We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice Service - Average Food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dang's Thai Kitchen

Dang's Thai Kitchen
670 N State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034-2437
503-697-0779
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 128 Restaurants in Lake Oswego
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Portland, Oregon
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice Service - Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

My hopes were high when visiting Dangs Thai Kitchen. The presentation of each dish was lovely, and the service was prompt and pleasant. I purposely ordered dishes I was so fond of ordering at the original Typhoon restaurant (located in northwest Portland when they opened there many years ago) so I would have a direct comparison for freshness and flavor. As soon as the Miang Kum was delivered to our table, I knew something was wrong. I immediately could smell the undesirable strong odor of fish coming from the dried shrimp. The dried shrimp didn't even look the same as the dried shrimp served at Typhoon. The sauce was passable but didn't have the special zing of Typhoon's plum sauce. The Pad Thai tasted weak and uninteresting. The Vegetarian Green Curry was the best of the three dishes, and it didn't come close to the wonderful complex flavors I used to enjoy at Typhoon. Sorry, I can't recommend this restaurant to those who really love Thai food.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    10
    3
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“1 of 3 dishes was excellent”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I finally tried this restaurant after driving by it so many times on Highway 43. It was OK, but I won't be going back.

We had the House Special Noodle Curry, Crab Fried Rice, and a fried chicken dish that was a special that day -- I'm not sure of the name.
+ The fried chicken was excellent: very lightly breaded, and topped with crispy basil. Everyone at the table loved this, adults & kids alike.
- The noodle curry was so-so. The curry sauce seemed weak, and the noodle-to-meat ratio was way off. Too much beef and only a few noodles. It was basically a beef dish with a few noodles and some boiled vegetables.
- The crab fried rice didn't stand up to the high standard set by other Thai restaurants around here (see my other reviews). The crab flavor was good, but it had a bunch of diced vegetables that tasted like they came from a bag of frozen mixed veggies from the local supermarket.
- I actually found a curly hair in the fried rice, hence the 'poor' rating. If it weren't for this, I would have rated it 'average.'

The wooden carvings on the walls were beautiful.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012 via mobile

Great food, service, value. Atmosphere is so-so. Crab fried rice is a must have- plenty of crab!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
“Best Thai Food in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is really close to my house, so I always go here. the food is great and authentic, and that atmosphere is the best around. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone except those who don't like Thai food. :)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Thai from the standard noodle dishes to the curries plus a number of interesting seafood dishes and yummy appetizers.

Visited October 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dang's Thai Kitchen also viewed

Lake Oswego, Clackamas County
Lake Oswego, Clackamas County
 
Lake Oswego, Clackamas County
Lake Oswego, Clackamas County
 

Been to Dang's Thai Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dang's Thai Kitchen, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.