278 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8411140.749582 -111.882847
Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 9pm;Sat. - Sun. 5pm - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Central City
Chanon Thai Cafe is one my favorite restaurants to dine at. I enjoy the food and delicious selection as well as the ambience.
My favorite, by far. – Sure, the service is slow but I think that it just adds to the atmosphere. Just sit down, take it easy and enjoy it. I find the slow service endearing and the food is addicting. They are very vegetarian friendly. Also, just because their service is slow does not mean that it is bad. The staff has never been anything but kind to me and the reason they are so slow is because they are so busy, because they are so good. Family owned and operated, it is a great local business to support. I have never been dissatisfied with the dishes, and I have had plenty of them, except for the meat dishes, but I have been told they are delicious also. Great place to eat. I love, love, love this restaurant.
PERFECT!!! – We just moved to the SLC area from Boise, ID. We had a favorite Thai place there that we loved and have missed very much.
My brother in law recommended Chanon as one of his favorites here and boy was he right! It was everything I was hoping for!
Authentic Thai food, and not a fancy restaurant! LOVED IT!!
I ate so much I made myself sick. Then I ordered some sticky rice with mango to take home, and ate that as soon as I got home!!!
Can't wait to go back.
A fading star- brilliant, but needs fuel! – I have been going to Chanon for many years, and the quality and price have never been a source of complaint. Sadly because of dwindling customers (my personal guess, they didn't say this is why,) they are now closed another day- so now it's just Tues-Sat.
I think this is a tragedy, but I think I can understand.
People say that the service is only bad for the impatient or those who don't understand family businesses, but I can see both sides. I'm a VERY patient diner, I will wait however long, and understand that sometimes it's new hires, or stress, or busy hours... whatever. I think the problem here Might just be that the diningroom staff might not be perfect for the job, but that happens, and they are SO nice, it's easy to ignore it when they might forget you're over there in the corner, or leave you waiting a little longer for your check. The food is worth lingering over anyway! The dining room is a little packed when all the tables are occupied, I'd especially recommend 'dining in' to the very social diners, as I've had many people at neighboring tables chime in with advice or even ask me questions- very homey feeling and welcoming!
I hope this conveys the good and bad. I would say if you don't have the extra time to wait when eating in, Don't hesitate to call your order in to go- not a bad wait, So tasty, Great heat (be careful of "spicy" or "authentic"!) and a very worthy business! :)
Be prepared to wait for good food. – I LOVE the food here, I've tried several things on the menu and not a single thing has disappointed me. Unfortunately it's usually very busy and you can wait for more than an hour just to get a table. I wish they would expand!
Best authentic Thai in SLC. – Honestly, I think it's funny when people say they have terrible service. These are usually the people who have no patience or any sense of what a family business is capable of with limited staff. They're busy, all the time; why? Because their food is AMAZING. They're not a corporate restaurant chain; give them a break!
I've never had a problem with service; sometimes things can be slow, but I expect that when I go in - they're usually crazy busy. They always make my meal as spicy as I want = hot, hot, hot. The food always tastes great. I love the people that work there. They know my face and exactly how I like my food.
It makes me hungry thinking about how amazing the food is.
Best Thai Food in Town – This quaint little restaraunt has the best take-out anywhere in the County. So many of their dishes delight the palette, and they have a wide variety from noodle to rice to potatoe style entrees.
best thai best family service – what i love the most about this place are the people that work here. friendly funny great ambiance the food? it's amazing. that's all there is to it. only thing is now the place is so popular it's hard to just come in and dine like the old days so expect a wait for dinner and the weekends!
It really is that good – Heard about it, went to it, and fell for it. Quaint, good selection, prices are modest,
servings are plenty, taste is great. I esp. loved the curry chicken, pad thai noodles,
and don't forget to order the banana and coconut ice cream desert.. yumm-0!
I may regret reviewing this...it is seriously Salt Lake's best kept secret. – The prices are average to slightly high for most dinner dishes. This, however, is more than made up for with the intense and rich flavoring of the meals. It may take a little effort to find because it is an old strip mall; but according to Freakonomics that makes for a great tasting restaurant (lower facility costs = better tasting food). I am seriously addicted to their Som Tum (I'm checking in to Papaya Salad Eaters Anonymous), Green Curry, and an authentic eggplant dish (I can't remember its name). I have eaten at every Thai restaraunt in the wasatch front except two and these are by far not only the best tasting, but most compliant in tailoring or personalizing dishes. You gotta try it...but don't tell too many people I like this "best kept secret".
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