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Jan 25, 2007 02:10 PM

Thai Garden in Olympia Mall

Before the mall underwent remodeling last year, there was a restaurant opposite the movie theater. It was named Thai Garden. It closed in Feb or Mar 06. The sign on the door when it closed suggested the owner might relocate. I am looking for the new location, if there is one, or a way to contact the owner of the defunct restaurant.

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  1. The Thai Garden has moved a very short distance away from their previous location in the Westfield Capital Mall. They are directly across the street from the old location. They are now in the strip mall across from the north edge of the Capital Mall, facing the Target store, just west of the new Promenade. It is a nondescript building, and not much of a sign, but I spotted them last week. Sorry, I don't have a street address or phone number.

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    1. re: Steve in Olympia

      Oh, thank you for that info! I also wondered if Thai Garden had managed to relocate successfully. I will go next week for lunch and see if the food and service are comparable to the old place. If the same folks are still managing it, we should be in luck.

    2. Many thanks Steve. I'll check it out next week. For Christmas 2005 I received a TG gift certificate from a relative that knew I liked the place. Waited too long to use it - stopped by first week in Feb and found it closed. Hope the new restaurant will honor it. Thanks again, John

      1. If y'all like Thai food and you're in Olympia, check out Angel Thai on 4th Ave downtown off of, um, I think Adams. Real Thai family, lovely fresh food, fresh orchids on the tables every day.

        1. Thai Garden is currently only signs in the windows, we too hope it re-opens
          since it was one of our favorites.

          1. we used to eat at the thai garden, and frankly, the food and service were great, they even knew us there....

            then everything went deep south. it started with overcooked, dry and rubbery calimari, we sent it back and ordered pad thai. uhh, you could taste ketchup! it was streaked with ketchup! we had eaten there for several years, so went back to give them another chance (after we told them about the ketchup and rubber, they offered another meal on the house).

            well, our complimentary meal (which we took carry-out, and brought home, a 20 minute drive) came with rice that was waterlogged on one side, and hard on the other, and a curry that was inside of a melted to go bowl! the curry and styrofoam had melted into something new and strange, and not edible. we had to go back, get more food, and that was all wrong too. they then told us they had a new cook. we had tried and sent back a total of 6 dishes. when they offered another free one (which was very kind) we just said no thanks.

            we eat at the thai pavilion, downtown. they are reliable, authentic (you will never find ketchup in the pad thai) and friendly. the owner is a very nice man. he makes it a point to personally greet us every time we come in.

            the bankok noodles are a treat, and if you ask they will make it spicy for you (it doesnt usually come that way). the satay is moist, tender, and bursting with flavor. the spicey squid is tender and complex. we have been happy with whatever we have ordered there.