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Mar 11, 2014 07:37 PM

Thai Restaurants in Monmouth County

Is there anything worth going to?

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  1. Not quite in Monmouth, but I've read mostly good things N Thai Palace in East Brunswick. I have yet to try.


    1. I have found only one authentic Thai restaurant in NJ, Mie Thai in Woodbridge: http://www.miethai.com/.

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      1. re: cke25

        +1 for Muang Thai. Outside Monmouth County - Mie Thai & 4 Seasons.

        1. re: cke25

          CKE, do you mean owned/run by Thai or authentic tasting food? Are you from there by chance?

          If I am not mistaken, all three close to me are run by Thai folks (siam garden, kuyna siam and muang thai)

          I know for sure Kunya is. She is always there running the show.

        2. I'd say, unequivocally and emphatically, "Maybe?"

          There is Muang Thai in Red Bank which will give you a fix if the itch is really bad and the sweats are about to set in:
          http://muangthairedbank.com Other comments: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/898168

          You could also try Siam Basil in Sea Girt if you want a methadone-type way to keep from being sick: http://www.siambasil.com

          We tend to go south, into the OC, to Toms River for the food at Siam Spice: http://www.siamspicecuisine.com But, we live at the southern limits of Monmouth County. See also, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/708620

          If you live at the other end of the County there is Four Seasons in Piscataway, which as you will see in the cite immediately above is a favorite of our friend, JustJake, and pretty much at the top of my list of NJ restaurants I want to try next.

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          1. +2 Muang Thai in Red Bank

            1. For northern Monmouth County, Siam Smile in Aberdeen is okay, though we have been going to Thai Thai in Old Bridge instead. However, Thai Thai has been raising their prices, so we may go back to Siam Smile. There is also Thai Shangri-La (again, in Old Bridge, just over the line into Middlesex County).

              Kicky's in Aberdeen has Thai food, but they have a nickel-and-dime policy that makes us avoid them (see <http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8283...>.

              Ganga (Old Bridge, again, just over the line into Middlesex) also has Thai food.

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              1. re: eleeper

                Today we went to Thai Thai and I ordered the "Pla Muk Kratiem Special" (which was a dish listed on the lunch specials page for $8). I specifically said "special". When the bill arrived it said $9.95 and the waitress tried to convince me I had ordered Pla Muk Kratiem off the regular part of the menu. (She even seemed to be saying they did not have it as a special today, but there it was right on the menu.)

                I may cross Thai Thai off my list--this is the *second* time they have done this (charged full price for something ordered off the specials menu--which is why I specifically said "special"). At the very least I will be pointing to the item and saying, "I'll have this $8 special." Possibly with a tape recorder on the table. :-(

                1. re: eleeper

                  That's a good way for the waitress to lose her tip, in my opinion. Is it REALLY worth the extra $2.00 to her?

                  Why bother having a specials board if you're going to charge full price?

                  Makes me want to try Thai Thai for lunch, and order a special that's also on the menu <evil grin>. Of course, I will leave my iPhone on the table in recording mode. :)

                  I think I would almost be disappointed if they presented me with the correct amount. :)

                  1. re: MarlboroMan

                    Give it a shot. I would love to see this.

                    Has anyone been to muang thai lately? If you didn't hear they expanded and now have the building next to them as well.

                    1. re: corvette johnny

                      I was there a couple weeks ago. It certainly looks better, but the food is still no better than a B-, or so. It lacks that "pop" of freshness and brightness that characterizes good Thai food. You know?

                      1. re: MGZ

                        I hear you Z man. I have only been a few times but everything was decent. I like Siam garden a lot but that place is expensive compared to the Kunya siam which is closer to me. It's like 20 for a curry dish when I can get if for 11.95 (8 bucks is 8 bucks)