Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus

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£25 and under
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Thai
Busaba is a Thai flower. Differing from formal dining establishments, Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus represents a Thai casual dining venue, offering a one-course dining experience devised to feed you with minimal fuss.
Fifteen years on, Busaba still offers a much coveted, flavoursome selection of freshly prepared salads, stir fries and curries. The menu also features Asian-inspired juices and smoothies, as well as a simple yet selective wine list.
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice. My sister who was visiting for the firs time enjoyed it

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had my leaving lunch there. Friendly service, great food, also good value.

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and cocktails were great
Very satisfied

l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Unfortunately was cold and not respecting how request

1
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

It was lovely food but prepare to be ignored and have your orders forgotten. Been there twice now and its happened both times where the waitress just forgit to put our order through the till.
No kind of appology was offered either, we had to order drinks at the bar.

S
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent but service was rather slow and meal was expensive

KD
London
28 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, lovely food and a nice ambience at a very good price - highly recommended

OC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was great. The waitress were so kind and caring throughout the dinner

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really good food and service. Definitely would go back. PS they have an allergy menu on request

v
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

it's always a good option for large groups
food used to be better though

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Decent food ,less vegetarian options, nice mocktails, overall good

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food wasn’t quite up to the mark or maybe it’s because vegetarian food doesn’t deserve to be flavourful just something to put on the menu with a green leaf!

OT
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at the restraint . The food was delicious and the staff did a great job in accommodating us .

I
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service dealing with pregnancy dietary requirements. They did however cook the wrong dish but have it to us for free

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a pleasant restaurant and the chicken pad Thai was really good.

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food in a place with a great atmosphere

d
London
30 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere and nice staff. I would recommend.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

I am Lactose intolerant and the discussion over this went well, however I am also Diabetic and since first courses are normally sugar free in Thai food we did not ask about this, however it was not until we were half way through we realised that the noodles were really packed with sugar both adversely affecting my blood sugar levels and the taste of the food. In addition when we go to a non english restaurant we hope to hear the music of that country to produce a local and soothing atmosphere when in fact there was poor quality american bang bang music running all the time.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very busy place with upbeat vibe. The food was outstanding

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Very nice place and atmosphere.
Food average.
Service so so.

BP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Poor service - not their fault but they were understaffed and had to get the attention of waiters all the time.
Starters took 35mins before they came.
Food was good to be fair when it did arrive.

M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was tasty. It was the service that was complete crap. I had to ask where the rest of our order was and then was told one dish wasn’t available anymore and the other was being prepared (fried prawns don’t take 30minutes). Getting service was like flagging down a cab in Piccadilly Circus on a Saturday night.
This was their second chance as the first time, I went in and it was dead. They sat me, and after waiting twenty minutes without any human contact, I left. It’s unfortunate, really. The food was good. But because it is such a pain to get it, I will not return.

M
London
35 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Unfortunately there was a mistake on our order so it took almost an hour for the food to arrive at which time we needed to bolt down the food and then rush to our theatre engagement. It spoilt the first part of our evening. The staff were dismissive and cavalier and didn't seem to want to take ownership of the problem. Not only that I ordered a vegetarian green curry which only had 4 pieces of hard, undercooked vegetables in it. Hardly worth paying £12 for. I wont be going back.

JK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Had run out of many dishes by the time we arrived (9pm)

EU
London
30 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

For me, Busaba's food has been fairly good over the years (really like the calamari). A good go-to restaurant for informal get-togethers.

TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Far too overpriced for what you get. Cannot fault the staff or service however was very disappointed with my grilled beef, which cost almost £11 and ended up being 5 slivers of overcooked beef. The meatiest part of the dish was the spring onions! Additionally disappointing was the 2 & a half wings I ordered for a starter (£7). Flavours were nice but severely lacking in satisfaction. Won't be returning.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I usually dine often at other Branches, this specific one could do with a bit of re-training. The only positive thing was our waitress.

CH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Like the other locations good Thai Street food at reasonable prices. Service poor, not knowledgeable, but friendly.

ST
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely fresh food, fast service, great front of house staff. We went early lunch so it wasn't too busy intially but even with extra people coming in there was no dip in service

M
London
42 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Feels like the food is worse than it used to be. Few dishes missing. All in all mediocre.

s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Busaba was great, as always. The only issue was that they brought out our starters and mains at the same time. We would have much preferred a bit more relaxed timing, but suspect that as it was lunch, they thought they were doing the right thing. Will ensure I mention it next time! Our food was lovely! Wish they had a better choice of white wines.

LZ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

This wasn’t the first time we’ve been to this restaurant and usually the food is quite nice. Last night all the dishes were bad, not sure why.

OT
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and resonable price

BB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Highly recommend. Lovely friendly staff too.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was not other branches, cold hard rice, Green curry had a 20 slices of thick cut chilli instead of other veg.

B
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was great, I would especially recommend the egg starter (forgot the name but it's 2 boiled eggs in sauce, tastes amazing). My 2 down points are 1) the app didn't work and they were showcasing an offer on the placemats to get 5% off if you use the app, pretty disappointing to find out when we asked for the bill we couldn't get the discount, and 2) all the seats are around big square sharer tables or rows of 4 by the window so definitely wouldn't recommend for a date or special occasion. You might end up centimeters away from strangers which is a pet peeve of mine when I want to catch up with a friend with a bit of space.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

ok food, nothing very special though the ambiance is good. the portion is very small. I would go somewhere else next time. I don't recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was good, service was good, but food was really bad - old duck, over cooked noodles and way to salty. Expensive for the quality of food that was provided - I'm dissapointed

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tutto veramente ottimo! Bravi e onesti!

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EJ
London
57 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We ordered from the set menu. Starter and main arrived at the same time. Food was tasty.