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“OK but Isan Thai is better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Taste of Asia

Taste of Asia
4413 S Tiamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
941-923-2742
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Ranked #287 of 849 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“OK but Isan Thai is better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We had dinner here a week after going to Isan Thai, also on Highway 41. Taste of Asia is OK, but Isan Thai is much better. Food here was good, but ordinary as upscale Thai places go. The service was good, and we didn't run into any of the unpleasant experiences that other reviewers have reported. We got to Taste of Asia about 6 PM, and the place was not yet crowded; and we were seated and served expertly.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Srqga, Manager at Taste of Asia, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you. Have a nice day:)
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Chicago, Illinois
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“very enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Eight of us had a very pleasant dinner here recently. The menu is very diverse (as expected in a place whose name implies seemingly unlimited options), with an emphasis on Thai. Food ranges from mild to spicey; I loved their fried rice. Service was good, portions large and prices fair.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Srqga, Manager at Taste of Asia, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We are truley glad you enjoyed your experiences. Please come back anytime and we will try our hardest to repeat your experiences and expectation!
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Philadelphia,Pa.
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Food on a Packed Holiday Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It was Christmas week and the place was packed. We got the last table, and it was outside and bit chilly. Some of our fellow diners were grumbling about the service, but we expected some wait. It is a small place with a small kitchen. The menu is interesting and the server takes you through all the nuances of Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese dishes. All the ones our group had were great, especially the Pad Thai and the other noodle dishes. The food is cooked to order, and it is hot and well made. It's not what some people expected who were looking for a typical Chinese -American eatery, It's much better. Have been back a couple of times. The servers are always welcoming and very nice!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Srqga, Manager at Taste of Asia, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear good food on a packed holiday night. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. We try our hardest and sometimes people like yourself and family understands. Thats why regardless of all the other negative reviews, we keep trudging along. It means a lot for us to know that our hard effort is just not wasted on mean people with harsh words and attitude... Thank you :)
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food....but the attitude!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I ate here recently, and had some friendly banter with the manager or owner that was met with a snarky response. That's when I looked this place up here. What kind of business owner responds to poor reviews in such a confrontational manner? That is completely unprofessional. I will still visit this restaurant though, but until you learn to be professional and friendly, you'll get one star from me.

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“Cold food, Plastic plates--you figure it out”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Way over rated..many better..Isan Thai down road...look at owners responses..it's always others problem. .waste of time n money..idiots I'd say

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Srqga, Manager at Taste of Asia, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear cold food plastic plates. Thank you for your input but I'm sorry to inform that we are to busy serving our friendly guests who loves us, loves our food and service to give your negative feedback any thoughts. Thank you. Have a nice day!!
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