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

jeff55432 Oct 7, 2013 12:33 PM

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

  1. Db Cooper Oct 7, 2013 01:01 PM

    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
      docfood Oct 7, 2013 05:55 PM

      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.

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        ChancesR Oct 7, 2013 06:03 PM



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          jeff55432 Oct 7, 2013 06:08 PM

          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.

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        zfwp Oct 7, 2013 06:31 PM

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

        1. The Dairy Queen Oct 7, 2013 08:57 PM

          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
            teamkitty Oct 8, 2013 05:00 PM

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

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              galewskj Oct 13, 2013 03:43 AM

              Agreed and agreed.

          2. The Dairy Queen Oct 10, 2013 06:44 AM

            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 www.truethairestaurant.com 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
              Seige Oct 11, 2013 09:39 AM

              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.

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