Thai Passion

South Austin

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In a Nutshell

Artfully crafted, traditional Thai cuisine served in dining room bedecked in the owner and chef’s original carved artwork

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Promotional value expires Oct 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended for parties of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Not valid for alcohol. Must purchase 1 food item. Valid only for listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Thai fare attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of Thai cuisine and soft drinks, valid Monday–Thursday
  • $15 for $30 worth of Thai cuisine and soft drinks, valid Friday–Sunday

The menu is populated by an extensive list of traditionally prepared dishes, such as the hot-and-sour Fisherman's soup ($14), fried red snapper in a spicy tamarind sauce ($15), and yellow Thai Passion curry ($10).

Thai Passion

When Gene Kobboon arrived in the United States in 1985, he initially sought a career as a commercial artist and took odd jobs in kitchens around Austin to help pay his way through school. He quickly realized he loved his work more than his classes, and switched his focus to becoming a chef. He then opened Thai Passion, combining his love of cooking with his artistic eye.

From his artfully plated Thai dishes to his handmade carvings that deck the walls, Mr. Kobboon's ample artistic talent flourishes throughout the restaurant. Each morning, he arrives at the restaurant with a bundle of fresh orchids and adorns each table with one of the delicate blooms. Golden lighting keeps the restaurant as warm and inviting as its cuisine's spicy aromas, which waft from the kitchen until 3 a.m. catering to late-night partiers and those trying to stay awake late enough to tuck in the moon.

Customer Reviews

Always have a great meal there and appreciate the polite service without continual interruptions or obligatory conversation with the staff.
Michelle F. · December 11, 2012
The employees are always very accomodating and nice.
Karyn M. · November 5, 2012
Good service, very pleasant waitress
Irene A. · October 28, 2012
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    South Austin

    9300 S IH-35

    Suite A 400

    Austin, Texas 78748


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