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Thai Food in Naples?

truro Jul 3, 2011 08:52 AM

We have moved to Naples after being part-timers for many years and are searching for some authentic Thai dining. We have tried Sushi Thai, Thai Basil, Pad Thai and Siam Thai, and was rather disappointed with each restaurant. I have heard of a restaurant called Em On Thai in the Greentree Plaza that is considered to be quite authentic. Has anyone tried this restaurant and give some feedback? I am always uncomfortable when I see a Thai restaurant that serves sushi, so would like to try something more true to Thai flavours.

Many thanks in advance!

Siam Thai Cafe
81 9th St S, Naples, FL 34102

Sushi Thai Restaurant
100 NE 2nd St, Boca Raton, FL 33432

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    1800Hungry RE: truro Jul 4, 2011 07:50 AM

    I've tried Em On a couple of times and it is good!! I usually get the green curry and a noodle dish, so I can't speak for the other items in the menu. I believe they even have some certificate saying that they serve authentic Thai food or something along those lines.

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      RevrendAndy RE: truro Jul 5, 2011 11:06 AM

      Home Thai Sushi Bar is the best Thai I have found in the Naples area. I understand your reluctance when restaurants combine various cuisines, but the Thai food served here is comparable to the dishes served at my favorite places in Chicago, where I spent most of my life. I particularly recommend any of their soups, pad thai, shrimp in a blanket, panang curry, and duck in basil sauce, which is really killer.


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        truro RE: RevrendAndy Jul 7, 2011 06:29 PM

        Thanks for the feedback! We went to Em On for lunch and while lunch is usually not the best indicator, the food was delicious and relatively authentic... we are looking forward to trying Home Thai Sushi Bar in the next week or so, but for dinner where we will have a larger range of choice.

        Again, many thanks!

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          Val RE: RevrendAndy Jul 9, 2011 04:13 PM

          @revandy...has Ivan been to Em On and has he reviewed it? I think not...maybe a Naples Chowhound lunch meetup could be arranged? I'd love it...I've never been to Em ON but have heard of how great it is! just sayin'.....

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            RevrendAndy RE: Val Jul 10, 2011 04:04 PM

            Val, I don't recall Ivan reviewing Em On. Until truro mentioned it I hadn't heard of it. I'd love to try it with some other hounds but I won't be back in Florida till the end of October.

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              Val RE: RevrendAndy Jul 10, 2011 04:15 PM

              Heck, maybe we can do it then in October! Would be fun, I think...would love to try Em On Thai!

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                An Insatiable Appetite RE: Val Jul 10, 2011 10:47 PM

                Count me in for weekend lunch or evening dinner, too!

                I love Home Thai, and haven't been to Em On in a few years.

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                  An Insatiable Appetite RE: An Insatiable Appetite Jul 15, 2011 09:11 AM

                  I just went back to Em-On's and had a delicious meal.

                  I put a write up on my blog.

                  They've been there since 1996-that's amazing staying power.

                  Em-On goes back to Thailand each year, so she's up on traditional as well as newer Thai food trends. Em-On's is also where many Asian servers, and cooks go to eat after they are done at their own restaurants-tells you something about Thai taste and authenticity.
                  The $30 special for two with a bottle of wine is a good deal, as the wine is quite good, not the cheap swill served by others in their specials.

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