Kaosarn Battersea



2 reviews

110 St John's Hill , London, SW11 1SJ

Kaosarn London Thai restaurant

SquareMeal Review of Kaosarn Battersea



Family-run Kaosarn has been a hit on Brixton Market thanks to its lively canteen vibe, punchy “home-cooked” Thai food and knockdown prices, but it’s gone slightly upmarket for this equally popular outlet in Battersea. The “beautifully lit” premises, a “lovely host” and the odd new dish on the menu (look for the deep-fried whole sea bass with spicy green mango salad and ground peanuts) helps fill the dining-room, but what really creates the buzz is the BYO policy which applies no corkage charge. Otherwise, all the favourites are here – from satays, crispy soft-shell crab and tom yum soup to green curries, stir-fried beef with chilli and basil (topped with a fried egg) or Bangkok-style kuay tiew noodles in soup. It's all terrific value, and despite “borderline terrible [or stretched] service”, one local insists she’ll be “going back regularly forever”. She's not the only one.

Kaosarn Battersea Location

110 St John's Hill , London SW11 1SJ

Opening times

Tues-Sun 12N-3.30pm Mon-Sun 5.30-10pm (Fri-Sat – 10.30pm Sun – 9.30pm)

Kaosarn Battersea's Reviews


Food & Drink: 4.5


Service: 1.5


Atmosphere: 4.5


Value: 4.5


Food + drink: 4

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Gold Reviewer
24 February 2015

I've been to Kaosarn a few times now. The fact is you have to book at least a week in advance for a reason - and it's because the food is so good. I don't see how anyone can argue with that. It's delicious home cooked Thai food. Yes, the service is borderline terrible - it's hurried and the staff can make you feel like you're a burden but frankly I've just learnt to roll with it. I wouldn't go there for a special occasion or if I wanted a nice evening where the meal was the main event but for a cheap (it's BYOB too) get together with friends or a quick meal, it's great. I recommend Powder Keg Diplomacy across the road for post dinner drinks.

Food + drink: 0

Service: 0

Atmosphere: 0

Value: 0

19 December 2013

thoroughly disappointed in every way… the staff were the rudest ive ever experienced, they hurried us every step of the way of our meal, until they eventually told us explicitly to leave before we'd even finished our desert, the food was very poor, basic low end thai takeaway, flavourless… generally a terrible, night ruining experience, dont waste your time here, they dont deserve your money or company