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hungryinaz Dec 14, 2010 08:12 AM

Anyone know anything about the Thai Patio that's opening in northeast Mesa next to Lucky Lou's on Power and McKellips? We desperately need good Thai food in our 'hood and I'm hoping this place can deliver.

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Lucky Lou's
1929 N Power Rd Ste 103, Mesa, AZ 85205

  1. azhotdish Dec 14, 2010 09:07 AM

    NE Mesa is under-represented on this board, so I hope you can fill us in when it opens.

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      2hungry Dec 29, 2010 11:08 AM

      Excellent!!! I am a big fan of spicey Thai and theirs is probably as hot as I've had. You can choose the level of spiciness, but I would reccomend Thai Spicey for anyone that is adventurous. Awesome to have this as a choice in NE Mesa, anyone that lives around here would agree, I'm sure.

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        coastalgypsy Jan 26, 2011 10:29 AM

        Just visited - the setting is more like a take-out place with 6 tables. Got pad thai take-out lunch special. They put the tiny salad in with the pad thai so it was just wilted iceberg lettuce leaves by the time I opened the container, plus a tiny chewy eggroll. Got sticky rice with custard for dessert - custard was very eggy -- like sweet white scrambled eggs on my sticky rice. I don't think I'll go back.

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          sleepoveroverture Jan 29, 2011 04:41 PM

          I saw that place the other day as I was hitting up Senior Taco. I'll have to give it a try. My "go to" Thai place is just a few miles down the road. I think it's called Thai House. Its on the north east corner of Power and Southern. They've got the best massaman curry I've ever had.

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          Thai House Restaurant
          1155 S Power Rd Ste 121, Mesa, AZ 85206

          Senior Taco
          12958 W Indian School Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

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            2hungry Jan 30, 2011 11:33 AM

            I recommend that you eat there. The eggroll is good, if you don't get take out. The "Thai Spicy" heat is the way to go : )

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              hungryinaz Jan 31, 2011 04:53 PM

              2hungry - Is there another Thai Patio? I noticed you posted that you liked the new Thai Patio before the one on McKellips was opened so I'm a little confused.

              sleepoveroverture - You're right, it's called Thai House and it's very tasty! I'm just hoping to get my Thai fix somewhere closer as I live just up the road from the Thai Patio while Thai House is a good 15 minutes.

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              Thai House Restaurant
              1155 S Power Rd Ste 121, Mesa, AZ 85206

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                2hungry Feb 1, 2011 03:35 PM

                Same one, its not the fanciest place, but food is good.

          2. missrebekah Mar 4, 2011 11:43 AM

            Just tried Thai Patio for lunch today - Holy Thai AMAZINGNESS! Turns out this place is actually the new solo project of the daughter of Thai Basil Phoenix owner. She actually uses some of her Dad's recipes for feature items on her menu. Brilliant.

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              hungryinaz Mar 5, 2011 12:27 PM

              Finally got a chance to try Thai Patio and it was as good as any Thai I've ever had - and I'm pretty much a Thai-aholic. Soooo happy to have a great Thai place within 2 miles of my house, it's a culinary miracle for me. Went for dinner and went for lunch the very next day. Had to resist going a third day in a row. Fantastic flavors and generous use of veggies in the 3 dishes I've tried so far - Drunken Noodles, Spicy Basil and the BBQ pork lunch special.

              And 2hungry was right, they bring some pretty good heat with their dishes. We usually go past medium for heat but stuck with medium and it was just the right amount of burn.

              Can't thank Thai Patio enough for opening in my Asian-deprived section of the Valley (northeast Mesa)!!

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              sleepoveroverture Mar 6, 2011 09:08 AM

              I want to go to this place so friggin bad. I work right around the corner from it, but they don't open till after my lunch break.......

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                TessaQ Oct 3, 2011 06:44 PM

                Waited over 45 minutes for carry-out I was told would take 15 minutes. They never offered a cup of water, free dessert, discount on my next visit, NOTHING for the extreme delay. They were not busy, just very inexperienced and disorganized.

                Pad Thai was over cooked and very greasy, no flavor at all. Plus the lid on my carry-out box had a huge hole in it so dinner was cold when I got it home.

                Their idea of spicy is lacking in spice.

                They need a manager and some customer service training.

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                  cactuschowdah Oct 4, 2011 08:46 AM

                  The waits are indeed extremely long there regardless of the volume of people in the place. A much better alternative is 5 R Cha Thai Bistro down the street on Recker and McKellips.

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                    MesaChow Oct 4, 2011 04:35 PM

                    I had a very different experience there last week for lunch. I stopped in to order the Pad See Ew (which I think I've ordered for each of my 3 lunch visits) and when they said the wait would be 10 minutes, I decided to run over to Walgreens for a quick pick-up. When I returned within 10 minutes, they only then cooked my entree. The gal at the register explained that "he likes to make it fresh for you". It was as promised - hot and fresh, and very nicely prepared. I particularly enjoy the sesame dressing on the side salad. The wait staff there has never been anything but supremely friendly during the day, but I've not been in the evening, so can't speak to that.

                    Regarding the holes in the containers, I have noticed they do that when I've ordered egg rolls or crab puffs to-go. I had the impression is was to let the steam escape to ensure the items inside remain crispy. I thought it was a nice touch.

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                    danieli10 Oct 7, 2011 01:05 PM

                    Best Thai food IMO is Yuptha Thai and Swaddee.

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