Eagle Thai quality declines precipitously!.
I have been ordering take-out at this formerly fine family restaurant for over thirteen years. Recently the father, the head Chef moved to Texas, and the mother/wife took over the kitchen. As a result my four favorite dishes have been destroyed along with their reputation:
(1) the tom kah talay - Seafood soup: the amount of real seafood had dropped by 75% and the fake crab has doubled - yuk!
(2) The Salted Garlic Shrip: formerly my favorite dish of all. No longer. The new lady has cut each shrimp in half, and does not do the old prep, and has also reduced the number of shrimp by half. This results in a 3/4 (three-quarter reduction in the amount of shrimp in each serving. But the price is the same. They were then overcooked to the point of being rock hard. What a Ripoff!
(3) The Pad Thai - I had beef - the beef is 50% less quantity than before, and it was very tough and tastless.
(4) The Garlic Chicken was absolutely unedible! The chicken taste was so nasty it was unbelievable. It tasted like raw chicken even though it was cooked through, and it wasn't rotten but yet unedible. I had to throw the whole thing out.
Bring back the dad and restore order to Eagle Thai. Until then avoid this place cause mom has deleted quality it in persuit of profit!
Succulent, THE BEST THAI food in Portland, if you know what to get!.
This is my favorite place ever, I have constant cravings for their hot and sour soup called ?Tom Yum? And I try to go at least once a month even thought I live 40 minutes away. The service is great, it?s in a big house so it?s kind of a different atmosphere. They always get the food to us quickly. Like any restaraunt, they have things that are GREAT and things that aren?t all that special.
Everything comes from a 0-4 in spiciness so you can choose. The ?Fried Salted Shrimp in Garlic Sauce? Is to die for, as is the ?Tom Yum? soups, that you can get with any kind of meat, or no meat, that you choose. In fact, almost all of their meals are general, and then you choose what kind of meat, which affects the price. You can get a lot of food here for pretty cheap, it?s a lot less than some places. The food is high quality.
Every time I go, I get the same things. The ?Tom Yum Goong? (Hot and sour soup with Shrimp) The ?Fried Salted Shrimp with Garlic Sauce?. Then we sometimes choose a 3rd so we?ll have leftovers. Then we choose between the Pad Thai, or an appetizer.
I have brought almost everyone I know here, and they all have loved it, gotten hooked, and come back for the soup and shrimp often. It is pretty addictive.
Terrible Thai!. I can't believe this place can exist when such fine Thai establishments exist within a scant few miles of this admittedly attractive spot. Housed in an old Portland craftsman house, the vibe here is downhome & cheery, but the food is so below-average as to be laughable. The Pad Kee Mow is truly a work of stunning dullness; just a bunch of poorly cooked noodles in a near-non existant, tasteless sauce that might be nudging up against a scanty few veggies. The tofu was alright, and after dousing the whole mess in a ton of hot chilis, I was at least able to enjoy the fiery aspect I'd created. Not recommended! I want that hour of my life back!
Great Thai Great Sake. The portions (at dinner) are big enough for two and reasonably priced. I had the panang curry with tofu and potatoes. It was perfectly cooked. My friend had the green curry with chicken and it was spicy!. But that's what she wanted. We each ordered sake and got five shots a person. It was smooth and had a nice flavor. I will definitely bring friends back there. I also love that it is a mom and pop place, which means authentic.
Eagle Thai Review - Pad Kee Mow really salty. Ordered my standard.....Pad Kee Mow. It was really salty (especially the baby corn) and not all that flavorful. The food is pretty inexpensive and you do get some soup with your meal, but I would definitely choose Chaba Thai or Thai Basil over Eagle Thai.
Eagle or Eagles?. Dont let the year round Chrsitmas decorations fool you! Ha! This may not be the most romantic or well decorated place, but they have some of the best thai food! Good service and prices.
Yummy. Good food and good service, could do with some interior upgrades but for the price its a great place. Great for friends and family but bright lighting and stark interior isn't conducive to a romantic atmosphere.
Warning: Red Sauce very hot!. Eagle Thai is among the finest Thai dining establishments I've visited in the Portland area. The Pad Thai, Massaman, and Yellow Curry are quite delicious, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the service is exceptionally friendly. Caution: the red sauce is spicy to volcanic proportions.