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Takeda Thai by Moulay- Scottsdale, AZ

ciaogal May 3, 2009 08:43 PM

Grabbing a quick cone @ DQ tonight @ the Windmill Plaza. Scottsdale and Shea.
I noticed a new Thai restaurant that seemed to be quite busy...very modern and bright.
I ran in and grabbed a menu.....looks like a modern take on Thai cuisine!
Has anyone been?

It is definitely on my radar this week!


  1. Firenza00 May 3, 2009 11:00 PM

    Thanks for the head's up. I'll have to keep this in mind next time we are looking for some Thai.

    1. Jess321 May 4, 2009 12:30 AM

      I believe they were at the Scottsdale Culinary Fest, they had a booth but weren't giving out any samples. I didn't really get a good look at their menu, but inquired about their authenticity. I've been craving Khao Soi ever since I had it at Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas a few months ago and I asked if they could make it there. The owner (? I'm assuming) told me, "I have no idea what that is, but if my chef can't make it, I'll fire him". He said that with a straight face, so I don't think he was kidding. I was under the impression that Khao Soi was made with a specific type of noodle, so maybe if they didn't have the noodle they would just sub a different one. The fact that the owner/manager seemed so confident in his chef made me want to eat there. I haven't had the chance yet, but I'll be sure to report back when I do!

      1 Reply
      1. re: Jess321
        Rubee May 4, 2009 02:01 PM

        mmmm...love Lotus of Siam, which is known for their Northern Thai and Issan dishes (actually, when I first started going, you had to ask for the separate Northern Thai menu). Khao Soi is a specialty of Northern Thailand/Chiang Mai, a regional dish, so it might depend on where the chef was from.

        Would love to hear back when you visit!

      2. m
        mitch cec May 4, 2009 01:02 PM

        Best thai Ive had in awhile,sincenorthern ca,7,95 for lunch and they will make anything off dinner menu for that price-13.95 dinner-check it out

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        1. re: mitch cec
          ciaogal Jun 1, 2009 11:22 AM

          I've had the opportunity to try Takeda Thai twice for lunch in the past few weeks. So far I have only tried the Curries. The red and the green. Both rich in flavor and chock full of Vegetables and chicken. When ordered as a lunch special you receive a cup of soup and a spring roll.
          I would like to return and try more items off them menu.
          With my work schedule being so prohibitive these days, I haven't found the time to enjoy a dinner. I hope to return soon.

          1. re: ciaogal
            crsin Jun 1, 2009 11:36 AM

            Looking at the online menu, the pricepoint is a good amount higher than any of the other solid thai options nearby. Did you think the food warranted this, or is it comparable to Swaddee, Thai House, Osha, etc.? Might be a tough judgement to make having only had curries, but I'm hoping you might be able to compare what you've tried.

            1. re: crsin
              johnseberg Jun 1, 2009 12:58 PM

              I have only been, once. I had the red curry salmon, and thought it was good. However, I would rather get the same dish at Totties Asian Fusion, based on the one sampling. It's a close call. The big difference is that Totties salmon has never been overcooked, IMO. Takeda's was thoroughly opaque. It wasn't dry, but, I would have liked it cooked just a little less. IIRC, it's about $5 cheaper at Totties, too.

              I'd be inclined to think that the higher prices aren't worth it, based on the food, alone. If you're into decor, atmosphere, etc., maybe Takeda has an edge, there.

              *update* Red Curry Salmon at Totties is $12.95. Salmon Curry (Gang Dang Salmon) at Takeda is $19.50.

              1. re: johnseberg
                ciaogal Jun 1, 2009 01:12 PM

                Ive only experienced lunch @ Takeda. I found the portion size and price to be of great value. I have yet to try anything off the dinner menu.
                I too am a fan of Totties....and unfortunately am unable to do a comparison except that Takeda is much closer to home.

                1. re: ciaogal
                  fastnoypi Jan 4, 2010 05:42 PM

                  Just tried Takeda after viewing the review tonight. I ordered the Roti canai and Pad Prik Khing and a beer. The portion size is pretty small compared to Thai house, Swadee or Osha but i was impressed of the freshness of the vegetables. Its a tad expensive for the value IMO but again maybe i'm paying for the "upscale atmosphere". If the prices are halved for lunch with same portions I had, then it would make sense.

                  1. re: fastnoypi
                    justjoe Jan 4, 2010 08:22 PM

                    What, another good Thai restaurant up in the Phoenix area? There are already a pile of them up there, and there are good Thai restaurants farther north in Flagstaff too...but here in poor ol' Tucson, not one, not one good one!

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