Som Saa
43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Latest critic review: June 26, 2016
Critics' score: 9 out of 10

Headed by Andy Oliver, an ex-Nahm Chef and Tom George, a manager at Goodman Mayfair, Som Saa aims to serve 'great Thai food which uses a combination of quality British and Asian produce. This is their first permanent spot after the temporary restaurant at Climpsons Arch was such a big hit.

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Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed on June 26, 2016
"Not just the best Thai food in London, but Thai tucker that would pass muster in the homeland. So do what you must to get in." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 10
Keith Miller Telegraph
Reviewed by May 21, 2016
"This place is a joy – and it’s a welcome addition to the capital’s gastronomic jukebox. A sort of Mekong River Café, if you will." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 10
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on April 30, 2016
"This place is freaking awesome... They’re aiming at people who truly know their Thai food, who genuinely care about restaurants, who don’t have a lot of money but want to spend what they do have on something really special, and then go nuts about it on the internet." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8.5
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on April 29, 2016
"Why all the fuss? Because the cooking at Som Saa will blow you away: literally and metaphorically." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on April 21, 2016
"Som Saa serves fine, carefully conspired, occasionally nerdy, sometimes challenging Thai food in a contemporary setting. It caters for Thai newbies as well as solid-gold nerds. Yes, there is a rich, comforting salt beef cheek with Thai basil penang and never-ending sticky rice, if what you want is the warm hug of dinner. But there’s also a feisty, face-slapping jungle curry with trout." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8

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Address43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Telephone number 020 7324 7790
Telephone numberAverage price: Moderate
trainAldgate East

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