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Oct 7, 2013 12:33 PM

True Thai (supposedly) closed down for business last night according to City Pages.

I never thought that their food was all that great to begin with.

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  1. Is it too soon for an inappropriate Amy Senser comment here? Because I'd be willing to wager 95% of the Twin Cities never even knew the place existed before that happened.

    Best of luck to the staff finding new employment opportunities.

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    1. re: Db Cooper

      I am sorry to see a community business have hard times, but the name was a misnomer. This was not the "true thai" of my experiences. Newer spots have much more authentic Thai food, Om's for one.

        1. re: docfood

          I agree. And I don't believe it had anything to do with their head chef getting killed. They were beginning to go downhill long before that happened. I remember first going there circa 2004 and the food was phenomenal. Then they expanded too fast for their own good and had to resort to cost cutting measures (smaller food portions, hiring cheap labor, etc.) and that ultimately lead to their doom. Om's is good, but my new go-to place is Royal Orchid on 40th and Central.

      1. karta thai on central is a quite worthy alternative in fact superior in most ways

        1. Aw, too bad. Was never a fan of the food (even pre-BTD and On's I refused to eat there after two miserable gloppy, sweet, overcooked vegetables experiences), but am still a little sad to see it go.


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          1. re: The Dairy Queen

            It seemed to change for the worse after expansion. Bangkok Deli does us right in St. Paul.

          2. Undated sign on the door that's been up at least a couple of days, though I'm not sure how long exactly:

            THANK YOU very much for your patronage! We will re-open soon. Please visit us at for updates. We appreciate your support as we transition. True Thai 612-375-9942

            Peeking in the windows, the restaurant looks pretty darn bare. Nothing but tables and chairs and plants. Nothing on the tables, nothing on the walls.

            Despite the fact that they refer you to their website, I see nothing on the website, nothing on Anna's blog, and nothing in their Twitter feed that mentions being closed, let alone re-opening.


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            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              I think I read in City Pages - in the article where they talked about the chef throwing knives at people - that the owner was thinking about making it more of a take-out place than a dine-in place. That might be the transition, but it's hard to say.