Esarn Kheaw


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Esarn Kheaw Ming Tang Evans

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Esarn Kheaw 314 Uxbridge Road
    W12 7LJ

  • Venue phone:

    020 8743 8930

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-11pm daily

  • Transport:

    Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market tube or bus 207, 260, 283

  • Price:

    Main courses £7.95-£10.95

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3.7 / 5

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Before commenting on the owner, please do not assume that he is who you think he is. The owner never arrogantly points himself out that he is the owner, in fact he prefers for the customers not to know. The food is made fresh, so unless you're a picky eater, I'm not sure what the bad reviews are about? The food is full of flavour and is better than most Thai places, if your favourite eateries include Wagamana then Esarn Kheaw isn't for you. You must have a bland palette and Esarn Kheaw's food is far from bland.


I booked this res't for a few of me and my friends. I was scared after reading the reviews but I found them untrue, the oweners were friendly and kind. The food was fantastic especially the starters so well done to the chef (may be they got a new chef). I will recommend this res't to others anyday and will definatly go again and seeing as it is good enough for the Thai Royal family as they eat there whent hey come to London then it is good enough for me. Well done to you all.


Yummy authentic esarn food! The laab, sua rong hai and the som tam are all as good here as in Esarn itself! The owner is a quirky character, but I found him to be incredibly friendly and likeable. Downside: inconsistent opening times/days.


The man who owns this place is incredibly rude. He kept harassing us throughout the meal to get us to hurry up. Nice food though but I will not go back

Libby Wetherall

UNbelievably terrible service. The man who runs this place is the rudest person I have ever seen work in hospitatliy. I called the restuarnt to check their BYO policy because ti is not listed onthe website.They told me I could bring wine and even said there was off licens near by - we were greeted by the owner who simply yelled at us 'if yu open that it costs £10.50'. He then told me that it was the waitress fault for not telling me on the phone. He said he heard her not tell me. But it is a rule and it will cost £10.50 to open. We had bought acheap bottle fromTesco and were going to agig afterwards so did not want to take it withus but they would not budge on the ridiculous corkage charge. The manage sent the waitress ovr to apologise but she coul not offer us any compromise on the corkage. Service was quite slow generally and they also put 15% service on the bill! I must say that the Tom Yum soup was a nice flavour but it was £8.50 and mostly mushrooms. The owner manager needs to take a look at his customer serviceand alsothe way he treats his staff. Truly appalling.


My father lives in Thailand, so I spend around 8 weeks a year over there. I have eaten in Thai restaurants all over London, and this is still one of the best! The last time I was there it was 2008 and not a thing has changed, Still the same shabby interior and the same eccentric staff. Browsing through the other reviews, I can appreciate how some people may find the service to be rude or distasteful, but in reality it is absolutely fine, They are very knowledgeable off the menu and happy to recommend dishes. Apart from the young waiter, they are not overly talkative, they are attentive with drinks and religiously check back on the food with each course. Unless you are a ridiculous prude, with no sense of humor or foreign culture then you will have no problems at all, and if you are then get over it. Its best damn Thai food in the city (Thai 101 Kings Street a close second) .