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Jun 3, 2008 07:46 PM

Thai House in Scottsdale? (FLW/Pima)

Has anyone been to Thai House in the center with the Best Buy near Ray's pizza and Peter Piper Pizza off of the 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright? I noticed it for the first time the other day and I went to their website and see that they have another location in Mesa. Their menu is online and it seems affordable and basic, so I'll probably end up there relatively soon, but I wanted to see if any hounds and tried it already! Let me know your thoughts! TIA!

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  1. I had no idea there was a Thai place in that plaza.

    1. I didn't realize that the loacation @ Power/Southern in Mesa was owned by the same people (duh, hense the same name:)
      I have been to the Mesa location twice but it was a while ago and I remember liking it quite a bit. I had the Tom Ka Gai (as I do everytime I eat Thai) and a Shrimp dish and enjoyed them both. The location in Mesa is very small, maybe 10 tables or so and has that "Ma and Pa" feel to it. I mean that in a good way. I also remember that their food was very spicy even when I requested medium spice so keep that in mind.

      1. yes! that place is awesome. the first time i went there i knew i'd be a regular. i have probably eaten there 20 times in the last 2 months. everything that i have tried on the menu is superb. (except the salmon dish, i didn't like how it was prepared.) but, my b/f and i will always get a different dish, and share. it's delicious and i recommend it 100%!!

        1. They offer a "spicy scale" of 0-5, but it's possible, in theory, to order off the scale. After a eating a "5" and commenting that I might like it a little spicier, I was told that we might try ordering a 7 or 8 next time. I've tried ordering 5, 8, 20, whatever. Always comes out a 5 or a 3. Very frustrating.

          The food is delicious and I will look forward to dining there once I can overcome this spicy level hurdle. 5 is just not spicy enough.

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          1. re: bertomg

            Well, I went back for another try today.

            Wonderful service this time around. Spicy noodles were delicious and the server even brought out some extra chili sauce/powder for us just in case we needed it.

            Very positive experience.

          2. Thank you to everyone for your responses! I'm definitely going to try it some time within the next few weeks and I'll be sure and report back :)

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            1. re: Jess321

              I have been here about 3 times and each time i have had to request a higher heat rating. First time i requested a 5 star (assuming that 5 is the max at most thai restaurants); that wasnt hot enough. Next time i asked for something hotter and they recommended a 10 star, so i ordered 10 and that wasnt hot enough. So tonight i requested something hotter and they said that they go all the way up to 25 stars!! I decided to stick with the 10 star on the kung pao chicken and that seemed to be sufficient, even my wife thought after trying it that her lips were going to fall off.

              As far as the food, i would say this is some of the better Thai food around when it comes to freshness. I have tried just about all of them around the tempe/scottsdale area (benjarong, yupha, thai basil, lemon grass, swaddee and malee's) and for the price Thai House is an excellent deal. The quality of their Larb is top notch and does not rely on the fish sauce too much.