St. Paul >Food & Dining > Taste Of Thailand
1669 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510444.946811 -93.171042
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Merriam Park East, Merriam Park - Lexington - Hamline
I loved our server! – I enjoyed the food and our server was very friendly and helpful. We made sure to give him a good tip and I hope you will to!
LOVE IT!!!!!!! – I LOVE SERVICE AND I LOVE FOOD THEY HAVE.THANK YOU TAST OF THAILAND!!!!!
Terrible service, terrible atmosphere, good food – On a Sunday evening, with three tables full, the food was served late at every table. Some people at each table had finished their food before the others were served. One woman had to ask for her food to go because they had been waiting an hour, and her two companions had already finished their meals. It was also very hot and dark. In spite of the fact that the food was good, I will not be going back. There are many other places to have delicious food in the Twin Cities.
WORST THAI PLACE IN MINNEAPOLIS....BEWARE – This is the WORST Thai place in Minneapolis. I went there for lunch with a few friends. We ordered stir frys, which should not take long to make. We waitied for over 45 min and our food never came. The place was not busy at all, so there is no excuse for the wait. The servers never stopped by to apologize for the wait or assure us that the food was coming. When we finally told the server that we were leaving b/c it was taking to long there was no apology just and "ok" from the server. WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. The place smelt like uring and was old and dingy. I would not recommend this place to anyone, steer clear! Check out Tum Rup Thai in uptown it is 100% better.
taste of sugarland – I used to live above Ruam Mit so I have experienced some of the cities best Thai. And since they moved down the street on St. Peter, they are still pretty good under new ownership.
I have also gone to Taste of Thailand on Selby which like EVERYONE says, has poor service but excellent food. However at their new location on just off White Bear Ave. they are much cleaner than the other location but every dish seems to have sugar added to it. We had the luch buffet today, and I sampled everything on it. All the dishes seemed to have huge amounts of sugar added into them. Even the fish sauce was thick and syrupy. Not at all an enjoyable meal. And forget about being productive at work after that sugar buzz wore off.
Gem of the Twin Cities! Simply amazing! – The pineapple fried rice is delicious beyond words. Order it with chicken and make it spicy. The special egg rolls and accompanying sauce are also super tasty. Also good: pad thai, pad khing, every soup on the menu, the spring rolls, the entire buffet!!
5-Star Food, 1-Star Service – Taste of Thailand appears to have just undergone a renovation around Labor Day 2008, but making the inside look nicer, but still don't seem to appreciate the "business of running a restaurant". We're all familiar with their 5-star food and 1-star service (don't answer the phone, frequently out of many items on the menu, line of people waiting to be seated with empty tables nearby....standing side by side with those waiting in line to pay, being told upon picking up take-out order that they didn't have your dish but failed to call you to tell you this even though they had your phone number on the order, then not even thinking to apologize...). Saturday night at 7 pm...we called to order take-out, but no one would answer the phone. Waited 5 minutes...dialed again...again, apparently nobody was "tasked" with answering the phone that night. We ended up driving all the way to Tea House for our dinner, even though Taste is a 5 minute walk away. It's a shame, as I've seen restaurants that are run efficiently like True Thai (Franklin Ave) and Cam Ranh Bay (Eden Prairie), and they seem to do it with the same number of employees. Taste just doesn't even to be aware of how much business they've lost because of their lack of organization.
Love them!! – I love this place! My boss turned me onto it when he ordered it for an office lunch. Now we order from there almost once a week! They're very friendly and remember us when we call. The food is always great and fresh..I would definitelly recommend this to anyone! I was wary about ordering Thai food at first because I have never had it, but after eating from here, it is now my favorite kind of food!
If this is what Thailand tastes like... – Even before I entered Taste of Thailand my instincts told me to leave. There were foot tall weeds lining the entrance to the restaurant and a stain on the side of the building that looked not unlike someone had thrown a large piece of dung at the restaurant (maybe a previous customer?). I, of all people, know not to judge a book by its cover, so I looked past the weeds and dirt and entered the restaurant. I don't know whether the smell inside originated from the recently ended lunch buffet or if the owners breed gerbils in the backroom, all I can say for sure is that the entire restaurant smelled like the pet store at the Har Mar Mall. My partner and I were lazily directed to seat ourselves. Thankfully, sensory fatigue soon set it and the smell of caged animals and wood chips was replaced with the sweet and tangy smell of cream cheese wanton sauce and spring rolls. The wantons were shriveled and small with half as much cream cheese as I have seen in other restaurants. The self-proclaimed "Best Spring Roll in the Twin Cities" were underwhelming, to say the least. My partner, a woman once described by a former lover as "a bit of a masochist", made sure to order her Pad Thai extra-spicy. I am much more delicate than her, both in sexual spirit and in stomach, so I ordered my favorite dish, Tom Yum soup, medium. When our food was brought out, however, her's had barely any spice at all and mine was so spicy I thought I was going to cry. We considered sending them back but, despite being the only customers in the entire restaurant, the waiter did not return to our table to check on us. I tried her dish as well as mine and the strongest flavor in both was the salty taste of MSG. Halfway through our meal, my partner was able to flag down a busgirl and demand a spice wheel. Unfortunately, this did little to spice up the dish because the chili sauce was so old it had lost all flavor. The ambiance was unpleasant, the servers were unfriendly, and the food was unappetizing.
Food Decent, dining experience horrible – I've eaten here five times and five times I've been told "Sorry, we're out of that today" of something that I attempted to order. They run out of things as basic as chicken, shrimp, all coke products, etc. The service is always lousy, the atmosphere horrible. The only reason I've come back is the food is decent. They've had this reputation of lousy service for at least five years, but they don't seem to do anything to correct it. Too bad because the food is pretty good.
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