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Esarn Kheaw

Asian Restaurant

Esarn Kheaw14
thai food • jungle curry • sticky rice • spring rolls

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  • Photo of Timothy Pegg
    3 years ago
    This place has been around for over 20 years and for good reason, delicious chargrilled beef with tender onions.
  • Photo of Sofiah S
    6 months ago
    It's a nice little restaurant not really tucked away anywhere but it's along a road that's less travelled by by tourists and is probably a place where the locals go to. The waitress we had was extremely nice and quite honest with us in terms of food recommendations. Our food came promptly and was quite enjoyable. We ordered a speciality - which in my opinion was my favourite out of all the dishes I ate, the Num Prik Pla Sod (no. 28 on their menu). I could eat just that and rice and I'd be happy with my meal! We tried their North East Style dish (no.16 on the menu) with beef. It was okay - to be honest, not my favourite dish I've tried; however, the portions were enough i.e. 2 mains, 1 plain rice and 2 appetisers were enough. We were all greedy and had desserts afterwards! We tried the mango sticky rice and Khaow Tummud. The two of us paid about GBP 21 per person. A little bit more than what you'd expect but considering the amount of food we ate, it was reasonable. We had another friend who ordered separate to our meal and he had stuffed chicken wings, the same No. 16 dish, sticky rice, a drink and sorbets. His bill came up to about GBP25.
  • Photo of Orla L
    6 months ago
    Really nice food and staff ready to give great recommendations and great value - we had starters, main and a bottle of wine for under £50. The Penang curry was delicious :)
  • Photo of Mike M
    9 months ago
    Was met wih a friendly smile and shown straightto our table. The food and service was second to none, the staff were excellent and normal waiting time for food. Overall it was a great experience. We will definitely be going again.
  • Photo of Thairish-Uk
    9 months ago
    I've been coming here since I was a child with my parents and now I've been coming here with my children, the food is outstandingly delicious and the service has always been attentive and professional. The food and service has always (25 years) been fault less!
  • Photo of Anonymous3Brits
    10 months ago
    We only discovered this place recently and I'm glad we did - we've been back three times already and each time the food was very good and the service excellent. Really friendly waiter, and we like that it's a family run place. Would go back again and again.
  • Photo of James B
    10 months ago
    Both our meals had long hairs in them. Terrible place to eat, not sure what a short back and sides is like!
  • Photo of Steve.Warren.613
    10 months ago
    I visited with a friend and we were an hour earlier than we had booked but this was not an issue. Starters were fresh and very authentic; this is the only place I've found that offers Thai sausages. Our mains were also excellent and the service very engaging and enjoyable. My only minor suggestion for improvement would be to supply condiments for diners to add just as in Thailand. Will definitely be coming back.
  • Photo of SusanCUk
    a year ago
    Yes, there are sometimes problems with service, which although always really friendly, can be somewhat erratic , but the food is to die for. Dishes appear on this menu that you won't find anywhere else in the city - Catfish North-East style being one of them. We have been coming here for over 20 years and still make regular trips back, despite now living in East London. Order a combo of any of the curries, a pad thai, sticky rice, green papaya salad and the catfish NE style to share and you'll leave happy. It's my desert Island meal/last supper rolled into one. Enjoy!!!
  • Photo of Zangla F
    a year ago
    This was my first visit,as soon we arrived we were welcomed by two very nice waitresses; our table was comfortable and the interior of the restaurant was very nice and clean. We didn't wait too long for them to come and take our order.When the food arrived it was well presented, the portion were very generous and all tasted delicious.The only "down"side of our experience was when we wanted to pay; the restaurant wasn't busy by this point and yet we waited more than 15 minutes to get our check and be able to pay. I truly recommend this place if you are after nice traditional Thai food, the only advise is if you want something you really need to ask for as they won't automatically check on you .
  • Photo of Anna L
    a year ago
    I've been coming to this restaurant for almost has long as I have lived just off Uxbridge Road (over 9yrs) - this place was first recommended to me by a neighbour and I have since taken many a friend and family member to this restaurant for dinner, birthday parties and takeout. The food is delicious - I've never had better chicken or beef satay anywhere. They have so many dishes to choose from and are happy to substitute for the most particular of vegetarians. I'm biased on service as I know the family well - they are always friendly and accommodating to others. I often take note as to how a restaurant treats other lesser known customers and this place is always warm and welcoming to everyone.
  • Photo of EllisW92
    a year ago
    I have lived thailand for 2 years and can say this is the only Thai restaurant in London that even comes close to resembling authentic. Wonderful and gentle eastern Thai family owned business. 5*
  • Photo of 124kim2015
    a year ago
    Meeting friends there was highly recommended here. The food was just average. the papaya salad (hot)was the best dish that i think. the main dishes had 2 wrong orders. the rice replace at once that was good. however, the chicken curry came with no chicken and replaced in a minute that i really think they took some vegetable out and put boiled chicken meats there. the food was either too sweet with the noodles or too salty with the beef for an Asian tongue.
  • Photo of 0_Herlihy
    2 years ago
    Stumbled across this slightly dated decor restaurant. The food was fabulous, with the exception of the Thai cakes. We had Tom Yum which was served in the traditional soup boat, with charcoal burner centre piece. The French mango salad was great and so was the jungle curry. The daughter served us and was delightful and charming. We were lucky to have had both parents cooking for us that evening!! Definitely a must.
  • Photo of Christine A
    2 years ago
    We call this place the "Tiny Thai' in our house. It never lets us down. It's had a refurb which was well overdue - the mint green wood chip wall paper was beginning to look a bit dated. Delightful service as always. Really freshly cooked and delicious Pad Thai. The green curry is perfectly spiced and everything else we tried just yummy. Well worth a trip if you're going to the Bush Hall or just if you're passing.
  • Photo of Daniel S
    2 years ago
    Thai food became popular in the uk because of the ease of service. One chef all the tropical ingredients and a decent menu. A lot of thai restaurants tend to have a rushed approached to their food, not so with Esarn Kheaw. They take a slow approach to their food and it shows. The must try dishes are the house made thai sausages. Sweet, sticky and packed with umami. They also offer a great Jungle Curry with authentic wild ginger, fresh green peppercorns and jungle aubergines for a taste of thai food at its core.
  • Photo of Ladykim68
    2 years ago
    Been twice now! So far have not been let down by anything I've tried here, the food is really good, quality, flavor, care nothing is lacking. Spring rolls, fried wonton, Duck curry, crispy seabass, sticky rice and banana split all hit the spot! Love these kinds of family run places, tastes like home cooked food! Thai music playing in the background. Friendly bubbly staff! Even offered me a banana when a fish bone was stuck in my throat. And remembered to return my book that I forgot. Really nice family vibe. You don't have to fly to Thailand to sort out that craving... Come right here!
  • Photo of David G
    2 years ago
    Had not been here for years but am planning to return after an enjoyable dinner despite some flaws. It always was a cosy place, that is to say it can be cramped if crowded. But it wasn't so we weren't. A very warm welcome and general cheeriness helped to put us in an understanding mood. This was slightly tested when 2 of the appetisers (pappaya salad and grilled duck breast) were too spicy despite our plea for a less spicy approach by the kitchen (as we had remembered the old lip-numbing days). The chicken satay was alright though more peanut sauce ought to have been offered. For main courses we enjoyed the grilled sea bass, though not the charred mushrooms that were ordered as a side to it. Meanwhile, the duck curry was quite good but the accompanying rice was beyond normal stickiness, in parts at least. So, overall, perhaps a generous Very Good. but this is supported by our decision to return not least because there are plenty of menu choices and there is always the hope that the heat-level will be turned down more next time
  • Photo of Barney B
    2 years ago
    THE HELMET WAITER HAS GONE! I kinda missed him tonight as I've given Esarn Kheaw a lot of press due to that numpty. But a new lovely waitress is in place and she knows her stuff - much more enjoyable experience. Food is excellent. All the more reason to stop take awaying finally and go sit down in the restaurant now that weird helmet scoffer licker has been given the nudge.
  • Photo of Camilla G
    2 years ago
    I haven't eaten here for a while so was in the area and decided to have dinner here The food is just as authentic and well cooked as in previous visits We had the Issan sausages which were so good we re ordered again and thai fishcakes This was followed by a traditional jungle curry made with fresh peppercorns ( other Thai rest omitt this) grilled pork chop, steamed seabass with shitake mushrooms and a very delicious som tam The tamarind sorbet for dessert was sour and refreshing perfect for ending a meal full of exciting flavours The place has been freshened up , walls are cream now instead of green with colourful new tableclothes .The young woman serving was wonderful very charming and helpful The young male waiter who many reviewers have complained about was nowhere in sight As a frequent visitor to Thailand i must say Esarn Kheaw is still the best and most authentic place to eat Thai food in London. 10 out of 10 from me
  • Photo of hayley C
    2 years ago
    Basically the worst Thai I have ever had. It's not authentic at all and and I'm 110% sure it's all from a packet. Went for a casual meal the main was bland and and extremely salty. Complained and was met with rudeness. Not acceptable if your a paying customer

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