Denver >Food & Dining > J's Noodle Star Thai 2
945 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO | Directions 8021939.699512 -105.025464
Tue-Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm
Neighborhoods: Westwood, Southwest Denver
THIS PLACE IS THE BEST!!! I eat here every weekend and eat at the original star Thai on jewell almost seven days a week. if you go there enough times they can dial in on the exact spice that you want and make every dish perfect for your pallet . I would recommend this place to anybody that likes real Thai food
Still the Most Authentic in Denver – We've been going to J's for 10 years. My uncle is Thai and he used to cook for us all the time. This place is definitely authentic, not Americanized like Swing Thai, Spicy Basil or Tuk Tuk (I never trust any Asian or Hispanic restaurant that does multiple ethnicities). Sure, the food has changed (very slightly, usually in the sweetness level) a couple of times over the years as the cooks change, but it is still the most authentic Thai in town. We've tried pretty much everything and we are never disappointed. I agree with the other reviewer that the focus is on the food, b/c no, this is not the kind of place one goes into for ambience. It's simply decorated, but clean and always offers friendly and efficient service.
Focus is on quality food – To be sure, J's is not the most romantic locale in the city. Okay, it may be the least. But that's not why you should visit J's. This is Denver - not DC, San Francisco, or Chiang Mai - so we just don't have consistently great Thai food, but it comes as close as possible to the real thing in this town. The staff is incredibly friendly, the portions are reasonable (read: not disgustingly huge) and the food is fabulous. As with most Thai restaurants, they'll tone it down unless you ask for the chiles. J's is a great spot to dine with a focus on the food, but take your longtime sweetie rather than a first date, unless that date was a Peace Corps volunteer. J's never disappoints!
Amazing Food, No Ambience – J's is amazing. The food is great, service and staff are fantastic! However, they would be a great candidate for a decorating makeover. The Panang Curry is awesome. Portions are not huge, but that is why Thais are not usually obese and Americans are.
This tiny kitchen on Federal serves simple and authentic Thai food. – In Short
The cozy dining room holds only a few small tables and a large one in the middle for groups and community dining. Service is swift and friendly. The tom kha coconut soup is served over a small flame, swimming with slices of ginger, bamboo, mushroom and chicken or tofu. Another starter, moist, sweet Bangkok barbecue chicken, can serve as a meal. Curries are consistently rich and spicy, and the pad thai may be tops Denver.
j's will always be my favorite food in denver – the food is incredible, the staff is friendly, its just marvelous to go there... i always feel welcome.
I lived with several Thai roommates for several years, so authentic Thai food isn't foreign to me, but I'd say that good food is inconsistent and somewhat foreign to J's. I've had several dish's that were extremely good (one of them, the 3 spiced fish) and a couple others that the quality of the ingredients and quantity/value of the dish ruined my dining experience to wanting to go back.
Baby Food – I love Js Noodles. I have been eating there since in was in my mothers womb. I have grown up eating all kinds of their dishes. If you like Thai food, this is the place to go!
Better Thai is available – Crap Federal Decor (Even by Federal standards). The Pad Thai is average, the portions are average as well. The service was OK, but the small portions and bad decor aren't enough to make up for the quality of the Pad Thai.
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