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Apr 10, 2008 10:00 AM

La Thai Uptown was great

Went LaThai Uptown for my birthday, as planned despite several bad reviews. I must have lower standards than those people, because I thought it was great and really enjoyed everything. There were big TVs in the bar, but we were seated closer to the back and there was music or some other quiet din sound- not the sound of the TVs.

I had the crab cake special- the regular crab cake topped with a softshell crab and extra lump crabmeat, and it was fanstastic. I could eat that every night. Hubby had the duck dish where there are these duck cruton things. He always get that, I always get the crab cake.

Both were fantastic.

I give the new location 2 thumbs up and I'll definitely be going back.

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  1. What was Thai about your meal?

    I think the appeal to many people about La Thai is that they do a kind of upscale fusion thing. It was very popular on Metairie Road.

    Personally, I'm not a fan of fusion food, and I really wish we had better Thai food in New Orleans. I think Merlin could pull it off too, if he wanted.

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    1. re: Robert Peyton

      I guess that's why it gets bad reviews from some people- those are the people looking for real Thai food.

      If you're looking for a fantastic crab cake, then La Thai is your place.

      It is fusion, maybe that's why I like it so much.

      1. re: Carrolltonsnob

        Is the softshell crab salad w/green papaya on the menu since the move uptown?