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SoPa Thai : Fresh Ingredients, Authentic Thai with a Twist. It is a new Thai Restaurant and Thai Food Market. It has recently changed ownership from 20th April 2018. The new owner is Nat SoPa who has a background in Hospitality Management from Melbourne Australia and has worked in the hotel and restaurant industry for a number of years. Her last job was a business management lecturer both in Thailand and the UK. SoPa Thai is a combination of a relaxing place to eat, a friendly atmosphere to shop for Thai fresh Produces and a good place to hangout for drinks. We have Fresh Produce from Thailand to our restaurant once a week. We use these fresh ingredients for both cooking and selling to the public.
US$4 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Thai, Asian, Healthy, Street Food
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing buffet sent to my aunties house was the best Thai I’ve ever had!!! And my mum was basically Thai 🙂 x

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had this for the first time yesterday which was delivered at a family gathering. Every dish was absolutely gorgeous….. I even took a doggy bag home really Rev one day the pad Thai noodles, green curry with chicken, sticky rice and the beef massaman...….. we love Thai food but this was the best we’ve ever had :) xMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arranged aThai lunchtime buffet at a family garden party this Sunday for 20 adults. SoPa was amazing, she helped me choose the food, delivered it personally, presented and decorated it beautifully and recommended perfect accompanying wine. The whole meal was a show stopper! The...food was so delicious, simply wonderful! My family said it was "amazing", "best food ever", "the best meal they had ever had" and many more compliments. The personal attention to detail and professional service by SoPa was also the best I've known and I cannot recommend Sopa Thai enough. My entire family want to eat at the restaurant in the near future. Thank you, it was an unforgetable meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021

Lovely authentic Thai food. Waitressesare friendly and helpful. Quick service. I would highly recommend. This is the 2nd time visiting, after finding the restaurant on Trip advisor. Sadly I live in London so cannot visit weekly or order takeaway, as I do day trips. Would...be very happy if they opened a restaurant in East London.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 28, 2021

The management have exceeded my expectations once again. The food hasn't changed from my already high opinion. The staff have changed somewhat since my last review yet the quality of service is the same if not slightly better, notably the front of house Thai waitress...who has a perfect mix of professionalism and humour. The interior had undergone some changes with the introduction of mini market at the back of the restaurant which has since migrated into a dedicated store on Hamlet Court Road. I had visited the restaurant with my young son and friends with children where I suggested to the owner to have a baby changing table and baby seats implemented into the current services. I visited the next day due to forgetting my bank card and both suggestions were taken on board and resolved. The expansion and ambition of the owner to be the best is quite something to behold and I wish her and the team every success on their journey.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021

Food was great and the waitress was extremely helpful and friendly, a lovely place to bring the family and I’ll definitely be returning

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021

I've only had take away from this place and it doesn't disappoint. I'm not one for very spicy food and they have several dishes I really love. My daughters haven't eaten much Thai food and this was a brilliant introduction for them. I've also grabbed...a Pad Thai on a Friday night to have with my can of Pimms on the seafront.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Had a take delivery on our ruby wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed, quite simply the closest taste to authentic Thai food we have found outside Thailand. We shall certainly be repeating our experience. Staff were most obliging on the phone and courteous and a...credit to the establishment DavidMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 5, 2021

We went to SoPa Thai for the first time this weekend and were delighted with the whole experience and a we had a wonderfully relaxed and tasty Sunday evening meal served to us by friendly and enthusiastic staff. Personally I would recommend the Massaman Beef...Curry, the meat was so beautifully cooked that it just fell apart and melted in the mouth and the sauce was incredibly tasty indeed. Its fairly priced for its quality and somewhere that we will definitely return to.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

This was a surprise dinner from my partner, not your normal Thai restaurant as this one is also a Thai supermarket. That said it was so nice , the staff were so lovely and nothing was too much trouble. They had a good menu with...all the usual favourites red & green curry ect. Very reasonably priced and if I’m in Southend again I will definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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December 23, 2020|
Response from Nat S | Property representative |
Hello Sarah, We have quite a few dishes that can be made as gluten free such as PadThai, all curries, all stir fired dishes. Please feel free to call us on 01702 342968 to discuss more or order directly so we will make sure... More
December 15, 2019|
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Response from Nat S | Property representative |
Hello This year we are closed from 23/12 to 2/1/20. Last day for 3019 is Sunday 22/12 from 1-6pm, after 6pm we are hosting a private function. Best Regards SoPa
Gary C
October 3, 2019|
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Response from Nat S | Property representative |
Helloooo Lunch is on Friday and Saturday 12-3pm at the moment but may extend more days after new year. Dinner 6-10pm Tuesday to Saturday Sunday 1-8:30pm Thanks SoPa
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Yes, SoPa Thai offers takeaway services.

Yes, SoPa Thai offers delivery services.

SoPa Thai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5