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ended up visiting Itto by mistake last week – due to its Japanese/Thai menu we’d never really fancied it, LondOntheInside like either, or, not both mixed…Pud Thai for instance, is that Pad Thai or is pud the Japanese version?!

Anyway the service is great but the food did take a while to appear, however we were dining in a group of 8 which is pretty big given the size of the informal restaurant, so we’ll let them off.

The starter of Tom Yum soup was a success, hot and sour with a fair share of prawns for its price tag – under £4 in case you wondered. Another starter of mini pumpkin dim sum didn’t taste of much and was brushed aside.

Mains of Pud Thai with chicken and prawn was pleasant enough – a fresh, generous dish of noodles however we prefer our Pad Thai minus the tomato based sauce. They do serve it in sauce in some areas of Thailand so we’re not sure if it was a Thai influence or a change to make it more western. Thai Green curry wasn’t offencive either, creamy and slightly spicy it was served with a mound of rice included in the price.

Itto is a hard one to sum up – we’d probably go back and we’d recommend it as a cheap eats option, we didn’t hate anything we ate and for the price it’s hard to knock it That said if you’re looking for authentic Thai look elsewhere.

226 Stoke Newington High Street, N16