Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus

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68 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai

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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 68 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RogerT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great vegan Jay dish, served by a knowledgeable waitress.

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Runningthorn
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I think the quality of the food has deteriorated from previous visits

IB
vipIsabelB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Amazing food however they placed us in a table close to the door so I was feeling cold.

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vipDavidV
Newcastle
14 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Have been many times before when it was just Busaba Thai. It seems ownership has changed and do the quality of the dishes, very runny curries. Lack of taste. Disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere! Fun, trendy and family friendly. Delicious food and drinks! Thank you Busaba!

YL
vipYorkshireLass
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

One of my favourite Busaba outlets, always great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food. The service was excellent and atmosphere was pleasant.

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TBornholdt
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Looking for a location nearby which is available we booked Busaba Bangkok Thai.
Location is nice and seating comfortable and informal.
The food is rather a mix of Asian cuisine than Thai but hit the spot of our divers group.
Nothing to complain.
Service was attentive and spot on.

IB
vipIsabelB
London
28 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Good food, small portions

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipsimonr
London
144 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Yes it's a chain and yes the standard is high. The alternative to wagamama.

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Angel
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and cocktails were great
Very satisfied

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laura
London
22 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Unfortunately was cold and not respecting how request

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13sx
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.

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Surreyfoodie
Surrey
14 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
33 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OkanC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vmnick
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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

SG
SushantG
London
2 reviews
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
OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
2 reviews
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 .

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Islingtonian
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
ColetteS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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Ceci
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food in a place with a great atmosphere

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diner
London
31 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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

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Robert
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
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very busy place with upbeat vibe. The food was outstanding

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Ceci
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

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

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BhavP
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.

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vipMyles
Atlanta
13 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.

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vipMerrie
London
37 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.

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JamesK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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

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viphungryEyeUK
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
TashD
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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ChristianH
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.

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vipSarT
London
8 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

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Massi
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.

FAQs

Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3873 2520.

Busaba Bangkok Thai – Oxford Circus is rated 4.2 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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