While the Great Wall of China may win the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Thailand, built to reach any itchy corner across the vast, narrow expanse of the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon equally ingenious Thai creations with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of cuisine and drinks at ra-ka-de-ka Fresh Thai Kitchen. Choose either location in Grantville or Pacific Beach. This Groupon is valid only at your chosen location.
Colossal cuisine portions tip the scales of both locations' menus. The fresh spring rolls ($5.50) burst at their rice-paper seams with vegetables, tofu, and shrimp and come served with a peanut sauce, perfect for dipping and liquid-diet elephants. Poultry patrons can cast a vote for the panang curry chicken ($7.50), which mixes coconut milk with sweet, spicy, and thick curry, adorned with plump bell peppers, sweet pineapple, and affable basil. In the realm of classic tastes, the pad see iew ($7.50) allows noncommittal noodlers the choice of thin rice noodles or flat noodles with a savory synthesis of chicken, broccoli, carrots, egg, and sweet black sauce. The kitchen team can spicy up your dish as sweltering as your devil-may-care tongue can handle, and in emergencies, smoldering stamp-lickers can be extinguished with a tasty Thai iced tea ($1.95).
Ra-ka-de-ka means "good price" in Thai and "surfing dinosaur" in Dtai—differing definitions the friendly staff reconciles by serving moderately priced dishes in a setting that's as quick and casual as a rad dino. Each convenient ra-ka-de-ka location is kept spotless and yeti-free, sporting a modern style that fosters a laid-back ambience. This Groupon can be used for either dine-in or carryout, catering to a pleasant night out for married macromolecules or a simple dinner at home to soothe the cytoskeleton.
Prices vary slightly between locations; those listed are for the Mission Valley location. This deal is not valid for happy hour.
Nearly 70 Yelpers give the Friars Road location of ra-ka-de-ka Fresh Thai Kitchen 3.5 stars; they give the Cass Street location three stars. Ninety-six percent of Urbanspooners recommend the Friars Road location of ra-ka-de-ka:
- If you're looking for fast and delicious Thai food then Ra-ka-de-ka is the best. – SanDiegoJoey D., Yelp
- I eat here quite often when I need a decently healthy, fresh bit of food. The staff are always friendly, fast and the food is always fresh and tasty. – john A., Yelp
- If you want cheap, easy, and delicious, than go here. The staff is very friendly and the food is healthier for you. – Casey, Urbanspoon