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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Thai

Re: “Bangkok Café

My daughter and I ate here for lunch. The service was excellent- prompt and polite. The food left us puzzled- we appreciate Thai food for the rich medley of spicy flavors, but of the meals we were served, the only flavor that stood out was garlic. It wasn't terrible- but odd.

We've enjoyed Char's and Mina's much more.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ninabi on 07/11/2010 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Bangkok Café

Great fast lunch...lunch menu is inexpensive and delicious...the Thai ice coffee is a pick me up in the middle of the day. Lunch includes a lightly flavored chicken-based broth with some celery in it, then some rice, some crispy eggroll...the Basil Chicken is delicious and I always use their condiments, chilis in vinegar and spicy chili sauce to make my own, of course...recommended for a quick lunch..

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by realcooking on 06/11/2010 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Bangkok Café

Great atmosphere, worst Thai food in Tucson. Everything at Bangkok cafe tastes watered down. It's almost like they do Thai food for Gringo's. Alas, for some strange reason this place is always packed while the authentic Thai restaurants namely Bai Thong and Char Thai do not seem to do as well. Perhaps people want watered down Thai food, but I know I sure don't!!

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Reuven on 06/10/2010 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Bai Thong

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.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Reuven on 06/10/2010 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Char's Thai

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.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by CaliMan on 06/06/2010 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Bai Thong

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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by kinz on 04/16/2010 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Bai Thong

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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Arthur on 02/16/2010 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Bangkok Café

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.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by L. on 10/28/2009 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Char's Thai

So far the best Thai in Tucson (and I've had some of the best in LA). Nothing fancy, just good Thai food.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by jtz on 09/27/2009 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Bangkok Café

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.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Jamesbcat on 09/09/2009 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Bai Thong

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.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jamesbcat on 09/07/2009 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Bangkok Café

Eaten here once; will again. Rundown:

*Decent atmosphere
*Friendly staff
*Great curry

*Specialty drinks overpriced
*Slightly overpriced overall, but justifiable

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nate on 06/03/2009 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Bai Thong

Eaten here once; will eat again. Rundown:

*Great spice! (actually made HOT by Thai standards, not the prudish soccer-mom appeal [no disrespect, moms!])
*Large portions

*Not much thought put into the decor

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nate on 06/03/2009 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Bangkok Café

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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ninja kitten on 05/07/2009 at 5:45 PM

Re: “V Fine Thai

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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by TucsonTumbleweed on 04/10/2009 at 3:31 PM

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