This Crouch End Thai café takes its name from the owner and head chef's nickname - we suspect it's because 'O' is much easier to say than Somchai Kantavanich. It's been open for nearly 20 years, so it must be doing something right.
The menu is replete with authentic Thai dishes - think green curries, pad Thai noodles, Thai-style fried rice and pad kratiem prik tai (king prawn, chicken, pork or beef stir fried with garlic and coriander paste, ground pepper and oyster sauce). Keep an eye out for specials on the blackboard, too.
A short wine list focuses on well-known regions from the old world, but new world options also feature. Leffe Blonde, Budvar and Amstel are all on draught, and Singha is available by the bottle.
O’s owner and head chef Somchai Kantavanich, who has the Thai nickname “O”, first started doing Thai food in two pubs in Crouch End and Farringdon back in 1993. At that time there were only a handful of pubs in London doing the same and they quickly developed a reputation for delivering quality, authentic Thai food at a really accessible price.
This reputation has carried over to O’s Thai Café, we love forward to seeing you soon.