10262 Westminster Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843, USA
phone: +1 714-530-7523
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepts Apple Pay: No
Accepts Android Pay: No
Good For: Lunch, Dinner
Parking: Private Lot
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Good for Groups: Yes
Noise Level: Average
Alcohol: Beer & Wine Only
Outdoor Seating: No
Has TV: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Gender Neutral Restrooms: Yes
Author: Jason Griggs
Outstanding hole in the wall authentic Thai food find. Seems like the best food can always be found unassumingly tucked away in a strip mall. Expertly prepared dishes, generous portions in a no frills atmosphere. You are here to eat not to be seen. Get here early or be prepared to wait!
Author: Tommy Tran
Great tasting, authentic, and reasonably priced food. Love supporting mom and pop shops with their knack and knowledge of making food. Food is spicy and tangy with lots of texture. Try it out if your u like fresh, spicy, tangy, sour tastes and texture.
Author: Andrew L.
Overall this place definitely has a true authentic Thai vibe to it.
This place is never extremely busy and I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes. First of all, you walk in and its this relatively small, no-frills kind of restaurant. Don't come here expecting some fancy Thai decor with golden paint detailing - come here for the almost Bangkok street food-esque meals.
Boat Noodles: (6/10) I love boat noodles, but honestly this was a little too sweet for me. There wasn't enough depth in the broth, which ended up just tasting sugary. The noodles itself wasn't that great either. A very passable dish.
Lao Papaya Salad: (4/10) By no means am I worthy of reviewing this dish because I was supposed to order the THAI version, the spicy papaya salad. This Lao style salad was probably good, but definitely not for my tastebuds. It is not spicy, but instead very dark, sweet and fish saucy. Again, if you're looking for the spicy papaya salad, REQUEST THE THAI VERSION.
Crying tiger beef: (7/10) Overall this is a great dish and you can tell by the reviews its popular. I wish it was a little warmer, seems like they cook it ahead of time. The sauce that accompanies the beef was delicious, spicy and tangy. The beef itself could have been a little less dry.
Crispy Fried Rice: (9/10) One of the better dishes. I've never had this prior to coming to Vientiane, but its a nice balance of crispy, tangy, savory rice in one dish. Highly recommend.
Pork Larb: (9/10) YUM. Pork larb with rice is all I need to be content.
Raw Shrimp: (8/10) I personally loved this dish, though some may beg to differ and are scared of food poisoning. This is basically sashimi, Thailand style. I had this dish yesterday and I'm still alive and well. Get this dish if you like the texture of raw shrimp (slightly slimy, with a bit of crunch/give in the meat) and if you enjoy spicy, lemon grass-y, fish sauce-y goodness!
Lemon Trout (9/10) - This was a favorite of mine and it reminded me of how I used to eat back in Thailand! They serve the whole fish on a dish and light the bottom up with the burner to keep it warm. The fish was tender, size-able, and the broth was clean and yummy with the basil. Order this for sure and make sure you dip it into that signature yummy Thai sauce!
Kao Poon (?) Spicy noodles with coconut and beef (7/10): This dish wasn't that memorable because I really expected more of the coconut milk in the broth. Instead it tasted similar to Tom Yum Soup - spicy and sour. The noodles were a little soft, but overall not a bad dish. Would not order again though.
Thai Iced Tea (8/10) - a little too much condensed milk and sugar. But its Thai tea, its never HORRIBLE.
Mango Sticky Rice (4/10) - a very passable dish, and I LOVE mango sticky rice. Rice was too hard, coconut milk too tangy and the mango wasn't that great either.
Parking: Ample parking in a large lot.