670 N State St, Lake Oswego, OR | Directions 9703445.422590 -122.662226
Neighborhoods: First Addition
Tonight was the last chance in a series of last chances. I've been going to this place for years and it has always been pretty average, but I have friends and family that overlook its many weaknesses (lousy and rude staff, weak and tasteless "Thai" cuisine, etc) because everywhere else around seems to be about as bad.
However, tonight, both the appetizer and the main course that I was splitting with my niece had human hair in it. They actually tried to deny the hair in the main course, although there was no such denial about the appetizer.
I was not surprised about how they handled the situation (badly) and how rude they were, which is typical. This place being in business just shows how few options there are in this part of town, unless a person wants to eat bar food in some dive bar surrounded by drunks. After our latest gross and disgusting experience at Dang's, I'd say that the bar food and the drunks are sounding like a much more pleasant experience.
This place needs a good, thorough health inspection, followed by a change of management and a lengthy steam cleaning.
Not a "suburban standout" – As much as we enjoyed dining at this Lake Oswego restaurant, we don't like their shady tactics. To attract patrons to their establishment, in 2009, the Dang's Thai Kitchen owner signed up w/ the website restaurant:com which offers dining certificates at a discounted price, good for 1 year. Shortly thereafter, following publication of the 2009 Diner "Suburban Standout of the Year" article, Dang's posted signs on their doors exhibiting their refusal to honor any of the certificates previously purchased, effective 6/13. These certificates, each with an expiration date, were paid for and thus are a "contract," and so should, by law, be honored. Restaurant:com has indicated that their certificates may become void if an establishment closes or moves or is sold, but Dang's chose to shun their responsibility to both restaurant:com, as well as to those who supported their restaurant, to accept the certificates through their expiration dates - all in the name of greed. We know many people who experienced the same shut-out. In our book, the restaurant definitely is no longer a suburban standout.
Its...okay – The food here is okay. Don't go here if you are in a hurry as the service is limited. We waited about 10-15 minutes to give drink orders, another 15-20 minutes for appetizers, and another 15 minutes after we finished apps for dinner. The food wasn't bad and presentation was good.
nice restaurant with some good dishes, but the service is no – I've been there three times now and I love their Pad Gra Praw, Tom Yam, Tom Kha soup, and yum seafood. I like how they decorate their place. However, some staffs didn't smile or cared much about me. The tall waitor looked unhappy the whole time I was there.
Used to enjoy Dang's – Went to dinner for the last time last night.
The Pad Thai smelled like a wet dog and the service was AWFUL!
We sat for almost 20 minutes waiting for our bill.
Our server was on the phone in the back of the place, never checked on us. A very irritated little dude that is always there brought us our bill only after trying to get his attention and another guys attention for few minutes.
When he noticed we didn't leave a tip he asked if everything was okay. I said no, the service was horrible. He snapped back that my son was still "picking" at his plate. My son was acutally bored and drawing designs in the sauce on his plate.
Little dude was so snotty and beamed the look of death at us on our way out.
I will NEVER go back!
Good food, terrible service!! – I have been to Dang's three times. The first time was excellent all the way around. The last two times were less than stellar.
The second time we went was for my birthday. We had a party of eight, so we called ahead and made a reservation. They told us they'd hold our table until 6:30. We got there at 6:15 and they had given our table away! We had to wait 40 minutes with two little kids for a table. There was no apology or compensation or anything!!
The next time we went was two weeks later with another set of friends. We had 4 children under the age of 3. We were seated right away (again we had a reservation, which was honored this time!). However, we sat at our table for over an hour before one of the two appetizers we had ordered arrived. We sat for 20 more minutes waiting for our other appetizer. (The family we were with is vegetarian, and the appetizer that came first was chicken, so our friends had nothing to eat!). No one ever came by and said what was taking so long, no one brought the drinks we had ordered, no one even brought so much as a grain of rice to our hungry kids!! We were finally so disgusted we left! No one even noticed all 8 of us walking from the back of the restaurant all the way through and leaving. So frustrating and rude!!
I would love to go back because the food is so good, however, I will not be going back because of the horrible service. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone because of the service, and that is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars.
reply to first comment on this page – i'm not getting anything out of defending for this thai place, but i think what they gave you is Pad Woon Sen and not Yam Woon Sen, which is really what you were expected.
one thing about thai food is it's hard to hire those who have no knowledge about thai food to start learning what is in catagory of "Pad" or "Geang" or "Yum", etc. That's why most thai places hire thai people to work.
Many of them aren't native speakers. They have a hard time understanding and communicating back to customers. You thought about Yum Woon Sen and try to let them know this is weird Yum Woon Sen. The waiter might thought that you were weird too because the dish was Pad Woon Sen (which they might thought you ordered it in the first place. It is a stir fried dish) What's wrong the pad woon sen they gave you. Both talking about different things. no wonder you thought the place is not good
I'm thai. and i can tell you that these family owned restaurant is one of the best. not that i have been there. but i have had the food Dang made many times.
Go back one more time. This time tell them the number of the food item you want along with the name of it. If you've got the right dish you were there for, and you aren't satisfied. Then you can really say that they don't know about thai food
They don't know what Thai food is – Let's not even bother to talk about how bad the service is and let's talk about what you get when you finally get to order. I ordered yam woon sen which as anyone who has eaten in a thai restaurant is a a salad with
glass noodles that have been boiled in a broth and then cooled to room temp. along with other meats and vegetables. Mine came with glass noodles hot and stir fried and tasting like pad thai. i have been in hundreds of thai resturants and have never seen this. The mene said the dish came with shrimp but
it came with calamari and a few shrimp. i pointed this out to the waitress and she said the menu
was not the right one WHO KNEW/
UNLESS YOU DONOT CARE ABOUT THAI FOOD AND JUST WANT TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND WANT ABUSE NOT FOUND OUTSIDE A NY DELLI GO TO THIS PLACE
Reminds me of Thailand – Big parking lot easy Parking , First you get the smells in the Parking lot , then it intensifies isn side, smells of thailand, with aroma of Coconut, Lemon grass, Kaffir leaves and Basil. The inside is set with a modern deco, easy on the eyes, the food was exelent. the curry tased of real Home coked curry, and the stirfry was fresh and crisp. reminded me of , Vision of our Visit to Phuket , Pattaya and Bangkok. 2 of us ate for $24 Green backs. we were stufed and verry happy . with leftovers for the next days lunch. and the service was verry good, go light on the spice 1 or 2 chillys. you can always add more from the condoment tray. this is our new favorit Thai food eatery. and they will be seeing a lot more of us.
Delightful Thai Dining Experience – What a surprise we found when we recently visited Dang's in Lake Oswego. We ordered 2 entrees, both of which were delcious. Our general experience with menu items in many Thai restaurants is that they tend to be monotonous--one basic flavor regardless of which item you order. But at Dang's, the ingredients were so fresh, so lovely, the seasonings were delightful with layer upon layer of subtle flavors that all enhanced each other instead of fighting with each other.
I know there had been another 'run of the mill' Thai restaurant at this same location. So don't get confused when you see the address and assume it's the same old place. Everything about Dang's is a big upgrade. Even the remodeled is first rate with beautiful artwork and wall colors that mimic the red, green and yellow curries they are known for. We would highly recommend Dang's. And it would be well worth the drive for anyone in the Portland area. This will soon be your "Favorite Thai Restaurant".
Our only recommendation for Dang's would be to step up the service. When that is done, it will truly be 'first class' in every way.
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