What You'll Get
Were it not for an accidental slip of Richard Rodgers's pen, The King and I's famous hit "Getting to Know You" would have gone down in musical history as "Getting to Know Pad See Eiw." Sing the unabridged praises of Thai food with today's deal: for $17, you get $35 worth of creative Thai tastes and drinks at Djan's, quaintly nestled in a historic house in the Wallingford district.
Djan's extensive menu of fresh fare combines traditional tastes of Thailand with modern culinary innovations from around the world. Tempt your taste buds with an appetizer of two fresh spring rolls (filled with cucumber, bean sprouts, and fried tofu, served with plum sauce, $6.50), six Japanese gyoza (chicken and veggie pan-fried dumplings served with a vinaigrette soy sauce, $6.50), or Djan's Plentiful Platter, including a fried veggie roll, crab rangoon, fried tofu, and Japanese gyoza ($11.50). Pan-fried noodles please the palate with classic dishes such as pad Thai ($8.95) and pad see eiw ($9.50), topped with your choice of chicken, beef, or tofu. Enjoy an order of spicy basil leaves fresh from the wok ($9.50), rich panang curry ($9.50), or a Djan specialty, Duck a la Funk (fried and roasted half duck with chili peppers and chopped onions, topped with homemade, three-flavor garlic sauce, $17.95).
Pair your meal with an elegant glass of wine or a cold beer, or wash everything down with a Thai iced tea ($2.75) as you digest in Djan's homey, classic interior. The simplicity and sophistication of Djan's décor and dishes welcome both casual and fancy diners, accommodating everything from family feasts to intimate dates to Giga Pet–nanny galas. Reservations are required, and you must present your Groupon prior to ordering.
- A standout in the city's growing morass of Asian-fusion eateries, Djan's is unassumingly chic and genuinely adheres to that timeless phrase, "the customer is always right." – Amy Sung and Emily Page, Seattle Weekly
- The food is always good and they have the best Tom Kha soup, hands down. – Taunster, Urbanspoon
- It's a great place for a "date dinner" that won't break the bank but is romantic and intimate. – squiddish, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 add'l as gift. Limit 1 per table. Must redeem in 1 visit. Reservation required. Dine-in only. No cash or credit back. Not valid for tax or gratuity. Not valid with other offers or happy hour menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Djan's Thai Restaurant
A two-story, 1930s Wallingford house with a pillared front porch and white clapboard siding isn’t the typical setting for pad thai and green curry, but Djan’s Thai Restaurant doesn’t have an interest in being ordinary. Inspired by the eclectic, global tastes of co-owners and brothers Tum and Lek, the restaurant prides itself on fusing East and West in both its menu and decor. Input from chefs in Bangkok and New York City helped create the menu, which tempts diners to sink chopsticks into contemporary versions of classic Thai dishes, such as wok-fried ginger beef or fried rice with pineapple and tofu. Foundational Thai ingredients—coconut milk, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, and basil leaves—still appear on plates, but they share the stage with Hawaiian-style prawns and Japanese shrimp tempura. Instead of washing down mouthfuls by drinking from a date's seltzer-filled boutonniere, diners can sip the vintages from Washington, California, and Chile that grace a hefty wine list.
Djan's decor reflects its cuisine’s multicultural influences with modern, geometric tables and backlit alcoves that give a nod to the past with lanterns and suspended silver bells. For those who would rather eat in the comfort of their own homes or need to feed a party, the restaurant also offers delivery and catering.