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“Great little Thai”

Sala Thong Restaurant
Ranked #124 of 767 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Stayed in Cambridge on business.

The guys I met had eaten here the night before and wanted to return

Very friendly service, very happy to help

Nice selection of food and very very tasty

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank C4184TPpaulb
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NickKalavas, Public Relations Manager at Sala Thong Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your kind words and visit and great to hear you enjoyed your meal.

We do however like all our customers to have a 5 star experience at Salathong so feel free to let us know of any improvements that come to mind. We'd love that 4-star to be a 5-star review :)

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Salathong

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Very rude and aggressive staff after they had refused to admit a guide dog under training. All attempts to explain that the blind also like to eat out and dogs need to become comfortable doing so, during their training were ignored. They not only broke the law by refusing entry, but belatedly, claimed that all empty tables were reserved, saying they were too busy to talk about it, pushing past, and saying there was no manager available. I’ve eaten there frequently, over the years and find that the quality of food and service has gradually deteriorated and the value decreased. But this incident shows how they really are below the veneer of seeking good tips, when it comes to their concern for people. Guide dogs under training cannot legally be refused admission. Customers attempting to explain this, should not be physically jostled out of the way with contempt and aggression. I look forward to seeing if any manager reading this review is willing to apologise and agree to meet me to discuss the legal status of refusing Guide dogs entry - and why it matters - and the behaviour of his very rude and aggressive staff. I’d be very happy to follow this review up with one saying that they now realised the legal position and why Guide dog need to be admitted - and that their staff had been trained and corrected. Watch this space.

Date of visit: September 2018
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NickKalavas, Public Relations Manager at Sala Thong Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi Richard,

Thank you for visiting us and we are sorry to hear you did not manage to enjoy the Salathong experience.

Having seen your review, I personally investigated the matter with the staff on shift so as to identify what occurred.

Unfortunately there were indeed no tables available and hence why our staff were not able to provide you with a seat, irrelevant of your guide dog. In addition they did mentioned they felt quite intimidated by the language used and as they had no table free to offer either they were not sure how to proceed with the matter.

It is hence clear there was a clear communication issue so please feel free to email us at bookings@salathongthai.co.uk or send a direct message to our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SalathongThai/ so as to arrange to meet up and resolve the issue.

Nonetheless, once again we apologize you did not manage to enjoy your experience and look forward to speaking with you.

Kind regards
Salathong

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Having never visited in all my time living in Cambridge, Sala Thong did not disappoint. The atmosphere in the restaurant was great, with more spacious seating upstairs and attentive staff. The food itself was sublime! We tried four different starters and then a selection of their curry dishes! The flavours were spot on and the portions, generous. Must return to try their puddings!!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Alice W
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NickKalavas, Public Relations Manager at Sala Thong Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks Alice,

It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Salathong

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

we fancied Thai for lunch and this was just across the river from our hotel (Doubletree) so we took a quick walk over and were glad we did. Friendly staff, pretty good selection of food on the lunch menu which turned out to be very tasty and not that expensive considering we were in Cambridge. Definitely worth trying if you like Thai food. Only down is the seating - wooden chairs with no cushions so not overly comfortable.

Date of visit: August 2018
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NickKalavas, Public Relations Manager at Sala Thong Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi TrevB56,

Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards
Salathong

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I used to live very close to Sala Thong (Darwin College). I have been here many times, with my girlfirend, college friends, and other friends. It carries many of my good memories, of course, with the impressive taste of Thai. If you want to have Thai food in Cambridge, I would definitely recommend here, though the price is a bit higher than the average oriental restaurant in Cambridge.

Date of visit: May 2018
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NickKalavas, Public Relations Manager at Sala Thong Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hey Tiesheng,

Thank you for your kind words and review!

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards
Salathong

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