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497 LONDON ROAD, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England
+44 1702 430446
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Visited here a while back with my family and it is the best thai restaurant in Southend. Delicious food, reasonably priced and the staff were very friendly. Would recommend this place.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We have been here many times and consistently fabulous. Well done! I like the really hot dishes having visited Thailand but many other great ones with far less chilli 😃

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La Zarza, Spain
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This must be one of the best Thai restaurants in the south of England. I travel all over the world but the food they serve at the Samurai is to die for. Fully recommend the dim sum starters and the green Thai chicken curry is so full of flavors the memory will stay with you a very long time. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Food was great and service excellent! Perfect venue to eat before the show at the Palace Theatre almost opposite the restaurant. The staff were aware we were going to a show and made sure that the service was prompt so that we were not late for the theatre. Really enjoyed the food, great flavours and reasonably priced. I would definitely... More 

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Tilbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here tonight.... Very traditional decor and food.... The hosts were amazing as was the food and all at a very reasonable price. We will return

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

My word! My wife and I went here last night and were bowled over with the food. Don't be put of by the lack of diners because this place is fantastic. Don't know if the reason they're not busy is because it's next to other more brightly lit up restaurants but this is simply the best Thai food for many... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Called in here after visiting a show at the palace theatre. We did not know anything about this restaurant, but thought we would give it a go. The mixed platter was amazing, apart from the usual, they had mixed veg done in a very light batter, and it was one of the nicest things I had tried in ages. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Came across this place from trip adviser reviews and that it was close to the Palace Theatre. I can't fault our visit from the great thai food we had to the service which was perfect. Unexpected treat for our evening out. If your looking for great tasting, authentic thai food this is the place.... the papaya salad which they made... More 

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Gillingham, Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

The Thames divides where we live and where my mother lives. At her age too much spicy food does not agree - so when we visit and take her out to eat I cross my fingers she will want a good Thai meal at Samruai, but it all depends on her tummy!! Lovely greeting & service, excellent menu and nicely... More 

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Essex UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Last night was not our first visit to this restaurant and it wont be our last. Very welcoming staff, nice ambiance and superb food. Mixed starter for two is almost a meal on it's own.....full of flavors that really bring home the tastes of Thailand. Pad Thai was scrummy and green curry tasty and with just the right bite. First... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 497 LONDON ROAD, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 430446
Description
Samruai Thai restaurant. 'Samruai' being a traditional Thai name, is given to the head chef of this restaurant. With over 50 years of cooking experience from her alone, the authenticity and aromas of Thai food really come across amongst all of the dishes. All produce is fresh and some items are bought daily to give that extra freshness for the customers. All rice is slow cooked in a traditional Thai way before the customers arrive. Sticky rice is served in hand made Thai Lao bamboo containers, as we are trying to give a true accuracy and indication of dining in Thailand. If you are looking for authentic Thai food surrounded by handmade authentic objects then this is the place to be. From the art hanging on the walls to the cutlery on the tables, every thing here is genuine.

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