Pen Thai Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 10107 Main St

    Bothell, WA 98011

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  • 425-398-7300

About Pen Thai Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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I had experienced a worse experience of my life. I heard about this but experienced today.
Hostess/Waitress did not allow us to dine at restaurant at 8:45 pm by stating that restaurant is closing though she allowed two white couples to

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★★★★★

I had experienced a worse experience of my life. I heard about this but experienced today.
Hostess/Waitress did not allow us to dine at restaurant at 8:45 pm by stating that restaurant is closing though she allowed two white couples to

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So the food is really good but have not been impressed by the service or dinner prices, lunch us the normal 8-10 but figure 15+ for dinner. Went in for lunch and felt like we were getting shoed out so they could take a break.

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★★★★★

So the food is really good but have not been impressed by the service or dinner prices, lunch us the normal 8-10 but figure 15+ for dinner. Went in for lunch and felt like we were getting shoed out so they could take a break.

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I love their havenly beef, and garlic chicken. The service are friendly as always. Try them out, you won't dissappoint it!

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★★★★★

I love their havenly beef, and garlic chicken. The service are friendly as always. Try them out, you won't dissappoint it!

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I had received several recommendations for Pen Thai and I have to say I was a little wary. I was a little taken aback when we received our menus and I saw that the dishes were $12-16 each. I am used to Thai food being in the range of $8-10 per plate.

However, I will say that the food was VERY tasty. And there was no additional charge for rice, which helped with the pricing.

I would recommend Pen Thai, as long as you don't mind spending a little extra.

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★★★★☆

I had received several recommendations for Pen Thai and I have to say I was a little wary. I was a little taken aback when we received our menus and I saw that the dishes were $12-16 each. I am used to Thai food being in the range of $8-10 per plate.

However, I will say that the food was VERY tasty. And there was no additional charge for rice, which helped with the pricing.

I would recommend Pen Thai, as long as you don't mind spending a little extra.

Pros: Food is very tasty

Cons: On the pricey side

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THE BEST!!!!! this is the best Thai place around hands down. They have amazing food, there is an item that is not on menu, ask for the corn fritter app, it is fabulous. The atmosphere is great, it is not one of those tacky typical Asian restaurants, it is modern and classy, just great. I highly recommend this place and I take my friends and family there whenever they are in town, everyone I have taken there has loved it as much as I do!

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★★★★★

THE BEST!!!!! this is the best Thai place around hands down. They have amazing food, there is an item that is not on menu, ask for the corn fritter app, it is fabulous. The atmosphere is great, it is not one of those tacky typical Asian restaurants, it is modern and classy, just great. I highly recommend this place and I take my friends and family there whenever they are in town, everyone I have taken there has loved it as much as I do!

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The food was OK. I would agree for Bothell, it would be one of the better places to go for Thai food. The location is good, with plenty of parking at the back. The service was so, so on the day I visited. The restaurant is nicely decorated inside and is clean. I would consider the price of food fair, BUT they charge for refills. This would be fine if the servers told you this when you ordered, but on the occasion I visited; I was not informed of their policy. I might sound like at tightwad, but this is the first time I have ever been charged for a refill and in all honesty I am still in shock! I eat out two to three time a week, I have eaten in some high end restaurants and not so high end. I have NEVER been charged for a refill. In my opinion, Pen Thai is not so special a place that I am willing to pay for refills. I can go a few miles up the road to Thai Bistro - Mill Creek, where the food is on par with that served at Pen's, the service is friendly and I can drink all the diet coke I desire.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was OK. I would agree for Bothell, it would be one of the better places to go for Thai food. The location is good, with plenty of parking at the back. The service was so, so on the day I visited. The restaurant is nicely decorated inside and is clean. I would consider the price of food fair, BUT they charge for refills. This would be fine if the servers told you this when you ordered, but on the occasion I visited; I was not informed of their policy. I might sound like at tightwad, but this is the first time I have ever been charged for a refill and in all honesty I am still in shock! I eat out two to three time a week, I have eaten in some high end restaurants and not so high end. I have NEVER been charged for a refill. In my opinion, Pen Thai is not so special a place that I am willing to pay for refills. I can go a few miles up the road to Thai Bistro - Mill Creek, where the food is on par with that served at Pen's, the service is friendly and I can drink all the diet coke I desire.

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Our shop used to spend $90.00 every Thursday until the quality of the food went down hill and I found a hair in the Crispy Chicken. Tonight we decided to try again after a year and the food was worse and the prices were raised on some dishes 30%. Penn used to be great, what a shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our shop used to spend $90.00 every Thursday until the quality of the food went down hill and I found a hair in the Crispy Chicken. Tonight we decided to try again after a year and the food was worse and the prices were raised on some dishes 30%. Penn used to be great, what a shame.

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Not only does Pen Thai have the best thai food in the area, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is very calm, and makes you feel as if you were in Thailand!

5
★★★★★

Not only does Pen Thai have the best thai food in the area, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is very calm, and makes you feel as if you were in Thailand!

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Had the non-spicy soup which tasted not unlike very hot wiring smells. What I found swimming in the third spoonful that put me off completely.

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Had the non-spicy soup which tasted not unlike very hot wiring smells. What I found swimming in the third spoonful that put me off completely.

Pros: Nice wait staff

Cons: Quality of food has deminished, not to mention the surprize addition of wildlife in the soup

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this is the only place I eat in Bothell..good thai food without having to go to Seattle. Usually fast service too.

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this is the only place I eat in Bothell..good thai food without having to go to Seattle. Usually fast service too.

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You will get excellent service here! Meaning your water glass will never be more than half empty, the food will come lickety split, and your server will give you great recommendations on new dishes to try. It's so good! Even when the restaurant is busy you get great service.

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★★★★★

You will get excellent service here! Meaning your water glass will never be more than half empty, the food will come lickety split, and your server will give you great recommendations on new dishes to try. It's so good! Even when the restaurant is busy you get great service.

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I went there for dinner last night with 9 gals from work. I called about an hour before we were to arrive just to be sure they had a table large enough to accomodate us. We arrived at 5:15 pm and there was our table, waiting for us. We were seated promptly, they didn't mind that we were waiting for 1 more member of our party. Of course we ordered appetizers and drinks as we were waiting. The food was fresh, hot, tasty, and delivered very quickly. For appetizers we ordered the Crab Rangoon, a really neat corn fritter special, and the spring rolls. For dinner, WOW, talk about a great selection, the Emerald Curry was as good as a previous recommendation said it would be. If you LOVE garlic you must order the garlic prawns-you won't be dissapointed. Sizzling duck, Phad Thai (for the thai food virgin in the group), sizzling veggies, heavenly beef, etc. Needless to say, there was no room left in any of us for dessert.

The restaurant filled up very quickly, but at not time did we ever feel rushed by the staff. I highly recommend Pen Thai and I will be returning. Soon!

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I went there for dinner last night with 9 gals from work. I called about an hour before we were to arrive just to be sure they had a table large enough to accomodate us. We arrived at 5:15 pm and there was our table, waiting for us. We were seated promptly, they didn't mind that we were waiting for 1 more member of our party. Of course we ordered appetizers and drinks as we were waiting. The food was fresh, hot, tasty, and delivered very quickly. For appetizers we ordered the Crab Rangoon, a really neat corn fritter special, and the spring rolls. For dinner, WOW, talk about a great selection, the Emerald Curry was as good as a previous recommendation said it would be. If you LOVE garlic you must order the garlic prawns-you won't be dissapointed. Sizzling duck, Phad Thai (for the thai food virgin in the group), sizzling veggies, heavenly beef, etc. Needless to say, there was no room left in any of us for dessert.

The restaurant filled up very quickly, but at not time did we ever feel rushed by the staff. I highly recommend Pen Thai and I will be returning. Soon!

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Absolutely wonderful.

The prices are reasonable, the crispy anything with basil is delicious, a hint of sweet under the spicy, and it's excellent no matter how spicy you order it. The crab wontons are wonderful, with a plum sweet and sour sauce (not the ordinary fluorescent orange stuff you usually get). They have the appetizer (can't remember its name) where you wrap six ingredients (dried shrimp, toasted coconut, peanuts, chunks of lime, ginger, and chilies) in leaves with plum sauce, and that's a fun appetizer to share.

If you order the Tom Kha, I don't advise the vegetarian version, it came with too many weird vegetables for my taste.

On weekends, they're really busy, and the service suffers from it, the service is much better during the week.

If you really, *really* like spicy food, ask for the chili tray. They'll bring you a tray of four different kinds of chilies to add to your food, the combination of the four is pretty much guaranteed to make any dish as flaming hot as you could possibly want it.

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★★★★★

Absolutely wonderful.

The prices are reasonable, the crispy anything with basil is delicious, a hint of sweet under the spicy, and it's excellent no matter how spicy you order it. The crab wontons are wonderful, with a plum sweet and sour sauce (not the ordinary fluorescent orange stuff you usually get). They have the appetizer (can't remember its name) where you wrap six ingredients (dried shrimp, toasted coconut, peanuts, chunks of lime, ginger, and chilies) in leaves with plum sauce, and that's a fun appetizer to share.

If you order the Tom Kha, I don't advise the vegetarian version, it came with too many weird vegetables for my taste.

On weekends, they're really busy, and the service suffers from it, the service is much better during the week.

If you really, *really* like spicy food, ask for the chili tray. They'll bring you a tray of four different kinds of chilies to add to your food, the combination of the four is pretty much guaranteed to make any dish as flaming hot as you could possibly want it.

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I've been going to Pen Thai for 3 or 4 years and have never been disappointed. Great dishes. Beautiful interior. Pleasant staff who happens to be all thai. Must try. Just don't take my place in line.

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I've been going to Pen Thai for 3 or 4 years and have never been disappointed. Great dishes. Beautiful interior. Pleasant staff who happens to be all thai. Must try. Just don't take my place in line.

Pros: Beautiful staff, beautiful food, beautiful interior design, beautiful prices

Cons: people are beginning to discover the place...i foresee a mob.

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Disclaimer: My wife is Thai, so I have special knowledge that this restaurant serves good food but which is far from authentic. The food seems to be a fusion of Thai and western, with maybe a French influence, and as such, there are some hits and some misses. Their fried rices are very good, albeit sweet (and if you don't like sweet, you can ask for it to not be so). A couple of their entrees, e.g., the one that's seafood wrapped in foil (forget the name) is hit-and-miss: I've had that entree when it's excellent, and also when it's quite mediocre. One thing that must be mentioned is the quality of the wait staff: There are lots of attractive, young, friendly (mostly Thai) people working here, and that adds to the pleasure, imho. Nice location in downtown Bothell, and there is parking in the back and a back door!

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Disclaimer: My wife is Thai, so I have special knowledge that this restaurant serves good food but which is far from authentic. The food seems to be a fusion of Thai and western, with maybe a French influence, and as such, there are some hits and some misses. Their fried rices are very good, albeit sweet (and if you don't like sweet, you can ask for it to not be so). A couple of their entrees, e.g., the one that's seafood wrapped in foil (forget the name) is hit-and-miss: I've had that entree when it's excellent, and also when it's quite mediocre. One thing that must be mentioned is the quality of the wait staff: There are lots of attractive, young, friendly (mostly Thai) people working here, and that adds to the pleasure, imho. Nice location in downtown Bothell, and there is parking in the back and a back door!

Pros: atmosphere, wait staff

Cons: food is somewhat hit/miss

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The food is wonderful. It is a nice place to relax and have a great meal. The service is excellent. We've always have a great dining experience here. They have some of the best thai food I've eaten.

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★★★★★

The food is wonderful. It is a nice place to relax and have a great meal. The service is excellent. We've always have a great dining experience here. They have some of the best thai food I've eaten.

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DELICIOUS!!! The food was excellent and the restaurant layout was absolutly amazing. Best Thai restaurant I have ever been to! Kind staff and the appetizers were to die for! Highly recommend!

PROS: Great service, food, very clean and organized
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DELICIOUS!!! The food was excellent and the restaurant layout was absolutly amazing. Best Thai restaurant I have ever been to! Kind staff and the appetizers were to die for! Highly recommend!

PROS: Great service, food, very clean and organized
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Eating at Pen Thai is an experience. The decor is very up-scale and the service is prompt yet discreet. The Heavenly Beef is amazing beyond words - I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

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Eating at Pen Thai is an experience. The decor is very up-scale and the service is prompt yet discreet. The Heavenly Beef is amazing beyond words - I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!

Pros: Chic Decor, Good date spot, Fabulous Food

Cons: A bit noisy, Crowded at peak hrs, Parking is minimum

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I have eaten Thai food all around the world (Hawaii, Netherlands, New England) and this is some of the best i have tried. I like it extra hot so i ask for a side of chopped thai peppers without fish sauce and that does the trick.

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★★★★★

I have eaten Thai food all around the world (Hawaii, Netherlands, New England) and this is some of the best i have tried. I like it extra hot so i ask for a side of chopped thai peppers without fish sauce and that does the trick.

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Bothell is very fortunate to have Pen Thai, sister restaurant to popular Bellevue restaurant, Chantanee. Their phad thai recipe is wonderful and my favorite in the entire Seattle area. They have a broad selection of Thai dishes, including many vegetarian offerings. They have plenty of tables and their service is usually prompt. We've dined there many times and our only complaint is that the spice level of the dishes varies from night to night: one night your three star dish seems more like a four and a half star dish where the next visit that same three star dish seems extremely mild. Hopefully they'll see this review and sit all the chefs down together to agree to a standard spicy level...

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Bothell is very fortunate to have Pen Thai, sister restaurant to popular Bellevue restaurant, Chantanee. Their phad thai recipe is wonderful and my favorite in the entire Seattle area. They have a broad selection of Thai dishes, including many vegetarian offerings. They have plenty of tables and their service is usually prompt. We've dined there many times and our only complaint is that the spice level of the dishes varies from night to night: one night your three star dish seems more like a four and a half star dish where the next visit that same three star dish seems extremely mild. Hopefully they'll see this review and sit all the chefs down together to agree to a standard spicy level...

Pros: Excellent recipes, Good Service

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Menu has all the favorites and then some, ambient atmosphere is inviting and cozy. Great place for lunch or semi intimate dinner. Can hear pots and pans in the kitchen, just take along your fav person for distraction. =) The prices are comparable. Great job, we are impressed!

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Menu has all the favorites and then some, ambient atmosphere is inviting and cozy. Great place for lunch or semi intimate dinner. Can hear pots and pans in the kitchen, just take along your fav person for distraction. =) The prices are comparable. Great job, we are impressed!

Pros: great flavor, ambience, moderate prices

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Pen Thai is a great restaurant for a quick bite if you are in a rush, and it's a place to bring friends to celebrate an occasion. Crispy garlic chicken, Penang Beef and pad thai with tofu are my favorites, but I've explored others when with a large group. Check out the original restaurant in Bellevue, Chantanee. :)

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Pen Thai is a great restaurant for a quick bite if you are in a rush, and it's a place to bring friends to celebrate an occasion. Crispy garlic chicken, Penang Beef and pad thai with tofu are my favorites, but I've explored others when with a large group. Check out the original restaurant in Bellevue, Chantanee. :)

Pros: good service, kid friendly

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I was pleasantly surprised when someone recommended Pen Thai to me. The food was great, service was quick, and they do take-out! Our favorite is the Heavenly Beef. The only thing negative I would say is that their pad thai is good, but I've had better -- if you like more "stuff" in your pad thai like I do, you won't like theirs that much.

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★★★★★

I was pleasantly surprised when someone recommended Pen Thai to me. The food was great, service was quick, and they do take-out! Our favorite is the Heavenly Beef. The only thing negative I would say is that their pad thai is good, but I've had better -- if you like more "stuff" in your pad thai like I do, you won't like theirs that much.

Pros: Good value, Fast, Take-out

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Having been a fan of the family's Chantanee restaurant in Bellevue, I was thrilled to hear about the Bothell location! I must say its the best Thai food I've ever eaten, and has the best service in town. Everyone is very attentive and you are always greeted with a smile. My favorite is the Crispy Garlic Chicken, at least 3 stars. THe biggest plus for me is that they are very kid friendly- I can take my 6 year old with me and she LOVES it too!

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Having been a fan of the family's Chantanee restaurant in Bellevue, I was thrilled to hear about the Bothell location! I must say its the best Thai food I've ever eaten, and has the best service in town. Everyone is very attentive and you are always greeted with a smile. My favorite is the Crispy Garlic Chicken, at least 3 stars. THe biggest plus for me is that they are very kid friendly- I can take my 6 year old with me and she LOVES it too!

Pros: friendly staff, kid friendly, prompt service

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The Owners of Chantanee did a wonderful job with this great little place in Bothell! Great food and service has carried over from the Bellevue Chantanee Family Thai Restaurant.

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The Owners of Chantanee did a wonderful job with this great little place in Bothell! Great food and service has carried over from the Bellevue Chantanee Family Thai Restaurant.

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By far Pen Thai is the best Thai food in the Seattle area; and the fact that it's also reasonably priced makes it better. Pen Thai is highly reccomended.

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By far Pen Thai is the best Thai food in the Seattle area; and the fact that it's also reasonably priced makes it better. Pen Thai is highly reccomended.

Pros: food, value, atmosphere

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Julie Chantanee and her family have done it again.
Pen Thai is theirs from the floor up and so the ambience now suits the quality food and friendly staff. As always kids are welcome. Try the spicy papaya salad if you've got a hot taste or the Phad Pet Gai if you like it milder. Well worth the trip even though Chantanee in Bellevue is closer to us.

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Julie Chantanee and her family have done it again.
Pen Thai is theirs from the floor up and so the ambience now suits the quality food and friendly staff. As always kids are welcome. Try the spicy papaya salad if you've got a hot taste or the Phad Pet Gai if you like it milder. Well worth the trip even though Chantanee in Bellevue is closer to us.

Pros: quality food, superb staff, good value

Cons: a little far to go

 

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