atmosphere wasn't that great. Staff really cold and not welcoming at all.

Thank kitsune93
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We have had the chicken PadThai. The spicing was great and the noodles with nuts and the dressing were very tasty. Unfortunately, the main part of the dish - the chicken - was far too dry for my taste. I don't eat Thai food a lot, so maybe this is how it should taste like. The service was very nice... More 

Thank Marta C
London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Grab THAI, on my lunch break. It was also my first visit. I ordered the butternut squash Thai curry, which also had bamboo shoots, courgettes and was finished off with a sprig of Thai basil and garnished with slices of fresh red chilli. I had the curry with white rice, but you could also have it with brown rice.... More 

Thank Priya P
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Firstly, I was charged a different price to what was stated on the menu outside. For nearly £7 for a takeaway pad thai with tofu, I would expect a little better. Portion size is good, but quality isn't great. Tofu and broccoli totally overdone so there was no life left in either, the tofu was like a sponge on the... More 

Thank Sidlet
Chusana_p, Owner at GrabThai - Bangkok Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sidlet, I'm really sorry to hear about the bad experience you had with our Pad Thai. But thank you for leaving us an honest feedback since it's always lovely to hear from our customers even if it's a negative comment. We constantly try to improve our business in any way we can to ensure that 100% of our customers... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Really lovely place slightly off the main streets. If you love Thai food, cooked really well then get here! Easy eating environment. Really good value.

Thank Ami J
Chusana_p, Owner at GrabThai - Bangkok Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ami J, Thank you so much for such a lovely compliment. It makes our day to hear a comment like yours. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Fast food, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
08:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Leonard Street | Subway 2, Right-hand exit, London EC2A 4AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 9481
GRABTHAI is a modern take on Thai Street food serving up freshly made spicy curries, stir fried noodle, salads and noodle soups. All our dishes are prepraed fresh with no MSG, preservatives or additives. All our food are ready to grab & go.

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