Catering >True Thai
2627 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540644.962795 -93.233294
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Longfellow, Seward
Bad experience – I have been to this place a few times in the past, and and had a good experience each of those times. However, my last dining experience at the restaurant was HORRIBLE. I asked the lady for a cherry coke. The drink tasted "flat". I told the waiter, she apologized, and brought me another cherry coke. The drink STILL tasted "flat", as if the soda was expired or something. I told the waiter once again, and I asked for another drink-a vanilla coke this time. The vanilla coke was ALSO "flat"!!. This time I didn't tell the waiter, and decided to just keep the drink. I could seriously tell that the coke was flat, or that it was expired. I ordered some chicken fried rice, and told the waiter to please make it "medium spicy". The food was not EVEN A BIT spicy. In fact, the chicken fried rice had a sweet, "sticky" taste to it. I seriously was expecting better, because I had better experiences in the past at this restaurant. I gave this restaurant a 3-star rating, because the waiter was extremely courteous and so were rest of the staff. However, the food itself should actually get a lower rating-like 2 stars.
Not so Thai, more of Laos type of cooking! – The fish cakes, basil fried rice and chicken in red curry was good, although the serving was really small. The seafood tomyam was a huge disappointment. And after complaining to the Thai waitress, she informed us that the cook are from Laos, which explain the taste of the other 4 dishes that we ordered, kind of sweet in tasting and more to Chinese Laotian type of dishes.
As for dessert, we ordered 2 servings of mango in glutinous rice and coconut sauce which was really good except the serving was really small.
AWFUL SERVICE!!!! – AWFUL SERVICE! I called to place a pick up and the man who answered the phone was extremely rude! He kept putting me on hold and when I finally got an order he kept asking me "What number? What number?!" He was AWFUL! I'm very upset with the bad service!
Best Chicken Satay EVER – Chicken satay is simple but delicious and it is my favorite Thai dish. I've tried it in several locations in the Twin Cities, as well as restaurants in Denver and Atlanta. True Thai has THE BEST that I have ever tasted. Great sweet rice as well, and an extremely friendly waitress!!
Terrible Service – We've decided not to visit this restaurant anymore, as the last three times we went there, we were seated quickly, but then ignored for twenty minutes. I had to walk back up to the front and ask them to send someone to the table. One time was even at my birthday party. I thought the service would get better with the expansion, but you wait just as long at your table to get noticed. It was not particularly busy.
The food is good, but it's not worth the frustration.
Cedar-Riverside restaurant is famous for serving up authentic and delicious Thai cuisine. – In Short
This family-owned restaurant is always updating its menu to include unique spins on classic Thai dishes. But what always stays the same is the great taste, service and impeccable attention to detail, from the restaurant's serene décor to close attention to every customer's needs. The basil is always fresh, the vegetables always freshly crisp and the signature dishes, featuring salmon and catfish, are addictive. If you like your food spicy, "medium" is just enough to make your taste buds sing.
Best Thai food – I've been all over the Twin Cities and nothing has compared to this. The Green Curry and Cream Puffs where incredible. Can't wait to go back.
Not color-blind owners (if you get my drift) – I live in the neighborhood where this restaurant is. One night I went to get some take out to bring home. To my surprise, the man behind the cash register jumped to the door, locked it right before my eyes and told me the restaurant was closed. This was a full 15 minutes before the closing time as stated on their door. Now, I am not one to cry "racism" every time something doesn't go my way, but this was all to obvious. In fact, when I asked the man behind the door why he had locked the door on me, his reply was "we have been robbed one too many times." Did I forget to mention that I am a 30-something dark-skinned Latino man? They will not see me there again... that's for sure.
Consistently Great – True Thai is in the neighborhood now but I used to drive 30 minutes just for a taste of the curry puffs. I typically order the Rama Spinach Curry with Peanut and must stop myself from eating the whole thing. My boyfriend gets the sweet & sour chicken and argues that it is the best he has ever had. The Royal Golden Pineapple Fried Rice is wonderful and is served in a pineapple. I've never been disappointed with the quality of the food at the restaurant or for takeout. They are busy on weekends but they work hard to turn over tables without rushing anyone.
Bland and boring – After reading so many good reviews we decided to try this 'authentic' thai restaurant. We had the green curry which we found to be extremely sweet and the chicken was overcooked and tasted like cardboard. The drunkard's noodles were equally disappointing - the shrimp was overcooked and dish tasted bland (despite the menu saying that there were chili's in it).
There is nothing authentic about this place - I'm sure that people in Thailand would be disappointed with the bland food.
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