Kunya Siam opened 2 weeks ago at the old "Royal Thai" location in Atlantic Highlands with a new chef/owner. I never went to Royal Thai so I cannot compare it, however I have been to many Thai restaurants throughout the US. I am happy to say I was impressed with all the food we had.
Started off with Vegetable Dumplings and Grilled Sat-Tay. The dumplings were delicious and the sauce they came with was outstanding. I recommend these. The only downfall was the portion size. It was ony four small dumlpings. If the portion size is all to complain about, then good for them. The Grilled Sat-Tay consisted of four marinated pieces of chicken served with cucumber relish and peanut sauce. The sauces were again outstanding, especially the peanut sauce and the chicken was very moist and flavorful.
Ordered three entress: Grilled Beef, Rama Peanut Sauce, and Pad Se-Ew chicken. The Grilled Beef was by far the best out of the three. It was a marinated skirt steak served with sticky rice and a spicy sweet and sour sauce. The sauce had just enough heat to make your tounge tingle and the meat was cooked great. The Rama Peanut Sauce was also very good. It is steamed chicken served with broccoli, mali rice, and covered in peanut sauce. Great portion size and all in all delicious. The Pad Se-Ew Chicken is chicken served with rice noodles, egg, soy sauce, and broccoli. The rice noodles were a great compliment to the chicken and broccoli and again a great dish.
The one complaint I did have was the heat factor. I would have like a spicier dish being that it is Thai food. I did ask and receive extra chili paste which did the job.
I recommend this place for anyone looking for some great Thai food in Monmouth County.