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Aug 16, 2011 11:21 AM

Splash of Thai in Somerville - CLOSED

About a month ago I had lunch at the Splash of Thai. As usual, the food was very good and I was pleasantly surprised to see how much business the place was doing on a weekday.

Well, I drove along Somerville's main street today and the Splash of Thai has gone. I have no idea what happened. Perhaps it just succumbed to the Origin Thai juggernaut which is located just around the corner. Origin is packed at dinner and is very busy at lunch, and while I agree that the food there is superior I shall still miss the Splash of Thai.

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  1. there are 3 japanese restaurants within 1 block on washington st in morristown. Who does their marketing research?

    1. Origin has been in that location for far more many years than Splash of Thai. While competition is always a good thing - having that restaurant 'sited' elsewhere would have seemed to make more sense as the ORIGINGAL Origin remains as fine a Thai restaurant as you'll find here in NJ (ok, French/Thai).

      Splash of Thai
      24 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876

      1. BUMMER, I think this place had superior food as compared to origin....I am sad :-(((

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        1. re: dragonguy

          I guess your in the minority dragon. Origin is always crowded and most folks don't return to a place should it be even remotely unsatisfactory. Been going to Origin for 10+ years - it rocks; even tried Splash once or twice (at the request of coworkers) - it wasn't even close.

          1. re: JustJake

            I'm with dragon - I thought the food at Splash was way better than Origin. And I know lots of restaurants that people keep returning to, even though I think the restaurant sucks. (And before anyone gets their panties in an uproar, I'm NOT saying that Origin sucks - but lots of business at a restaurant doesn't necessarily = excellence, in my experience. Sometimes there is just no accounting for taste.)

            1. re: flourgirl

              thanxxx flour....agreed....I always was a contrarian, and usually a correct one ;-)

        2. drove by Splash yesterday & there is a sign for a Greek restaurant, coming soon - no name thou

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          1. re: loveeatin

            Now, that sounds interesting. I like that option being a dining possibility to my time spent at the office

              1. re: ambrose

                Ambrose, I am a big fan of Pithari's. I welcome a Greek occupying that store front. Good stuff.

                1. re: JustJake

                  I thought splash was overpriced average thai, so pysched for some greek. One of my major complaints about somerville is not enough variety. If the food is done well, they will be sucessful.

                  1. re: JustJake

                    JustJake & Ambrose - just make sure that you continue to go to Pithari - as none of us (reg. customers) would like to see him loose business..!!

                    1. re: loveeatin

                      Business at Pithari is "loose"?
                      Then they need to tighten it!

                      On the other hand, I would also hate to see them lose business.

                      1. re: Ted in Central NJ

                        Teddy & LuvEatin - I intend on doing so as my pocketbook allows. Live down the shore but work up there. It's a good Greek that I enjoy very much.