**This is for the 4410 South 900 East location**
Purchased a Groupon to try it out. The food was good-- not "Oh, wow! This is fantastic!", but good, solid Thai offerings. The customer service was excellent. Atmosphere was a bit on the dim side-- difficult to see the menus to order from, at least where we were sitting. It's a bit run down as far as looks go (my teen daughter quipped that Chef Ramsey would have a heart attack walking in there).
Overall, we'd go back again with a Groupon. Food was good, service was even better. A bit pricey overall-- there are other Thai restaurants that are better, and cost less.
If I could give it negative stars I would.
My date and I went there with high hopes. I had read great reviews about the atmosphere and the cool fish tank and the nice Thai music and great customer service and how it was a great experience. All false.
The place looks like a dump. The "cool fish tank" is old and dirty with ugly, sad looking fish inside (sadly, looking at these fish was the best part of the night). The "cool music" was Katy Perry. The customer service was atrocious. There were only two other people in the whole restaurant and we waited a good ten to fifteen minutes to order. We sat in our booth in the dim lighting trying to make conversation about whether or not the walls falling apart were part of the design of the place or... most likely not.
When we finally got our menus they were dirty and hard to read.
I had printed off a coupon for this place from City Deals. Thankfully Thai Garden has tacky paper signs all over the walls saying "present coupon before ordering." The last straw was when they rejected their own coupon. That place was not worth it at half-off, and definitely not at full-price).
It ruined our night and I'm writing this so that it won't ruin yours as well. Terrible experience and for the money they're asking, please please please go anywhere else!
Great Food, Excellent Service.
Wonderful flavors and aromas, great menu selection, and excellent service meant a delightful dining experience. My wife, daughter and I enjoyed the following entrées family style.
BeMee Hang MooDang - Noodles with sliced pork, bok choy and onion in a delicious broth
Gang Ka Ree - Yellow curry with chicken, potatoes and carrots
Pad Siew - Rice noodles, chicken, broccoli, carrots, cabbage and eggs in a black bean sauce
Kaow Pad Sub Pa Rod - Jasmine rice with chicken, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, pineapple, roasted cashews and raisins
I couldn't choose a favorite out of these dishes. Each was a taste delight. This was one of the best Thai meals we've ever had. We'll be going back.
And we picked up a take-out on the way out.
Good Food, Fast Service. The food was very good. I ordered the yellow curry and it was flavorful with just enough bite to it. And although there were several other customers, there was no wait. The portions were slightly smaller than at other Thai restaurants I've been too but were perfectly adequate. We even had leftovers to take home. I would definately eat here again. For two people, it was about $20.
Best Thai in Salt Lake!. The Thai Garden serves the best and most authentic Thai food in Salt Lake. The restaurant is unassuming in the little strip mall and the decor is not the best, but it makes up for everything with the food! It has been our favorite restaurant for two years and it's consitantly great. The make their sauces from fresh chilis and their meats are nothing but the best cuts. My favorite is the panang curry (red) with chicken, which is spicy with fresh vegetable and my wife loves the pad thai. Usually we share the two family style, as Thai dishes are intended. The mellower flavor of the pad thai balances out the spicyness of the curry dishes. We've also had several other dishes and have never been disappointed. A helpful hint is to get the Thai iced tea to help eleviate the spice! The food is wonderful place and we highly recommend it to all of our friends.
Fresh, delicious & extremely reasonable fare ! My family and I partake of the superb cusine frequently !!!! I am also a former wine & liquor broker for the state .. I enjoy the great service, beautiful smies of the Thai staff & charming personalities plus the food is exceptional !!! Last night when I offered to take my son any where he desired for his birthday celebration he told me without hesitation. Let's go to Thai Garden. He loves the spicy flavors remembering Thai peoples fondly from his experiences in their exquisite land. The prices are moderate to reasonable especially for what is offered. After conversing with the owner we learned that only the freshest ingridents go into the various dishes including a secret pinch of Love for her honored customers to assist them in having a divine experience. We enjoy the Pad Thai noodles, #14, Thai tea hot or cold and always the coconut soup as well as coconut ice cream with fried bananas, yummy !!!! Try it you'll like it.
The worst "Thai" food I've ever been served.
I've travelled the world (including Thailand) and there is no way this is Thai food.
They don't actually cook the meals fresh: instead they add sauce to the ingredients and put it on a plate.
I hope there are better Thai restaurants in Salt Lake City. This is truly terrible.
Good food and service. Thai Garden Restaurant has the best Thai food I've ever had the pleasure of tasting! I eat there often for lunch because their lunch specials are affordable and delicious, sometime you can add more rice by requested to a server. The atmosphere is very relaxing and staff is awesome. I have never had a bad experience of any kind here.
Bland, dull and prepared without skill
is the best description of the food. The decor is nice, and yes, the owner does stop by the table, but that does not compensate for the extraordinary prices and unorganized service.
Two entrees, one small appetizer and two glasses of tap water totaled $33.00 bucks.(before tip). Extremely overpriced for the quality and quantity of food received.
Salt Lake offers many other small Thai restaurants that provide better value and service.
My wife and I really love Thai food and we've been to each of them in the Valley. All are GOOD~but Thai Garden is definitely our Favorite! Its a combination of every little thing that's just perfect. Very prompt staff with second to none service, every time we're there the owner, Vipada, always greets us and makes SURE everything's perfect! They've even surprised us with a free appetizer that we'd never tried! The quality of food there is only 1st rate, we've never had a bad meal there, not even one little part; and believe me we'll notice. The selection of food is simplified with a number next to everything, so if you don't know how to say things at first, like we didn't you can save yourself from trying to pronounce it. They are very accommodating to even the finickiest of dieters. As vegans, its one place we can really relax and know there's no hidden meat or dairy that we don't order. There are plenty of carnivorous options for those that do eat here as well though. Even their desserts are amazingly flavorful and colorfully displayed. The walls have splendid decor and there's a nice aquarium pillaring the center of the dining area which is a nice ambiance for everyone. Don't let the convenient location fool ya (just on the East side of Smith's @ 45th and 9th E) this is dining at its best. It suits whatever mood you're in from dressing up and dining fine, to getting a quick casual bite that everyone will love! You will find it so easy to come back, we'll even go out of our way, sometimes passing other Thai restaurants to go there to the perfect environment and food quality we really want. Enjoy & maybe we'll See ya There!
~Justin & Cassandra
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