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Tookta's Cafe

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30 Spring Street, Brighton BN1 3EF, England
+44 1273 748071
18:00 - 22:00
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Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last night after being recommended by friends to try this Thai cafe. The food is exceptional and cooked to order. Can't fault the quality of produce especially the prawns! Will definitely be returning. Just be aware that it is cash only - they don't accept cards.

Thank melindabarrett7
Luton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My and my other half visited this restaurant in 2015 and it was a fantastic meal for our anniversary. We decided to go back for Valentine's Day this year and it did not disappoint. Such a lovely relaxed atmosphere with little fairy lights and small, intimate tables. The menu is brilliant and they ask how many chillis you'd like so... More 

Thank CharlHerbie
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a friendly and intimate place to have authentic Thai food look no further. Small menu with curries, stir fries, salted squid using the very best of ingredients. No microwave there only freshly cooked food made with a lot of love and care.

Thank zagoston
Brighton, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I've no criticism of the place, the general consensus and fiercely loyal locals will testify to its qualities, but for me it didn't set the heart racing. It's unpretentious feel and charm, epitomised by the key protagonists, are a boon and the mains seemed to hit the spot - I should confess I'm not a great Thai food fan -... More 

Thank fairycake73
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Two of us had a lovely dinner here. Last minute decision to eat there and we weren't disappointed. The spicy prawn starter was incredibly tasty. The ginger and oyster sauce stir fry was very fragrant and full of flavour. The penang curry was light and delicious. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes. Highly recommended.

Thank Jeremy J
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Tookta and Paul are simply amazing. Always welcomed warmly and made to feel at home. Simple menu serving cracking food.

Thank James M
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Tookta is bonkers, kind, funny and an exceptional cook. She and her partner and family run the restaurant and the food is always good. It's one of my favourite places in Brighton to eat as it's consistently delicious and always such a warm welcome. What's not to like!

Thank 11London1111
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Funny little place from the outside. Recommended by our friends. Fantastic starters of crispy squid - perfectly soft squid (not rubbery!) in a light tempura batter - delicious! followed by Thai green curry, my partner had the red version which was equally as fantastic. They do not serve desserts and have a limited wine selection - but go for the... More 

1 Thank Lavendergal
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 7 of us in advance as I didn't want to risk not getting to visit Tookta and her fabulous restaurant again. I have been before but none of my friends had. I wasn't disappointed as yet again our evening was faultless. We had mixed starters for 4 and then 3 of us shared a selection of... More 

Thank Liz M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Tookta's around 6:30 (opens at 6) to find customers already there and several tables booked but no problem getting a table. Really enjoyed our meal of prawn starters and Pad Thai/beef curry. Singha beers went down a treat as well. Will try to return before too long.

Thank Richard E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Spring Street, Brighton BN1 3EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 748071
Tookta's authentic Thai cafe` and restaurant offers cuisine of a high standard ,many dishes originating from my own contemporary style ideas and recipes. A family friendly cafe`, Tookta caters for everyone. Spicy, mild, the lot. The customer is our number one priority and Tookta cooks to satisfy everyone's tastes. With a lifetime experience of fine thai food, which some of you may have already encountered at Tookta's Sunday Menu, The Office pub, sydney street, Brighton. Tookta is expert in using only fresh ingredients of the highest quality available. So Come along to Tookta's cafe` and experience the fine, Thai cuisine for yourself!

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