Sheffield’s restaurant scene is about to get a taste of Asia as the colourful flavours of authentic Bangkok street food head to Sheffield City centre in the form of Zaap Thai. The restaurant’s unique brand of casual dining will be a fitting arrival for the steel city this spring.
The new restaurant is located in the student area on Eccleshall Road at the former Mubcrab venue. The first Sheffield Zaap Thai restaurant comes quickly on the heels of Zaap’s success in Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, York, and Headingley, and is the company’s sixth location in seven years.
The former Mudcrab will be entirely renovated into a venue that seems like it was plucked straight from Bangkok’s busy markets. Sheffield’s dining scene has gotten a lot better.
The first Zaap Thai arrived in Leeds back in 2015, after the success of Sukhothai restaurant in Leeds which opened up 20 years ago this year.
Before we discuss the food, it’s worth mentioning the experiential decor with Thai-inspired graffiti, unique tuk tuk seating booths, neon lighting, an open kitchen lined with Thai hawker carts, that creates an energetic environment that pays homage to the iconic capital city and takes customers off to Asia when they visit Zaap Thai in Sheffield.
You can enjoy over 80 delectable meals to select from, ranging from mild to hot. The famous Pad Thai and the spicy Pad Ga Prao are on the Thai street food menu.
Or visitors can also take a chance and try something new and unusual on the fast and reasonable cuisine menu, such as the Bangkok platter, tempura veg and king prawns.
Our favourites are the Thai-inspired Bao Buns, in which you can have chicken satay, duck, pork belly and more as filling options
Zaap Thai is part of the Sukho Group, which also owns and operates eight additional restaurants. Ban, the Head Chef and Owner, was born in Thailand and relocated to the United Kingdom over 20 years ago with the goal of introducing her homeland’s unique flavours to a new audience.
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