I am confident they have the most authentic thai food in town. Unfortunately this place all ways seems empty whenever I visit. This place makes the food at Bangkok cafe seem watered down and tasteless (which it truly is). The only place I think that can compare is Char Thai, but I have begun to prefer Bai Thong's soups (I recommend the Tom Kha Gai), curries (Try the red curry with shrimp) and even their noodle dishes. I would declare Bai Thong the most authentic Thai restaurant in town although the ambiance is not quite there.
While my buddy said his dish was OK, I wasn't very impressed with my food at all. Also. They don't have rolls that are plain wrapped. They only serve the fried Chinese style egg rolls. By no means the worst Thai in town, but far from the best.
It's almost real Thai food. My favorite is the pork panang. Their food is the best in town according to my buddy (married to a Thai woman) who lived in that country for over a year.
How can you trust the opinions of someone who says "there are very few good places to eat in Tucson"? I can name dozens off the top of my head, and I would include Bai Thong among them. As an immigrant from the Bay Area, my standards for Thai food are pretty high, and Bai Thong is the only Thai place here I can abide (although I've never tried Thai China Siam on Oracle). Bai Thong isn't spectacularly good but I'm always happy with what I get--e.g. the shrimp with pineapple (somewhere around #6 on the entrees), the smoked/dried beef appetizer (whatever it's called)--and the Thai tea ice cream is great.
This is one of my favorite Tucson restaurants. The food is great and consistent. The curries are excellent. The service is always friendly even when it's really busy. The atmosphere is nice too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and take guests here when they visit.
So far the best Thai in Tucson (and I've had some of the best in LA). Nothing fancy, just good Thai food.
Very slow service. Thai dishes were entirely too greasy. Sorry to say we won't be back. Do yourself a favor. There are much better places. Try Char's on 5th. We also like Thai China Siam off Oracle Road.
We gave the place two chances. Both times the food took entirely too long to arrive and it was always very greasy. Poor service and food wasn't wasn't happening. I won't be back a third time. Unfortunately, there are very few good places to eat in Tucson. Although I only went twice, Thai China Siam up on Oracle has been one of the best for Thai food.
Eaten here once; will again. Rundown:
*Specialty drinks overpriced
*Slightly overpriced overall, but justifiable
Eaten here once; will eat again. Rundown:
*Great spice! (actually made HOT by Thai standards, not the prudish soccer-mom appeal [no disrespect, moms!])
*Not much thought put into the decor
I love Bangkok Cafe!!! I moved to tucson from st.louis and really missed my fave. curry resturant ( Simply Thai ). My husband and I never thought another place would compare. We were happily wrong, Bangkok is great! The people are always nice.
Decent food, decent service EXCEPT IF the owner is waiting on you as most days she has a bit of an attitude. Prices are higher than most other Thai places AND "5 out of 5" on the hot scale here is really pretty mild (at least for my palate). Char's and Bangkok Cafe have this place beat on all counts.
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