O's Thai Cafe

Restaurants, Thai Crouch End
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Venue says Early eaters get 10% off your bill when dining between 6pm and 7.30pm (until 8pm) every Monday to Thursday!

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.

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O's Thai Cafe says
O’s Thai Café is a designer canteen, located by the clock tower in the centre of Crouch End. We produce great, authentic Thai food, combined with inexpensive drinks in a lively environment.

O’s owner and head chef, Somchai Kantavanich, who has the Thai nickname 'O', first started cooking Thai food in pubs in Crouch End and Farringdon back in 1993. They quickly developed a reputation for delivering quality, authentic Thai food at reasonable price.

This reputation has carried over to O’s Thai Café serving classics such as panag curry and pad king, plus our board specials and set lunch and dinner menus.

Find us near Finsbury Park, Archway and Highbury stations and a short walk from Alexandra Palace and Alexandra Park. See you soon!
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Venue name: O's Thai Cafe
Address: 10 Topsfield Parade
N8 8PR
Opening hours: Lunch served Tue-Sun noon-3pm. Dinner served Sun-Wed 6-10.30pm &Thu-Sat 6-11pm
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This place is spot on, in terms of service, price and taste factor. Yes there are slightly more authentic Thais out there, where they really do use the really ingredients of Thailand - but you pay for it. So if you want something that is almost like eating in Bangkok, but not pay top London prices, them O's Thai Cafe hits the mark.

My friend and I had super tasty Thai fish cakes to start, a not so amazing veg fried thing and lovely curry for mains, with a decent amount of heat and a generous helping of veg and tofu. 

This is a local for me, in nearby Crouch End and, despite having not been her for quite a while, I will make sure I return much sooner this time. 

We've tried a few Thai's around town and this is just the best - the pad siew and green curry are weekly staples in my diet!

One of our fav places! We visit O's Thai cafe at lest once a month for pad thai or curry or special dishes, always great service and food!!! We tried other Thai restaurants in the area, but no one is as good as they are.