In short Thai Corner Café is at the top of my short list of Thai restaurants in Reno. Thai food is my passion. For over a year I have been trying to find an opportunity to sit down and have a meal here. I am now regretting that I did not make Thai Corner Café a higher priority. My only excuse for not eating here sooner is the problem with parking downtown. I loathe having to pay for parking and walking half a mile between my parking spot and my seat at the table. This last Friday evening, I got off work and headed downtown just after 5pm. Parking was not an issue just steps away from the front door of the restaurant. I walked into a nearly empty space. Just two people were sitting at the sushi bar. Usually not a good sign for a Friday evening. Yes it was earlier than the time that most people begin to think about eating diner, but there should be a few more people in a good restaurant at a little past 5pm. The hostess quickly greeted me and asked me if I wanted to sit at a booth or table. I normally like booths for their large comfortable seats. As The Thai Corner Café serves sushi bar it is divided into two sides, one for sushi and the other for traditional Thai food. But the booths on the Thai side were small two people affairs, not what I would consider one where you can spread out sideways and be really comfortable. I asked for a larger booth and since the place was empty, I was shown to the sushi side where there were what I would call regular sized booths. In fact there was a huge corner booth large enough to sit 6 people and 8 in a pinch. Once seated, I realized the my waitress bowed ever so slightly after she took my drink order. I was stunned as this this traditional custom of far east hospitality. I have not once been offered this level of service at a Reno establishment even at some supposed 5 diamond restaurants in town. This was a good sign for the remainder of the meal. Even after serving my drink the waitress again provided respect with an ever so slight bow. After every encounter the waitress honored me with a bow. Now since its easy for a server to give a patron top level service with only one real table to provide for, I will have to go back when they have a packed house. If I receive the same level of service, drinks refilled before they ever got to the bottom of the glass, coming back to the table more than 8 times during the meal, I will be stunned. I have the idea that service may continue to live up to expectations. I promise to update this review after a few more times eating there. My guest and I ordered two entrees, Massamun Curry with chicken, and Pra Ram Long Srong with pork. Both were excellent. While the Massamun Curry was near perfect, the coconut milk was weaker than absolute perfection. The Pra Ram Long Srong peanut sauce was perfection. It is very difficult to prepare a thick peanut sauce that is not cloyingly thick which makes me think the cook simply added peanut butter. Not so with Thai Corner Café as I suspect they freshly grind/puree dry roasted peanuts for the recipe. Over the last few years there has been considerable turnover in the Thai restaurants in the Northern Nevada / Reno. Changes in ownership have changed menus and cooking styles. New Thai restaurants have popped up, making Thai food one of the most popular cuisines in Reno. Thai Corner Café is one of the new kids on the block and promises to be around for a long time.
This place has hands down THE BEST TASTING THAI in RENO! When ordering with the spicy scale from 1 to 5, five is definitely really hot. If you order it that way and it ends up being too spicy for you (which never happens to me cause I'm hard-core, but it has happened to my friends) the owners will gladly take your food back and make it less spicy for you. How nice! The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The owners (who always seem to be there) offer great customer service. The husband is REALLY on top of refilling water glasses, and clearing empty dishes. The only downside is I wish they were open sundays as well :/ The golden rolls are the best fried spring rolls I've ever had!
A Taste of Thai serves the best Thai food in Reno. The ingredients are hand picked daily and the curries and sauces made fresh. Their Pad Thai is full of Thai flavors and has great texture. I love all their curries especially. The Ruby curry is their red curry, and it has lots of bamboo. The Jade curry is their green curry, and it has peas, green beans, carrots. The Nevada curry is their yellow curry, and it has potatoes, onions, and a slightly sweet flavor. All are stupendous. They have a fresh spring roll that's really good with their peanut sauce. Across each of my 40 visits or so since 2004, the service has always been friendly and fast without exception. This is a great place to eat for anyone that loves Thai.