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“Food – ABSOLUTELY ATROCIOUS, Service – HORRIBLE” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand
3024 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2614 (Uptown)
612-822-5588
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Ranked #217 of 1,405 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Uptown
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food – ABSOLUTELY ATROCIOUS, Service – HORRIBLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Food – ABSOLUTELY ATROCIOUS, Service – HORRIBLE

Price – If you want to pay for décor, ambience, go ahead $$$, else – stay the hell away.

1. The ‘TOM YAM SOUP’ soup is a perfect example. Absolutely diluted so much coconut milk (menu says cream and it’s normally a dash and not to be bathed as they do here); it comes off as a poor man’s hot and sour soup with milk thereby displaying an oil-water-scummy combinatory sight. I don’t think I need to elaborate upon the taste. Let’s leave it as ‘ten times worse than heavily watered, cream of mushrooms with vinegar and a sticky sweet licorice aftertaste’.

2. ‘THE WALLEYE’ is crisp as stated in the menu – the kind of crispness you can get from sun dried leather and soaked gummy cardboard. And these were ordered with a high level of spice to ensure some semblance of taste but to no effect.

3. And to add insult upon injury, the service was horrible. When it comes to service, apart from courtesy, cute talk and all – the most critical aspect is the duration between the order and delivery – which in this case was 38 minutes on a week day evening with full staff. Any enquiry with the service leads to the following (in any combination);

a. Most know diddly-squat of anything remotely Thai – not even the basics of what is printed in the menu leading to either a regurgitation of B.S information is provided (saying a lot which makes no sense) or trips to the kitchen to disappear for inordinate periods of time.

b. The ability to even make an enquiry depends on the patron’s skill-sit on keep tabs when the specific server passes where they scramble so fast (still doing no food delivery) but somehow seem to skip your table. Case in point – a coke refill 8 minutes later was the first instance an enquiry could be made).

c. And if you flag down any of the other servers to circumvent this wait, the response is incomprehensible as the person doesn’t even understand the question (which is way worse than sub point a. above). The patron could be very well speaking in another language when the question was related to the spice sauces on the table to which the answer was a few mumbles and dash to the kitchen to be never seen again. (That must be one cavernous kitchen indeed).

All in all, we were so fed up that we got the food boxed (after inordinate waiting period), paid the damned bill, took the food to the garbage dump to the right of the hotel and dumped it there. (There was no option of getting a manager as that would require to play the same ‘waiting-and-hopefully-baiting’ the server /anyone else which would require another 15 minutes and in turn would’ve escalated the already frayed tempers in the table.

VERDICT – Personally, there is nothing that will make us ever return to this restaurant ever and I will ensure that this is made aware to as many in my professional/personal circle as possible.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
MInneapolis
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great experience with Thai food in Minneapolis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went to that restaurant with a group of people for our monthly dinner. The location is great, just at the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, easy to park on a public ramp one block from the restaurant. Decoration and general atmosphere is good and informal. Service was good and fast. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes with the typical range of spicy going from 1 to 5 - we tried 2 and 4 and it was not as hot (spicy) as expected, so don't be afraid to ask for "4" grade, you wont need a fire extinguisher.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Savage
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food/Hit & miss service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My husband and I have been going to this place for over two years now and we've always gone home satisfied, not just because of the food we ate but we also usually have extra to take home.

Food is usually very good. I'd recommend satay (not the appetizer version) and the spring rolls.

Only comment is that service is sometimes very slow depending on your server.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Awful food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I cannot believe some of the reviews here. Seriously I am shaking my head in disbelief at what some people thing constitutes good food! The food was absolutely dreadful and there was nothing Thai about it. In all of my life, I have never passed an all you can eat buffet, but the limp salad and yesterdays leftovers looked barely edible. Set in sorry looking decor, the only redeeming feature of the restaurant was the service which was good (but then again I always expect there to be good service in the States!) In Europe, this would close down in no time. If you like Thai food - find somewhere else, or make it yourself.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Northbrook, IL
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Wonderful service and food. Three of us ordered different entrees and all were delicious. I can't wait until my next trip to the Twin Cities to go back.

Visited November 2012
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