You told us about it, and we gave it a try! We immediately loved the enchanting atmosphere, and were welcomed with a kind and friendly owner, Omni, who owns the restaurant with her husband Melvin.
The restaurant opened in 2009 and until now was not Certified Kosher. The owners were encouraged by their close Jewish friend that told them if it was kosher he and his friends would come, and being in the heart of the kosher community, “why not become kosher?” he said. The owners looked into the RCC and officially moved forward with the Hechsher as of January 1, 2012.
We dined in on a Tuesday evening, ordering around 7:45pm. We were initially shocked at how upscale the restaurant was inside while the menu prices were not as pricy as you would expect in a fine dining setting. We were immediately served our choice of Thai ice teas and were also given complimentary waters with lemon.
There was one couple dining in when we arrived, and shortly after a party of 3 came, following a nearly full dining room.
We ordered the Chicken Satay for a starter, we were very delighted with the good portion of chicken. This starter came with a side of peanut sauce and cucumber salad to top the chicken skewers. Very unique and tasty.
Our soups came out with our starter, as requested. The Coconut Soup, had a very exotic taste and was very fresh. The mushrooms really complimented the soup.
The Wanton soup was very different compared to the Coconut soup, it had ground chicken and vegetables, we felt like it was perfectly flavored and seasoned.
Next, we were served “Yum Nueh”, a Spicy Beef salad. Again we noticed the generous meat portioning. The salad came already tossed with their unique homemade dressing. The meat was very soft, and cooked just right. The dish had a little bit of a spicy kick to it, which can be modified if you request.
As an entree, we went with “Beef Gra-Prow”, Basil Beef. This was recommended by the owner as a popular dish. The Basil Beef had a nice twist, served with other vegetables.
Another entree we ordered was a traditional Thai dish, “Pad Thai”. This was one of our favorites of the evening. It was flavored in tamarind sauce and had a sweet and spicy feel to it.
We also ordered “Ga-Ree Gai”, a Yellow curry. We were very pleased with this dish, and how tender the chicken was. Our potatoes were served a bit undercooked, and we were very impressed by the way it was handled by the owner. Omni apologized, and offered to bring out a new dish, or cook the potatoes longer. She also made us feel like we were important, and most of all she made us feel comfortable. This is definitely a restaurants biggest strength when they are able to address complaints with kindness, professionalism, and leave us customers feeling happy.
For dessert, we ended the night with Fried Bananas. This was served in fried egg-rolls with coconut ice cream on the side, topped lightlywith caramel dressing. This really hit the spot for both of us, it was absolutely delicious.
We are confident that if you aren’t a Thai food person, you will reconsider after dining here.
We give this restaurant an A+ all around: for service, ambiance, and food (Taste and Presentation!).
Price Range: Minimum $15-25 per person, with a wide range depending on if you are just an entree person or a starter, soup, salad, and entree person. The Thai ice tea was definitely worth the $3.
Thai Tea $3 each
Chicken satay $11
Coconut soup $7
Wanton soup $7
Spicy beef salad $15
Basil beef $16
Pad Thai $13
Yellow curry chicken $14
Fried Banana with coconut ice cream $7
Check this place out! We are positive you will love it!
Owners: Omni an Melvin
Beverly Hills Thai
9036 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211