The spice specialists at Royal Thai Restaurant flip, season, and sear a variety of vibrant ingredients to craft a vast menu of classic Thai eats. Groups can practice learning to share by distributing an order of crispy spring rolls and, once everyone has gotten a fair lot, celebrate by dousing each other in wonton soup. Each helping of Thai-style barbecue chicken arrives at tables festooned in a pickled-garlic sauce. The conga line of zesty flavors continues with the red-curry chicken, before foursomes are allowed to cool down by noshing the ginger beef with mushrooms and onions or by rubbing their cheeks against a block of ice. Various teas are available for sipping and, following the dinner, Royal Thai Restaurant's selection of chocolate, strawberry, or coconut ice cream act as a sweet reward for tongues.
Amid woodcarvings of Asian deities, copper and bronze flowers creep across Thai Jasmine Restaurant’s shoji screens. Asian-inspired flourishes such as these lend the eatery an aura of authenticity that extends to the food: chefs draw upon culinary skills honed in Thailand to craft a menu of stir-fries and noodle dishes. They marinate meat in redolent Thai spices before roasting them over charcoals and deep-fry fish in a coconut batter that complements sautéed pineapple. Additionally, thai iced coffee or ginger tea enable refreshment and a skilled gargling of the American and Thai national anthems.
Bright yellow and orange walls, with sparse decorations and the occasional Buddha statuette, enclose guests at Thai Cottage. Here, chefs continue the eatery's tradition—which is more than a decade old—of creating authentic Thai fare in a family-friendly atmosphere. The menu catalogs specialty dishes such as deep-fried spring rolls and Pad Prik King, a mix of long beans, kaffir lime, and rice in coconut milk and red curry. And a full bar allows guests to enjoy a Sam Smith IPA or a Toasted Head chardonnay sourced from an in-state vineyard. These smooth libations can be called upon after patrons try some of Thai Cottage's spiciest fare, which, as The Sacramento Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson wrote in a review of the restaurant, "…was runny nose in July hot, chug-a-lug the water hot, take out a lighter and put the flame to your tongue hot."
Compact and maneuverable, tuk tuks—motorized rickshaws—dart through the narrow streets of Bangkok with ease, helping drivers to flit through traffic jams and around obstacles. Tuk Tuk Restaurant's chefs honor their namesake with nimble knife-work in the kitchen, where zingy spices pervade complicated Thai dishes. Seasonings such as tamarind, lemongrass, ginger, chili, and lime dapple stir-fried and curried meats and vegetables, and twirls of noodles entwine with basil and radishes. Waiters transport steaming plates to the high-ceilinged dining room, where a white-on-white image of a tuk tuk presides over tables.
For a quick curry, Sacramento's Sabaidee Thai Grille is a great lunch or dinner spot. Come prepared to feast at Sabaidee Thai Grille — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Sabaidee Thai Grille is great for families with kids. For comfortable outdoor service, Sabaidee Thai Grille sets up a seasonal patio.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at Sabaidee Thai Grille. Sabaidee Thai Grille accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Sacramento's Thai Basil offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. No need to miss out on Thai Basil just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Thai Basil also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. At Thai Basil, kids of all ages are welcome. On warmer days, take advantage of Thai Basil's outdoor seating. Free wifi is available as well. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Thai Basil is great for large groups. Thai Basil is a dog-friendly establishment, so bring your pup along.
Take it nice and easy at Thai Basil, where casual dress is the rule of the day. If you need to feed a big crowd, Thai Basil also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Thai Basil's J St residence.
Meals at Thai Basil are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.