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I had the Red Curry with chicken. I asked for it to be very hot. It wasn't the hottest thai food I've had but, my wife thinks I'm nuts with as hot as I like it. However, they did give me a chili powder they make in house that brought it up to the proper notch that I like Overall, the food was good and flavorful. Worth the trek through the construction.
Good, Consistent and Fast. They can spice it up too! The Green Curry is fantastic. The only issue I see is a delivery charge. Our average order is $40-50 and they still charge s delivery fee. That is why they only get 4 stars.
Great home style food, atmosphere, staff, and delivers. Moderate price menu. The beef noodle soup is a must try.
I ordered take out from this place for me and some friends and I agree with some reviews but not others. First, the delivery took a long time (1hr) but they did say it would be that long. They did come within the hour. I ordered the vegetable tempura and it was awful. The veggies were mushy and they were more bread than vegetable. I'm not a fan of Thai generally since I don't like curry nor anything spicy. But i do like Japanese and Chinese food so i stayed with what was familiar. I ordered their appetizer platter but it too was terrible. it was like a plate of fried bread. I also had their spring roll, pot stickers and Crab Ragoon. I don't know what they call them but the spring rolls were not spring rolls were hardly spring rolls. The pot stickers and Crab Ragoon were a hit and delicious. For my entree i ordered sweet and sour chicken. It was great. The chicken was good and flavorful. I gave them 3 stars since they delivered on time, my order was correct and my entree was great. if they get a handle on their breadding appetizers then I think this would be a great place. I plan to actually eat at the restaurant today so I will update my review accordingly.
Great little Thai restaurant and I hope it survives the light rail construction. Most everything about the place is on par with expectations -- the menu, the service, the food, the decor -- but it is all done well. If you're thinking, "hey, I'm in the mood for thai food." Then Thai Lotus is for you.
This is our go to for delivery. We can order healthy, fresh food from Thai Lotus! We always get the chicken satay. It is perfect every time. Fried rice is great. Tried the Tom Kha soup Friday night. The flavor was amazing. The pot stickers are always crisp when delivered. The pumpkin curry was very good. Orange chicken is good. My spouse loves the Pad Thai. We haven't had a bad dish from this place. Oh and the Thai Tea is a must.
Food was good, service was fast and friendly. I had Hot Yellow Curry and yes this stuff was making me sweat just sitting there. The flavor was really good and the portions were decent.
In town for one night, after a long drive I just wanted some great food brought to my door. I found the Thai lotus on yelp and called to place my order. The lady on the phone was very nice and helpful, she said it would be here in 50 minutes. 50 minutes on the nose, my food was delivered by a friendly guy. The food was really good, Thai iced tea is perfection.
This place is AMAZING!!!! The service is FANTASTIC! I love the pumpkin curry. It is my absolute favorite dish here. Also for starters I highly recommend the coconut shrimp. Everything here is Bomb.com !!!!
Don't let the construction keep you away, the food and service were well worth it!!! We ordered Tom Kha soup, Pad Thi, and Thai tea. For dessert we ordered mango, coconut ice cream and sticky rice, ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!!
Although this is in a sketchy neighborhood it had good reviews and was close to my hotel so I thought I'd give it a shot. I ordered the Masaman Curry Chicken. This is one of my favorite orders from Thai restaurants when I travel so I am comparing it to many other places. I can't comment on the service as I ordered it to go but the staff was friendly and the interior looks well maintained. My two main issues were that the curry was watery and thin and most of all the chicken was pre-cooked from a can. I know this because I have used it in my cooking before and I recognized the taste and consistency. This explained the overall bland taste. If you are not using quality ingredients then you will have sub-par results. Look, I don't expect a place like this to be a gourmet spot but at least cook your own chicken. In the end, it wasn't awful and it filled me up but that is about the best that can be said.
Ok so I ordered the pad thai lunch special, came with salad, fried wonton, egg roll. The taste was pretty good I liked the flavor. The portion I wish could of been alot bigger but most lunch specials r usually not that big unless its ala cart. The customer service is fair, music is coo, food came out pretty quik after ordering it, the restaurant itself is pretty coo could use a makeover a lil. But id come again cuz I hear the curry is good so that might be my next visit. So 3 stars for now for portions being so lil only cuz I can eat lmoa! I haven't yet to find an asian restaurant in Phoenix that is hella bomb n give big portions.
I know many reviews start out just as this one is, but I can't hardly believe the 4 and 5 star reviews at this spot. On a whim, I stopped in, feeling like some veggies, I ordered up some tempura. I know, I know, tempura is fried and it sorta unqualified veggies as a healthy option, but why the heck not! The tempura had tons of breading had to be a solid 1/2 inch thick, it was more like caked than lightly battered, I picked the batter off and ate the few veggies that tasted ok. Still on the healthy-esq kick, I went with garlic chicken sub veggies for the rice. Well, the chicken was *way overcooked, and seriously under flavored, and the veggies, the vegetables were not even palatable, think out of a can or freezer then boiled. I didn't even dent the meal, they asked if I wanted the rest to take home... Uhh, You can keep your doggie bag, no thanks! But the wait staff was super friendly, too bad it doesn't come close to making up for this quality of food. Happy yelping Phoenix, hope you have a better experience than I, should you also decide to dine in.
Our local take-out Thai spot for work. We get food here once a month. They are pretty friendly. The food is good, prices are fair, and the staff are always happy and smiling. Try the Red Curry or the Spicy Rice with Beef.
I had curry,spring rolls ,orange chicken and stir fried veggies. All was delicious!! Right amount of spice and food was flavorful. Wish it was delivered hotter in temperature though. I had heard their delivery is an hour but we had fast prompt delivery with our order. I would recommend this place. It's near all the light rail mess but if you ask for delivery you avoid the worst part of getting food!!
I have to say that Thai Lotus is your run-of-the-mill Thai restaurant and I was not overly impressed with my pad thai. I ordered medium and it was actually very spicy. Also, the construction surrounding the restaurant was horrible and a real hassle. Not the best neighborhood nor the best food, so I'll have to pass on coming here again.
It was my first visit, and so my friend and I tried 3 dishes: vegetarian pad Thai (which is how I compare Thai restaurants), spicy basil noodles with beef, and pumpkin curry with chicken. They all had great flavor! I'm a light weight when it comes to spicy, but my friend can take it so we ordered the basil noodles medium spicy. I kept eating it because it tasted so good, but went through 30 oz of water or more. The pad Thai had great flavor (unlike other restaurants where I find it to be bland) but had maybe a tad bit too much vinegar. I thoroughly enjoyed every dish but I think my favorite was the pumpkin curry. We decided to try dessert and got the sweet sticky rice with mango and coconut milk. It was a great contrast of sweet cold mango and warm sticky rice! Definitely recommend as long as mangos are in season. It was sad that the restaurant was pretty empty on a Friday night so I hope they survive light rail! The service was excellent and the staff very, very friendly. Price is average for a Thai restaurant.
I had the Basil Duck dish. It was yummy. Wasn't so keen on how fatty the duck meat was, but then, that might just be how Duck is. Never had it prior. The dish was very tasty and plenty of food in the serving. The price was about $13 for the dish. And i asked them to make it NOT SPICY (this one comes as spicy) and they did a fantastic job of it. I tasted no spice (like hot peppers) and really enjoyed the meal. The only thing I wasn't keen on was the A/C in the corner where i was sitting, was lacking. There was a floor fan set up on a chair near our table that we pointed in my direction, which helped. It might also be due to the monsoons making it so humid everywhere. But I would definitely return to this place. Food was very good and the people were awesome, patient, and prompt.
Absolutely delicious every time. They have unique items I've not seen at other Thai restaurants so it's pretty interesting to try the new stuff
I'm really happy to have discovered this place, and can't believe I've missed it. Food was good, service was friendly and quick, and the sticky rice and mango were very tasty. It will be a lot easier to reach when the light rail is done, but we went on a Sunday and had no trouble getting in and out. Had the papaya salad, broccoli and tofu, pad Thai and Thai basil, which I think is sometimes called pad kee mao. Will go back soon!
I tried Thai Lotus for the first time today, mostly because I was able to have it delivered through Eat 24. The fact that they delivered and were on time remained almost the only good thing. I ordered crab rangoons ($6.95), spring rolls ($2.95), and Pad Thai with seafood ($12.95). The crab rangoons were fine. The balance of dough to filling was good. They were a little too greasy though. The spring roll was a little too greasy as well. The Pad Thai, on the other hand, was terrible. Not only did it not have a nice, spicy (I requested medium) flavor I expect, but the overwhelming smell and taste of bad seafood made it inedible. I took out the seafood to try just the noodles, and still couldn't eat it. More tomato flavor than what I expect, but all was overshadowed by the bad seafood taste.
We had a wonderful dining experience. It doesn't look like much from the outside and the inside is clean with some nice art on the walls. The customer service was second to none, the best! The food was beautiful flavorful and lightening fast. I would encourage anyone who likes Thai to get over here and don't miss out!
I Started with a Singapore Sling, then 2 fried egg rolls and panang curry beef (medium). The drink was refreshing. The egg rolls were devoured in less than 60 seconds.The panang curry was excellent. It came garnished with coconut milk, and had tiny bit of peanuts in the sauce. (some places make it smooth but I like the texture) I enjoyed it enough to eat it like a soup straight out of the bowel. My only disappointment is the beef could have been more tender. I think it was sirloin but that cut can get tough if it's cooked too long.
Food took forever and when it came the only thing that was good was the mango rice.
After a second visit I feel Thai Lotus is still good enough to satisfy your Thai Cravings with their Great Big Menu and many assorted specials, seafood dishes you just don't get at most places. This time I tried the Pumpkin Curry with Chicken. Every different Thai Place puts their own spin on this dish. The Variation I had was thin and more like Red Curry with less coconut and thinner. I liked that threw out the dish were chunks of pumpkin It was still tasty. I also liked how they made the dish colorful with the vegetables but the chicken in this dish was too dry for me to give a four star Yelp review as I'm not a fan of dry chicken no matter what kind of restaurant I'm in. My husband had the Basil Noodles with beef. The dish had a nice flavors and the heat levels in both dishes were good for us but the beef was dry and chewy. Service was pleasant and efficient.
The wait staff was soooo nice and helpful. The food was excellent! I had the chicken Tom Yum soup in the hot pot with a side of rice noodles. It was done so well, just the right amount of salty, sour, and spicy. i also tried my friend's Panang crispy fish. I should have gotten that too, on top of my soup. It was amazeballs! I'm not a Thai connoisseur or anything, but I've had my fair share of Thai food, and Thai Lotus is some of the best I've had. Strong work guys.
I usually order the same thing and I'm always pleased with the results. I always get the Seafood salad, Red Curry, and Spring Rolls appetizer. I have had the seafood soup as well - all are very tasty!. The spring rolls are awesome, very fresh and the dipping sauce is delicious! Recommended!
I was in Phoenix for a conference. Six of us went to this awesome restaurant after we found it on yelp. Dang was our server, and she was very helpful. She was patient and answered all our questions. The food was wonderful. They will prepare the food in the traditional style if you ask.
I really enjoyed the food! Ordered the Pad Thai (medium) and it was pretty hot anything beyond medium and I wouldn't be able to taste my food. They played soothing music that made me want to get a massage. The reason for the four rating and not five is due to following: After getting our food we were not acknowledged nor were our drinks filled. They past by several times and we tried to grab their attention and they kept walking by. After finishing our food they did not come to our table for about 15 minutes. Other than that everything was good jus lacking on the service side.
Food was delicious and they deliver! I had orange chicken lunch special that came with white rice an egg roll and a few wonton chips. Maybe the soup that suppose to come with it is only served at the restaurant. My friend let me try her Pad Thai chicken and I ate that all first because it was just that good. I will definitely try my dishes here. Also delivery was quick and must be over $20.
Pleasant and efficient lunch service - the Thai iced tea was so fresh and fragrant! Close to Work. They deliver but I like being waited on hand and foot! SUPPORT BUSINESSES TRYING TO SURVIVE CITY CONSTRUCTION!!! Pumpkin Shrimp dish was so tasty and nicely garnished. The shrimp were clean and plump and cooked just right! Tried the Crispy Basil Tofu and it was tasty but next time I would add green beans or eggplant just for additional taste & texture. Really appreciate the server bringing me my own little tray of spices and sauces since Companion was a Sissy and wanted everything Tourist-mild!
Try the coconut ice ream with fried bananas...to die for :) Delivery was on time and i was very happy with the food.
The food took over a full hour to be delivered but was well worth the wait! We had the tofu spring rolls which were gigantic and fresh. Lots of mint and well wrapped. The eggplant with tofu was fantastic. Huge chunks of purple eggplant. The pumpkin curry was to die for. Very hearty and delicious. I like my food super spicy but was eating in with my dad who doesn't so we ordered everything mild. A perfect amount of spice. Will definitely order from here again.
This place is amazing, and we love that they deliver!! Their pad thai is one of the best pad thais we've had this side of Phoenix. Everyone is usually so nice and sweet! I'm so glad to have them close by! This place is defined one of our favorite restaurants!
It was DELICIOUS! I had the sweet basil chicken (hot) and Richard had green chile (hot) and some delightful minty fresh rolls. Wicked good.
Went here in recommendation from a fam member. For starters the service was good. The server was friendly, cordial and prompt with our order. I wasnt too pleased with the food.
I've ordered take out and delivery from this place so, not sure how the done experience is but the staff has been friendly so far. I have tried all their spa, the coconut one is my favorite so fragrant and fresh. I've also had their yellow currey, which was good and then the rice custard desert is something i often crave. The Thai tea is really, really good. Fresh, fragrant, and refreshing.
I enjoyed the flavors but felt the dishes were light on meat for price and heavy on onion. I would return to try other dishes.
Just got lunch delivered from them. Messed up the order a tad...only got one order of spring rolls instead of two...not the biggest deal. We have eaten there before and had delivery from this restaurant as well. It's been pretty good until now. Today I just ordered simple pad thai. It was not 'mild' as ordered AND it was too tomatoey and not thai at all. VERY disappointing. The chicken used in the pad thai and the satay was also mushy, soggy and flavorless. I think mine was even prefab chicken. I think we won't be eating here again.
My friends and I visited Phoenix for the Super Bowl week and we stumble upon this place and we really enjoyed the food. I ordered a Padthai, and the pumpkin curry was delicious. I definitely recommend this place. Plus the owner Dant is a sweetheart.
It's funny, I've lived in the neighborhood for more than a year, but I didn't stop in for a meal until now. After having the chef special Panang with Fish, I wish I had stopped in much sooner! It was served fairly quickly, with a medium spiciness as I'd ordered it. The peanuty curry sauce was delicious and creamy! The ambience was quiet and calm with soothing soft music, a nice escape from the light rail construction. I like that you can eat in groups, as a couple, or solo with their IHOP-style booths (it looks like an old IHOP inside, and there were a couple of leftover IHOP logos on their window coverings). There were plenty of chef specials to choose from; I hope to try the chef's Crisp Basil Tofu another time. There was a TV for viewing in one corner of the restaurant. It seems very family-friendly, with high chairs and booster seats for the kiddos. They've even got a few toys on hand in case the kids need them for a bit. :) Bathroom was clean with a baby changing station in it. The service was great, friendly and fast. I'm definitely coming back to try other Thai favorites, like their Green Curry!
Very fresh ingredients. Simple but very flavorful sauces. Great spice. Great for vegetarians. My favorite Thai food in Phoenix.
The food was so so. What I didn't like was being served lunch special fried rolls that were called spring rolls on the appetizer menu for $2.95. Not at all the cold wrapped spring rolls I have had everywhere else. Seemed like a trap to buy more expensive "fresh rolls" for $5.95. When I tried to send them back. She said you have to exchange them for fresh rolls. I begrudgingly left a tip I didn't want to.
We were hungry and that's about the only reason we ate our food. Tasteless. Smushy vegetables. They thought the only problem was lack of stars. No, it is tasteless. Love thai food, but this doesn't qualify. Basil duck wss tough, bony, and grizzly. Pumpkin curry had disgusting veges (frozen peas and carrots), pad see ew we sent back. Pad thai was sent as a replacement it was maybe 2 stars.
Fast delivery. Had Thai iced tea with cream, Angel wings, brown rice and Panang curry. Friendly, extended their delivery a few miles for us because it was raining and we were from out of town. Delicious food we shared, snug and dry in our hotel room.
I have travelled around the world. The best Thai place I dined at was located in Korea and run by a Thai native. This place is close to ideal. I ordered food on Sunday, early evening. Wow! I asked for extra spicy on Eat24 iPhone app and they brought the heat! I can't feel my lips right now but that's what I asked for. Flavor was outstanding! All food was delivered fresh and hot. I got my order in less 30 minutes. This is my GO TO THAI food henceforth.
This place is very good & the people are friendly. Try the curries and egg noodle dishes!
Heading home to LA, the concierge at the Arizona Biltmore recommended this local Thai place. We tried the Thai toast, Tom Kha soup and green curry. All were very good and fresh. We can see why the locals patronize Thai Lotus. Dang the owner served us and what delightful with good service too:)
The food was tasty and flavorful. I have been twice and unfortunately the second time I got food poisoning from the chow mein with chicken. It took me out for 3 days, so that ruined this place for me.
I was looking at my past reviews this morning and realized that this place never did respond to my email or phone call. What a shame.
Great, amazing food! I've ordered delivery from them probably 5/6 times now and just discovered them prob not even a month ago. 1 thing I order every time is their mussels on the appetizer menu i love seeing the spices ect in the "finished" product. The delivery gentlemen are great as well so polite and bring my dinner in a igloo cooler/ container to keep it warm....I love trying "independent"restaurants and this one definitely gets a 5 star because the consistency of the quality of food I've ordered in the last month!
Wow...we here on a whim and were so glad we did. The service was fantastic and the food was fresh. Be sure to try the dessert with the Thai crepe! I will be back! Such a great local business.
Very good. Had the Ginger (pad khing) which was amazing. Also had silver noodle pad thai, also amazing. The Thai tea with cream was delicious also. Tried my friends panang and Thai toast which was very tasty. There wasn't one thing that disappointed. Delivery was super fast, very friendly service. I definitely look forward to trying other items on the menu.
Food okay except for a long black hair in the green beans (gross) and they ripped me off (had food delivered) by not giving me everything I paid for. Stay away.
Hmmm such a high stars I'm not sure why , flavor is bland sorry I love authentic or Americanized Thai food but this place I can't give more than 2 :( service is good but I'm rating on the food.
Have ordered from Thai Lotus several times, each time the meal has been fresh and hot!
I don't ever write reviews. In fact this is my first. I even created an account to be able to post this. Normally I suffer in silence, but this time, I had to say something. I think this is the worst food I have ever paid to eat. I would not eat it again if THEY paid ME to eat it. I had it delivered. It was late by 40 minutes. Not a huge deal, but kind of annoying. The Pad Thai was cold and gummy, and the bean sprouts had wilted and were rubbery. I had to microwave it to heat it up but that did not improve the flavor at all. The Silver Noodle soup was also cold, the noodles fell apart in my mouth and the flavor was very bland and un-appealing. Lastly I had the 9 piece coconut shrimp. The breading was spongy, greasy and also....you guessed it, cold. The delivery guy was completely baffled when I asked for a receipt. It seems he had never before been asked that. That might seem like I am stretching the truth a little, but I'm really not. "And the worst part?" you ask. It cost exactly $40.23. For one person. I will say that the portions were quite large. But were far to revolting for me to try and choke down. I just wish I hadn't marked to tip $3.00 ahead of time when I checked out online. I have eaten some really terrible food in my time. Trust me. But I never had to fork out $40 for it. Please do yourself a favor and read the other reviews for the Thai Lotus. I couldn't Believe it when I saw there were no negative reviews. Then I looked closer. To me it seems these reviews are staged. I don't know allot about that kind of stuff, but some of the reviews are very Generic. Like someone just cut and pasted and then changed a few names. And then the others seem to be coming from people who know the owners. I recommend that you take just a few more minutes and find another Thai place. This one will leave you unhappy, un-satisfied and your wallet empty.
The food at Thai Lotus is so fresh and delicious. Stop by and give it a try. You have nothing to lose but all to gain. The owner is a wonderful person who goes above and beyond to make sure your experience at Thai Lotus is top notch. Don't let the surrounding construction zone deter you from giving it a try. The cook takes pride in making their food tasty and very flavorful, so when you order your meal expect it to be the best ever!!!! It's like grandmas home cooked meal.... From Thailand. ;)
Ordered from this restaurant through GrubHub. Pad Thai, Coconut Shrimp, Beef Satay, Fried App Sampler. Terrible terrible food. Once again Yelp failed to inform. If you are from a larger city or are used to actual Thai cuisine steer clear. If you are looking to start a lackluster restaurant and gain unwarranted Yelp praise apparently Phoenix is your city.
Wow! So happy to have an EXCELLENT Thai restaurant so close to home! Didn't know what to expect when entering this restaurant which opened in the old iHop building on 19th Ave, but we were greeted so warmly by all the staff. The menu is nicely varied. We had the chicken tom yum soup (hot!) and tofu green curry (hot!) and spicy beef noodles (medium hot). Both dishes were excellent. The prices are very reasonable and the food was delicious. We plan on going back many times and hope this place makes a go of it. Can't wait to try more dishes!
I got the spicy basil noodles $8.95 and spring rolls. $2.95 What I liked- Lots of decent veggies Good amount of meat Excellent service Yummy cheap spring rolls Fresh basil What I disliked- Beef was chewy Noodles were overdone and very oily. Happy enough with what I paid with a 20% off coupon, I think I would have been disappointed if I paid full price. The girl was very very nice that gave us our food. I will continue to drive to Yupha's in Tempe, or Sa Bai's on Indian School for my Thai fix.
I've ordered delivery from here multiple times. Not only is the delivery quick, it is delicious and delivered by the owners. I have ordered multiple dishes from here including the pad thai, tom kha soup, yellow curry, thai iced tea, and sticky rice with coconut ice cream. I have yet to be disappointed with this restaurant. I have not been to the actual location yet but definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for some great thai food in Phoenix.
This is the first place we ate after moving to phoenix, and I was glad to find out they deliver! The food is good and the service is friendly. We went in to order takeout one time and they put us in a booth and gave us waters while we looked at the menu.
I had a very large catering order delivered for my clients and everything was perfect. I had many special requests so I was worried they might forget something, but they didn't! They were on time for the delivery which was impressive since it was quite a drive for them. Food was outstanding. I have been to many Thai places in Phoenix and this one is my favorite.. The PANANG CURRY is a MUST. My clients thanked me and told me this was the best lunch they have eaten in a while ( yay for me!) The only suggestion I have is that they need to supply serving spoons and tongs( they don't have any). Any restaurant who offers catering must have serving spoons. Fortunately for me, this office had some old ones in the kitchen that they saved from previous lunches. Other than that, great experience. I will definitely be ordering again soon.
Hmmmm.we stopped here from the yelp reviews gave it a 4 star. Horrible. Im going to atop trusting yelp. Hot wings was recooked. The food is below avg. The wait staff yes they r friendly but man we cant get pass the recooked chicken on all the meals. My son's orange chicken was chicken jerky. My chicken was recooked.
Great food, excellent service must try the pumpkin curry. It's the best thing I ever had.
Pleasantly surprised! The staff here makes you want to keep coming back. They are very friendly and attentive. It's not very busy most days so parking is a breeze. It makes up for all the construction on 19th ave. the red curry and pumpkin dishes are quite the treat and a guilt free option. We also tried crab puffs that have plenty of meat and not just cream cheese. This place is a great hidden little gem!
Wonderful dinner there this evening. I asked for the "best thing on the menu" and was directed to the Pumpkin Curry - definitely was a great choice! I have not seen that on a menu in ages! Appetizer of soup was fantastic as well - though I don't recall the Thai name, it was "Tom..." the one without coconut milk in order to reduce the calories a bit. TASTY! Staff is friendly, food is good, atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. I live very close and see me returning here time and time again. DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE LIGHTRAIL CONSTRUCTION... we need more places like this on the 19th ave corridor, so I encourage all to give this place a shot.
Fabulous foods and service. Everything we had was cooked to perfection. My sister in law had a salad that was so fresh I thought the lettuce was picked just before it hit the table. My mother in law had the special of the day which had a pumpkin sauce that was to die for. I had the spicy sweet basil veggie plate with tofu and it was outstanding. Will definitely be back!
What a great ran place .. We love the staff & food. I've eaten at every Thai restaurant around the valley and this place is my fav fav. The owners are always so nice to is when we dine in.. Thanks for opening your doors :)
I've been looking for a Thai restaurant like this in Phoenix! It's family run & the prices/dishes are spot on and not pretentious. Lots of vegetarian options, and service was outstanding!
I am in love with this place. The food is fast, delicious, and the staff are friendly. My mom and I love to visit whenever we can and have never been dissatisfied. We've sat in a few times and recently walked to place an order to go- it was fast! Not immediate of course, but we weren't sitting around for half an hour. The construction on 19th is a bit of a pain but it is completely worth it.
Yum!!!! Great service great food!! The owners are so sweet they accommodated my son and his special request. Food came quickly and is the best I have found here in Phoenix. Highly recommended, clean environment however the women's bathroom needs ventilation.
I discovered Thai Lotus through grubhub and Eat24 (their preferred method of delivery). Each time I ordered the food was hotvand delicious. I can not tell you how many of their dishes I have ordered but I can tell you that the curries are SPICY and that I have not had a bad dish yet. As of a few days ago delivery had been my preferred way of enjoying all of their wonderful dishes. I happened to be in the area and decided to bring my roomie there for lunch. She is glad I did and so are her husband and son. After the first stop for lunch, we had to make another one the following day. The only negatives I or my roomies have come across is that the sweet and sour chicken was tooooo sweeet on the second visit and that they serve their pepsi products from cans rather than soda fountains which can make for flat sodas. I love this place and will until I find somewhere better. The staff is always ready to serve you hand and foot as well, gotta love being taken care of like a king!
I order delivery from here all the time--they're quick, everything has been delicious, and the delivery people are always so sweet. Today I had the Glass Noodle entree with tofu and the Spring Rolls. I've had a few of their appetizers, soups, curry entrees, and teas--all have been great!
Great food (spicy basil eggplant is excellent) and very friendly staff. The owner is very sweet and makes you feel at home!
A great, family-owned place that goes out of its way to please guests. This is our go-to spot for carryout Thai or a quiet meal with the fam. One of the owners, Dang, always goes above and beyond. The food is always fresh and tasty. I love supporting local businesses and highly recommend checking them out!
This is a very good restaurant. The service was excellent, the facility clean, and the entrees were generous and tasty. We enjoyed the vegetarian soup and yellow curry with chicken. There was a lot of chicken in the curry. The menu is large and has good choices for vegetarians. The "hotness" to their food was just right--medium was hot, but not tear producing. The prices were quite reasonable too.
Thai Lotus was my very first Thai food experience, and I was very impressed. With my peanut allergy, I've been afraid to even try it, which makes my husband, who loves Thai food, very sad. He finally talked me into trying Thai Lotus and I am so glad I did. We started with the fresh rolls and Thai coffee, very refreshing and tasty. I could have been content right there. For an entree, my husband had the Pad Thai, medium. He's been working on increasing his spice tolerance, and the heat was spot on. As for over-all flavor, he says it's best he's ever had. I had the garlic sauce beef. It looked deceptively simple, but the flavors were deep and very satisfying. We finished with the mango/sticky rice/coconut ice cream combo as suggested and it too was very tasty and a wonderfully refreshing summer dessert. The atmosphere was laid back, the service incredibly friendly and I really appreciated the little visual touches, like the origami napkins, little curly design made out of our straw covers and the food presentation. They were happy to accommodate my allergy, and their huge menu was able to satisfy both myself (a heat wuss), and my braver husband. This place is well worth braving a little bit of light rail construction to get to, and we'll certainly be back.
I was so excited as this place was "remodeling" an old iHop building to open this Thai restaurant. My wife and son ate there tonight and brought me one of my favorite dishes, Thai Beef Salad. When done right, its awesome. Unfortunately here it was NOT DONE RIGHT. The menus ays it has "rice powder" on it, but mine came with the strangest bits of what tasted like burnt broken rice. It was AWFUL. My wife and son also did not enjoy their meals. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND PASS THIS ONE BY! Oh, and BTW THAI LOTUS, DO YOU REALLY THINK ANYONE BELIEVES YOUR TWO 5 STAR REVIEWS, ONE DAY APART From "Wes J" & Greg L"? SAD
Amazing service, food, & decor. Best Thai food in the hood!! Check it out & thank me later. Spring rolls, Yellow Curry & Pad Thai were top-notch!
In the area for business. This place was awesome! I've had pad tie in about 15 different states, and this was one of the best. Service was great. Also, random, but probably one of the best iced teas I've ever had also. Will be back!
I first walked in and it was dead quiet, no customers. The decor was sparse, it stil looked like the former IHOP just different colors...I think, nothing noticably different. I stood there for about a minute waiting to be seated. Two ladies were talking nearby and another walked from the back and pointed me out. One of the women who had her back to me, turned and quickly got up. Apologizing profusly she grabbed a menu and seated me. She offered water before I ordered, but I asked if they had Thai Iced Tea. She did and brought me a water and my Iced Tea. The Thai Iced Tea was very delicious, just ask for easy ice...so you can get more tea. I was deciding on the Pumpkin Curry (as yelped here) and the Pineapple Shrimp Curry. Pumpkin was just a little too different so I went with Pineapple Shrimp Curry-Hot. It was good, it was nice and spicy - nose sniffling spicy, perfect! - The taste was there and I liked that they gave you a large bowl of rice with it. You can get noodles or jasmine rice for a dollar more if you desire. After my food arrived and she gave me a few minutes, the waitress came over asking about the food and started talking with me about the Pumpkin Curry, she was really pushing it. Like she wanted to make it Thai Lotus' signature dish or something. She was also talking about how the construction isn't helping her business and to tell people if I like the food here. Just a bit too pushy for me, I had planned to Yelp about the visit anyway, but still... PRO's -The dish was sooo filling and pretty good $12.95. Those little red and green chili's were just halved and gave it an extra kick! -Thai Iced Tea was delicious $4.00. -Service was good, she even came around with pieces of watermelon she was eating with her coworkers. "I share, after you eat hot, this sweet." she explained. CON's -The carrots and peas in the dish came out of can, FRESH would've made it perfect. -Thai Iced Tea came in a large wineglass type, but too much ice and not enough tea. -There was an ant crawling on the diveder. Not a little ant, but a LARGE-where the heck did that come from- ANT. A roach would have totally grossed me out and ended my visit. But ants happen, it didn't bother me - just the crazy size of the thing. I pointed it out to the waitress and she quickly grabbed her boss and napkin to dispose of it. As this is closer to me house than my #1 Thai place, I'll be going here again. Maybe to try the Pumpkin Curry, but maybe sticking to the other curry's I'm familiar with.
Very friendly, polite service. I tend to get my meal to go, its quick and easy. I tend to get the Pad Thai and ask for it with vegetables instead of chicken or shrimp. Be sure to show your Valley Metro "Metro Max" card, it's 10% off your meal. Plus you're supporting local business during the 19th Avenue Northwest light rail expansion!
Great food, excellent, polite service.
Very good food and service. I will probably dine there once a week for a while now. Great meals.
This is the second Thai restaurant in my area that I have tried, and I have to say the food here was much better, the pumpkin curry was great as was the garlic chicken. I will definitely be ordering from here again. And they deliver!!
I absolutely love Thai Lotus! I went for a third time and plan for many more visits. The owner is sooooo awesome! She has always warmly greeted me. The first time I visited this new restaurant in my neighborhood, i just wanted some thai tea and curry. To my welcomed surprise the thai tea was awesome! And the yellow curry was awesome as well. On tonights visit I had takeout again this time going for the well reviewed pumpkin curry, and it was sooooooo good! Loved it! The fresh rolls are awesome as well! I recommend actually sitting in and dining at this restaurant, as I plan on my next visit. The atmosphere is very nice, although new and still in process. This was formally a pancake house so with time , we will see it become a true thai house atmosphere of relaxed meals and long conversations amongst friends. The good vibe and owner is what attracts me, as well the curry and spice. So give it a try, you wont be disappointed. The light rail construction, seems to sway ya, but just go slow and pull in for a visit.
The food was great and so was the service! The owner offered many great suggestions and the food was prepared fresh and in a timely manner. The red curry was delicious as were the potstickers. Be sure to order the coconut ice cream with sticky rice for dessert! We will be back when we are in Phoenix again. Did I mention the friendly service? These guys do it right!!
I ordered the red curry hot. It was very hot!! Be sure to check your mouth before. The staff is super nice very south east Asia very inclusive. Get ready for family talk
There are not many Thai restaurants in the uptown area so when my husband stumbled across this place we figured we would give it a shot. We were pleasantly surprised. The red curry with tofu was delicious with just the right amount of spice as was the pad Thai. The owner, a Thai woman, was incredibly nice and passionate about her business. We are glad they are in the neighborhood and will definitely go back.
Good food. Atmosphere is lacking but a nice little addition to an area with very little to offer in the way of restaurants.
As mentioned, the construction makes it a little hard to get into Thai Lotus. Once we got into the restaurant however, my companion and I were very pleased we made the effort. The interior is modest, we could tell it was an old Ihop, but you could see into the kitchen and that was shiny with new equipment and clean. The music was soft and relaxing Asian jazz mixes. We ordered panang chicken and pad thai as those are our baseline dishes to decide whether to come back. The panang sauce was thick with a delicious coconut and peanut flavor in the red curry, just the way I like it. I am used to thin slices of red or green pepper in it, but the sauce with the fragrant jasmine rice made me forget that. Within minutes, companion's plate of pad thai was scraped clean. The sauce was a sweet balance of fish sauce and chili. The dishes we saw delivered to other tables were attractive and we heard excellent comments. Sari and Hengkie, the owners, personally came out and talked to customers to make sure their dining experience was pleasant. We will be back to try more dishes and some of Sari's homemade custard.
My husband and I went to dinner on Father's Day. It was very quiet in the restaurant. The construction must be keeping people away. People should overlook the construction because this is a neighborhood restaurant that needs to stay. We had Panang Curry with chicken, Spicy Sweet basil with Beef, and Pad See Ew with pork. Presentation was lovely and spiced to perfection! Next time, we will order HOT because Medium was not quite hot enough for us. Our other favorite place was Thai Rama, but this is closer and just as good. The decor/interior is nicer here too. Try it out. I bet you'll like it. A friend told me that the Chicken Larb is terrific. I'll be trying that next time for sure. Come on neighbors, keep this place going through the construction period. I would hate to see it go.
Absolutely love this place! Great food, presentation, and friendly staff at a great price. Best Thai food in the valley!
Came here on a Monday at 7:30 pm and it was closed. It was supposed to be open until 9 pm. Yes, there is construction but it is unacceptable to close early without some notification. Just lost 2 customers...will NEVER come back.
I had Thai Lotus for dinner tonight. I ordered the chicken panang curry with brown rice and the crab rangoon. I wish i could give them a better rating, especially since the panang curry was amazing, but the rangoon was very oily, as if the friers weren't hot enough like they had just been turned on. Plus they lacked flavor. It seemed more like cottage cheese inside in both flavor and consistency, plus the crab flavor did really come though either. I will be back, but will probably wait til a busier night.
Really solid place for food. Fresh, not greasy and very flavorful also. Great prices.
Ordered take out, had the Pad Thai, and the Duck Curry. Duck curry was good, Pad Thai was a bit below average. Will probably order again because it's close, but there are better places like Siam My daughter and I call the place "Thai-Hop"
Had some pretty good Thai food here. The people who work here are just the sweetest. The pad thai had lots of flavor and nuts. I think I got the lunch special, so the soup was included. It was a vegetable cabbage thing and it rocked my russian socks(we love our beets and cabbage). The coconut ice cream was sooooo good. I don't know if they make it or if it's from safeway, I don't care..so freakin' good.
I was so excited to have a Thai place opening up in the neighborhood that I made sure the BF and I hit it up ASAP. After a few sit-down dinners and maaaaaany take out dinners, I can honestly say this is my favorite Thai restaurant. We usually can't help but start out with some spring rolls and thai iced tea which are both always delicious. I tend to go for the yellow curry with tofu, and theirs is superb. I've also tried the pumpkin curry tofu and the orange tofu, both of which were very good. BF usually orders the spicy sweet basil and has never had anything bad to say about it. Also, the coconut ice cream and the fried banana with ice cream are ridiculously good. I can not say enough about how good the service is. EVERY time we've gone in the servers have been very friendly and welcoming and ready to answer any questions we may have. Love this place!
Incredible! I got a call the other day from a friend who had gone here for lunch and said it was great and that many of the employees had migrated from another Thai restaurant in the area that used to be great. Other old favorites for Thai in Phoenix have gone downhill, so I was anxious to try this one. It is a the old IHOP building on 19th avenue N of Glendale, and the decor hasn't changed much but they aren't officially opening for a couple more weeks. My sister and I ordered crab puffs, panang, and pad thai, and everything was AMAZING! Our server was the best server I have had in a long time, she was very attentive and quick to fulfill our every request. Please frequent this restaurant, if such a good business like this fails I will be very sad. Judging that they already had a fair amount of traffic, I am enthusiastic that they will succeed!
What a surprise! We were welcome as we entered the front door and positive continued through the meal. Food was fresh and nicely spiced. Let's make sure they make it past the light rail construction in this lousy location. A yummy and positive experience!
we decided to visit Thai lotus late on a Friday night and had a decent experience. they didn't seem upset that we showed up 30 minutes before closing which i was nervous about. they were just happy we were there. we live near 19 ave and Glendale and will most likely return if we are craving Thai food and aren't downtown, as i prefer Thai basil. the server was obviously quite green but very sweet. the owner, as others have mentioned, was extremely kind and excited to talk with us. she told us the same things that other reviewers mentioned and asked us to tell our friends to go in since the construction was creating a bit of a challenge. she gave us a coupon for a free appetizer for next time. i ordered the pumpkin curry out of curiosity and after reading a review that said the medium wasn't hot enough i decided to order it HOT. i typically have very high tolerance of heat but, unfortunately, my curry was inedibly hot. the owner offered to remake it for me but i tolerated as much as i could and took the rest home. eating it the next day was no easier. i also ordered peanut sauce on the side and, although it costs $1 extra, i will do that again when we return. it was delicious. my husband ordered the spicy basil noodles with HOT spiciness and felt the heat was just right and enjoyed his meal. we also ordered Thai sausage after some encouragement from our server and enjoyed that quite a lot! I've actually been thinking about it lately and craving the flavor.
Pass, we only tried it because it is closer than the place on Camelback. Tried it a couple times, won't try again. 1st, the don't accept American Express (easy to add to a merchant account, rates lower than Visa/MC rewards cards to process) and the girl said "It is company policy". When I suggested they add it she said "company policy. It is right here on the togo menu". We ordered extra peanut sauce and cucumbers with the chicken saute. She took the order (June 28, 2013 4:30pm) but did NOT include the extra sauce we paid for. The garlic chicken: Very dry, no real sauce, cheap cuts of chicken with grizzle. The place still looks like a pancake house, difficult to get to, no atmosphere, no friendly servers (our server did not know the menu, she said we have to tell her the item number not the name). We are giving up. Tried the red curry and the yellow curry, both a waste of money without flavor. We are going to go back to the one on 15th ave and Camelback that we have visited for 10 years.
food was amazing had the pad thai chicken lunch special , pot stickers and the best desert i have had in a long time sweet mango sweet rice rice and coconut icecream big enough to share for 2
The Papaya Salad, Pumpkin Curry and Silver Noodle Pad Thai are delicious although the pumpkin could have been cut in smaller pieces. We will be going there again to eat or for take out. Don't let the light rail construction get in your way of trying this restaurant. If you like Thai food, you WILL love the food here. I can't wait to try some of the different items that my "go to" Thai restaurant didn't have on their menu.