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Mar 27, 2008 04:18 PM

Thai recs for andy huse- Tampa Bay

I stand by my earlier opinion about shrunken portion sizes, but that doesn't keep me from going to eat some. I don't believe that we have a shortage of decent Thai places in the area. Which of these have you tried?

Anyone else have recs?

Ban Thai Restaurant
5374 W Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33624

Benjarong Thai
14402 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Thai Sweet Basil
3875 Northdale Blvd, Tampa, FL 33624

Royal Palace Thai Restaurant
811 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Lanna Thai Restuarant
10136 US Highway 19, Port Richey, FL 34668

Lai Thai Restaurant
1905 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

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  1. forgot one

    Rouen Thai Restaurant
    3324 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611

    1. I have been to Ban Thai and Thai Sweet Basil and liked them both. The food was about equal to me but I think the atmosphere was a bit more polished at Ban Thai. I have also been to Sukothai and Jasmine Thai both on DM. I have never been that excited over Sukothai but will always feel special about JT since I had my first Thai food there about 11 years ago. They opened a whole new world of food for me.

      1. Try these.

        Thai Basil
        4445 E Bay Dr Ste 301, Clearwater, FL 33764

        Thai Terrace
        2055 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607

        1. Royal Palace used to be a mainstay for us, but we think portion size and quality have diminished in the last year or so. Still, compared to Thai food we've had elsewhere over the years, it's quite good, and the decor and service are very pleasant. (That stretch of Howard is a zoo on Friday and Saturday nights, though.)

          1. Thanks for the recs! There are definitely decent places, but I just haven't found one that really stands out. Benjarong and Royal Palace are both quite good, but Lai Thai doesn't thrill me much. I have yet to try Basil or Terrace or Ban Thai, so i have some homework to do.