Busaba Eathai

Restaurants, Thai Stratford
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Busaba Eathai

This chain of budget Thai eateries is experiencing a growth spurt and Westfield Stratford is one of the latest. Patrons are seated around large communal tables, and the menu offered includes a decent variety of salads, soups, stir-fries, curries and noodle dishes. The old favourites are worth returning for, such as a soothing, galangal-rich tom kha noodle soup with chargrilled chicken and slippery glass noodles, or aromatic pandan chicken.


Venue name: Busaba Eathai
Address: Westfield Stratford City

E20 1GL
Transport: Tube: Stratford tube/rail/DLR
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A nice branch of the Thai chain. Busaba is great for a quick meal when shopping in Stratford. The food is always good and is reasonably priced, although the starters are on the pricey side. Their signature calamari is amazing, and the crab fried rice is also delicious. A solid choice for lunch when visiting the shopping centre. 


Always a fan of Busaba. I thoroughly enjoy dining here and the menu is flavoursome, extensive and reasonably priced. Whether it is eating old favourites such as Calamari, Pandan chicken, Bang-Kick Prawns, Green Curry, Jungle Curry, Pad Thai, Chilli Prawn Stir-fry, Duck - the list is endless.  The menu changes from time to time so that always has me inclining to try something new. On my most recent visit, I had the Jasmine Beef Short Rib, which I thought was really nice. 

Busaba also has great offers, particularly picks from the Best of Busaba menu priced at £18.90 per person, which comes with unlimited rice or fries. Also, their Express menu is worth a look at too. 

For drinks, I am a big fan of the Guava Collins and their cocktail - A Pina Rocks is just up my street. The Busaba app is also good for scoring extra offers and to pay seamlessly via your phone instead of via waiter. 


A good solid chain, reliably good food, and not too pricey. The one in Stratford is just outside Westfield, on the 'street' bit, so you don't actually have to experience the horror of inside the shopping centre. I'm a big fan of the massaman and tom kha, and the cocktails are also decent. Generally a safe bet if you have to go chain!


Was impressed by the quality of food here. The low lighting combined with incense and gold Buddhas gives the branch a more oppulent feel then you'd expect from a chain. Most of the tables are for sharing and given how busy the restaurant It can feel quite cramped. The menu has a good mixture of Thai favourites like pad thai and massamum curry but also some stir fry and char grilled meat dishes. The squid looks bizarre but tastes amazing. I think the dishes would benefit from more garnishes to get a proper taste of all the contrasting flavours in Thai cuisine. But all in all a pretty decent high street option that isn't too heavy on the purse strings. Not sure how I felt about the sweet potato fries on the menu though- I opted against trying them.