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Jan 23, 2011 04:20 AM

Thai food in S. suburbs?

Hi, I'm meeting friends who are craving Thai food but who are driving in from south of MSP. Any decent Thai places in the S. suburbs, like Burnsville, IGH, Apple Valley, etc? Thanks!

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  1. Taste of Thaiyai is in Apple Valley

    Spice Thai in Savage is close to Burnsville
    Thai Curry House is in Burnsville

    Magic Thai Cafe is in Eagan

    Ronin Sushi Cafe is in Lakeville

    I highly recommend Ronin and Spice Thai would be my second.

    Ronin Cafe
    7704 160th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

    Taste of Thaiyai
    7705 147th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55124

    Magic Thai Cafe
    1258 Lone Oak Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55121

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    1. re: Bill Roehl

      I've been looking for a Thai restaurant that I could get to for quick take out from Lakeville for a while. I'm glad that I stumbled on some posts here because I didn't realized Ronin had anything aside from sushi. We got shrimp pad thai, yellow curry, and a tataki roll on Friday night. All of them were outstanding. The salmon was very fresh, both of the thai dishes were outstanding, very bright and flavorful. Since thai restaurants seem to vary quite a bit on their "heat index" we opted to go with a level 3 (of 0 to 5). We felt a 4 or 5 would have been better but the 3 wasn't bad. The restaurant seemed a little chaotic when I was there but the extremely friendly staff said they had been closed for a few days and that was their first evening back up and running so I guess chaos comes with the territory. Needless to say, we will be returning and looking forward to some good ethnic food in the middle of bland suburbia.

      Ronin Cafe
      7704 160th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

      1. re: minnesoda

        I really wish they'd change their name. I think it would give them a much wider audience.

      2. re: Bill Roehl

        Tried Spice Thai this weekend, and was pretty impressed. I got nervous walking in though, as there were no Thai people, and only white people; I tend to get nervous or be suspect about ethnic eateries where there aren't any ethnic (of the cuisine) people there. We ordered the red curry, Pad Roasted Chilli Sauce and Papaya salad. Normally, I would have ordered "challenging" - and insisted they make it as spicy as they can, but I was with a couple people who enjoy spice, but not too much so we ordered the "Hot", which was like a medium. Surprisingly, they were properly spiced to medium and each dish was real good. The red curry was the unanimous favorite and the papaya salad was second. Service was solid as well.

        Will definitely be back (when I'm in town visiting my family) - though I am still interested in On's Thai Kitchen.

        On's Thai Kitchen
        1613 University Ave W,, St Paul, MN 55104

      3. We drove to Ronin today and found that it is no longer in operation. There was a sign for Fin Sushi (at least I think that was the name of it). We then headed to Spice in Savage and had a very tasty lunch. My husband had masaman curry and I had pad thai. We don't have Thai food where we live, so our palates were a little shocked by the "hot" level of spice, but it was very tasty.

        Ronin Cafe
        7704 160th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

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        1. re: kjourdan

          It has finally reopened as Fin Sushi its pretty much the same from everything I can tell. Nothing to write home about.