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Cafe de Thai gone :o(

seal Oct 18, 2008 04:39 PM

We ate at Westlake tonight and I was shocked to find that Cafe de Thai next door had closed. In its place was Siam Smile. I snuck in and grabbed a take out menu and it looks like all the usual Thai dishes, but at least they have papaya salad.

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    tom246 RE: seal Oct 18, 2008 05:25 PM

    That is a shame, we were there twice, once we sampled the French part of the menu and the other we went thai. Both were very good.
    With the current state of the economy, its not surprising.

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      njeggy1 RE: seal Oct 18, 2008 07:22 PM

      My mom and I ate here about 2 months ago for lunch. The owner told us she was selling the place and handed us her card. She's doing cooking classes.

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        billw11 RE: njeggy1 Oct 31, 2008 12:27 PM

        Can you post the card info, I'm interested in their class

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          njeggy1 RE: billw11 Oct 31, 2008 05:14 PM

          Of course... good thing I never clean out my purse :)

          Phensri
          Fantastic Thai Cuisine
          (3 hour session)
          www.fantastic-thai.com
          info@fantastic-thai.com
          732-277-5902

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        RGR RE: seal Oct 19, 2008 11:51 AM

        Oh, no! While I enjoyed the few Thai items we tried (especially the delicious curry puffs), we concentrated on the French side of the menu, and those dishes were excellent. It's not like there is a dearth of Thai restaurants in this immediate area, but French has always been sorely lacking. And now, it's back to zero!

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          aacharya RE: RGR Oct 22, 2008 07:13 AM

          Living a stone's throw from there, i'm not surprised. Noodles n'More, although excellent, was also always empty. Many of my friends also shunned Cafe de thai, since the authentic Thai dishes were replaced, and if they wanted French, they would go to that cute restaurant in Red Bank.

          Yet, Thai Thai in Old Bridge is always busy. Might be a location issue. That entire strip mall is always hurting, though the liquor shop and West Lake are always bustling.

        2. njchowgal RE: seal Jan 20, 2009 04:54 PM

          Has anyone tried Siam Smiles yet?

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