Breaking bread is a bonding experience, encouraging new friendships while testing the strength of communal sledgehammers. Swing into sustenance with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $22 worth of Thai cuisine at Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant.
Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant takes its name from the ancient capital of Thailand and transports diners there with a menu of authentic, flavor-packed dishes featured in The Seattle Times. Launch edible expeditions with the kabong ($5.75), in which spicy battered squash and corn play Marco Polo and splash each other in a deep fryer until golden brown. Tongues then slide down a rainbow of house-made curries, such as the green, dotted with bamboo shoots and zucchini ($7.95–$10.95) or the yellow-curry-bathed special Thai chicken with broccoli and bell peppers ($8.95). The traditional egg-wrapped pad thai ($7.95–$10.95) sates noodle cravings, and the hot pot ($9.95) exhibits more than a quarter century of culinary experience as stir-fried mussels flex their guns for swooning lime leaves and Thai basil in a steaming clay pot.
Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant & Bar
Although Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant & Bar first opened its doors to Capitol Hill in 1985, its roots stretch back much further than that. The Zagat-rated eatery takes its name from the ancient capital of Thailand, and the menu finds similar inspiration in traditional Thai culture. The chefs rely on decades’ old recipes as they make five different kinds of curry in-house, and create dishes of pad thai wrapped in egg that embrace a culinary tradition that has become increasingly rare. To round out the menu, the chefs also wok-fry fragrant combinations of garlic, basil, lime leaves, ginger, and pineapple, forging entrees like the bathing rama, which the Seattle Times hailed as “a bit of peanut-sauce heaven.”
727 E Pike St.
Seattle, Washington 98122