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Sep 5, 2007 12:36 AM

PHX: Thai Hut grand opening 9/06

Coworker/friend just gave me the news that Thai Hut's grand opening is this Thursday!! Thai Hut is located on 3rd St. and Central. I'm considering a Caffe Boa wine dinner (though I doubt I'll be able to spring for such a lavish event), so I may be having Thai for lunch... we'll see.

Thought you might be interested in knowing!
Take care, and good eats!

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  1. I saw them working on it this weekend.

    I'm still bitter about the dismantling of the diner concept. I know, I know, get over it.

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    1. re: mamamia

      The owners and I had a short discussion about possibly keeping the breakfast menu intact so that they may keep, at the very least, the established morning clientele. She was in complete agreement with me, but her husband had the ultimate say- he was opposed to the idea. We shall see.

      1. re: mamamia

        Mamamia, since you saw the construction site, I would like to ask you where the restaurant is exactly? I drove to 3rd St and McDowell... oops, I mentioned Central and 3rd St- which is what the owner told me, and yet my coworker said 3rd St and McDowell, which would explain why I couldn't find it this afternoon! I'll have to take a drive to 3rd St. and Central tonight and check it out for dinner.

        Has anyone tried the new Thai Hut yet?? What's the verdict?

        1. re: starlightjulian

          3rd St. and Central -- No such intersection exists because those streets are parallel. The restaurant's location is on the south side of McDowell between Central and 3rd St., just across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum. I haven't been inside, but I've passed by it a few times.

          1. re: silverbear

            Oops! I did determine that earlier today, but forgot it again in my confusion and mental struggle to determine where the *&^% this new Thai Hut is!! Now I have a good grasp of where to look tonight for dinner or tomorrow for lunch! Thanks silverbear.

      2. Has anyone visited yet and if so, how was it? Are they open for dinner as well? I couldn't find a website for them. Will be eager to hear about it since this is closeby for me.

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        1. re: sunshineinaz

          The food at Thai Hut is just as good as always. I've only visited once for lunch, on their second day at the new location (south side of McDowell, between Central and 3rd St., on a corner lot) since they moved from Mesa. They are also open for dinner. I will visit again soon and implore them to create a website!

          All their entrees are very good, although I prefer my tofu a little more cooked than it is currently served. This is easy to remedy, though, so I have no qualms. I do prefer their curries over their stir-fries. I recommend their green curry and pad prik khing! The cashew chicken is also very good. They've changed their eggroll ingredients to reflect the addition of vermicelli noodles, sweeter in taste, and they're also significantly bigger! I prefer the old version, only bec. there were less calories to worry about :)

          I hope you all enjoy dining at Thai Hut! Please post your opinions soon!

          1. re: starlightjulian

            Me and the Mr are going tonight for dinner.. taking a few friends so we can see how this place is, nothing like a complete crosscheck of the menu. Will report back.. I hope they have a liquor license!

            1. re: xanderbear

              This place is awesome! Ive been to many places around town and have this one to be more original than the others in terms of the flavors. Their Pad Thai is creamy in its texture.. a real treat! Also tried the yellow curry, drunken noodles, spring rolls, tempura shrimp and this chicken salad.. everything was so fresh and delicious! I will definitely be back sometime soon! Oh, my friend said the place was a Guggies a long time ago, apparently the light fixtures are from that age and are so old they are cool again. Great service to boot! Oh, try the coconut ice cream!! Delish!

              1. re: xanderbear

                It's on our list. I passed by tonight and they had a nice little crowd of diners.

                It's nice to see life in that building at night. Hopefully the steady nightime traffic will keep some of the loiterers away.

                *sigh* Guggies. I remember eating there at ChrisTown growing up. It was either Guggies or the restaurant inside Walgreens. Seth? Anyone else?

        2. Went to Thai Hut last night and am so glad I did. Food and service were very good. Was feeling a little under the weather and a bowl of Tom Yum soup did the trick!