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“Great food and superb service”
Review of ban thai

ban thai
Ranked #67 of 113 Restaurants in Tromso
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
London
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833 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Great food and superb service”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

I am not sure why there seems to be a lot of negative feedback for this restaurant. Yes it is fairly expensive, but then this is Norway, expect to pay upto GBP 20 per dish you order.
On the whole I felt this restaurant is excellent. Great service and the food tasted very good. We opted for ‘Thai style’ of cooking when the waiter asked is we were fine that they make it how they would usually do for Thai customers, and we were not disappointed. Bear in mind that it is extremely spicy, but the taste was superb.
Agreed that the interior is not to everyone’s liking, but that aside the food was superb.
Definitely recommended it if in Tromso, in fact one of the best meals we had at Tromso, over 3 days. If the food is good enough for the princess of Thailand, I am sure it is good enough for the rest of us.

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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best bang for the buck in T-town”
Reviewed 1 July 2011

In a town where most people are equal, good, affordable resturants are hard to find. Ban Thai is excellent in Tromsø. Wish they had a downtown affiliate with slightly cheaper takeaway prices, then it would be a 1-time a week place...

Service and atmosphere is great.

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Marseille, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“the best Thai i've had, ANYWHERE outside Thailand”
Reviewed 12 April 2010

The setting is absolutely beautiful; the service is prompt and courteous. food portions were large and the food was absolutely exquisite. my table (4 of us) ordered a whole multitude of traditional tom soup with king prawns, spring rolls, curries and salads. the king prawns were jumping fresh. the curries were delicious and came in different guises. there was more food there than we could eat, every plate was laden. the food was substantial but it did not go down 'heavy' - it went down well and my digestion testified to the quality.

Frankly, i cannot understand why the reviewer earlier slammed the place: i am a foreigner, very well travelled (having lived in Asia, America and Europe). i can only conclude that the reviewer was unknowing or wilfully trying to bury the reputation of this excellent wee restaurant. the kitchen so obviously care about their food and it shows. the prices are reasonable too and i'd pay a lot more for this!

Ban Thai
Kobbevegen
9100 Tromsø, Norway

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1 Thank MarseilleMax
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Tromsø
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not recommended”
Reviewed 17 February 2010

The food was below average, the price was a bit over average and overal not a recommended place to eat. Maybe some non crtitic locals find this good enough, but if you have eaten thai food before this is not the place for you.

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