1904 4th Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.612584 -122.338842
The place is aweful – I went to Toi a couple of months ago with a friend from work and not only was the food terrible, but also the service was horribly rude. I would not consider the food thai, at all - maybe bar leftovers would be more like it. Would not recommend this place to anyone. Would you ever go for good thai food in a happening bar where 16-18 year olds hang out? I don't think so!
Trendy Thai and cocktails for the beautiful people. – In Short
Crimson walls, votive candles and shadowy booths are the backdrop for the urban mating dance that has taken over this space. Well-heeled women pose on tall bar stools; groups of men in their 30s meet for drinks and stogies after work. On weekends, there can be lines out the door. The fare, though it can be very good, is clearly being used as a prop by many of the diners.
horrible rude service – We had a large party reservation. The service was slow but we were having fun. After 1 hour we were told we had to leave in half an hour! We hadn't even received our entrees yet! The waiter was very rude and unaccomadating. Who gives a large party only an hour and a half to eat especially with slow service. And they gave us the wrong bill then accused us of not paying. We never can get ahold of the manager to complain. Only the hostess was nice. We'll never return.
Drinks and Ambiance – I went for the first time during happy hour on Friday. The bartender is amazing as I cant remember the last time I was drunk after only 2 martinitis. The food was beautiful (while the portion were small) -try the dancing tiger prawns or the sweet and sour chicken. By all accounts avoid ordering fried springrolls -unless you want to be overpaid for the same stuff you can find in you grocers freezer. I've heard that the crowd is beautiful but found this only applys to tois club events.
sleek slightly elegant – Like the Bada Lounge Toi is a trendy watering hole for good looking 20-somethings and 30-somethings to see and be seen. Unlike Bada it's off of the main strip so depending on your preference for locale its midtown location could be a pro or a con. But there's no ignoring the sexy atmosphere inside the club.
nice place – there were 6 of us--- we loved the food, the drinks are AMAZING. great service.
Don't understand vegetarian food – I have been to TOI twice. On my first visit, when I asked for a vegetarian version of a salad, they put fish sauce as the dressing.
On my second visit, they put shrimp, after we had categorically asked for vegetarian food. When we complained, we got another dish with guess what, shrimp in it. They had taken off the shrimp from the dish we returned and just thrown a few vegetables on it. Bottom line is that they don't understand the concept of vegetarianism and what it entails. They did take care of the entire dinner bill to make up, but the whole experience was bad. I shudder to think how they must cook vegetarian food in the kitchen.
The drinks are wonderful and the mango w/sticky rice is the best. But if you are a vegetarian please go elsewhere.
get here early... – If you're not into the bar scene, get here early or you may want your to get your Thai food elsewhere. Servers and bartender are nice, food is not bad but really it's there to keep the liquor license. If your in your 20's to early 30's, want some decent food that's not a burger, want to party and don't mind lots of smoke, Toi is your place.
While Toi is a nice place to look at and enjoy an after work drink it is most certainly not very "Thai" and probably should not even be considered a Thai restaurant.
Best Thai food I've had in Seattle – I went in last night for Phad Kee Mao. It was easily the best Thai food I've had since I moved here from Maui in 1998. (Apologies to Jai Thai and the other Thai restaurants that I frequent.)
The atmosphere is great for a romantic evening out. The service was exemplary.
Treat your tastebuds to Toi, I know I'll be returning very soon.
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