Dang's Thai Kitchen

★★★★☆
  • 670 N State St

    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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  • 503-697-0779

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Sun-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm

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HAIRY MESS!!!

Tonight was the last chance in a series of last chances. I've been going to this place for years and it has always been pretty average, but I have friends and family that overlook its many weaknesses (lousy and rude staff,

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★★★★★

HAIRY MESS!!!

Tonight was the last chance in a series of last chances. I've been going to this place for years and it has always been pretty average, but I have friends and family that overlook its many weaknesses (lousy and rude staff,

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As much as we enjoyed dining at this Lake Oswego restaurant, we don't like their shady tactics. To attract patrons to their establishment, in 2009, the Dang's Thai Kitchen owner signed up w/ the website restaurant:com which offers dining certificates at a discounted price, good for 1 year. Shortly thereafter, following publication of the 2009 Diner "Suburban Standout of the Year" article, Dang's posted signs on their doors exhibiting their refusal to honor any of the certificates previously purchased, effective 6/13. These certificates, each with an expiration date, were paid for and thus are a "contract," and so should, by law, be honored. Restaurant:com has indicated that their certificates may become void if an establishment closes or moves or is sold, but Dang's chose to shun their responsibility to both restaurant:com, as well as to those who supported their restaurant, to accept the certificates through their expiration dates - all in the name of greed. We know many people who experienced the same shut-out. In our book, the restaurant definitely is no longer a suburban standout.

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★☆☆☆☆

As much as we enjoyed dining at this Lake Oswego restaurant, we don't like their shady tactics. To attract patrons to their establishment, in 2009, the Dang's Thai Kitchen owner signed up w/ the website restaurant:com which offers dining certificates at a discounted price, good for 1 year. Shortly thereafter, following publication of the 2009 Diner "Suburban Standout of the Year" article, Dang's posted signs on their doors exhibiting their refusal to honor any of the certificates previously purchased, effective 6/13. These certificates, each with an expiration date, were paid for and thus are a "contract," and so should, by law, be honored. Restaurant:com has indicated that their certificates may become void if an establishment closes or moves or is sold, but Dang's chose to shun their responsibility to both restaurant:com, as well as to those who supported their restaurant, to accept the certificates through their expiration dates - all in the name of greed. We know many people who experienced the same shut-out. In our book, the restaurant definitely is no longer a suburban standout.

Cons: Poor management

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The food here is okay. Don't go here if you are in a hurry as the service is limited. We waited about 10-15 minutes to give drink orders, another 15-20 minutes for appetizers, and another 15 minutes after we finished apps for dinner. The food wasn't bad and presentation was good.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is okay. Don't go here if you are in a hurry as the service is limited. We waited about 10-15 minutes to give drink orders, another 15-20 minutes for appetizers, and another 15 minutes after we finished apps for dinner. The food wasn't bad and presentation was good.

Pros: Good selection, convenient.

Cons: Service

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I've been there three times now and I love their Pad Gra Praw, Tom Yam, Tom Kha soup, and yum seafood. I like how they decorate their place. However, some staffs didn't smile or cared much about me. The tall waitor looked unhappy the whole time I was there.

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★★★★☆

I've been there three times now and I love their Pad Gra Praw, Tom Yam, Tom Kha soup, and yum seafood. I like how they decorate their place. However, some staffs didn't smile or cared much about me. The tall waitor looked unhappy the whole time I was there.

Pros: location, good setting, some good dishes

Cons: unfriendly service

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Went to dinner for the last time last night.
The Pad Thai smelled like a wet dog and the service was AWFUL!
We sat for almost 20 minutes waiting for our bill.
Our server was on the phone in the back of the place, never checked on us. A very irritated little dude that is always there brought us our bill only after trying to get his attention and another guys attention for few minutes.
When he noticed we didn't leave a tip he asked if everything was okay. I said no, the service was horrible. He snapped back that my son was still "picking" at his plate. My son was acutally bored and drawing designs in the sauce on his plate.
Little dude was so snotty and beamed the look of death at us on our way out.
I will NEVER go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to dinner for the last time last night.
The Pad Thai smelled like a wet dog and the service was AWFUL!
We sat for almost 20 minutes waiting for our bill.
Our server was on the phone in the back of the place, never checked on us. A very irritated little dude that is always there brought us our bill only after trying to get his attention and another guys attention for few minutes.
When he noticed we didn't leave a tip he asked if everything was okay. I said no, the service was horrible. He snapped back that my son was still "picking" at his plate. My son was acutally bored and drawing designs in the sauce on his plate.
Little dude was so snotty and beamed the look of death at us on our way out.
I will NEVER go back!

Pros: Good salad rolls

Cons: Service

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I have been to Dang's three times. The first time was excellent all the way around. The last two times were less than stellar.
The second time we went was for my birthday. We had a party of eight, so we called ahead and made a reservation. They told us they'd hold our table until 6:30. We got there at 6:15 and they had given our table away! We had to wait 40 minutes with two little kids for a table. There was no apology or compensation or anything!!
The next time we went was two weeks later with another set of friends. We had 4 children under the age of 3. We were seated right away (again we had a reservation, which was honored this time!). However, we sat at our table for over an hour before one of the two appetizers we had ordered arrived. We sat for 20 more minutes waiting for our other appetizer. (The family we were with is vegetarian, and the appetizer that came first was chicken, so our friends had nothing to eat!). No one ever came by and said what was taking so long, no one brought the drinks we had ordered, no one even brought so much as a grain of rice to our hungry kids!! We were finally so disgusted we left! No one even noticed all 8 of us walking from the back of the restaurant all the way through and leaving. So frustrating and rude!!
I would love to go back because the food is so good, however, I will not be going back because of the horrible service. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone because of the service, and that is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to Dang's three times. The first time was excellent all the way around. The last two times were less than stellar.
The second time we went was for my birthday. We had a party of eight, so we called ahead and made a reservation. They told us they'd hold our table until 6:30. We got there at 6:15 and they had given our table away! We had to wait 40 minutes with two little kids for a table. There was no apology or compensation or anything!!
The next time we went was two weeks later with another set of friends. We had 4 children under the age of 3. We were seated right away (again we had a reservation, which was honored this time!). However, we sat at our table for over an hour before one of the two appetizers we had ordered arrived. We sat for 20 more minutes waiting for our other appetizer. (The family we were with is vegetarian, and the appetizer that came first was chicken, so our friends had nothing to eat!). No one ever came by and said what was taking so long, no one brought the drinks we had ordered, no one even brought so much as a grain of rice to our hungry kids!! We were finally so disgusted we left! No one even noticed all 8 of us walking from the back of the restaurant all the way through and leaving. So frustrating and rude!!
I would love to go back because the food is so good, however, I will not be going back because of the horrible service. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone because of the service, and that is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars.

Pros: Excellent fresh food, very flavorful

Cons: Service is EXTREMELY slow and disorganized

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i'm not getting anything out of defending for this thai place, but i think what they gave you is Pad Woon Sen and not Yam Woon Sen, which is really what you were expected.

one thing about thai food is it's hard to hire those who have no knowledge about thai food to start learning what is in catagory of "Pad" or "Geang" or "Yum", etc. That's why most thai places hire thai people to work.

Many of them aren't native speakers. They have a hard time understanding and communicating back to customers. You thought about Yum Woon Sen and try to let them know this is weird Yum Woon Sen. The waiter might thought that you were weird too because the dish was Pad Woon Sen (which they might thought you ordered it in the first place. It is a stir fried dish) What's wrong the pad woon sen they gave you. Both talking about different things. no wonder you thought the place is not good

I'm thai. and i can tell you that these family owned restaurant is one of the best. not that i have been there. but i have had the food Dang made many times.

Go back one more time. This time tell them the number of the food item you want along with the name of it. If you've got the right dish you were there for, and you aren't satisfied. Then you can really say that they don't know about thai food

:)

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★★★★★

i'm not getting anything out of defending for this thai place, but i think what they gave you is Pad Woon Sen and not Yam Woon Sen, which is really what you were expected.

one thing about thai food is it's hard to hire those who have no knowledge about thai food to start learning what is in catagory of "Pad" or "Geang" or "Yum", etc. That's why most thai places hire thai people to work.

Many of them aren't native speakers. They have a hard time understanding and communicating back to customers. You thought about Yum Woon Sen and try to let them know this is weird Yum Woon Sen. The waiter might thought that you were weird too because the dish was Pad Woon Sen (which they might thought you ordered it in the first place. It is a stir fried dish) What's wrong the pad woon sen they gave you. Both talking about different things. no wonder you thought the place is not good

I'm thai. and i can tell you that these family owned restaurant is one of the best. not that i have been there. but i have had the food Dang made many times.

Go back one more time. This time tell them the number of the food item you want along with the name of it. If you've got the right dish you were there for, and you aren't satisfied. Then you can really say that they don't know about thai food

:)

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Let's not even bother to talk about how bad the service is and let's talk about what you get when you finally get to order. I ordered yam woon sen which as anyone who has eaten in a thai restaurant is a a salad with
glass noodles that have been boiled in a broth and then cooled to room temp. along with other meats and vegetables. Mine came with glass noodles hot and stir fried and tasting like pad thai. i have been in hundreds of thai resturants and have never seen this. The mene said the dish came with shrimp but
it came with calamari and a few shrimp. i pointed this out to the waitress and she said the menu
was not the right one WHO KNEW/
UNLESS YOU DONOT CARE ABOUT THAI FOOD AND JUST WANT TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND WANT ABUSE NOT FOUND OUTSIDE A NY DELLI GO TO THIS PLACE

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★☆☆☆☆

Let's not even bother to talk about how bad the service is and let's talk about what you get when you finally get to order. I ordered yam woon sen which as anyone who has eaten in a thai restaurant is a a salad with
glass noodles that have been boiled in a broth and then cooled to room temp. along with other meats and vegetables. Mine came with glass noodles hot and stir fried and tasting like pad thai. i have been in hundreds of thai resturants and have never seen this. The mene said the dish came with shrimp but
it came with calamari and a few shrimp. i pointed this out to the waitress and she said the menu
was not the right one WHO KNEW/
UNLESS YOU DONOT CARE ABOUT THAI FOOD AND JUST WANT TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND WANT ABUSE NOT FOUND OUTSIDE A NY DELLI GO TO THIS PLACE

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Big parking lot easy Parking , First you get the smells in the Parking lot , then it intensifies isn side, smells of thailand, with aroma of Coconut, Lemon grass, Kaffir leaves and Basil. The inside is set with a modern deco, easy on the eyes, the food was exelent. the curry tased of real Home coked curry, and the stirfry was fresh and crisp. reminded me of , Vision of our Visit to Phuket , Pattaya and Bangkok. 2 of us ate for $24 Green backs. we were stufed and verry happy . with leftovers for the next days lunch. and the service was verry good, go light on the spice 1 or 2 chillys. you can always add more from the condoment tray. this is our new favorit Thai food eatery. and they will be seeing a lot more of us.

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★★★★★

Big parking lot easy Parking , First you get the smells in the Parking lot , then it intensifies isn side, smells of thailand, with aroma of Coconut, Lemon grass, Kaffir leaves and Basil. The inside is set with a modern deco, easy on the eyes, the food was exelent. the curry tased of real Home coked curry, and the stirfry was fresh and crisp. reminded me of , Vision of our Visit to Phuket , Pattaya and Bangkok. 2 of us ate for $24 Green backs. we were stufed and verry happy . with leftovers for the next days lunch. and the service was verry good, go light on the spice 1 or 2 chillys. you can always add more from the condoment tray. this is our new favorit Thai food eatery. and they will be seeing a lot more of us.

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What a surprise we found when we recently visited Dang's in Lake Oswego. We ordered 2 entrees, both of which were delcious. Our general experience with menu items in many Thai restaurants is that they tend to be monotonous--one basic flavor regardless of which item you order. But at Dang's, the ingredients were so fresh, so lovely, the seasonings were delightful with layer upon layer of subtle flavors that all enhanced each other instead of fighting with each other.
I know there had been another 'run of the mill' Thai restaurant at this same location. So don't get confused when you see the address and assume it's the same old place. Everything about Dang's is a big upgrade. Even the remodeled is first rate with beautiful artwork and wall colors that mimic the red, green and yellow curries they are known for. We would highly recommend Dang's. And it would be well worth the drive for anyone in the Portland area. This will soon be your "Favorite Thai Restaurant".
Our only recommendation for Dang's would be to step up the service. When that is done, it will truly be 'first class' in every way.

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★★★★★

What a surprise we found when we recently visited Dang's in Lake Oswego. We ordered 2 entrees, both of which were delcious. Our general experience with menu items in many Thai restaurants is that they tend to be monotonous--one basic flavor regardless of which item you order. But at Dang's, the ingredients were so fresh, so lovely, the seasonings were delightful with layer upon layer of subtle flavors that all enhanced each other instead of fighting with each other.
I know there had been another 'run of the mill' Thai restaurant at this same location. So don't get confused when you see the address and assume it's the same old place. Everything about Dang's is a big upgrade. Even the remodeled is first rate with beautiful artwork and wall colors that mimic the red, green and yellow curries they are known for. We would highly recommend Dang's. And it would be well worth the drive for anyone in the Portland area. This will soon be your "Favorite Thai Restaurant".
Our only recommendation for Dang's would be to step up the service. When that is done, it will truly be 'first class' in every way.

Pros: NOT 'Your Mother's Thai food' restaurant--subtle, fresh, beautiful. Easy parking.

Cons: Service could be a little faster, more attentive.

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We enjoyed our dinner there. the price was not to high and the food was very Thai and very tasty. i would recommend it to anyone on a budget. You don't have to have everything hot. they have medium and mild as well

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★★★★★

We enjoyed our dinner there. the price was not to high and the food was very Thai and very tasty. i would recommend it to anyone on a budget. You don't have to have everything hot. they have medium and mild as well

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So I consider myself a Thai food junkie and this place definitely is at the top of my list - and believe me, I've been to a lot of places. The food here is particularly fantastic and the selection is broad and interesting. Unlike other thai places, the dishes here are nuanced, flavorful, and fresh. Don't be afraid to try something new! I tried the kow soy on the recommendation of my server and it's now my favorite dish. Also, like authentic thai places the food is nice and spicy - so if you don't like spicy food be sure to request "mild." I think this place has only been open for a little over a year, but it already gets pretty busy in the evenings. I recommend lunch time when there's less of a crowd, the service quicker, and the prices cheaper.
This place is a delightful addition to the portland thai restaurant scene.

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★★★★★

So I consider myself a Thai food junkie and this place definitely is at the top of my list - and believe me, I've been to a lot of places. The food here is particularly fantastic and the selection is broad and interesting. Unlike other thai places, the dishes here are nuanced, flavorful, and fresh. Don't be afraid to try something new! I tried the kow soy on the recommendation of my server and it's now my favorite dish. Also, like authentic thai places the food is nice and spicy - so if you don't like spicy food be sure to request "mild." I think this place has only been open for a little over a year, but it already gets pretty busy in the evenings. I recommend lunch time when there's less of a crowd, the service quicker, and the prices cheaper.
This place is a delightful addition to the portland thai restaurant scene.

Pros: Selection, Flavor, Ample Parking

Cons: sometimes spotty service

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The two times that I have been to Dang's the food has been fresh, very tasty and nicely presented. Unfortunately the service on my second visit to Dang's was horrible. The staff was pleasant enough, but once our server took our order we never heard from him again.

We had ordered an appetizer and four entrees. After our appetizer, the first entree came but was the only thing on the table for 10 minutes when finally two more of our entrees appeared. We started to enjoy our first three entrees but also kept waiting for our final entree to arrive and kept waiting... and waiting... and waiting. Our server NEVER came to our table and eventually I had to go to the front register to ask someone about our fourth entree or if we could see our server. The other three entrees were nearly gone by the time we finally had to ask the water server to check on our last dish. Thanks to the water guy we finally got a visit from our server and were able to get our last entree. Third time's a charm I guess.

In short, the food is good and a refreshing change from what many other Thai restaurants are offering so it is definitely worth a visit. Yet I would recommend getting take-out over dinning in, unless you are prepared for a few 'hiccups' in trying to get the food you ordered.

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★★★☆☆

The two times that I have been to Dang's the food has been fresh, very tasty and nicely presented. Unfortunately the service on my second visit to Dang's was horrible. The staff was pleasant enough, but once our server took our order we never heard from him again.

We had ordered an appetizer and four entrees. After our appetizer, the first entree came but was the only thing on the table for 10 minutes when finally two more of our entrees appeared. We started to enjoy our first three entrees but also kept waiting for our final entree to arrive and kept waiting... and waiting... and waiting. Our server NEVER came to our table and eventually I had to go to the front register to ask someone about our fourth entree or if we could see our server. The other three entrees were nearly gone by the time we finally had to ask the water server to check on our last dish. Thanks to the water guy we finally got a visit from our server and were able to get our last entree. Third time's a charm I guess.

In short, the food is good and a refreshing change from what many other Thai restaurants are offering so it is definitely worth a visit. Yet I would recommend getting take-out over dinning in, unless you are prepared for a few 'hiccups' in trying to get the food you ordered.

Pros: fresh and flavorful food

Cons: poor service

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The atmosphere is nice, but the food is not that great! Overpriced and tons of MSG. I've been to much better thai restaurants, and pay a lot less. I don't know how this restaurant survives in Lake Oswego. We want quality! I would definitely NOT go here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere is nice, but the food is not that great! Overpriced and tons of MSG. I've been to much better thai restaurants, and pay a lot less. I don't know how this restaurant survives in Lake Oswego. We want quality! I would definitely NOT go here again.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Terrible Food. Outside area not clean.

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I'm constantly discouraged by the McThai Pad Thai resturants here and the sheep who flock to them ordering pad thai every stinking time.

Dang's is different. Most thai resturants, if they have thai people working there at all, are all from bangkok. Most of Dang's are from the north, giving you not only the pad thai standby if you must - but some dishes you cannot find elsewhere. Ask for northern recommendations - and dont be afraid. If you want mine - ask for "Kow soy" - but be sure they understand you want noodle soup, as pronounced in a different tone "Kow soy" also means "plain steamed rice".

Kow soy (low, monotone pronounciation) is 'not exactly' curry, but has similar flavors, a rich broth with soft egg noodles, coconut milk, pickled lettuce, purple onions, crunchy fried noodles and fresh sprouts create a montage of tastes and textures. In the north, the dish comes with a chicken leg (period). Unfortunately, Dang's seems to want to appeal to american tastes here, so i dont recommend their chicken, but their pork version is a tasty alternative.

Go with a good sized group, ask the server to bring you a selection of things that are good that day and NOT pad thai - share, enjoy, maybe have some wine.

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★★★★☆

I'm constantly discouraged by the McThai Pad Thai resturants here and the sheep who flock to them ordering pad thai every stinking time.

Dang's is different. Most thai resturants, if they have thai people working there at all, are all from bangkok. Most of Dang's are from the north, giving you not only the pad thai standby if you must - but some dishes you cannot find elsewhere. Ask for northern recommendations - and dont be afraid. If you want mine - ask for "Kow soy" - but be sure they understand you want noodle soup, as pronounced in a different tone "Kow soy" also means "plain steamed rice".

Kow soy (low, monotone pronounciation) is 'not exactly' curry, but has similar flavors, a rich broth with soft egg noodles, coconut milk, pickled lettuce, purple onions, crunchy fried noodles and fresh sprouts create a montage of tastes and textures. In the north, the dish comes with a chicken leg (period). Unfortunately, Dang's seems to want to appeal to american tastes here, so i dont recommend their chicken, but their pork version is a tasty alternative.

Go with a good sized group, ask the server to bring you a selection of things that are good that day and NOT pad thai - share, enjoy, maybe have some wine.

Pros: one of only two places offering kow soy and "goong haeng" for som tom

Cons: somewhat americanized, but not too bad

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Best Thai restaurant I have ever found! They are fast, friendly, extremely clean, and offer plenty of different selections. Every time I go (at least once a week) I try something different and have never been disappointed. The veggies are fresh, the fish is moist, the chicken is lean, and the service is amazing. I highly recommend the Thai ice tea, Pad Thai, Chicken with Yellow Curry, Stuffed Calamari, and Salad Rolls with Shrimp.

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★★★★★

Best Thai restaurant I have ever found! They are fast, friendly, extremely clean, and offer plenty of different selections. Every time I go (at least once a week) I try something different and have never been disappointed. The veggies are fresh, the fish is moist, the chicken is lean, and the service is amazing. I highly recommend the Thai ice tea, Pad Thai, Chicken with Yellow Curry, Stuffed Calamari, and Salad Rolls with Shrimp.

Pros: Service, food quality, prices

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When I called in to go the server answering the call was fast and very helpful. He told me just what I need to know and he gave me great suggestions on food. He suggested the Pad Thai noodles and they were divine. When I walked in to pick my order the ambiance was great and the cashier was really nice.
I have been there a couple of times now and I have noticed that the waiters are very kind and everything I have tried is so amazing. It is a very clean restaurant. I also noticed that they had what looked like a party or reservation room in that back so i was thinking about having my birthday party there that would be great. I definitely recommend this to anyone.

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★★★★★

When I called in to go the server answering the call was fast and very helpful. He told me just what I need to know and he gave me great suggestions on food. He suggested the Pad Thai noodles and they were divine. When I walked in to pick my order the ambiance was great and the cashier was really nice.
I have been there a couple of times now and I have noticed that the waiters are very kind and everything I have tried is so amazing. It is a very clean restaurant. I also noticed that they had what looked like a party or reservation room in that back so i was thinking about having my birthday party there that would be great. I definitely recommend this to anyone.

Pros: Food, Parking, Service

Cons: Slow when busy

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This place is a culinary delight. While you are having your meal, you are already thinking about your next visit. Authentic Thai dishes are presented elegantly from Pad Thai to different curries. Crab fired rice is outstanding and spicy beef salad is divine. Dang, owner chef and his lovely wife bring to the eatery the charm and hospitality of Chiangmai from Northern Thailand. This could be the best Thai restaurant in Portland Metro.

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★★★★★

This place is a culinary delight. While you are having your meal, you are already thinking about your next visit. Authentic Thai dishes are presented elegantly from Pad Thai to different curries. Crab fired rice is outstanding and spicy beef salad is divine. Dang, owner chef and his lovely wife bring to the eatery the charm and hospitality of Chiangmai from Northern Thailand. This could be the best Thai restaurant in Portland Metro.

Pros: Abundant parking

Cons: Need more wine selections

 

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