- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £20
- Opening hours
- Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00 Friday & Saturday: 11:30 - 23:30 Sunday: 11:30 - 22:00.
28 May 2018
Busaba Kingston offers an exotic fusion of traditional and contemporary Thai cuisine on the banks of the Thames. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the restaurant’s stunning location.
The Busaba menu packs bold flavours into an array of stir-fry, curry, soup and noodle dishes. Discover the likes of fried chicken stir-fry with lemongrass, shallots and sweet chilli sauce, massaman duck curry with peanut, star anise and cinnamon, or a classic pad Thai with king prawns, shrimp, beansprouts and lime. From the grill, try salmon fillet with baby spinach and coconut rice, or beef sirloin with a spicy tamarind sauce.
A considered selection of drinks at Busaba is on hand to complement the full range of flavours. Exotic soft drinks include jasmine smoothie with passion fruit, banana, orange and natural yoghurt, whilst aromatic teas and international wines are also on offer.
A stroll over the bridge from Hampton Court Palace, Busaba Kingston Riverside is also a short walk from both Kingston and Hampton Wick train stations.
Busaba Bangkok Thai - Kingston Riverside
4 Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1QN
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Customer reviews for Busaba Bangkok Thai - Kingston Riverside
(**** 25 June 2018 by Fleur from Kingston
Buzzy atmosphere was nice. Staff ok but hard to get attention of them sometimes and took forever to get us water. Unfortunately, food was disappointing. In most cases the portion size was poor, not enough for the men in our group! Pad Thai was meagre and looked anaemic - nothing like what you might expect from such a classic dish. If you are trying to do an interesting twist on a classic - try again! And no calamari left - always disappointing with a staple that everyone loves. We finished feeling pretty dejected and decided not to extend the experience with pudding. On the upside I enjoyed my own meal (crab Pad Thai I think). Restaurant was grubby - food on the floor and fingerprints smeared all over the glass interiors. Unfortunately, this is our second bad experience at Busaba in Kingston and we won't risk it again.
((((( 28 May 2018 by Linda from Devon
((((( 3 April 2018 by Ben from London
We had the £12.95 set menu
Great food will definitely be going back
(((** 14 December 2017 by Laisa from London
Atmosphere was alright, but the service was too slow. One of my friends had to wait for an hour just for a simple salad dish. Although they made up for it by giving a discount on the final bill.
Staff were friendly though.
Serving: depends on the dish, pad Thai was plentiful but the scallops weren't, etc
(((** 2 September 2017 by Dhiya from Kingston
Service was nice, however, I was ignored a few times whilst requesting attention before attended to.
(**** 22 May 2017 by Marc from Newcastle
Sadly not the experience we were expecting. My "succulent" chicken livers to start were over cooked & dry, luckily the sauce provided some moisture. The chicken satay peanut sauce didn't even taste of peanuts & was highly spiced yet no indication of this was seen on the menu. In a similar vein, the chicken main course was very spicy even after being advised that it wasn't by the waiter before hand & no indication of such on the menu.
((((( 20 May 2017 by Selcuk from london
Had hot sour soup.
All was good. Very nice view.
((((( 13 May 2017 by Timmida from London
Great food and wonderful service, as always at Busaba Eathai, Kingston
(**** 2 May 2017 by Dora from London
I wouldn't have written a complaint but I received an email asking for a feedback.
We have been going to Busaba over 2 years almost every Sunday (Sunday isn't busy so at least we don't need to book a table so it's become our Sunday date night restaurant to go). We always liked the food, the staff are very nice most of the time. But recently we have noticed a significant drop on quality of food.
Yesterday we had an appalling experience in the Kingston restaurant.
I always eat the same dish (Sen chan pad thai) so I know how it tastes, but yesterday it was full with chilli, absolutely uneatable. I like spicy food, I love chilli, but eating yesterday meal made me sweat, ruined the taste of my wine. It was absolutely terrible. I didn't want to reorder my food, because in the meanwhile my partner was half way through his meal (which was also with too much chilli!!!!).
And the top of all these, we were waiting more than 10-15 minutes for the staff to clean the table, even though they weren't busy by that time we finished with our meal (well I wasn't able to finish mine).
The reason I'm making the complaint because I still have heart burn because of the food,
(**** 10 April 2017 by Becky from Kingston upon Thames
They had run out of wine, and done of the dishes. Service was bad too. Asked 5 times for water
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