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“Happy enough”
Review of Try Thai

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Ranked #50 of 2,368 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fantastic bar on the upper ground floor with the beautiful Thai restaurant on the first floor.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was a third visit, taking advantage of the happy 'hour'. Which, naturally enough, runs from 4 to 7pm.

Like many restaurants in Chinatown, the main eating area is accessed by stairs, so may be a challenge for those with restricted mobility. We were again greeted promptly as we entered, and service throughout was efficient and friendly. The place began to fill up at 6pm.

I follow the maxim "never eat anywhere that has pictures of meals on the menu". Rather disappointingly, Try Thai tries to get around this by having a tacky slide display on a wall-mounted TV screen. Switch it off, folks - no one's going to order on the strength of those images.

But that's the negatives over with. Food is served on oblong plates and eaten off triangular plates. Rice in covered round pots, so a great venue for geometry students... Cutlery is automatically provided, with chopsticks available on request. From the promotional menu - two courses for £12.95 - there were eight starters (two vegetarian), and eight main styles with a choice of meat or vegetarian. I particularly enjoy the stir fry with chilli and sweet basil.

Portions are very generous; I've not yet managed to eat all the rice. There are drinks promotions in the happy hour, supplemented by specials (eg half price cocktails/mocktails on Wednesdays). Good value.

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Thank SaddleworthSaint
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Went there for lunch with friend and dinner for family the other days. Tried different dishes each time.
Found that their green flowing tea was nice to watch it blooming while you waiting your dishes to serve. The green tea with jasmine flower smell nice.

Starter
Thai style grilled pork taste great, pork meat was tender dipped the sauce which was prefect.
King prawns crispy noodles was little bit sweet.

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Try Thai mango crispy sea bass, the mango sour taste added special flavour on it. The fish was very crispy.
I forgot which curry i ordred, it is bit sweet.
I was really respect on the pineapple fried rice but not much pineapple flavour.

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Thank J K
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Went here to try the set lunch - avoiding the many average Chinese buffets. The service was slow, but the food was excellent and the place was very crowded. The two courses cost not much more than a Chinese buffet, so unless you want to stuff yourself with below average fodd, this is probably the best place to head for in Chinatown.

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Thank Stephen E
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We booked on the trip advisor reviews so I was looking forward to our meal out. The ambiance was nice shame they have a tacking screen showing the food on in the upstairs area though. The food was very lovely though, we picked a set Christmas menu and there were stacks of it - we were stuffed at the end.
Would recommend

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Thank bug-x
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Due to many good reviews, we payed out visit for the second time: the first time was years ago when they opened and we were not that impressed that time. Our second visit, we would say we had good meal. But for Thai meal, which is not that difficult to cook and the ingredients being quite cheap Part from lobster, we wondered how come they can charge that much. In London, it would cost about half to 2/3 of what Try Thai charges depending on where the restaurant is located and if you pay as much as what you have to pay at Try Thai in London, you can get more amazing choice. So all in all, I would rate it 3 stars. This is very subjective, based on my dining experience at other Thai restaurants in other parts of the UK.

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1  Thank Enjoydifference
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