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“Fine Thai cuisine next to Usher Hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Spirit of Thai

Spirit of Thai
Ranked #495 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: West End
River Forest, Illoinois
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349 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fine Thai cuisine next to Usher Hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Spirit of Thai is one of the better Thai restaurants I've experienced. Intimate, with reasonable prices, fresh ingredients and not afraid of spices, the varied menu has most of the standard Thai offerings and a few somewhat unusual. Portions are quite generous, service is efficient and pleasant. It is immediately adjacent to Edinburgh's Usher Hall, one of the world's great concert halls, and Spirit of Thai is a perfect pre or post concert site for a meal.

  • Visited August 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Good value for lunch, 3 courses for £9.50.
Food was decent too.
A nice surprise overall.
Can't comment on the a la carte menu as I haven't been for dinner.

  • Visited August 2012
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edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

A very stylish looking restaurant. Super friendly and efficient service ie I didnt even notice my water glass had been filled up. It was nicely busy even at 6.45 (possibly pre theatre crowd)

Food was lovely, big portions, presented beautifully and good price. There were 9 of us and we shared the mixed starters which were sooo nice and were accompanied by 3 different dipping sauces which were all really tasty.

Main was nice and big, portion of rice noodles however, was rather stingey. Should have gone with rice as that would have been more filling.

House white wine also really nice.

I would definately go back here again.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Edinburghdi_cat
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Odense, Denmark
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“Good food at a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

Small place with authentic thai food and drinks.

Friendly staff. Fast servings.

Only a few tables. Nice and clean place.

We enjoyed our dinner there.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank MBSch
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Great place for lunch or pre-theatre dinner. Super-friendly, very nice interior and very very tasty food. Advisable to book as there are only a handful of tables.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank WineAndDine68
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