Kaosamai Thai Restaurant

★★★★★
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  • 404 N 36th St

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-925-9979

About Kaosamai Thai Restaurant

Hours
Sat: 12pm-10:30pm, Sun: 12pm-9:30pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-9:30pm, Fri: 11am-10:30pm

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Through some serendipity we thought about using them to cater our July 30th 2011 wedding, then didn

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Through some serendipity we thought about using them to cater our July 30th 2011 wedding, then didn

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Kaosamai Thai restaurant Has been Catering Thai cuisine from it's unique Mobile commercial kitchen since 2005.
No one can touch us for catering. Food is Best eaten when cooked at the venue! And Kaosamai Thai Restaurant is the only Thai

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Kaosamai Thai restaurant Has been Catering Thai cuisine from it's unique Mobile commercial kitchen since 2005.
No one can touch us for catering. Food is Best eaten when cooked at the venue! And Kaosamai Thai Restaurant is the only Thai

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I wasn't upset when they forgot my 3 tea's-yet charged me for it the first or second time. I got my tea this time but I asked for no ice.
I ordered 3 dishes no onions no mushrooms. only one dish had onions anyway. Yet all three of them

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I wasn't upset when they forgot my 3 tea's-yet charged me for it the first or second time. I got my tea this time but I asked for no ice.
I ordered 3 dishes no onions no mushrooms. only one dish had onions anyway. Yet all three of them

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Kaosamai, a quiet home of a delicatessen offering the best standards of Thai cuisine.

While I??ll admit Kaosamai is not the end all be all of Thai food restaurants, it has a number of features that lend itself as a good local restaurant. First, the seating, it??s well laid out to allow for good separation between tables (this means less noise and awkward looks at strangers). They have outdoor patio seating for those rare sunny days in Seattle. The menu is not as extensive as some Thai restaurants, which means less strain in agreeing on what to order. Wine by the bottle is cheap!

Their pineapple curry to be particularly delicious?that is, if you like the sweet stuff. Prices run about $7 for an appetizer and $10 for an entre (good size portions).

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Kaosamai, a quiet home of a delicatessen offering the best standards of Thai cuisine.

While I??ll admit Kaosamai is not the end all be all of Thai food restaurants, it has a number of features that lend itself as a good local restaurant. First, the seating, it??s well laid out to allow for good separation between tables (this means less noise and awkward looks at strangers). They have outdoor patio seating for those rare sunny days in Seattle. The menu is not as extensive as some Thai restaurants, which means less strain in agreeing on what to order. Wine by the bottle is cheap!

Their pineapple curry to be particularly delicious?that is, if you like the sweet stuff. Prices run about $7 for an appetizer and $10 for an entre (good size portions).

Pros: Excellent Prices, Outdoor Seating, Great Location

Cons: Small Venue, Short Wine Menu

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This is the first place I ever had Thai food in Seattle a few years ago and I was hooked. Living in close proximity it's hard to control my saliva glands each time I pass this pink and purple jem in Fremont. Having spent some time in Thailand I find myself pretty critical to Thai restaurants in North America. This place hasn't let me down yet!

The ambiance is lacking a little, with a basic set up on the main floor of this 'house'. The prices are very affordable so it's easy to overlook the patio furniture you may be sitting at. That being said, Kaosamai has just started expansion renovations that should be completed by May 2010 and could possibly polish up the interior.

If you can't make it to Fremont to experience Kaosamai be on the look out for their lunch trucks @ 3 West Nickerson (just East of SPU) at the Shell mini mart and @1010 Valley Street at The Center for Wooden Boats.

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This is the first place I ever had Thai food in Seattle a few years ago and I was hooked. Living in close proximity it's hard to control my saliva glands each time I pass this pink and purple jem in Fremont. Having spent some time in Thailand I find myself pretty critical to Thai restaurants in North America. This place hasn't let me down yet!

The ambiance is lacking a little, with a basic set up on the main floor of this 'house'. The prices are very affordable so it's easy to overlook the patio furniture you may be sitting at. That being said, Kaosamai has just started expansion renovations that should be completed by May 2010 and could possibly polish up the interior.

If you can't make it to Fremont to experience Kaosamai be on the look out for their lunch trucks @ 3 West Nickerson (just East of SPU) at the Shell mini mart and @1010 Valley Street at The Center for Wooden Boats.

Pros: Authentic Thai

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I had Kaosamai cater a lunch for 130 employees at the office and it was excellent! I gave them my budget and they created a wonderful menu that please everyone! (including the vegans/vegetarians/gluten free people) . The food was very fresh and they were helpful in setting up, keeping up the food supply and in cleaning up.
Service and food superb! I highly recommend!

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★★★★★

I had Kaosamai cater a lunch for 130 employees at the office and it was excellent! I gave them my budget and they created a wonderful menu that please everyone! (including the vegans/vegetarians/gluten free people) . The food was very fresh and they were helpful in setting up, keeping up the food supply and in cleaning up.
Service and food superb! I highly recommend!

Pros: food was delicious

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Working in Fremont I??ve got easy access to a lot of good Thai restaurants, but Kaosamai is top on the list. In fact, my wife and I love their food and people so much that we hired them to cater our wedding. In their restaurant you??ll experience great flavors, friendly staff, and very reasonable prices. They??ve got a great deck to soak up the rare Seattle sun.

A bit more about the catering ?? their casual approach to catering was a stress reliever, they are flexible on dishes and made good recommendations based on flavor, audience, and visual appeal, and their staff kicked butt! We hired their staff for additional help with busing, bartending, and setup and they all worked hard and as the groom I never had a question that they were doing what was needed. I got countless compliments on the food (it looked and tasted great) from guests ?? many of whom don??t eat Thai food! I can??t recommend their restaurant or catering enough!

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★★★★★

Working in Fremont I??ve got easy access to a lot of good Thai restaurants, but Kaosamai is top on the list. In fact, my wife and I love their food and people so much that we hired them to cater our wedding. In their restaurant you??ll experience great flavors, friendly staff, and very reasonable prices. They??ve got a great deck to soak up the rare Seattle sun.

A bit more about the catering ?? their casual approach to catering was a stress reliever, they are flexible on dishes and made good recommendations based on flavor, audience, and visual appeal, and their staff kicked butt! We hired their staff for additional help with busing, bartending, and setup and they all worked hard and as the groom I never had a question that they were doing what was needed. I got countless compliments on the food (it looked and tasted great) from guests ?? many of whom don??t eat Thai food! I can??t recommend their restaurant or catering enough!

Pros: Food Quality, Service, Catering, Price

Cons: None

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The food and service at Kaosami are awesome. My wife and I ate on their deck last night and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go back!!!

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The food and service at Kaosami are awesome. My wife and I ate on their deck last night and absolutely loved it. Can't wait to go back!!!

Pros: Food, service, outdoor deck

Cons: NONE!

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Kaosamai is a great spot for lunch in Fremont, excellent peanut sauce, fun outdoor seating, and cheap. Great spot to grab a beer on a sunny day.

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Kaosamai is a great spot for lunch in Fremont, excellent peanut sauce, fun outdoor seating, and cheap. Great spot to grab a beer on a sunny day.

Pros: Cheap, delicious, outdoor dining

Cons: none

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Kaosamai catered our wedding for 42 people recently.

The actual planning process was relatively simple. I set up an appointment with Doug at Kaosamai (located in the Fremont area), and saw what they had to offer on the menu. After deciding what we wanted to try, we decided on the items listed in the next paragraph. They do charge you for the tasting, but you get to take home what you try, so it's almost like takeout. My only issue with that is I don't want to take home what I don't like, so my suggestion to Kaosamai. would be to have smaller tasting portions for no fee.

We had the spring rolls, chicken satays, phad thai with tofu, a chicken curry, and something seafood that my wife wanted. Comments from the guests were very complimentary, particularly around the chicken satays and spring rolls. I couldn't eat much just because I was stressed from planning the wedding, but from what I did have I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken curry over rice, and the chicken satays were amazing.

The service was excellent. I believe Sumalee was helping us, and made sure that all the food was prepared per our order from the tasting. She also had little touches of garnishments (shaved carrot, lime slices, etc.) and presentation that really make a good meal stand out.

I'd definitely recommend you check Kaosamai out if you want Thai food for your events. And if you just want good food on your own, try the location in Fremont.

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★★★★★

Kaosamai catered our wedding for 42 people recently.

The actual planning process was relatively simple. I set up an appointment with Doug at Kaosamai (located in the Fremont area), and saw what they had to offer on the menu. After deciding what we wanted to try, we decided on the items listed in the next paragraph. They do charge you for the tasting, but you get to take home what you try, so it's almost like takeout. My only issue with that is I don't want to take home what I don't like, so my suggestion to Kaosamai. would be to have smaller tasting portions for no fee.

We had the spring rolls, chicken satays, phad thai with tofu, a chicken curry, and something seafood that my wife wanted. Comments from the guests were very complimentary, particularly around the chicken satays and spring rolls. I couldn't eat much just because I was stressed from planning the wedding, but from what I did have I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken curry over rice, and the chicken satays were amazing.

The service was excellent. I believe Sumalee was helping us, and made sure that all the food was prepared per our order from the tasting. She also had little touches of garnishments (shaved carrot, lime slices, etc.) and presentation that really make a good meal stand out.

I'd definitely recommend you check Kaosamai out if you want Thai food for your events. And if you just want good food on your own, try the location in Fremont.

Pros: On time, Fresh food, Tasty

Cons: Charging for the tasting

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Taste is subjective, and for me it's not really Yellow Curry if there aren't potatoes in it. That said, they back up their ingredients with savory, yummy perfection.

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Taste is subjective, and for me it's not really Yellow Curry if there aren't potatoes in it. That said, they back up their ingredients with savory, yummy perfection.

Pros: It's the best Thai in Seattle

Cons: Not close enough to my house

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These guys are fantastic. They come right to your door and just need to plug in to cater your party. They are friendly, fast and their food is truly delicious. We have used them for a school auction for several years running and people love the food.

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These guys are fantastic. They come right to your door and just need to plug in to cater your party. They are friendly, fast and their food is truly delicious. We have used them for a school auction for several years running and people love the food.

Pros: Fast and delicious!

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My wife and I hired Kaosamai to do the catering for our wedding on Aug 3, 2008.

We both love Thai food so we decided that, though unorthodox, it would be very "us" to have Thai catering at our wedding. First we tried calling some of the standard wedding catering companies in the Seattle area, but we found that they: 1. were expensive, and 2. didn't really know Thai food.

Then we discovered Kaosamai and its wedding catering service. We visited the restaurant in Fremont for dinner one night and sampled a bunch of their dishes (half-size plates so we could try more dishes). The food was great so we were sold. We ended up taking three main dishes (Phad Thai, Phad Kee Mao, Curry Fried Rice) and two appetizers (Satay and Spring Rolls). We also spoke with Doug and Sumalee (owners) -- both very friendly and relaxed. They were great about accommodating special requests (e.g. some of our wedding guests were allergic to nuts).

The catering worked out very well. Doug was actually first at the wedding hall and called me to make sure he arrived at the right place :-) They brought a couple extra hands to help us set up the tables (for a fee). Since Kaosamai has a mobile kitchen, all the food was cooked fresh on the spot, which is probably the best part part about their catering.

We had several people complement us on our non-traditional choice of food, and several others tell us that it all tasted great. Of course, we also had a couple of people say that one of the dishes was a little too spicy, but it's Thai so that's not too surprising.

Overall it worked out great and is highly recommended.

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My wife and I hired Kaosamai to do the catering for our wedding on Aug 3, 2008.

We both love Thai food so we decided that, though unorthodox, it would be very "us" to have Thai catering at our wedding. First we tried calling some of the standard wedding catering companies in the Seattle area, but we found that they: 1. were expensive, and 2. didn't really know Thai food.

Then we discovered Kaosamai and its wedding catering service. We visited the restaurant in Fremont for dinner one night and sampled a bunch of their dishes (half-size plates so we could try more dishes). The food was great so we were sold. We ended up taking three main dishes (Phad Thai, Phad Kee Mao, Curry Fried Rice) and two appetizers (Satay and Spring Rolls). We also spoke with Doug and Sumalee (owners) -- both very friendly and relaxed. They were great about accommodating special requests (e.g. some of our wedding guests were allergic to nuts).

The catering worked out very well. Doug was actually first at the wedding hall and called me to make sure he arrived at the right place :-) They brought a couple extra hands to help us set up the tables (for a fee). Since Kaosamai has a mobile kitchen, all the food was cooked fresh on the spot, which is probably the best part part about their catering.

We had several people complement us on our non-traditional choice of food, and several others tell us that it all tasted great. Of course, we also had a couple of people say that one of the dishes was a little too spicy, but it's Thai so that's not too surprising.

Overall it worked out great and is highly recommended.

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I love everything about this place. Local, friendly, incredible food, and delicious Thai Iced Tea. Employees are kind. The bill is usually higher than I like, but I always like the food so I quickly dimiss the cost since I'd rather spend more to support a local establishment, enjoy the cuisine and never be disappointed.
Cheers.

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★★★★★

I love everything about this place. Local, friendly, incredible food, and delicious Thai Iced Tea. Employees are kind. The bill is usually higher than I like, but I always like the food so I quickly dimiss the cost since I'd rather spend more to support a local establishment, enjoy the cuisine and never be disappointed.
Cheers.

Pros: exotic sweet dishes with heat behind them, kinda like a good trashy novel

Cons: a wee bit pricey

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Doug & Sumalee and their crew catered our 150 person wedding in Snohomish (45 minutes north of Seattle). We are ABSOLUTELY pleased with their work. Doug & Sumalee worked thoughtfully with us to choose our menu and were very accommodating with our desire to have vegetarian versions of some dishes as well as a delightful tea service. They were awesome at the reception; setting up, having things ready on time, providing guidance to guests regarding what was in each dish, condiments, etc, and packing up leftovers neatly for us, all without us really noticing. They required no assistance from us (which is nice, since we were pretty busy with guests) and created a very beautiful and delicious meal. Doug is so friendly and and easy going, it was great to see him around the reception. Many guests enjoyed visiting with him.
The appetizers- spring rolls and chicken satay- were delicious. We saw a few kids scooping the peanut sauce straight into their mouths. One friend said he had 40 spring rolls. We're not sure that this is accurate, but I believe the point is clear. Our entrees were panang curry (that I dream about- Sumalee, you are awesome), pad thai, and pad prik king (both delicious) had people actually amazed. So many guests stopped us to tell us (with wide eyes of awe) how incredible the food was. They just couldn't believe it. We were especially pleased to find that guests we thought might not like thai food were going back for seconds. It was simply delicious.
Catering prices were very reasonable. We were on a budget and still can't believe that we pulled off such incredibly good food for such a great deal. Plus the great service and friendliness of all the staff. We're just tickled. Perhaps one of the best parts of all is that we can go to their restaurant any time and have our wedding food. We'll be glad to see Doug and Sumalee again.
We were so pleased to be so proud of our choice, and they should be extremely proud of this event.

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Doug & Sumalee and their crew catered our 150 person wedding in Snohomish (45 minutes north of Seattle). We are ABSOLUTELY pleased with their work. Doug & Sumalee worked thoughtfully with us to choose our menu and were very accommodating with our desire to have vegetarian versions of some dishes as well as a delightful tea service. They were awesome at the reception; setting up, having things ready on time, providing guidance to guests regarding what was in each dish, condiments, etc, and packing up leftovers neatly for us, all without us really noticing. They required no assistance from us (which is nice, since we were pretty busy with guests) and created a very beautiful and delicious meal. Doug is so friendly and and easy going, it was great to see him around the reception. Many guests enjoyed visiting with him.
The appetizers- spring rolls and chicken satay- were delicious. We saw a few kids scooping the peanut sauce straight into their mouths. One friend said he had 40 spring rolls. We're not sure that this is accurate, but I believe the point is clear. Our entrees were panang curry (that I dream about- Sumalee, you are awesome), pad thai, and pad prik king (both delicious) had people actually amazed. So many guests stopped us to tell us (with wide eyes of awe) how incredible the food was. They just couldn't believe it. We were especially pleased to find that guests we thought might not like thai food were going back for seconds. It was simply delicious.
Catering prices were very reasonable. We were on a budget and still can't believe that we pulled off such incredibly good food for such a great deal. Plus the great service and friendliness of all the staff. We're just tickled. Perhaps one of the best parts of all is that we can go to their restaurant any time and have our wedding food. We'll be glad to see Doug and Sumalee again.
We were so pleased to be so proud of our choice, and they should be extremely proud of this event.

Pros: friendly, delicious, extremely competent, great variety, delicious:), fresh (catering truck rocks)

Cons: not in los angeles (where we live):)

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We were excited to learn that a Thai restaurant in our area offered delivery, so we ordered it from Kaosamai. However, my pad Thai tasted like it was made with ketchup. Yuck! My boyfriend ordered the coconut curry which was decent, but the Pad Thai was disgusting. If I order from them again, I'll just have a choose a different dish.

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We were excited to learn that a Thai restaurant in our area offered delivery, so we ordered it from Kaosamai. However, my pad Thai tasted like it was made with ketchup. Yuck! My boyfriend ordered the coconut curry which was decent, but the Pad Thai was disgusting. If I order from them again, I'll just have a choose a different dish.

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Best curry around! Very helpful waitresses, with lots of parking! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Best curry around! Very helpful waitresses, with lots of parking! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Pros: great service, incredible food, big deck, lots of parking.

Cons: needs a paint job

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We hired Kaosamai to cater our 200 person wedding from their mobile kitchen truck and we were very, very happy we did! Doug was very easy to work with- the food was plentiful and delicious and we received a lot of complements from our friends. Little did they know that this was seriously the best bargain in town :) We're not planning on getting married again, but if we were, we'd absolutely do it again. Highly recommended!

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We hired Kaosamai to cater our 200 person wedding from their mobile kitchen truck and we were very, very happy we did! Doug was very easy to work with- the food was plentiful and delicious and we received a lot of complements from our friends. Little did they know that this was seriously the best bargain in town :) We're not planning on getting married again, but if we were, we'd absolutely do it again. Highly recommended!

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Hands down the BEST Thai food in Fremont. The neighboring places are okay, with unpredictable service, unpredictable food and usually no parking. Kaosamai has parking and a large deck for spring and summer dining! The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They have excellent customer service here and we felt very much attended to. We greatly enjoy the chicken satay, curry fried rice, yellow chicken curry and pad thai.

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Hands down the BEST Thai food in Fremont. The neighboring places are okay, with unpredictable service, unpredictable food and usually no parking. Kaosamai has parking and a large deck for spring and summer dining! The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They have excellent customer service here and we felt very much attended to. We greatly enjoy the chicken satay, curry fried rice, yellow chicken curry and pad thai.

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Kaosamai catered our wedding reception in spring 2007 and everything went perfectly. LOTS of people complemented the food, which was prepared on-site with their mobile catering truck, and Doug is very accomodating and great to work with. We were very happy we chose Kaosamai and would recommend them to anyone (their catering prices are very reasonable too).

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Kaosamai catered our wedding reception in spring 2007 and everything went perfectly. LOTS of people complemented the food, which was prepared on-site with their mobile catering truck, and Doug is very accomodating and great to work with. We were very happy we chose Kaosamai and would recommend them to anyone (their catering prices are very reasonable too).

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I just used Kaosamai Thai for a school auction which had 200 people. The food was fantastic and was ready right on time. It was fresh, full of flavor and there was an abundance. The comments changed from "you are having Thai food at the auction" to "that is the best food we have ever had at the auction". We changed the eating time twice in the last week while increasing the number of attendees by 50 people and Doug from Kaosamai rolled with the changes without complaint and made our auction a huge success.

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I just used Kaosamai Thai for a school auction which had 200 people. The food was fantastic and was ready right on time. It was fresh, full of flavor and there was an abundance. The comments changed from "you are having Thai food at the auction" to "that is the best food we have ever had at the auction". We changed the eating time twice in the last week while increasing the number of attendees by 50 people and Doug from Kaosamai rolled with the changes without complaint and made our auction a huge success.

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I am a Thai food nut, and especially go crazy over Larb Gai. It has always felt as if everyone who works here loves their job. I'm not always comfortable eating in a converted house, but this is sunny and intimate. They let me eat outside with my doglet when the deck is open. Very nice staff, and great regional food. Chef specials are always good.

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I am a Thai food nut, and especially go crazy over Larb Gai. It has always felt as if everyone who works here loves their job. I'm not always comfortable eating in a converted house, but this is sunny and intimate. They let me eat outside with my doglet when the deck is open. Very nice staff, and great regional food. Chef specials are always good.

Pros: Authenticity of Food, Staff, Environment

Cons: Chain Link Fence Ugly

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Kaosamai has great thai food and a big
deck to enjoy it on during those long
summer nights. There's plenty of
parking and the food is always reasonable.

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Kaosamai has great thai food and a big
deck to enjoy it on during those long
summer nights. There's plenty of
parking and the food is always reasonable.

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When they opened yet another Fremont Thai restaurant in the big orange building on 36th, my wife and I rolled our eyes. "How many more Thai Restaurants does this neighborhood need?" Still.. we gave them a shot. Now Kao Samai is our favorite- even better than Jai Thai! True, we love them because they deliver, but also because they put a lot of emotion into their food. It's always very spicy and comes with fresh veggies. You can tell they care about what they do.

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When they opened yet another Fremont Thai restaurant in the big orange building on 36th, my wife and I rolled our eyes. "How many more Thai Restaurants does this neighborhood need?" Still.. we gave them a shot. Now Kao Samai is our favorite- even better than Jai Thai! True, we love them because they deliver, but also because they put a lot of emotion into their food. It's always very spicy and comes with fresh veggies. You can tell they care about what they do.

 

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