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Pad Thai Restaurant & Karaoke Bar

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Cathay Building 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB, England
+44 121 666 6669
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
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“private booth” (4 reviews)
“hen party” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Cathay Building 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB, England
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Was rubbish. Drinks were terrible, service was terrible. Food was ok, but nowhere near enough. Came here on recommendation, will not be returning! Manager gave excuse of too many or us, there were only 5 of us!

1  Thank Andy T
PadThaiManager, Manager at Pad Thai Restaurant & Karaoke Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Your feedback is valuable to us, and we will look into the issues you have raised. Kind Regards Daniel

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I went here with a group of friends who has been here before the staff are very attentive the place was relatively empty except when a group of young men who were the worse for drink slightly spoiled the karaoke by being VERY loud. The...More

Thank veryannoyed1
PadThaiManager, Manager at Pad Thai Restaurant & Karaoke Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for dropping by and hope to see you soon Kinds Regards Daniel

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

They have literally two vegetarian dishes on the menu - one of which is just broccoli in ginger sauce. The portions were tiny and the good was average. We had to wait for our noodles (sude dish) after our mains had arrived so these were...More

1  Thank Francesca M
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

First time in Birmingham before a concert. Both my partner and I loved the food and for a fair price 👌🏻 I would definitely go here again if ever in Birmingham.

2  Thank Elin N
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Was second time my friends & I have visited this restaurant & unfortunately this time we were pretty disappointed. The restaurant mixed up the booking but we're still able to accommodate us. The karaoke machine was not very user friendly & we spent more time...More

1  Thank JenniD_foodie
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a party place, good for groups of friends looking for cheap decent Thai food and entertainment fuelled by enough alcohol. We visited before most of the evening punters started coming in. We were served courteously and timely. Food was well prepared and tasty....More

Thank GS_UK
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friends and I have visited Pad Thai on several occasions - for the karaoke bar rather than the food. These have usually been very enjoyable experiences, but our most recent visit last weekend will certainly be our last. The problem centred around the way...More

1  Thank James1331
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Never been before and was invited to colleagues leaving do! Basement restaurant. Very low lighting in main restaurant! There were 14 of us and we were crammed into one of the rooms! The room was quite shabny with seating torn and uncomfortable. To save confusion...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My colleague booked a room here for his leaving party, and it was surprisingly cosy - there are a number of private rooms for groups, so you can embarrass yourself at karaoke among friends rather than the world at large! The set menus had enough...More

Thank GraceEmilyM
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Ordered through Deliveroo. Food was on time, still hot and portion sizes good. The pad thai especially tasty, only criticism the beef was a little tough - but curry sauce made up for it. Helped me get through a late shift at work!

Thank Mary R
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11 October 2017|
Response from Cat K | Reviewed this property |
Free parking area in front the door side, and also could parking in front of the supermarket
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$56
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathay Building 86 Holloway Head, Birmingham B1 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Ladywood
  • Neighbourhood: Ladywood
  • Phone Number: +44 121 666 6669
  • E-mail
OK, so the name's hardly original but there's nothing else quite like Pad Thai in Birmingham. Step downstairs by the Cathay at Holloway Head and you enter a den of unforgettable fun. Here you can eat, drink and sing all in one stylish space, inspired by traditional Thai homes. At 6pm, the doors open and folk from across the West Midlands sit down (typically) for a green curry or pad thai, though there are over 140 dishes. Come 10:30pm, waitresses hand out mics, the big screen flickers into life and Pad Thai transforms into a karaoke lounge where Purple Rain, New York, New York and co. are crooned well into the early hours. Brilliant.
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