Enjoyable Thai food with great service and reasonable prices.
Menu is simple and they have photos to help. :)
We ordered a chicken pad thai to split ... which came out to 4.50 pounds - close to 8 total with tax. The meal fed both of us. We loved how tender the chicken was ... we always seem to lament the chicken we get back in the States. The veggies fresh and the tamarind sauce - just right. Noodles were prefect and not too sticky.
We loved it!! Definitely a great fast, easy, and affordable choice in the SoHo district!
This is a Positive review.
Tuk Tuk is fine.
For a quick, cheap and cheerful bite in soho.
And you would think good noodles are only found in chinatown.... N O!
Finally stepped foot in this place. Pretty good prices considering the area.
Food came promptly. Prompt- as in within 5 minutes. Literally!
Mountain size portions yet delicious, hopefully not with msg!
The calamari was a let down, or let's just say sides are not recommended.
would definitely come back again! 2 noodles and a side was just £8! Can't believe it right, neither could I.
I had lunch here recently. I will definitely try other places nearby before I have a lunch here again. It wasn't bad, per se, but it certainly wasn't good enough to repeat.
I ordered the Monk's Delight which theoretically includes vegetables and tofu and rice. The rice was there in good measure, but I think I counted 2, maybe 3 small cubes of tofu. The portion size was quite small and bland.
The service was not particularly good, but they brought the mains quickly. Then the size of spring rolls I ordered came when I was halfway through with my main. The sauce that comes with the spring rolls was tasty.
Are you hungry?
Are you drunk?
Are you lacking grease in your diet?
Are you in soho?
Do you have £4.50 in cash burning a hole in your pocket?
Do you fancy some MSG?
If any one of these gets a yes, consider this place, two, you might like it, three, prepare for the most satisfying meal of your life!
No tut tut for Tuk Tuk.
Less glamorous than nearby Wagamama and Busaba Eathai but cheaper for similar fare. They have a variety of mainly noodle dishes and starters from a variety of oriental countries. The food arrives fast and does taste as it should with the distinctive flavour notes of the particular country of origin.
A fast option for oriental noodles in Soho.
So, it's not the most authentic Chinese food in all of London but gee whiz does it hit the spot!
It's not going to win any awards for class of finesse, but a normal-sized, delicious chicken pad thai for £3.80? Uh, YES please! Located in the heart of soho, if you can make it here before they close, you will not be disappointed. The special fried rice is pretty darn memorable too.
Usually the service is amazingly fast, but this last time it must have been amateur night in the kitchens because there was a period of close to 20 minutes when NO food was being brought out and people were getting annoyed. Otherwise, excellent place to eat on the cheap and people watch drunk crazies. :)
Sometimes when I get homesick for America I go to tuk tuk for chinese food... wait that doesn't make sense.
the second I think about it my mouth starts craving it.
This is a terrible reason to love a chinese restaurant in china town, but my friend and I have agreed it's Americanized. Sometimes you want something where you know what to expect. it's a comfort.
But don't let this dissuade you, tuk tuk is still amazing. This same friend and I once RAN through old compton street b/c we wanted to make sure we made it to tuk tuk in time before it closed.
It's cheap and it's fast and it's clean, and the pad thai is what I think of when i crave pad thai.
Tuk tuk you addictive bastard.
For 3 and a half weeks I ate nothing but Pork!
My wife and I took a tour of Europe, and while all the sausage, ham, bratwurst ,pig knuckle,bacon was delicious, we were craving something not so heavy.
We noticed Tuk Tuk just walking around SOHO and decided to try it.
They are a Thai/Noodle restaurant that serves warm, quick food that was really tasty.
I had the Pad Thai with Chicken and Prawns, it came with cooked veggies and noodles with just enough spice in it that it didn't overcome the flavor of the dish.
It was a colder night out so I warmed up with a spicy noodle soup, and cooled off my tongue with a Lemonade ice tea.
Quick and tasty food that wasn't too expensive either.
London is expensive. I am shopoholic coming to the end of my gap yaaaa and about to embark on the world of freelance. Money is scarce. At the end of a recent trip I was hungry and announced to the group....my dinner budget is £4. Seriously.
Tuk Tuk was quickly decided as my nose wrinkled at the sound of road side chips. First impressions, I'll be honest, shoddy. I am a snob and had my pals not insisted I'd have spun around and headed to BK or summit.
I slumped down, verging on sulking and opened the menu. Prices were ridic!! So cheap. And having decided on the same as Huddy, I had a noodle soup veggie soup thingy and a tap water. £3.90 later I am laughing with joy at how delishously full I am and that I spent less than I would in KFC. Food arrived super fast and was scrummy.
Plus sat next to me was Lucy from x-factor 2009 AND Owen from Enders was behind me. Can't be the hole I thought it was!!
I had the Serang Fried Rice here for 5 pounds. Would recommend it. Pretty decent prices for London.
I don't eat here, only take-out.
Call in and five minutes later your food will be ready for pick up - I like anywhere that I can order from as I walk out the door and expect the food to be ready once I arrive.
I typically order green chicken curry, which is fine but nothing to rave about. Must order rice separately.
Encouragingly, their food is served very, very hot, leading me to believe they make everything to order.
Amazing restaurant !
As has been said before, its got a great quality/price ratio.
Service is very fast and effective.
However, as in most chinese restaurants, they can rush you to order when you get there slightly late.
Also, they once forgot to give us 10£ back from the bill we paid. For those 2 reasons, I don't give them a 5-star.
The duck with shrimp sauce, as is the Musaman Lamb, the Pad Thai, and the Duck curry are real treats.
I went for a late lunch here today with a couple of friends. The service was fast and friendly and the prices were extremely reasonable! the kind of place I like!
I had the laksa soup, and it was REALLY good. One friend had pad thai and another had the crispy duck. £21 for three lunches and three drinks is definitely a steal in Soho.
For about £11 per person you could order the set meal for two: soup, an appetizer platter, steamed rice, green chicken curry, stir fried vegetables, and beef with garlic sauce = quite a bargain!
Although it was a bargain and we had variety for our meal, the quality was lower than expected. The appetizer platter included stale/old sides, not fresh at all. The spare ribs were dry, the fish cakes were stale, but the eggrolls were decent. The soup was fulfilling = mushrooms, cilantro, spicy/sour broth. The green chicken curry was decent but the other two plates were way too salty. I had mixed feelings about our meal because we had a chance to try a little bit of everything but the quality was on a seesaw scale.
Hate to burst your bubble but this is a Thai restaurant run by Chinese people.
Good quality tasty chinese (and surrounding areas) food at bargain prices.
You get a lot of food for your money here, and it's well worth a visit :)
I've been here a few times already. It's mostly when I'm on my own and wanting a quick and cheap meal as I couldn't be bothered to cook something at home after a long day of hard work.
The food satisfies the purpose. The place itself is nothing to write home about. The selections are quite southeast asian varied. From Nasi Goreng to Pad Thai. Sweet sour chicken on steamed rice or even dumplings (which I thought had a bit of a thick wanton wrap).
When I was here last, I tried the mixed seafood Udon stir fry. The portion is not too extravagant (which is perfect for me). For example, in comparison to the portions in Young Cheng (Shaftesbury Avenue), Tuk Tuk's servings are smaller. There were enough seafood pieces (of prawns, squid, mussel meats and crab meats). The simplicity of the taste is good enough for me. What I appreciate about this place is the fact that you get what you expect. Honest food I'd say. Probably why I will keep coming back (and yes... mostly when I'm on my own).
Fast to seat us. Fast to take our orders. Fast to serve us our food. And even faster to give us our bill (hallelujah!!!). Cheap and yummy. By the time you finish reading this the TukTuk server would have had your order by now.
Stars all around! Can't wait to return when I get my Chinese food craving.
Tuk Tuk is an excellent place to grab a quick lunch for under £6. The service is very quick, the food is very good for the money and the portions are large enough to satisfy a lunch-time binge.
The menu is typical of a cheap noodle bar- they do a good selection of fried noodles, some excellent varieties of laksa (which are huge) and some good appertisers- the mixed fried starter is excellent and good to share between a group. Apart from the laksa, the food here is mainly unhealthy- mainly fried and quite greasy- but it is generally better than other cheap noodle places and because of its good, central location you can just about forgive it.
Totally meh pad thai.
Bland, uninspired food made with poor ingredients. Probably benefits greatly from its location. Much better fare to be had nearby.
This'll teach me for being spontaneous. Couldn't fault the service, or the very decent house white. But can very fault the below par pad Thai jay (sloppy), and the veggie rice dish (bland). We were on our way to a better place. Wish we had gone now.
Tuk Tuk noodles is the ideal place for a quick bite at an affordable price. You don't have to wait more then a couple of minutes for food to arrive and it tastes pretty decent too. Formally Mr Woo, Tuk Tuk is similar in that it offers a buffet menu but the difference is the quality of the food. Where's with Mr Woo you would visit once and then stay clear for a couple of years, Tuk Tuk is a quality establishment.
If your not keen on the idea of buffet, then fear not, there is a normal menu to choose from. But don't be greedy like I once was and order 4 different dishes, as the portions are large and you will struggle getting through them all.
Not a place to take someone for a romantic date but worth a visit if your hungry and want something quick and cheap.
Buffet from 5 pound, other meals from 10 pound for main meal and starter.
Tuk Tuk Noodle Bar is one of the great quick-food staples of central london. If you want cheap, tasty food, and you want it fast- then look no further. The restaurant is nearly always busy, and sometimes a small queue forms in the door on friday/saturday evenings, but there is a fast turnover of tables so there is never usually a long wait. The food itself is great- a large bowl of soup/noodles sets you back only £3.90, and the portions are huge!
situated on old compton street, it's ideal for a quick pre-theatre dinner or filling your stomach before heading to one of the many bars/clubs in the area.
It is a very good restaurant, it's because they have a worlderfull food, and the prices are very usefull for all kind of people.
I will recommend for sure!
obviously depends what day you go on...
wednesday night = less spicy soup and slower service
so take your pick, i still love it!
Ordered the pad thai and it was more like bland Thai. We also ordered the Roti Chanai as a starter which was cold and very disappointing. Although this place is cheap, go elsewhere and pay 1-2 pounds more per dish.
Fast and somewhat furious service, but this is fast food Thai. No lazing around. Get the menus. Look. Decide. Quick. Now. Are you ready? Not yet, give me a minute, please. Oh, hi waiter man, you really took me at my word and came back exactly a minute later. I'll have a number 8, yes the spicy chicken noodle soup, and some side order prawns too. And a bottle of house white. Tasty enough, no complaints. Thank you. And only £13 a head (for two very full up ladies with half a bottle of wine sunk each). Very good. Thank you.
Great place. Very tasty food, friendly and welcoming staff and warm atmosphere. As far as I know all their noodles taste delicious so you can make a mistake in experimenting. On the other side watch how much you are eating as the bill seems to grow rapidly fast.
After a Zumba session I decided I needed some Tom Yum so I went on a search around Soho figuring I'd find something. I found out that Tuk Tuk sold Tom Yum (or tom yam? same thing though) so I got it for takeaway. Service was very quick and the man was kind and helpful. Be prepared for a 50p charge if you use card for orders under £10, though. I didn't mind that at all, just wanted to eat!! I got home and got all ready. They packed the noodles separately which I appreciated, so that they wouldn't be soggy. I enjoyed the soup, though it's not the best tom yum I've ever had. I'll definitely keep looking, but I am glad to be able to get such quick service for a reasonable price (and loads of noodles :D)
The spot is perfect for grabbing a quick bite or having a nice long lunch. I'm happy with everything on the menu. I've already tried a big part of it and everything is delicious. I can't complain from the service it's always professional!
In this part of Soho, it's hard to find good cheap food that doesn't come with either a side order of grease or that has been sat in a window all day. Tuk Tuk is a very basic looking cafe, but yet it does in the job in producing hearty platefuls of food that help keep the hunger at the bay. The menu is a mixture of dishes from all over South-East Asia and having never tried Bornean food before I couldn't resist trying the Bornean chicken dish. A dish that was both simple and effective, prices are extremely low and the restaurant is licensed so you can enjoy a variety of bottled beers with your lunch.
Lovely Thai Cuisine! Decent prices, friendly service, good food!
It's cheap. That's about the only positive thing I can say about TukTuk Noodle Bar in Soho. As the name promises it serves all kinds of Asian noodle dishes. I am hardly ever in Central London during the week at lunch time and why oh why did I not just queue at Koya? Well, too late for regrets, just don't make the same mistake as me and do keep away from this restaurant.
Around this time of the year with temperatures around freezing I need to eat noodle soup all the time to survive. (Even though I am Austrian and I should be used to the cold I think I am rather meant for tropical temperatures). So I opted for the TomYum Soup with chicken. I usually love the hot and sour flavours of Tom Yum soup, it really warms you from within. The Tuk Tuk version was not hot but too sour. I would have forgiven this for the price (3.90) but what I could not forgive was the fact that the chicken was so tough that I nearly lost a tooth (and mind you, I have remarkably good teeth). I have seriously never in my entire life come across chicken so absolutely inedible.
The chicken disaster is not the only negative thing I have to point out. The restaurant smelled weird, of a mixture of toilet cleaner and something more unpleasant. The service was hostile. I only got a hint of a smile when I left Well, they won't see me return :)
Some times all you really want is a large plate of tasty, MSG laced food, a cold beer and not to be bankrupted and in this part of Soho it can be difficult to get a substantial meal for under a tenner.
At Tuk Tuk you can be full with under £5 in here, whether it's a generous serving of phad thai or enough nasi goreng to feed an elephant.
The service is swift and politely anti-social...I mean, they're not gonna keep checking up on you or topping up your drink. They just slam the plate down and you stuff your face. Easy!
So all in all perfect if you're starving and don't fancy paying an arm and a leg for nouvelle cuisine.
Really enjoyed it here, the food was nicely prepared and tasted nice! Apart from some dishes tasted sweeter than what I've tasted when in Thailand! Apart from that can't fault them, very polite and always checking if drinks needed filling etc!
Cheap noodle bar in Soho, on Old Compton Street. The food is cheap, but it shows in the quality. Don't expect a gourmet meal, but if you're looking for something cheap, filling, and quick then look no further. It's clean and pleasant inside, but it's certainly nothing special.
I like this place- great for a quick bite to eat. It is inexpensive with a great choice. The staff are polite and attentive. The starters were nice- a mixed platter containing fishcakes, ribs, sping rolls etc. I had chicken noodles for my main course, which were a little bland. My friend had curry though, which was delicious. A great stop off for lunch or a quick dinner.
Does pretty much what it sets out to do - high turnover of customers,big satisfying portions of food,non discript service and you're on your way.Which is sometimes all you want.
I've been to this place a couple of times for lunch as this place is right at Soho near my office. Though I am a veggie, i love the only few options they provide me - Monk's Delight is one of them which is really nice. It is served with Rice and has stirred fried vegetables.. really yummy!
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