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“Good yet not breathtaking Thai food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paolina's Thai Cafe

Paolina's Thai Cafe
Ranked #2,132 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good yet not breathtaking Thai food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Tiny little restaurant in Kings Cross, very authentic ambience, Thai staff, standard Thai menu. All food was made freshly by the Thai chef in the kitchen in full view of the restaurant.

My papaya salad was nicely made, good amount of kick yet under-sized, therefore not very good value for £7. Prawn pad Thai was again nicely done, yet nothing to write home about. Overall this place is completely fine yet by no means outstanding or innovative.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good Thai Food In Kings Cross”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

I was expecting big things from Paolina's but was a little underwhelmed in all honesty. My papaya salad had a real kick to it, but was on the small side and was lacking in dried shrimp. My Pad Thai was pleasant enough, but lacked flavour and was inferior to many other Thai restaurants in London, particularly the Pad Thai in Addies, Earls Court which is fantastic. My Thai iced was fantastic though and was needed to sooth the chili burn of the papaya salad!

In summary: If you're near Kings Cross and fancy a good Thai meal, give Paolina's a try. There are plenty of better Thai restaurants in London though.

Visited January 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

A friend took us here, wouldn't have picked this place myself however it was superb. From the outside it looks a bit dodgy (food hygiene rating of 1). However inside Very cosy, friendly staff, bring your own, fresh cooked food at a very good price. We were lucky to get a table as as the evening went on people were queuing outside!
Would definitely return.
Only slight negative is the toilet, which if you visit you'll see what I mean.

  • Visited November 2013
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Paris, France
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“wonderful and cheap”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

this is one of my favourite restaurants when I travel to London. Everything is so freshed and cooked with delicious fresh ingred. The smells from the kitchen are mouth watering. The staff are so friendly too and could not be more helpful - it is a family business and the love and care they put into it is just lovely

Great value for money too! I will be coming back

  • Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Small but good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Nice Thai food, better than other restaurants in London. Is a small place but good If you are fun of Thai food. I will definetly come back!

  • Visited September 2013
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