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som saa, London,

som saa

4.8
4.8
408 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

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7324 7790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mark Dobbie & Andy Oliver

  • Neighborhood

    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 408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. NW

    NataschaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  2. H

    Hera

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staffs, warm ambience, fresh food.
  3. J

    Justwonder

    London

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly staff with freshly cooked Thai dishes. Will go back again
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a nice atmosphere. A busy Saturday lunchtime but we’ll spaced tables and attentive staff.
  6. H

    Hummy

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    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.
  7. BV

    BernieV

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, considerate friendly service and vibrant ambience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  9. AN

    AsifN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Set Menu, very good value for money at £25 per head
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and nice atmosphere- would highly recommend!
  11. N

    Nena

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  12. M

    Marzia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibile authentic food in a lovely environment and great service! Recommend!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food not too sweet and generic like a lot of Thai food in the UK .Really complex , developed flavour so ! Highly recommend
  14. WQ

    WilliamQ

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we went back to our favourite Thai restaurant in town. The food is as good as ever!
  15. RL

    RosemarieL

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Som saa is always my favorite restaurant to go to, food is amazing!
  16. DS

    DriptoS

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vegetarian salads are exceptional. Mind blowing stuff. Must try and this is coming from a hardcore carnivore like myself.
  17. MW

    MarkW

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  18. LT

    LeanneT

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  19. RO

    RodO

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food truly excellent. Reasonable prices. Recommended.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  21. KR

    KyriR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  22. S

    Supper

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It didn’t live up to the hype
  23. V

    Veester

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  24. WL

    WinL

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Loved the fried sea bass from Som Saa! Service was very attentive, would definitely go back and try out other dishes!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  26. UK

    UKfoodiefan

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Beware that most dishes are very spicy.
  28. J

    Jeffrey

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food overpriced, not actually typical Thai food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing however our waitress was overly insistent and wouldn’t let us order what we had intended as it would affect our ‘experience’ of the food, but did not offer helpful suggestions otherwise. They also did not have a record of our booking, despite having received a confirmation. Overall it made the visit less pleasurable. Would recommend just for the food albeit on the pricier side.
  30. y

    yauyau17

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thai food with dishes not found at other London Thai restaurants. Great cocktails and dessert as well. Prices are reasonable for the authenticity of ingredients and service was attentive. Highlights include the trout curry, grilled prawns, fried sea bass as well as the lovely palm sugar ice cream with caramelised banana!
  31. F

    Foodie

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Truly excellent Thai food with authentic flavours and spices. The only suggestion would be to have more vegetarian dishes if possible.
  32. G

    Graduation

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Family night out. I have eaten here several times and always love the quality and freshness of the produce. Will definitely return.
  33. P

    Pia2018

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seasonal menu with authentic flavours. Service is always impeccable, friendly and warm
  34. CY

    ChristineY

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here!
  35. RL

    RosemarieL

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, I enjoyed the meal! I’ll definitely be back here for the nahm dtok pla thort - the whole deep fried seabass was just outstanding!!
  36. GW

    GarryW

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Slow service, lack of starters with average food choices..trendy beer choices represent poor value. Not enough staff.
  37. SK

    SarwarK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Thai food was great. Creative without compromising authenticity. Flavours were excellent as was the decor and ambience. Will be returning and would highly recommend.
  38. A

    Annon

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. Just very upset the Som Tam has disappeared from the dinner menu!
  39. J

    Jessicacacaca

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve wanted to go to Som Saa for ages and it did not disappoint! Absolutely delicious flavours and fab cocktails. Only negative I can say was that we didn’t have room to manage a dessert!
  40. m

    marek

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was astounding, perhaps the second best tofu I had in my life (only after street food in Kyoto, Japan, which is kind of hard to beat). The place is great, very cool view into the kitchen and you can actually see how your meal is made. The service was great — very friendly and patient towards our 2.5 year old ;-) Totally recommend!

FAQs

som saa is rated 4.8 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for som saa

43A Commercial Street London, E1 6BD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Shoreditch

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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 &amp; Andy Oliver

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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