My experience was by far the most exhilarating experience in a restaurant in my entire life. My husband and I are vegetarian, working towards vegan and the owner/chef talked to us to find out a little but more about our pallet. He brought us out numerous Thai dishes both vegetarian and vegan. The food was out of this world good. Him as well as his staff went above and beyond to make us and our children comfortable. My kids adored him. If I could give them more than 5 stars I would! Definitely recommend!
One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Opal himself showed up at our table and asked if any of us had any allergies or were opposed to anything. Luckily none of us were picky, so he went in the back and whipped up a bunch of plates of his own choosing. He was very polite, friendly, and engaging, and entertaining… and of course, the food was the best Thai food I've ever had in my life. It's not often I immediately want to come back another day after scarfing down my first dish, but I definitely did after coming here.
Fantastic food! The chef treated me like family and every single dish tasted incredible. My husband and I were very pleased.
The food was delicious! The owner really grills you on your palate to determine just how to prepare your individual meal to your specific tastes. The only challenges are the restaurant is really warm and the portion, even though I ordered from the house special entree section, was more like appetizer size and left me hungry. (I'm 170lbs) I'm excited to go back but, will try to order something more filling.
So if adventure and authentic food is what you crave, then this is the place for you. Opal is awesome, he comes out to your table and has a chat with you regarding your likes and dislikes, allergies and where and if you have travelled to Thailand. He is from Bangkok and his wife is from Isan.
After finding out that my date and I are experienced eaters, HAVE been to Thailand, and that we love to try new things, he was off to put in our order.
They must have their liquor license, I have seen some reviews questioning it. We got their signature sangria which is made with a red wine and plenty of fruit. It is so amazing, we had to order two. The best part is eating the wine soaked fruit right from the glass once you have consumed the beverage.
He told us what we ate when we had completed our meal. He is pleasant and eager to share culinary experiences and how he got started from a humble food truck beginning.
Pay attention to the instructions on how to eat. If you aren't instructed...ASK HIM!
The half special cake was a sticky firm fish. So soft with an interesting texture. But oh so delicious. The crunch of the bean sprouts and the fresh cilantro help to round out this dish nicely. The flavor profile that he and his wife create their culinary masterpieces just overwhelm your mouth with balance between spicy, sweet, savory and acid.
The crispy rice salad with the sausage was just amazing. I loved it. So tasty and with fresh ginger and crunchy cabbage helped offset the fatty crispy rice and Isan style sausage. Like I said, perfect balance.
The Kao Soy soup with chicken was cooked perfectly. The chicken fell off of the bone and the sour soup was the perfect compliment. He actually brought me out this special hot chili condiment to eat with it and it paired perfectly. I was SWEATING!
The sauteed eggplant and crunchy string bean dish cooked to perfection. A great veggie dish. So savory and herbacious with tomatoes and crunchy fried basil!
The total experience, including talking with Opal was Amazing! I decided there that this would be my new favorite restaurant. We spoke of a few dishes that we wanted to try, a fried cat fish fluff and Kra Pao. We also wanted to have a curry with the small eggplant the size of marbles and a special crab dish. He asked that we call him a few days in advance so he could get the ingredients.
Don't get me wrong, if you are stuffy and unable to be adventerous, perhaps this isn't the place for you. If you are fun and willing to be amazed by culinary experiences outside of your comfort zone, then head on down. Let him guide you on a culinary tour of Thailand. Just let go and enjoy what you are served.