Tai Boh is an eclectically decorated Thai restaurant in Tallinn’s old town, serving the most wonderfully flavorsome food and tasty cocktails. It was recommended to me by my mum, and I’m so glad I took her advice because the food was amazing and the restaurant quickly became my favourite in Tallinn.
I was first won over by the amazing decor. Tai Boh is located in an old pastel green wooden house and as you’re walking in you’ll be able to spot so many colourful and quirky details, like the mismatched tables and beautiful fairylights of the outside terrace. On the inside the decor doesn’t disappoint either: Tai Boh has all these different little rooms and areas that are each decorated in different styles and colours.
There are also lots of kitsch artifacts dotted around the restaurant and the most random wall and ceiling paintings featuring everything from the Moomins, Barack Obama as the Dalai Lama (yes, really) & Hello Kitty along with lots of other pop culture icons. It’s definitely not minimalist but I think that’s exactly where its charm lies.
The food lives up to the first impressions, too. They have a pretty lengthy (and cheap!) vegetarian list, from which I chose their Thai red curry served with vegetables & rice and, to share, a plate of vegetable tempura with a soy dipping sauce (SO crunchy and good!).
The portions were very generous (we couldn’t even finish all the veggie tempura and I felt so guilty!) and the flavours were absolutely spot on. I devoured my red curry to the last bite – the sauce was super tasty and had just the right amount of spice without being too hot.
We also ordered cocktails that deserve ALL the praise too. Mine was a passion fruit martini and aside from being super yummy, it was also probably the prettiest cocktail I’ve ever had. I almost didn’t want to drink it because I didn’t want to ruin the beautiful art work! Jim ordered something a bit like an old fashioned (it was called E’ts a Man) but not quite as strong, and it was really lovely too. I don’t usually like the old fashioned that much but I could’ve happily devoured this one…
All in all I would happily recommend Tai Boh – the service was SO friendly and efficient, the food was both yummy and affordable and the decor just kept surprising us with its little quirks. Go here if you like good cocktails, tasty food (who doesn’t?!) and lots of colour. You won’t be disappointed!
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