This is the best Thai I've ever eaten at. And I love Thai, so I've been to a lot of Thai restaurants. I used to live just round the corner, so this was a regular haunt. It's very friendly and warm, not huge but not small either. It's also good value for Thai (which can get pricey in some places). Very friendly staff.
Recommended: The mixed starter is brilliant, particularly the stuffed chicken wings (you need to get it for two). The Spring Chicken is excellent, but my favourite was the marinated beef salad. Just has the most fabulous taste.
Check it out. It's not in the nicest of areas (sorry anyone who lives there) but worth the visit. Nearest Tube: Archway (7 mins. walk). Easy free parking in Wedmore street.
Called up Nid Ting the other night to order take-away. I asked the lady on the other line if they had a website so that I could look at their menu online, before placing the final order. She informed me that, unfortunately, they don't have a website, but that instead she knew the menu inside out and would be more more than happy to help me make a decision: I loved the idea of having a "human" or "interactive" menu and so I agreed on the deal.
I was ordering dinner for a group of four, one of the woman being pregnant. This pregnant woman put in a request for beef and so I told the lady on the other line that, amongst others, I definitely needed some beef dishes...don't ever screw with a pregnant woman ;-)
This is where it became interesting; I remember having eaten some lemon-grass beef dish at another Thai restaurant and so I asked her if they had something like this on the menu. In her lovely Thai accent she then went on to explain up me that while this is a possible combination, but that I'm fact in traditional Thai cuisine beef is not paired with lemon grass. If I wanted to have a nice beef dish, she'd recommend stir-fried beef with Thai basil. Or, the marinated beef salad. On the other hand, if I wanted the lemon grass, she'd suggest the Tom Yum soup.
Needless to say, with such a lovely and informative interactive menu, I followed all of her suggestions. On top of that, I also ordered a red duck curry, a Pad Thai (with prawns and not beef, obviously) as well as a mixed starter and some egg fried rice and white rice.
I thanked her and 15 minutes later I showed up at the restaurant to pick up my order. It was a Friday evening and every table was filled. (With it being so busy, I even more appreciated that they has taken so much time for me on the phone earlier.) The food was almost ready - thank goodness, or else the pregnant lady might have changed her desire and maybe demanded lamb instead of beef ;-)
Lastly, I should mention that the food was great...and even the pregnant friend was happy as a puppy!
Note: it's take-away only, no delivery.
Pretty yummy Thai food that you can take-away, although they won't deliver. It would be the perfect 'lazy' food if I didn't have to walk down to collect it(!)
- Pad Thai = above average and really tasty, although it only contained about four prawns (sad face)
- Spring rolls = not bad, but nothing to write home about
- Duck Curry = I loved this one, is had a gorgeous, slightly spicy flavour
- Stir fried veggies with Oyster sauce = Not bad
- Ribs marinated in honey = Oooh these were good, but the lads ate them so fast I only got to try one!
All in all, it was good value, and tasty.
Surprisingly good thai restaurant in a random area of North London!
Went here after stumbling across the good reviews on Qype, and was not disappointed at all. When we got there we had to wait for a table for 10 minutes, as three other empty tables were reserved, showing how popular this place is.
Pricewise its reasonable, which compares well to most of the overpriced thai restaurants in central London. Portions were of decent size, and the food taste was very authentic. The only downside was that the food took some time to arrive.
We had the steamed monkfish which was very fresh and tender, and the sauce it was steamed in was full of flavour. Our som thai salad was good, but slightly too spicy.
Main dishes were £6-11 each, and I think around 3 for a couple is enough to be filling.
Good solid performances in all categories. The bedrock stuff was all done well (Tom Yum soup, green curries etc), but the kicker were the starters, with the squid and bean curd dishes being especially good. Visited with locals who come here all the time, the kind of brand loyalty which indicates that a 4 is merited.
The best Thai food! No doubt. The dishes are always perfect balance of flavours. Really friendly restaurant, nice size and can get very full those in Holloway know the score!
And added bonus to the delicious food - the price is excellent considering the quality actually it would be a good price if it wasn't good food..
Authentic and delicious Thai food in modest and unassuming surroundings. The staff are friendly and give you prawn crackers as you sit down (you don't have to order them which is right!). The prices are excellent and it's a place I will be returning to several times.
Try the Pad Thai, it's great.
This restaurant is brilliant! The food is delicious, the staff are friendly and attentive and it is really is such good value for money. I went there last week with my boyfriend and we spent less than £30 having 2 courses and a beer each, amazing! Very authentic and has a laid back atmosphere so a perfect place to spend an evening.
Above average Thai food, they do takeaway too, though not delivery AFAIK.
Went here with a Japanese friend. Not the best Thai food ever but she described it a typical nice, ordinary family run restaurant. That just about nails it I think. I'd probably go back here now and again if I lived really close by.
Let's be honest, not the nicest of places, looks a bit tired and dated inside, but the food is good. Love the Pad Thai noodles. Dishes are sometimes a little greasy but we forgive them as we keep going back.
Nice Thai restaurant in Archway. Must have been lucky on the day that I went as I and my girlfriend were the only customers there. I see that other people say that it has been quite busy and I wouldn't be surprised. THe food is good, the service excellent and it is not too expensive.
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