Terrific selection, food and atmosphere; ok service.
I have tried several different things at Chiang Mai Thai and I am NEVER disappointed. Great prices, wide variety of Asian dishes, and everything is SO YUM. I love the subdued lighting and Asian decor - very cool, old world, not 80s. It was the first place I tried green curry and though I've tried it at several places since, Chiang Mai Thai has THE best!
The servers are hit or miss... we've had some really friendly, conversational ones, and others really seem like they'd rather be somewhere else and don't go to great lengths to disguise it. Honestly that has kept me from coming. But I love everything else!
Bad service, bad food, bad juju.
This was my first experience eating at this restaurant...and will be my last. We started off in the bar area with the spring rolls. Who can mess up spring rolls?
We then sat down at our table only to be "greeted" by our waitress who I think honestly wanted to pick a fight with us. She was the most unfriendly waitress I have ever encountered (I go out to eat about 2 times per week).
Finally, my main entree was the yellow curry. It was flavorless, way to heavy on the coconut milk and just plain bad. The next morning, I had what felt like food poisoning. Yuck. Will not return to Chiang Mai Thai.
"Where is our awkward server?".
A friend and I went out for a quick bite to eat at Chiang Mai for lunch. Our server promptly came over to the table when we arrived and then failed to show his face the rest of the afternoon. We found ourselves saying "where did he go?" the whole time. About 15 minutes after we had finished eating he stopped by to box up our food. He pulled dishes aside that we did not wish to have boxed and set them on a ledge across from our booth. He came back with our food nicely boxed and our check. Another 15 minutes went by before someone stopped over to pick up our payment. Of course, it wasn't our server. The woman who stopped by initially offered to run our cards, then changed her mind when we told her we needed to split up the check. She handed our receipt back and told us to do the math. She then looked over at the dishes our server had set on the ledge and asked if we needed the food boxed up- which was interesting since we had our boxed food right in front of us. Another 5 minutes went by before our server came over. He happily agreed to split up our check for us and run the cards. Apparently there is a reason they ask you to do your own math- they don't know how.
If you have two hours for lunch and a lot of patience, this is a great place to eat.
Average Food and Minnesota Versions of "Hot".
We had high expectations for this restaurant based on the CS reviews, but we were sorely disappointed. We dined with another couple and started with 2 appetizers, the fire wings and happy shrimp. Both were average at best. For a thai place and with with the name "fire" you'd think they would have a kick but the sauce while tasty was bland. The shrimp were small and overbreaded but had decent flavor. For entrees we had the yellow curry chicken, pad thai and 2 stir fry dishes. We ordered 2 flame HOT and our friends ordered 3 flame SUPER HOT. The flavor of the curry and the pad thai was OK, but overall they were average dishes and the HOT was more like mild while the SUPER HOT finally had a bit of heat to it.
The staff was friendly, the atmosphere was nice and they had a good imported beer list but overall we were disappointed with the food.
My roommate and I frequently dine at Chiang Mai Thai. We have been SO impressed with the food!!
The staff is always willing to accomodate our tendency for spicier dishes and add or eliminate certain ingredients. We've always been greeted and served by friendly, knowledgable people, and have never had a less than satisfactory experience.
My roommate usually gets the green curry with either chicken or tofu and no peas. It's always delicious. I'm a fan of the penang curry with fried tofu and a variety of vegetables with brown rice. I always ask them to make it very hot and I have yet to be disappointed. YUM!
BEST MOST AWESOME FOOD EVER ON THE PLANET NO UNIVERSE. IT WAS SO AWESOME I CRIED WITH ENJOYMENT. MY TASTE BUDS BLEW UP INTO DAZZLING FIRE WORKS OF DELICOUSNESS. IT WAS FOODS OF THE HEAVENS. THE DECOR WAS WONDERFUL. EVERYTHING PLACED PERFECTLY AND HAD A FREINDLY HOMELY ENVIORMENT. THE SERVICE WAS AMAZING. THEY WERE THERE FOR ME. GO TO CHAING AND U WOULD WANT TO LIVE THERE. I KNOW IT SAIS 5 STARS BUT MY OPINION IS 10 BILLION. AWESOME FOOD AWESOME EVERYTHING
Good food, questionable staff. A picky friend made a few extra requests before our food was delivered, and when we got it there was a huge spoonfuls of hot peppers in the middle of our food. The server asked if it was hot enough for us. This is one of those places where the staff messes with your food.
Thai gone old. I hadn't been to Chiang's for a few years and remembered it as fancy and tasty- what happended? My order had tofu that I am sure was from the night before because it was rubbery rather than crispy then soft. The potatos were not cooked all the way through either, yuck. I will stya with TrueThai from now on since they are both about the same price.
Great Food. I have been to Chiang Mai Thai 3 times now with 3 different groups of people and I have enjoyed every experience. The fresh spring rolls are great and the Tom Yum soup is extremely flavorful. Be carefule when they ask you how spicy you want your dish, I love spicy food and a 2 is about my limit. Enjoy!
Better options.... sure the atmosphere is ok. the menu is limited and the food is mediocre; even bad. I just think khin do down the road has better food, chai's thai is VERY authentic and fabulous, Azia (on Eat Street) has a wide range menu! Just say no on this one.
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