Thoa's Restaurant & Lounge

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Customers choose two balanced and fragrant Vietnamese entrees and one seasonal dessert to share

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Promotional value expires Jan 17, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservations required. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid for Happy Hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$19 for a Vietnamese Dinner for Two (Up to $42 Value)

Pairs select one entree (up to an $18 value) each from the menu, such as a lemongrass-beef noodle bowl or chicken-curry stew, and then dig into a shared seasonal dessert of sticky black rice pudding with coconut milk (a $6 value).

Thoa’s Restaurant & Lounge

Owner and chef Thoa Nguyen lived the first 11 years of her life in Saigon before traveling to America with her family. There, she found her voice in cooking as she found creative ways to prepare food for her siblings; as the oldest of five with parents each working two jobs, it was a passion in part born from necessity. As Nguyen became a professional, though, she experimented with Pacific Island and Chinese cuisines. She didn’t return to her roots until after she volunteered with a group that sponsors the removal of land mines from Vietnam, according to the Seattle PI. Back in her home country for the first time, she was inspired by familiar foods and flavors. This trip motivated her to open her own restaurant, Thoa’s Restaurant & Lounge, which is a reflection of who she is. She told Seattle PI, “This is Thoa.”

The Seattle Times praised Thoa’s brand of Vietnamese cuisine, which is characterized by a minimal use of oil, generous bouquets of fresh herbs, and a balanced approach to “heating” and “cooling” ingredients. She sizzles spicy garlic prawns and scallops, and vietnamese steak frites reflect diverse culinary traditions. These meals unfold in a serene dining room that features bamboo pillars and lamps, soft lighting, and splashes of greenery.

Customer Reviews

Our service was delivered by a very sweet and relaxed woman. We were never hurried. The food was fresh and the table was sat at in the bar was covered with copper and the chairs were very comfortable!
John H. · February 3, 2013
Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Our entire experience at Thoa's was very positive. I told a number of co-workers what a great time we had. Excellent restaurant.
Barbara C. · January 17, 2013
Wonderful restaurant! I've been going for years, and am very pleased to have found that groupon :-) Consistently delicious food and friendly service. Great happy hour, and that patio is to die for in the summer!
Kelly G. · January 17, 2013

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