2 Orton Buildings, Portland Road , London, SE25 4UD

SquareMeal Review of AK

Some fans visit Mantanah three times a week, so the Thai owners are clearly doing something right. The restaurant is set on a rather dismal road near a busy intersection, hence it’s a relief to be warmly welcomed into the small, sparingly decorated dining room by a traditionally attired waitress. The extensive menu includes the usual fried starters, curries & noodle dishes supplemented by more exotic regional specialities (the chef is from the north-east). Among these, shredded chicken & banana blossom stands out. Country curry is a favourite of the chef’s, & seafood dishes receive praise from diners. The intriguingly named ‘Lady Two Heart’ is deep-fried tilapia fillet served with two sauces: one spicy chilli, one garlic. Very few dishes top £8, & there’s plenty to tempt vegetarians.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Norwood Junction Station 393m

Birkbeck Station 1km


Address: 2 Orton Buildings, Portland Road , London SE25 4UD

Area: South Norwood

Opening times

Mon-Sat 6-11pm Sun 12N-3pm 6-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Shoestring Theatre 933m

South Norwood Country Park 1km


Telephone: 020 8771 1148


Cuisine: Thai

Lunch: £18/25 (3/4 courses)

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