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“Disappointing”

Chaiyaphum Thai Restaurant
Ranked #111 of 622 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$38
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Authentic Thai Cuisine and Cocktail Bar
1 review
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Nice set-up inside, charming staff, but the food was TERRIBLE! Small portions, spice almost completely lacking (there was no mint or chilli in my favourite-order-in-most-Thai-restaurants Laab Esarn, nor lime juice - and was still on the menu as the spiciest dish!). And more than a fiver for an individual serving of plain noodles? We also tried their pork Siam Sweet and Sour (bland, tasteless, sweet, not sour), and the Gai Pad Prik (no flavour whatsoever in anything except the peppercorns!). If this is the standard they usually set, those saying the food is "delicious" here have NO idea what Thai food is supposed to taste like. As to those that say the price is reasonable - get a taxi to Henley, eat Thai in one of THEIR restaurants, get a taxi home, have a good evening, and still have more cash left in your pocket!

I will not be returning to this rip-off joint!

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Had heard so many mixed reviews”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Just tried for first time, midweek, place empty, fair enough, member staff sat at bar as walk in, ok, still, tried to ask what they recommended , not easy as english limited, finally got very good, starters spare ribs barely warm, mentioned when plates where taken, just a sorry, ok man dish, had to be sizzling.!? Semi warm to say least, edible though, no waiter asking if meal ok throughout service, ok lets have a de caf coffee, that has to be easy, the worst I drinkable stewed all day coffee arrived , instantly sent back,asked for mint to get rid of nasty taste in mouth, but could not be understood , probably worst Thai meal ever had, and compared to both in henley, million miles away, then the bill arrived, after explaining boy path meals barely warm, you guessed. It had charged for starters and coffee! Fair to say not again,

Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Went here for the first time ,lovely staff warm and welcome delicious food and tasty good presented.food is amazing ! We can't wait to return.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Piangpen
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Reading, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Reading area”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Went here for the first time last night. Great decor and friendly staff. Loved the cocktails and the food was full of punch and flavour, as you'd expect from Thai. Really reasonably priced too. Will visit again soon.

Visited April 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect can't wait to return !”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Every time we have been to Nakhon Thai we have been greeted with a warm welcome and smiley helpful members of staff. Really can't fault the service and food is amazing ! Going back again soon to try more from the menu . Would highly recommend the Thai dumplings for a starter as they are purely delicious.

  • Visited March 2014
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