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Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School

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1 rue Jean petit, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 81 18 47
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162 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

You need to know what you want in French or have a French speaker in group. Very quick and friendly service. Waitress knew menu and how prepared. Everything very fresh and not over-spiced it is usually in US. Rather dishes based on complex and eclectic tastes.

Thank Inquilinus
Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Modern urban concrete cafe style. The starts of Chicken Satay starter was really nice came with two small side dishes of cucumber and peanuts. Main courses we selected were both good and plenty to eat the Noodles with prawn omlette was super and cashew nuts with French green beans and chicken was well cooked Worth a visit and quick service

Thank Corakaya1
Novi Sad, Serbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice little restaurant in heart of the city. The meals are quite different from french food. But all the meals contain rice. That's too much rice for one day!

Thank Dragana S
Besancon, France
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The place is quite full every day at lunch time. Food is acceptable, altough vegetables are often under cooked. I don't know what part of the beef they cook but it's as hard a sole and you end up having to gulp down the whole meat bits with a draw of beer. Limited choice and little creativity or evolution in... More 

Thank okazerk
Paris, France
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201 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Good, freshly prepared food in a budget warehouse setting. We ate there twice during our visit to Besançon. On both occasions we had Wok dishes - full of flavour with lots of crunchy, colourful veggies and accompanied by a mound of rice. Add prawns, beef, pork or chicken as you wish. Noodle dishes are also available. There is no decor... More 

Thank oldbirder
Vaux-en-Beaujolais, France
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255 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

If your mother were from Thailand, I daresay this is what you would expect to eat at home. Fresh ingredients cooked in front of your eyes, no microwaves in sight.Crunchy green beans, delicious meat in a mild sauce. If you like food you will understand and appreciate this. Stone walls, marble floors and orange lampshades add to the general 'ethnic'... More 

Thank Jonathan F
PUM_BESANCON, Propriétaire at Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you Jonathan F, you summed it up perfectly! Very glad you enjoyed your experience at our place, and hope to see you again soon... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Excellent place to have a good and exciting Thai food experience. Extremely friendly staff, very nice place and perfectly located in the heart of Besançon :) 100% recommended.

Thank Héctor R
PUM_BESANCON, Propriétaire at Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you Hector R for your kind contribution to tripadvisor! We are happy you enjoyed your experience at Pum, and hope to see you again very soon! More 

Paris, France
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We are big big fans of the Asian cuisine and this place left us a bit confused. We get the concept behind it and think it is very cool, but the food just didn't do it for us. The cold teas were really tasty and the wine was okay, however the noodles dish was just plain. Loved the crunchy veggies... More 

Thank teaoftheunbirthdays
PUM_BESANCON, Propriétaire at Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Tea V, thanks for sharing your opinion about our place. I am surprised that you say that the food didn't do it for you, while in the same time praising our teas, wine, green curry and mango with sticky rice. I understand that you found the noodles dish too plain, but indeed it is only seasoned with soy sauce,... More 

Perth, Australia
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250 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were very excited to find Thai in Besancon. the menu looked good and a very reasonable price. We were seated by the 1 staff member attending to all of the tables, she knew we did not speak good French, but this did not seem to be a problem (we said Bonjour and asked in French if she knew English,... More 

Thank Megan K
PUM_BESANCON, Propriétaire at Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear megankline, first of all let us apologise for what happened. Let us assure you that this is not the way we want our customers' experience to be. During some services waiting time can be long when the restaurant gets unexpectedly crowded all of sudden (this is what happened when you were there, and it is why there was only... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Having been used to thai food in Britain, really hot curries, this was an eye-opener. Really subtle flavours and really fresh ingredients.

Thank Gill047
PUM_BESANCON, Propriétaire at Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Gill047, thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food. If you want to find the same in Britain, it is possible! We have opened a branch in Manchester in 2013, where you can sample the same cuisine. See you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Jean petit, 25000, Besancon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Doubs  >  Besancon
  • Phone Number: +33 3 81 81 18 47

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?