Tasty Thai: Kittery Maine
Tasty Thai (just off the Kittery traffic circle) was recently opened by a young couple (she the chef, he works the front). We went for dinner and I must admit that this is probably the best tasting Thai food on the Seacoast region. The problem is that the portion sizes are miniscule and the prices a bit high for what you’re getting. The service was pleasant, but verrrrrrrrrry slow. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with interesting artwork on the walls. We asked for a basil pad Thai (hottest degree of spicy #4) and it was barely spicy (hot) at all. Overall, a classy place with great tasting, Lilliputian sized portions. Remember to insist on hot if you like it that way.
I wanted to follow up on this place . . .
The "mixed green" salad was basically iceburg lettuce with some sliced some carrots and onions--pretty blah overall.
We tried again to ask for the curry to be extra spicy, and, yet again, it was barely hot. We explained that we had eaten there before and had asked for the food to be extra spicy but that it didn't come out that way. The waitress assured us our two dishes would be hot and when I told here they were not she said oh well "Next time tell me . . ." There will be NO next time as I hate to have to repeatedly be for spicy food.
I would not waste my time returning to this restaurant, nor can I recommend this place to others.
i think the portions are at their most miniscule when you order food to go. i have called ahead several times for both lunch and dinner, and was very disappointed in the portion size vs. cost...but, as bewley says, the food is great so we also chanced dining there last week.
portion size at the table was more realistic (even allowed for a very small take-home package), but i had the same spice problem. asked for three stars, was told that extra spice would be added as well as the on-table garnishes....but when i ask for extra spice, i want that already IN my meal; i didn't want to have to regulate after the fact.
most often the husband has been running the front of the house and the wife cooking; recently i have not seen him there at all and perhaps there is not as clear of communication happening between front of house and back.
i'll probably still go back for more (and actually would recommend it with the spice and portion size caveat), but i do hope they make some changes.