Wild Rice London
One of the few experiences in London where food quality and flavour trumps Thai food generics
Explosion of flavours. Interesting menu. Great ambience!
The menu they have on their website is not the menu they have at the restaurant. The menu at the restaurant was a double sided A4 piece of paper. We had issues when we arriving with where are table was and in the end ended up leaving without ordering as menu was unsatisfactory.
Nice food. A bit small but the lady in charge is lovely and tries her best.
Came with high expectations and was not disappointed! The atmosphere is relaxing on a Saturday afternoon and the food was superb. I’m from Thailand but cannot handle too much heat. There are plenty of choices on the menu to suit everyone.
I highly recommend the Tom yum and the fried chicken! Already planning a return trip with friends as they cater for vegetarians and their chicken is halal.
Food, service and staff were all excellent. Ordered the fried chicken to nibble on, then my favourite Thai dish “krapow” sirloin with a side of nam prik pao fried rice. The chicken was very tender and crispy. The beef krapow was cooked to perfection. Staff were very kind and friendly, service was brilliant. All in all, a lovely meal and experience. Will definitely be back soon!
Lovely place but food was a bit hit and miss. The veggies we first ordered were not great, we didn’t really end up eating it. The ceviche was not really ceviche - no real taste. Calamari and prawn were great and so was the beef green curry.
Good food, lovely service but very noisy. Some diners treating the place like a bar at 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. Not the restaurant's fault really, but narrow space and abundance of hard surfaces don't help. Approach with caution.
Food was not very authentic
The food was amazing, very tasty, authentic and with nice twists.
The service is professional although could have been a bit more "enthusiastic". The restaurant is nice and trendy, quite noisy. I would definitely recommend and will be back.
Wonderful food!! Definitely recommended. We had the calamari (spectacular) & mushrooms dish. Also as mains, the glass noodles with celery & prawn, massaman curry & sticky rice. Bring your appetite. The restaurant had a buzz, but it was quiet enough to enjoy good conversation, as well.
Like the curry a lot
Food was average, not impressive. Service was good and staffs were friendly.
It’s a busy place so you’ll need to book in advance.
Amazing food and very nice service!
Amazing food, good atmosphere and very friendly staff
Awesome new take on Thai cuisine, cosy, friendly vibe. Service can slide during the busier hours but the food more than makes up for it.
The service was very bad, we waited over 1.5hrs for our mains. The waiters didn’t seem to know what they were doing. This is a shame since the food was very good!
Wild Rice is an epic new find! Its difficult finding a good central London Thai restaurant that dares to be different. Being Thai myself, I was highly impressed with their innovative creations and their spot on authentic flavours. The menu is almost fusion Thai but the tastes are 100% the Thai food I grew up and miss since coming over to London. Great mix of old school favourites like the Thai Southern Fried Chicken, the gorgeously battered calamari and the Pad Thai with a healthy vermicelli noodle twist, but then theres the new takes on tradition like the Thai Avocado salad, their use of a runny egg yolk on the different rice dishes and the Tofu Nugget with a velvety peanut sauce. Then there takes on local favourites, the stuff we dont tell the tourists about back home: like YenTaFo noodles, Thai scotch eggs and my personal favourite, original Nam Prik (basically chilli paste) to pair with a humble crispy Thai omelette and rice. Recommend to ANYONE craving new and authentic thai food paired with the friendliest, fun and most down to earth staff in Soho
A wonderful, fresh take on Thai cuisine. It's quite small and cosy inside, which means you are close to your neighbor but the food is well worth the small downside. Perfect date, casual dinner place, maybe not for your business lunch.
We had padtai and chicken bowl, It was very nice:) and staff was polite and very friendly.
We are going to go for dinner soon!
What a fantastic new spot in soho! A great little gem with outstanding tasting food and lovely service.
Struggled to decide what to have but everything was so good and I can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu!
Random choice for pre-theatre food but excellent!! The Tom kha soup was a particular highlight and the food came quickly with efficient and friendly serving staff.
Went back for the second time to try new dishes. The avocado salad and Yentafo did not disappoint. Friendly staff, cool ambience. Portions were smaller than I thought but I believe it’s how authentic Thai cuisine should be and this way I got to try more stuff! Tried one if their specialty cocktails and would definitely go back once the full underground bar is open! Overall good experience - among many Thai restaurants in London, this place is way up on thr list!
Fresh Thai food with a twist unlike other Thai places out there. We ordered the calamari which I was beautifully and lightly coated in rice flour. The crispy mushroom salad was to die for and the crispy fried chicken had just the right amount of colour and spice. Service was very friendly and courteous - the staff had a great sense of humour. The restaurant is cosy and the dark wood lanterns is a nice touch. We were so stuffed but in a great way. Will definitely be back to try out the rest of the menu!
A truly outstanding place! We arrived 20 minutes late and the staff were really helpful. The highlight of the night must be the tofu kaprow, goi pla and avocado salad! The sauces were out of this world. All of them tasted really clean, unlike the usual Thai food we’ve had. The staff said they use sashimi grade fishes for their raw dishes and we could definitely tell! The eggs are also free range. What’s not to love about this place!
My friends and I had a very nice lunch at Wild Rice during it's first few weeks of being open. It was pretty quiet when we were dining, the owner Michael was very attentive, friendly, helpful and open to feedback on their menu and service. Our favourite dishes were the fried chicken and salmon curry. Food isn't very spicy so it would suit most people's tastebuds. The restaurant has a lot of potential and we're excited to try out the new bar that is expected to open downstairs next year.
We tried both the fried tofu dishes and they were both incredible!! The mushroom salad and chilli fried rice were also amazing. Everything was so good. Any wait to go back!!
Went here for dinner last night, as it's very local to work. Had a fantastic meal with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Every dish we tried was outstanding, interesting and well presented. Particularly recommend some of the tofu dishes. Great place for a catch-up with friends, a drink and a tasty meal. And excellent value too
Bringing Thai food to London - this place does exactly that. The quality of the food is so fresh and the potion size is extremely generous. Blown away by the different flavours. Highly recommend this place if you’re looking to excite your taste buds.
Atmosphere is fun and lively. The staff are so welcoming and tentative to your needs. Pan and Mike who own/run the restaurant are brilliant hosts and really go out of their way to make the dinning experience something to remember.
I’ll be definitely going back and already recommended it to my friends and family!
Portions seemed on the small side. Granted some of the menu consists of small plates, but for the price per plate I'd expect more effort, for example the tofu dishes were just two fried slices with sauce.
Mains were served on very small plates which made it had to manoeuvre food around with it falling off the plate.
Food tasted fresh and nicely balanced/seasoned.
I ordered Ginger Ale to drink and was served a comically small drinks mixer can (the 150ml ones) which even with ice only filled half my glass. I questioned this and the waiter just shrugged. I was charged £3.50 for the can.
OK food; a bit overpriced. BBQ chicken sauce was good but there was a slightly odd aftertaste or undertaste to the meat? The Pad Ped was described in the menu as "fiery... hot and spicy" but was mild - our Pad Ped contained green beans which isn't listed in the menu description - a bit confusing. The Massaman curry was listed as containing peanuts - usually Massaman curries (one of my favourite Thai dishes; I used to live in a Thai community and also love visiting Thailand) contain whole or split peanuts or cashews. I couldn't find any nuts in the curry but was told they are ground into the sauce (?).
Some teething problems with seating and reservations - but very friendly and courteous staff and a nice atmosphere. Don't over order on starters - we did and couldn't finish our mains.