Som Saa

Som Saa

| Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

Serving up some of the best Thai food in London, the trio behind this is Andy Oliver, Mark Dobbie and Tom George. They originally gained a huge following at a Climpson's Arch residency before crowdfunding their own spot. "Regional Thai food with uncompromising flavours" is what they promise.

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Test Driving Som Saa - London's much-loved Thai masterpiece
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Restaurant details

43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Nearest tube: 
  • Aldgate East
Telephone number: 020 7324 7790


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43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD


Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

Critics' score: 10
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

Critics' 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

Critics' score: 8.5
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

Critics' score: 8
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

Critics' 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