Koh Thai Tapas is defying conventions and has revolutionised Thai dining with their infectious blend of European indulgence and authentic Thai tastes. Koh Thai Tapas are also passionate about their unique aesthetic, at once informal and elegant, authentic and modern. So the designs set candlelit brickwork against Thai latticework, street-art murals against historic venues. Each Koh restaurant oozes its own personality and its own local charm. Koh Thai Tapas was born out of a desire to create a place where you would like to eat. A place where the holy flavours of Thai cuisine could be shared and sampled with fiery cocktails, far-flung beers and world-class music. A place at once authentic, beautiful, unpretentious, relaxed and refined. Although every venue is unique, with a successful blend between historic locations and fresh fusion design, Koh continues to deliver on exquisite food, drinks and that eclectic atmosphere, striving to hit the mark for the Complete Dining Experience.
by Southsea resident on 19 May 2019
I live in Southsea and have been to Koh Thai 12+ times over the years and recommended it to many people. Last time I went here (+1 year ago) we had booked a table booked for a large group but they were running 1 1/2 hours late, the team handled it well and kept us plied with free drinks however it did stop me from going back for a while. We decided to book on Friday night for a celebrationary dinner just for 2. The food was as remembered and very good however we did find the price had gone up quite a bit, we were celebrating and have always had want we wanted and over ordered in here but found our bill was considerably more than it had been when we had previously been on numerous occasions. Part of this was a 10% service charge which is automatically added which for a table of 2 and the level of service we received we didn’t find acceptable. The service team are very nice and are clearly working hard however our food arrived before our drinks to give you an indication of how long they took and I had to ask for them when the food arrived. After being given our bill we then waited again nearly 30 minutes trying to catch someone’s attention to pay and in the end had to go to bar with our bill. At the end of the day the service does not warrant a 10% charge when the food is expensive when the service is no different to a cheap chain restaurant and I would say I always tip very reasonably. When I paid I asked to take a couple of pounds off the service charge and the waiter was very happy to do this but I don’t think you should have to ask. As much as we love the food I don’t think the overall dinning experience represents value for money as it once did and I do think the service should be reviewed perhaps an extra waiter/ess on the floor to help.
by Scotty on 19 May 2019
Love this place - food and service are bang on Best Thai food for miles
by 60 birthday dinner on 18 May 2019
The food was amazing as always! I also want to say a huge thank you to the staff and namely the manager at the front desk who was so attentive and caring towards the allergies of an individual at our table! Made my mums 60th birthday thank you so much!
by Neil Smart on 18 May 2019
We booked out table and arrived 4 minutes early when we were met and told that our table would be another 10 to 15 minutes but we could get a drink at the bar. So I went and stood at the bar. It was immediately obvious that the bar tenders were very busy as they were filling lots of orders coming through from the tables and many of them complicated cocktails. After a wait of 3 or 4 minutes the main bar tender said, 'Sorry for the wait I'll be with you in a second.' I then waited for another 7 minutes. At this point I leaned across and said, 'That's a long second' and the bar tender apologised again. But still no offer of getting us a drink. My daughter whose birthday it was pulled me away from the bar and we were seated 15 minutes after our booking. At the table we then immediately ordered our bottle of wine. The meal was lovely and we enjoyed a free glass of prosecco - thank you. So my comment is that if you know that there is no chance of a drink coming don't send people to the bar and in general it is always best to under promise and over deliver. It was the offer of a drink at the bar that never came that was so frustrating.
by Simona Ognyanova on 16 May 2019
We’ve been there twice and both times food and service were excellent! Highly recommend it!