Jhanthong Banbua

★★★★☆
  • 2400 Mendocino Ave

    Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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  • 707-528-8048

About Jhanthong Banbua

Hours
Closed Sunday Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sat 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m

Food

Food
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Excellent & vast array of authentic Thai curries. There are plenty of vegan/vegetarian options - as most dishes are served with choice of meat, tofu or just veggies. The soup like green curry (with coconut milk) is tastiest, I find with seafood. The extra spicy red Pad Pik Dang is a favorite - but don't order this if you can't take the heat of spicy hot chili. A much milder red curry, Gang Masaman is a peanut-ty red coconut curry with potatoes and choice of meat. The eggplant with black bean sauce is exceptional. Beef sat was very flavorful, but a little tuff & chewy. The whole crispy garlic fish is a favorite. Crispy fish covered in crispy garlic with a side of piquant herbed & lemony nam pla sauce. The food is enhanced when paired with a bottle or two of Singha - the very light & refreshing Thai Beer - It has an almost floral nose and no bitter after taste whatsoever.

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★★★★☆

Excellent & vast array of authentic Thai curries. There are plenty of vegan/vegetarian options - as most dishes are served with choice of meat, tofu or just veggies. The soup like green curry (with coconut milk) is tastiest, I find with seafood. The extra spicy red Pad Pik Dang is a favorite - but don't order this if you can't take the heat of spicy hot chili. A much milder red curry, Gang Masaman is a peanut-ty red coconut curry with potatoes and choice of meat. The eggplant with black bean sauce is exceptional. Beef sat was very flavorful, but a little tuff & chewy. The whole crispy garlic fish is a favorite. Crispy fish covered in crispy garlic with a side of piquant herbed & lemony nam pla sauce. The food is enhanced when paired with a bottle or two of Singha - the very light & refreshing Thai Beer - It has an almost floral nose and no bitter after taste whatsoever.

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This place is not only great but it is a place that you can bring your family and not worry. I have four children and I can't tell you how many evenings I have someone asking whether we can go to eat here.
The price is so reasonable and out of all the Thai restaurants, this is definitely my favorite. Great staff! Prepare to be impressed and quite full upon departure!!

5
★★★★★

This place is not only great but it is a place that you can bring your family and not worry. I have four children and I can't tell you how many evenings I have someone asking whether we can go to eat here.
The price is so reasonable and out of all the Thai restaurants, this is definitely my favorite. Great staff! Prepare to be impressed and quite full upon departure!!

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The food here is the closest to authentic I've found. Great curries, whole fish steamed or fried, green papaya salad, tom kha soup & satay. The service, however, lacks the grace & deference one finds so often in restaurants in Thailand. Still, Jhanthong is worth a visit for the curries & whole fish. They aren't lacking for business, but if the servers would adjust their attitude a tad, it would be a far more pleasant experience for diners (and servers alike, for that matter.) Why so glum?

4
★★★★☆

The food here is the closest to authentic I've found. Great curries, whole fish steamed or fried, green papaya salad, tom kha soup & satay. The service, however, lacks the grace & deference one finds so often in restaurants in Thailand. Still, Jhanthong is worth a visit for the curries & whole fish. They aren't lacking for business, but if the servers would adjust their attitude a tad, it would be a far more pleasant experience for diners (and servers alike, for that matter.) Why so glum?

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If there was a friendlier Thai restaurant, wtih comparable food, I'd go there instead. Jhanthong servers are the least friendly, least accommodating of those in any Thai restaurant I've been to anywhere in the world. What's up with the waiters there? However, the food is for the most part, very good. The Crispy Garlic Whole Fish is excellent as are many of the curries. I've found the salads generally disappointing - even the green papaya salad is unexceptional there. The Green Curry Seafood is tasty as is the gangpanang peanutty red curry. They are sometimes heavy handed on the shredded carrots in curry & other dishes. I found the Pad Thai overly sweet. Tom Kha soup & Satay are good starters.

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★★★☆☆

If there was a friendlier Thai restaurant, wtih comparable food, I'd go there instead. Jhanthong servers are the least friendly, least accommodating of those in any Thai restaurant I've been to anywhere in the world. What's up with the waiters there? However, the food is for the most part, very good. The Crispy Garlic Whole Fish is excellent as are many of the curries. I've found the salads generally disappointing - even the green papaya salad is unexceptional there. The Green Curry Seafood is tasty as is the gangpanang peanutty red curry. They are sometimes heavy handed on the shredded carrots in curry & other dishes. I found the Pad Thai overly sweet. Tom Kha soup & Satay are good starters.

Pros: Very Good Curries, Crispy Whole Fish, Tom Kha & Satay

Cons: Rude Servers, Salads Mediocre, Pad Thai Disappoints

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This is hands down the best Thai food in town. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because the service is not that spectacular. It's hard to get refills on drinks. But we put up with it time and time again becuase the curry and soups are soooo good!

4
★★★★☆

This is hands down the best Thai food in town. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is because the service is not that spectacular. It's hard to get refills on drinks. But we put up with it time and time again becuase the curry and soups are soooo good!

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The neon Thai Motel marquis and surrounding scruffy motor inn may make you think twice. But write off the location as a forgivable quirk and settle into the cheery dining room adorned with gilded imports and knickknacks for sale. This…

 

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