Busaba Eathai although it is a chain is still one of my favourites in London a reliable choice that has never let me down. Founded by the same entrepreneur Alan Yau as Wagamama’s the restaurant has many similarities such as large shared tables, food is served as its ready not always together. The dark furniture and walls, oversized lighting and burning incense as you enter serves great atmosphere and makes the experience seem a little more formal and more intimate than Wagamama’s.
The menu is great, it serves what I can confidently say the best Calamari I’ve come across in London, pad thai’s, stir fries, curries, grilled meats, chicken wings, spring roles, the list goes on. It’s great! The drinks consist of the usual wine, thai beer but also some great juices and smoothies and of course sake. I’ve tried a few things and I’ve never been disappointed. The price does keep rising, it is still within budget with a main around £10 however paying the extra for rice it might not be as affordable as it used to be!