Yupa's Thai Kitchen, W4 4HH
- 313 Chiswick High Road, W4 4HH
Yupa's Thai Kitchen was a small Thai restaurant on Chiswick High Road. It closed at this location around 2014-2015, but reopened at 24 Fauconberg Road, W4 3JY.
The information below is retained for historical purposes.
bob has visited for lunch several times now. It's possibly the best Thai food among the many options in Chiswick. I've tried several of the dishes; only one has been disappointing, and that's only because it wasn't what I really wanted at the time.
The lunch menu is separate from the evening menu, and somewhat simpler; as well as three set dishes (e.g. duck soup) there are about a dozen "pick and mix" style dishes which come with your choice of pork, chicken, beef (these three all £5.50), prawns, seafood, duck (these three a bit pricier, maybe about £1 more), or vegetarian (with or without tofu). Most if not all of the dishes can be made milder or spicier. You can also ask for larger portions (£1 extra), or for a higher proportion of meat (around £1.50 extra).
The spicy prawn crackers are pretty good. Jasmine tea was £1.50 for a small pot as of October 2008.
It's generally quite busy at lunchtimes; bob has often been lucky to get a table. You can book tables, and this is probably advisable if there are more than two of you.
Leon recommends the duck soup.
According to ChiswickW4.com (in a now-deleted comment), Yupa used to run the Thai food operation in Old Pack Horse, W4 5TF before Fuller's decided to change catering provider
- Andy Hayler's review
- bob's photo of the pork pad krapow
- bob's photo of the large-size beef red curry