how did u know they weren’t authentic?
15 reviews of Mangosteen in English
Other places I would recommend for this kind of price and not so great service but authentic Thai taste would be The Heron in Edgeware Road and Thai Rice in Portobello.
We had lunch there and it was just great! We had a tofu starter and two veggie meals (jungle curry, tofu with spinach, garlic rice) and the dishes were very tasty without msg. Service was friendly and perfect, so I was surprised about the recent qype reviews.
I am glad I didn't read qype before coming here!
I went on Friday night and I must add that I had a perfectly decent meal there. We had a simple dinner of spiced sizzling steak, my beloved had coconut rice with hers and we shared some morning glory.
I had a red chicken curry and some sticky rice and it was lovely. The prices weren't going to break the bank and the service was really friendly and charming.
From reading about this place it does seem to be pot luck as to how your dinner is going to turn out.
Thom Sam salad - never arrived
Grilled Tofu Satay - The tofu was frozen and then deep fried before being grilled to death. Awful...
Vegetarian Pad Thai noodles - over salty and contained bits of pork, pretty disgusting. If anything this looked and tasted Chinese rather than Thai
Fried Squid in chilli and onion - Not bad, but portions was too small and again it tasted like Chinese takeaway food, only more expensive and not as good as my local Chinese.
Coconut rice - Too much sugar.
Good points: The missing thom sam salad was not included in our bill. Beer was nice and cold!
Overall I'd say the food here was a Chinese takeaway chef's vague idea of Thai food, having never eaten it himself. Can't believe people pay for rubbish like this in a prime location. This is probably the worst meal I have had in a restaurant in the last 5 years. Oh well, you live and learn!
i wouldn't say that this place is outstanding but moderate!i had the green thai curry!was really delicious but it was too spicy so couldn't enjoy it all the way through,i think their secret ingredient was the mangosteen?the only downfall to this place is that it way too tight on space and the fact the host of the restaurant was rude both times i went there and said the same thing that we had a time limit to spend to eat because there were reservations which i thought was abit rude.i wouldn't want to be hurried of my food but that was going abit too far!
Great little restaurant. Cosy and bustling. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being a bother. The food was well priced and was some of the tastiest Thai food I have ever eaten. Really recommend Mangosteen!
My mate John says that Mangosteen is a bit rubbish, but then I have seen him eat a mixed grill the size of a briefcase so what does he know? I have had many great meals at Mangosteen even though they have been limited to three dishes: green curry, red curry and jungle curry. Jungle curry is the bad boy of Thai curry. It will sear your insides rather than warm them and it is all the better for its take-no-prisoners spicy assault on your tastebuds. Get some coconut rice, if you want, to offset the heat. I love this curry. The staff at Mangosteen are very pleasant and always help find a table even when it’s busy, which is often the case.
Mangosteen is a pretty decent Thai, handily located near Oxford Street. The seating can be a bit cramped, especially in the evenings, and people are likely to knock into you. I usually go for theThai green curry and keep going back, which shows it must be doing something right. The best bit is the price - it’s very cheap for the West End, I would particularly recommend the lunchtime specials.
The only thing I would say is that the food isn’t exactly 'wow’. It’s not as good as Busaba close by, say, but is still a fine pit stop for a bit of cheap grub.
For it’s location, Mangosteen’s prices are excellent, but I’m afraid this seems to affect the taste and quality. It wasn’t awful, it just wasn’t right. I went for my favourite pad thai, which was really a bad thai, sadly down to the fact that the noodles must have been sitting all day as they were slimy and mushy, which made the rest of the dish taste a bit off and the texture a bit creepy. It’s a pity as I had high hopes for this palce - it’s still not bad for what you pay, but I might pay a few more pounds to get it spot on.
Actually a really good little Thai place on Ganton St, in between Kingly Street and Carnaby Street. The service is pretty bad - unattentive rather than slow. But the food was really good and the menu authentic and all pretty cheap. My jungle curry was spicy and flavoursome and everyone else enjoyed theirs too. friendly atmosphere, will definitely go back.
We were all craving Thai for some reason (after watching Andy Murray get slaughtered at Wimbledon) so I checked out the recommendations for Soho on iQype and this place seemed to be a good bet.
Well, thank you previous Qype reviewers! It’s inexpensive, there’s a good range of dishes which were all pretty tasty, and they didn’t try and rush us out the door as soon as we finished our last mouthful.
Definitely one to keep in mind next time you get a post-tennis noodle craving!
We went here simply because we were hungry and it was near to where we were standing.
What a find. The food was glorious. Mega deliciously tasty. The fiscakes were astounding. I am drooling just remembering it.
The real zinger was the price - it was unbelievably cheap for Soho.
I will definitely come back here. I kept repeating 'this is lush' as I chomped and slurped through my chicken curry and was amazed at how cheap it was.
Yes yes yes.
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