New Krung Thai Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 642 S Winchester Blvd

    San Jose, CA 95128

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  • 408-260-8224

About New Krung Thai Restaurant

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Sat-Sun: 12pm-10pm, Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm

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Eat elsewhere there are so many better Thai restaurants in the vicinity. We ate here with a large party. The food was mediocre and the service was terribly slow and rude. The staff and managers actually argued and insulted members of my

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Eat elsewhere there are so many better Thai restaurants in the vicinity. We ate here with a large party. The food was mediocre and the service was terribly slow and rude. The staff and managers actually argued and insulted members of my

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I have to Admit the food here was Good!!! A few things to consider besides the dam roaches that crawl out of the crevices, some of the servers there are jerks, and service was so slow. If you can handle being tossed around with attitude,

3
★★★★★

I have to Admit the food here was Good!!! A few things to consider besides the dam roaches that crawl out of the crevices, some of the servers there are jerks, and service was so slow. If you can handle being tossed around with attitude,

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Not my favorite Thai restaurant in South Bay but the food was decent. My only complaint - parking is a real pain at this restaurant. The parking lot is tiny and is always full. Getting out of the parking lot is very tricky too.

On my last visit I had the Drunken Noodle and the Massaman Curry and they were both delicious. The food is on the spicier side. Even medium has quite a kick. I downed my Thai tea in no time. I remember the sticky rice with mango was pretty good but mango wasn't in season. I ordered the green tea sticky rice with mango ice cream instead and was quite happy with it.

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★★★☆☆

Not my favorite Thai restaurant in South Bay but the food was decent. My only complaint - parking is a real pain at this restaurant. The parking lot is tiny and is always full. Getting out of the parking lot is very tricky too.

On my last visit I had the Drunken Noodle and the Massaman Curry and they were both delicious. The food is on the spicier side. Even medium has quite a kick. I downed my Thai tea in no time. I remember the sticky rice with mango was pretty good but mango wasn't in season. I ordered the green tea sticky rice with mango ice cream instead and was quite happy with it.

Pros: good food

Cons: slow service, tiny parking garage

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If you don't want to wait on line to get in this restaurant you need to go early. Their food is so good and authentic, many people come over. Their price is very reasonable compared to some big name restaruant, yet Krung Thai is No. 1.

5
★★★★★

If you don't want to wait on line to get in this restaurant you need to go early. Their food is so good and authentic, many people come over. Their price is very reasonable compared to some big name restaruant, yet Krung Thai is No. 1.

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Parking is limited, ya gotta move carefully in the parking lot. Each of the 4 times we've had dinner, there's been a wait (good sign). Staff either can't/won't give good estimate of waiting time. Our 2 noodle dishes (Pad Thai and #43- a wholewheat noodle dish w/ asparagus-fresh, basil on a dark soy foundation) were real good. Veggies were fresh, good use of basil, the chicken was mostly breast meat- a well prepped. The mango sticky rice->dessert, was nicely presented. The 1/2 mango was fully ripe and the rice well-textured and laced w/ condensed milk.
OK- now we get to the service. It's ranged from lackadaisical to terrible- this evening. Our waiter made zero eye contact- not for 1 second. When he walked in our area (and when 2 other servers walked nearby) no one ever looked up- maybe they were studying the carpet. To receive water refills we had to ask 4 times- 3 different folks. We were not offered the condiment tray. When we asked for it, we had to ask 3 folks. One, a waiter at the next table who dropped a nearly-full rice dish on the floor near his guests, brought over a dirty tray at about the same time as a bus person found a clean one. Based on 4 visits, it appears that none of the wait staff has received ANY training in any type of customer service. I saw total indifference.
After we paid and the rest of my party left, I spoke to the person handling the money- that's normally an indication of some degree of trust. I gave him maybe 30 seconds of information- including that we all enjoyed our food. He asked nothing, showed no concern and merely replied "OK." As best I can tell, either this place has absentee management or they are so busy that they don't care if they alienate local customers.

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★★★☆☆

Parking is limited, ya gotta move carefully in the parking lot. Each of the 4 times we've had dinner, there's been a wait (good sign). Staff either can't/won't give good estimate of waiting time. Our 2 noodle dishes (Pad Thai and #43- a wholewheat noodle dish w/ asparagus-fresh, basil on a dark soy foundation) were real good. Veggies were fresh, good use of basil, the chicken was mostly breast meat- a well prepped. The mango sticky rice->dessert, was nicely presented. The 1/2 mango was fully ripe and the rice well-textured and laced w/ condensed milk.
OK- now we get to the service. It's ranged from lackadaisical to terrible- this evening. Our waiter made zero eye contact- not for 1 second. When he walked in our area (and when 2 other servers walked nearby) no one ever looked up- maybe they were studying the carpet. To receive water refills we had to ask 4 times- 3 different folks. We were not offered the condiment tray. When we asked for it, we had to ask 3 folks. One, a waiter at the next table who dropped a nearly-full rice dish on the floor near his guests, brought over a dirty tray at about the same time as a bus person found a clean one. Based on 4 visits, it appears that none of the wait staff has received ANY training in any type of customer service. I saw total indifference.
After we paid and the rest of my party left, I spoke to the person handling the money- that's normally an indication of some degree of trust. I gave him maybe 30 seconds of information- including that we all enjoyed our food. He asked nothing, showed no concern and merely replied "OK." As best I can tell, either this place has absentee management or they are so busy that they don't care if they alienate local customers.

Pros: Well-spiced pad Thai, good use of spices, nice ingredients

Cons: Terrible service, from 4 visits, it's possible that Caucasians are seated after Asian customers

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This place was so busy the first time I went. They pack in as many people as possible, but the food is delicious. A little long wait for the food, but they do take reservations, so you can call in and get seated right away. I would recommend this place if you're a fan of Thai food.

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★★★★☆

This place was so busy the first time I went. They pack in as many people as possible, but the food is delicious. A little long wait for the food, but they do take reservations, so you can call in and get seated right away. I would recommend this place if you're a fan of Thai food.

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Krung Thai Restaurant is the best Thai restaurant that I have tried in San Jose. Their food is very good and also good service.

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★★★★★

Krung Thai Restaurant is the best Thai restaurant that I have tried in San Jose. Their food is very good and also good service.

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Krung Thai offers a variety of Thai cuisines with different spices and flavors. Many people said that this place offers the best Thai food in town and I was excited to try it out; however, it wasn't what I expected. The food is a little over-priced and the portions are a little bit smaller than usual (emphasis on 'a little bit'). It filled up my stomach though. I tried the pahd thai for the first time and it did not taste like the usual phad thai. It was very fatty, and tasted like it was mixed with 10 tbsp's of mayonnaise. The other chicken or meat dishes were pretty good but came in a very small proportion. The service, however, was exceptional. They were very courteous and very excited to help you order.

3
★★★☆☆

Krung Thai offers a variety of Thai cuisines with different spices and flavors. Many people said that this place offers the best Thai food in town and I was excited to try it out; however, it wasn't what I expected. The food is a little over-priced and the portions are a little bit smaller than usual (emphasis on 'a little bit'). It filled up my stomach though. I tried the pahd thai for the first time and it did not taste like the usual phad thai. It was very fatty, and tasted like it was mixed with 10 tbsp's of mayonnaise. The other chicken or meat dishes were pretty good but came in a very small proportion. The service, however, was exceptional. They were very courteous and very excited to help you order.

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I would have to say this is the best Thai food in the bay area. Not overly priced and with decent portions. Favorites are the joon pad poo crab noodles, garlic shrimp, and tofu khee mao. Everything is delicious though and the service is pretty fast considering how crowded this place gets! Save room for dessert too if you can!

They have their own dedicated parking lot, but only accommodates about 25 cars or so...

5
★★★★★

I would have to say this is the best Thai food in the bay area. Not overly priced and with decent portions. Favorites are the joon pad poo crab noodles, garlic shrimp, and tofu khee mao. Everything is delicious though and the service is pretty fast considering how crowded this place gets! Save room for dessert too if you can!

They have their own dedicated parking lot, but only accommodates about 25 cars or so...

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We used to eat in Krung Thai Winchester location, I think the restaurant has declining authenticity of Thai taste. Pricing is rather too high compare to the portion they serve.

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★★★☆☆

We used to eat in Krung Thai Winchester location, I think the restaurant has declining authenticity of Thai taste. Pricing is rather too high compare to the portion they serve.

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It's no joke, the place is REALLY loud. We went on a weekday for lunch. It was packed but we did not have to wait. I could not hear myself talk let along my dining companion. The lunch portion and prices were reasonable but I did not order off the lunch menu. The size of my spicy fried rice was enough for two people. I love garlic and can eat it raw. This dish had a tremendous amount of garlic in it. I ordered it medium, which was just the right amount of spiciness. The food was good, but I suggest take-out just because the noise levels in this place when it was full was unbearable.

2
★★★★☆

It's no joke, the place is REALLY loud. We went on a weekday for lunch. It was packed but we did not have to wait. I could not hear myself talk let along my dining companion. The lunch portion and prices were reasonable but I did not order off the lunch menu. The size of my spicy fried rice was enough for two people. I love garlic and can eat it raw. This dish had a tremendous amount of garlic in it. I ordered it medium, which was just the right amount of spiciness. The food was good, but I suggest take-out just because the noise levels in this place when it was full was unbearable.

Pros: Good food

Cons: LOUD LOUD LOUD

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Krung Thai has THE best Pad Thai I have ever tasted in my life and I live in Los Angeles now. My parents live in Vallejo and I insist my mom drive me down to San Jose to get at least 3 orders of Pad Thai. Great stuff and I am serious!!! Love it

2
★★★★★

Krung Thai has THE best Pad Thai I have ever tasted in my life and I live in Los Angeles now. My parents live in Vallejo and I insist my mom drive me down to San Jose to get at least 3 orders of Pad Thai. Great stuff and I am serious!!! Love it

Pros: Not too bad microwaved

Cons: Need more shrimp

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I grew up surrounded by Southeast Asian food and this is one of Thai restaurant I've eaten at in the Bay Area that I can say is close to "authentic." My test involves ordering the papaya salad (som tom) and if this dish is done well, I can expect all the other Thai dishes to be pretty good - this test has never failed me :). An "authentic" papaya salad can be quite smelly and includes fish sauce, dried shrimp, shrimp paste, and pickled mudfish and can be very spicy (just the way I like it!). Many Thai places I've been to in the Bay Area will really water-down the papaya salad to meet the western palate (and only uses a tiny bit-o-fish sauce and, if they're adventurous, a few dried shrimps for flavoring) but this really takes away most of the ingredients (smelly) that make a papaya a papaya salad. These places also end up serving disappointing dishes that leave me wondering if they are a just a bad Thai restaurant or a Thai/Chinese/American place.

Krung Thai passed the papaya salad test and I left me eagerly waiting for the other dishes I ordered. The tom kha gai soup is excellent and you can really taste the lemongrass. The satay is delicious and the angel wings are just as I would make them. The beef mussuman is our favorite curry (medium spicy and our spicy-challenged friend loved it!). The pineapple fried rice is really a dish unto itself and the pad thai is a standard favorite. The FBI (fried bananas and ice cream) is well-done and not heavy (as it shouldn't be if it's well-done).

This place is always packed and there's a good reason why - it has tasty Thai food and its flexibility in spiciness level does not take away from the flavor of the dishes. Despite how hectic the place can be, the service is pleasant. The food also passed the left-over test.

It can get noisy on a packed night so not always the best place to have meaningful conversations. Parking is also very limited so come early or park on the street or order take-out.

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★★★★★

I grew up surrounded by Southeast Asian food and this is one of Thai restaurant I've eaten at in the Bay Area that I can say is close to "authentic." My test involves ordering the papaya salad (som tom) and if this dish is done well, I can expect all the other Thai dishes to be pretty good - this test has never failed me :). An "authentic" papaya salad can be quite smelly and includes fish sauce, dried shrimp, shrimp paste, and pickled mudfish and can be very spicy (just the way I like it!). Many Thai places I've been to in the Bay Area will really water-down the papaya salad to meet the western palate (and only uses a tiny bit-o-fish sauce and, if they're adventurous, a few dried shrimps for flavoring) but this really takes away most of the ingredients (smelly) that make a papaya a papaya salad. These places also end up serving disappointing dishes that leave me wondering if they are a just a bad Thai restaurant or a Thai/Chinese/American place.

Krung Thai passed the papaya salad test and I left me eagerly waiting for the other dishes I ordered. The tom kha gai soup is excellent and you can really taste the lemongrass. The satay is delicious and the angel wings are just as I would make them. The beef mussuman is our favorite curry (medium spicy and our spicy-challenged friend loved it!). The pineapple fried rice is really a dish unto itself and the pad thai is a standard favorite. The FBI (fried bananas and ice cream) is well-done and not heavy (as it shouldn't be if it's well-done).

This place is always packed and there's a good reason why - it has tasty Thai food and its flexibility in spiciness level does not take away from the flavor of the dishes. Despite how hectic the place can be, the service is pleasant. The food also passed the left-over test.

It can get noisy on a packed night so not always the best place to have meaningful conversations. Parking is also very limited so come early or park on the street or order take-out.

Pros: Food, pleasant service

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The food is worth every penny. The place is decorated in a very nice way. A great place for a special occasion.

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★★★★★

The food is worth every penny. The place is decorated in a very nice way. A great place for a special occasion.

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I value consistency, and this is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the Bay area. The food is fresh, spices are amazing; the noodles and rice are so flavorful! I love the squid with basil. The garlic fried prawns is yummy. They also have a fried oyster that one must try.
The only complaint is the portion. The squid dish has 10 pieces or less. Lunch is a value; dinner gets expensive.

2
★★★★☆

I value consistency, and this is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the Bay area. The food is fresh, spices are amazing; the noodles and rice are so flavorful! I love the squid with basil. The garlic fried prawns is yummy. They also have a fried oyster that one must try.
The only complaint is the portion. The squid dish has 10 pieces or less. Lunch is a value; dinner gets expensive.

Pros: great Thai food, consistently good, fresh spices

Cons: small portions, not value for dinner

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I have had the pleasure of actually visiting Thailand back in 2000 for a short visit. And having had that experience it has opened my eyes to the fact that most Thai restaurants in the USA don't serve REAL Thai food. They go easy on the spices. Or they load plates up with cheap vegetables to increase dish volume and profits, while sacraficing taste... Well this restaurant doesn't do these things. The food here is hot and spicy as it should be. The staff wears authentic clothing as you'd find in Bangkok. The decor is Thai. I can say the service isn't top notch, but the food absolutely is!!! And that will keep you coming back.

2
★★★★★

I have had the pleasure of actually visiting Thailand back in 2000 for a short visit. And having had that experience it has opened my eyes to the fact that most Thai restaurants in the USA don't serve REAL Thai food. They go easy on the spices. Or they load plates up with cheap vegetables to increase dish volume and profits, while sacraficing taste... Well this restaurant doesn't do these things. The food here is hot and spicy as it should be. The staff wears authentic clothing as you'd find in Bangkok. The decor is Thai. I can say the service isn't top notch, but the food absolutely is!!! And that will keep you coming back.

Pros: Mostly authentic food, Food isn't toned down, Big, diverse menu

Cons: , Crowded

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I ate at the other Krung Thai down the street and I thought of it as a below average Thai restaurant. However, the New Krung Thai had a much better ambience with a beautifully decorated room and much more tasty food. Service was good as well in that the dishes came quickly. I started off with a Thai ice tea which was quiet tasty. For the main dishes we ordered pad Thai, jungle curry, cod in panang curry, and panang tofu. I would not recommend ordering two dishes with the same curry; however, my partners insisted. The pad Thai was excellent with the extra crushed red peppers on the side. The jungle curry was also very good with rice. The panang dishes were decent. Overall, the New Krung Thai is a relaxed place to eat with many diverse dishes on the menu.

2
★★★★☆

I ate at the other Krung Thai down the street and I thought of it as a below average Thai restaurant. However, the New Krung Thai had a much better ambience with a beautifully decorated room and much more tasty food. Service was good as well in that the dishes came quickly. I started off with a Thai ice tea which was quiet tasty. For the main dishes we ordered pad Thai, jungle curry, cod in panang curry, and panang tofu. I would not recommend ordering two dishes with the same curry; however, my partners insisted. The pad Thai was excellent with the extra crushed red peppers on the side. The jungle curry was also very good with rice. The panang dishes were decent. Overall, the New Krung Thai is a relaxed place to eat with many diverse dishes on the menu.

Pros: Pad thai, Jungle Curry, Ice Tea

 

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