I was originally going to call this post something else, but when we got home and told my young daughter where we went, she said "Icky's?"...
To be fair we didn't try the Japanese food.
But this was some of the worst Thai food I have ever had. Bar none.
A seven dollar bowl of Tom Kha Gai (here called Coconut Soup) was eerily reminiscent of what I make at home with store bought soup paste.
An eight dollar plate of papaya salad was so hot it literally brought tears to my eyes. This one deserves more space. I ordered the papaya salad and then expressed surprise when the waitress didn't ask how spicy I wanted it. I told her that I have eaten this dish all over the place and they always ask. She said she had no idea what it was, so I told her I didn't want it too spicy. All I can think of was that there were bits of fresh bird peppers (green thai chilis) in it.
A twenty dollar plate of garlic shrimp contained six medium shrimp and almost no vegetables. The sauce was not bad and this was the only edible thing we had. But compared to the good Thai garlic dishes I have had (Pad Thai in Highland Park locally for one) it was lousy.
A fifteen dollar bowl of green curry was terrible. There was no heat at all, in fact it was sweet and basically flavorless. Also the beef in the dish was either bad quality or cooked improperly as it was hard to eat.
On the plus side, the space is very nicely decorated and laid out and the after dinner mints were the good chocolate covered kind.
And to think I was only a few minutes from Cafe de Thai.