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Posted by Don on 09/26/2012
The Calamari is very possibly the poorest I have ever had thick fishy tasting rings that were deep fried in what seemed like crushed Cheerios. Then I had a Shrimp spring roll, it was deep fried with the shrimp shell still on.....Really, you leave the shell on. The first two dishes we promptly threw out, the Pad Thai was ok but the meal was such an expensive disappointment by then. Will never order again. If I could have left it at no stars I would have.
Posted by Mike Lep on 09/03/2011
I love this place. The food is absolutely terrific and particularly great if you like spicy food. I'd highly recommend one of the curries - the Jungle Curry is my favorite, your choice of protein (chicken, beef or shrimp) in a thin broth swimming with sprouts, chunks of pumpkin, delicate beef, and of course chiles! The coconut curry is equally delicious. I typically order one or the other "extra hot," one rating below "thai special hot." This level is really at the limit of my tolerance for heat but without sacrificing the flavor and it's absolutely delicious. The shrimp rolls and the tom yum gun (excuse the mangled spelling) soup are other favorites, as as the fried banana and green tea ice cream desert. The food is top notch and the service has always been fast, informative, and extremely friendly on all of my 10 or so visits. The atmosphere is also very laid back, sort of like a chill lounge, although the place is so cavernous that it's always half empty and that's a bit strange. Expect to hear a lot of vaguely ethnic acid jazz on the soundtrack. The bar has a decent beer and wine selection, too. The only real drawback is that the place isn't cheap. Dinner for two including soup, 2 entrees, 1-2 alcoholic beverages per, and a split desert typically goes around $75 or $80 without tip. That's not unreasonable, but considering how cheap Thai food usually goes it's more than you might expect. The quality of the food though is definitely worth it. Those interested in Thai should also check out Erawan on 23rd near Samson. It's not as good as Pad Thai but still very good.
Posted by khai on 11/01/2008
I always look for a good restaurant and this one is really good!! I felt that I was in heaven while I was eating dried chili cashews with thai ice tea, then I had a pumkin custard, so fresh and tasty. The service was also very good.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/05/2008
I had an excellent evening at Pad Thai. I was really craving Thai food and I got exactly what I was looking for. It’s agreed that the staff is a little on the strange side, but that just added to the Atmosphere. The prices were reasonable and all left satisfied. I look forward to more fantastic meals in the future. I’d recommend it to anyone.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/10/2007
Nice place with good Thai food. Polite service - no complaints there.
Posted by i love thai on 06/26/2007
Definitely a mixed experience at Pad Thai. We heard amazing things about a delicious 3 course fixed price option, but we arrived and found a blank page in the menu previously occupied by this special. Upon learning they weren't offering the dinner special, we ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees from the menu. Everything was good, but nothing really impressive. I ordered the "hor mok tofu," which was theoretically "tofu and vegetables steamed to perfection with red curry and coconut milk wrapped in a banana leaf," an intriguing-sounding dish I haven't heard of before. The waiter then handed me a yellow plate of "masaman tofu curry," which was a) not what I ordered and b) was a different color than the masaman curry others had ordered. I asked if this was the "hor mok tofu," and he said yes. Not seeing any tofu or banana leaves, we asked a different waitress if this was the "hor mok tofu," and she proceded to poke my dish with a spoon, giving it a thorough-seeming inspection, then told us that yes, this was the tofu curry. Confused but hungry, I dug into my curry. There was no tofu, no banana leaves, and no redness- however, there WAS pumpkin, peppers, and yellowness- exactly the description of another dish, the "golden pumpkin curry," which again was okay, but not astounding, or what I had ordered. Upon receiving our check, we mentioned the mix up to a THIRD waiter, who looked at my dish, disappeared into the kitchen, and returned to assure us I had received the tofu dish. So basically, three separate workers could not correctly identify their own dishes, and apparently don't know the difference between tofu and pumpkin, or red vs yellow curry. Or that the customer is always right! The decor was beautiful, but given the average food and strange curry mix up, I don't know if I'd go back.
Posted by Robert on 06/08/2007
I really love this food. I like the presentation of the dishes. I just do not get enought of it. I always order twice a montth.