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“Worst Thai meal ever”
Review of The Old Siam

The Old Siam
Ranked #83 of 875 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
York
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13 reviews
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“Worst Thai meal ever”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I first visited soon after Old Siam opened and it was an excellent meal but last night it was the worst Thai meal ever. The food felt as though it had been sitting in a buffet tray all day losing all its taste. There was no taste, no spice nothing. The sauce was gloopy and certainly not very tasty. The rice was very sticky and difficult to separate. They really need to up their game and cook fresh food here not from a freezer.

  • Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Visited with my partner and son ( who we had just brought back to uni). Food was excellent- some a plethora tastes and textures. Staff excellent. Will definitely return.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“overrated in my view”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

went here on the night of our 30th wedding annv hopeing for a special evening after reading all the good reviews,we had previously booked on the phone,on entering we were showed to a table at the dark back of restaurant,we ordered a bottle of bubbly only for the waitress to tell us she'd have to get the boss to open it!!(what?) we had chicken satay and mussles for starters,the chicken ok but the mussels well overcooked!! then we ordred the red thai curry as so many reviewers have said its authentic!!(well its not) it was bland and very chewy,i had to ask for extra chillies to add, i had duck and my husband had beef,both very chewy and over cooked,then the final straw was we both used the toilets before leaving,well if i had used them before we'd ordered i wouldn't have stayed,they are filthy and disgusing and not situated in a good place!! how this place hasnt been shut down i dont know,it is the worst thai restaurant ive been to,ive been to many but i have 3 that are my favourite and far more authentic,with tasty food and far cleaner toilets,the best one is in france run by thai chefs and is freshly prepared and cooked for you!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Booked at last minute on May bank holiday weekend (table of 5) and we managed to squeeze in to what was a busy restaurant (this had been a recommendation from the staff at the YHA).
A little out of the main old city but easily walkable from centre.

We had great food and service - opted for a set menu (option B) and the quality, presentation and sheer amount of food was amazing.

Only slight niggle was we had to nudge several times to get tap water to the table (in addition to the several beers we had!) I genuinely think this was just due to being busy rather than a ploy to boost drink takings !

The loos are somewhat quirky in décor BTW !

  • Visited May 2014
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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“Bit of a let down”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Tea time visit. Staff constantly looking over your shoulder to see if they can take away your courses as soon as you have eaten them. Shared starter was average but the chicken wing had tomato ketchup on it. Main course of red curry which was ok but nothing special. Other main of Pad Thai was terrible, for some strange reason this also tasted of tomato ketchup. It was really poor. Shared starter, two mains, one rice and 2 glasses of wine came to £60.00. Expensive for what it was. Won't go back.

Visited May 2014
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