Thepthai Thai Cuisine
23 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 292-7515Add Hours
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Hungry to try another city's Thai, my friends and I set out for lunch. Walking into the restaurant, we immediately noticed the rather vast emptiness of the lobby. (Come to find out, 3:00 is after the lunch buffet, hence the lack of patrons.) The few people that were eating in the restaurant were Thai themselves, which (to me) indicated the authenticity of the establishment's cuisine. Our group was seated immediately.
We decided to order off the amply loaded regular menu, the entrees of which came family style. The food was delicious. The Crab Fried Noodles by far took the cake, with the Pad Thai in a close second. For dessert, the deep fried bananas with home made coconut ice cream were absolutely the best way to end the delicious meal.
Despite the fantastic food, we couldn't help but feel somewhat ignored by the single server on staff. I understand being allowed to enjoy one's food and a desire to not place any pressure on patrons to "sit-eat-pay-get out", and we had arrived after lunch, which is usally a period of time that the wait staff use to tidy up. Whenever the server was at our table, they were very courteous and catered to us; however, our late lunch ended up being an early dinner, as we did not get out of the restauraunt until nearly 5:00.
To sum up- excellent selection, delicious food, polite wait staff, interminable waiting.
I will be eating here again.
12/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
It was very interesting to read the other reviews here. My Thai wife and I come here all the time as we found this to be more authentic than the other Thai restaurants that have americanized their offerings. I highly recommend the larb gai (barbeque chichen salad), pad gra prow moo (pork basil), kang keow wan gai (green chicken curry) and pad woon sen (glass noodles with shrimp and veggies). We have always had great service from a very friendly staff. Try this place! Do not opt for the buffet at lunch unless you are in a hurry. Instead, ask the wait staff what they recommend if you are not familiar with Thai food. And if you like it spicey tell them you want it ped (spicey) or ped ped (very spicey). Beware though, ped ped will put your mouth on fire if you are not used to it.
11/13/2006Provided by Citysearch -
With signs posted both outside and at the counter ""Best Thai Food in Silicon Valley 2006"" by one of our trusted, local tabloids; one would think it would be a safe venture inside to have a tasty lunch. Definitely not the case. Usually with Thai we've experienced either exceptional or just ok, this place wouldn't even qualify as ok. The lunch buffet leaves you questioning how long it's been there waiting for you to walk in the door, and so we opted for the regular menu. Thai BBQ chicken with papaya salad was my choice and disappointment. The chicken was so hard and tough, and while the menu says ""papaya salad"" it was clear that's not what I received...close in appearance to american style slaw, however; mixed with whole peanuts and peanut sauce...which I can't have, and had avoided on their menu. My other half's meal, yellow chicken curry, came luke warm and rather bland. We both barely ate anything, but yet when the waitress finally brought our check she didn't openly address the fact that most of our food remained, she merely suggested I should have ordered #9 chicken..""it's really good"".
Where do these reviews in our local Metro and Wave come from?
10/22/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Been here a few times, mainly the place was deserted. Sat for ages one time as the waitress ignored me and talked to her friends on her cellphone whilst I tried to get my check. Walked out of this place last time as I sat for ages again and then they brought the wrong food, blamed some problem with the waitresses handwriting, didn't bother to apologize, so I just waked out. Avoid this place.