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 $10, you get $20 worth of Thai cuisine and sushi at Phuket Thai Restaurant, which was named Best Sushi in 2009 by readers of the Huntsville Times.
Named for a pearl-like island in the middle of the Andaman Sea, Phuket serves up a diverse menu of items such as sizzling curries ($11–$13) and sushi- and tempura-packed bento boxes ($6.99–$9.99, lunch only) in a stylish dining room worthy of its picturesque namesake. This namesake additionally lends itself to the signature Phuket pad thai, a jamboree of rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, and eggs layered beneath a dusting of crushed peanuts and melancholy bean sprouts ($12). The house-specialty grilled rib eye comes slathered in tangy marinade, chargrilled to order, and accompanied by a sharp chili dipping sauce ($19). The Phuket culinary lineup also includes gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Phuket Thai Restaurant
The culinary artisans at Phuket Thai Restaurant sling a menu of Thai cuisine and sushi rolls as colorful as the eatery's yellow and red walls. Coconut milk–infused curries and noodle dishes share plate real estate with house specialties such as roasted duck curry and spicy catfish, as well as more than 25 sushi rolls packed with fresh seafood and vegetables. Steaming pans also sizzle gluten-free and vegetarian entrees, and chefs gladly accommodate requests for varying levels of spice and sentience. Asian artwork dots the walls throughout the dining room, lending to an overall vibe of soothing east-Asian calm.