People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with exotic eats: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai cuisine and non-alcoholic drinks at Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar, located in Victory Park. Per state law, this Groupon cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol.
Infusing authentic, classic Thai cuisine with modern ingredients, Naga Thai's dinner menu begins the mouth parade with crispy calamari served with avocado-ginger sauce ($7) or papaya salad with a sweet chili-lime sauce ($7). Signal readiness for round two by howling like a coyote before ordering one of the various curry, noodle, and classic entrees. Direct wandering eyes toward the Chef's selections, where they can feast upon plates such as the sweet-chili sea bass ($18). Pay the curries a visit with a plate of massaman curry with sweet potato, onion, lotus root, and peanut swimming in a coconut massaman sauce (chicken, beef, tofu, or veggie, $11; shrimp, $12).
Naga Thai's upscale environment features marble tables and cozy booths, and live music by local DJs amps up the weekends. Since Naga is located between the American Airlines Center and House of Blues, free parking for automobiles, chariots, and souped-up bobsleds is available in a "Restaurant Only" parking lot across the street from Victory Avenue.
- Naga is one smart formula: approachable, affordable, and delicious. – Todd Johnson, D Magazine
- The tum tip chicken-and-shrimp fritters are an edible master class in fry, and the sweet chili sea bass is expertly crisped. – Dallas Observer
- This chef is really doing something here, and I intend to be a part of it (the eating part) until they go out of business for giving me so much Duck. – Food C., Yelp
Naga Thai Kitchen
Calling themselves "three Thais and a white guy," Naga Thai Kitchen's quartet of founders imparts creative, contemporary influences to traditional Thai cuisine. Flowers and dramatic, modern design elements spangle the dining room, interrupting orange walls with cutouts, staggered wood panels, and hanging fringes. When they're not plucking ripe lychee martinis off the branches of the bar, patrons select dishes from a menu of curries, stir-fried noodles, and chef's selection seafood plates.