Thai food attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: hot, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of dinner cuisine (starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays), or $10 for $20 worth of lunch fare (served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday–Friday) at Mali Restaurant.
Mali Restaurant offers menus of fresh sushi and traditional Thai fare in a warm, chic setting. Lunchtime diners can sample starters such as the customer favorite basil rolls filled with homemade barbecued pork, shrimp, noodles, and vegetables, served with dip-encouraging tamarind sauce ($5). Make it a seasoning motif with a main course of Chinese eggplant with basil, sautéed with onion and pepper in a spicy basil sauce ($8). Dinner partakers can wake drowsing taste buds with an appetizer of satay marinated in Thai herbs and curry powder ($9) or nosh on sushi selections such as the hole-free bagel roll filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and scallion ($6.50). Entrees include classic noodle dishes as well as mouth-watering meats such as the grilled duck breast with red curry, bedecked with pineapple, peach, and vegetables ($16). Yowling sweet teeth can be silenced with a dessert of fried banana with coconut ice cream ($7), while of-age appetites can be sated with a quaff such as the restaurant's own Thai tea-ni ($8), a blend of tea-infused and vanilla vodkas, sweetened Thai tea, and milk, sure to whet whistles and inspire whistles and soft-shoe routines of admiration.
Mali's crimson accent walls and dark wood floors encourage casually sophisticated dining and elegant digestion. Snuggle with a sweetheart in the welcoming dining room, tastefully appointed with gold-framed paintings and accessorized with romantic ambience. Al fresco eaters can relax on the spacious outdoor patio beneath a vibrant awning, and imagine themselves on a culinary camping trip or within an expertly engineered blanket fort.
- The sushi was fresh and the Thai food was well priced and flavor full. A definite hit. – GoodL5790, Zagat
- The basil rolls were the best of the bunch. They are a non-fried roll with shrimp, bbq pork, rice, cilantro, and a delicious sauce… I would definitely recommend this to any Thai fans. – Ben B., Yelp