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“A taste of Thailand”
Review of Truly Asia

Truly Asia
Ranked #70 of 171 Restaurants in Interlaken
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bedford, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“A taste of Thailand”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

One of us is Thai, so very critical of Thai restaurants that are in any way substandard. We chose the gourmet selection for two. Our chicken sate starter was tough and the sauce bland. The generous portion of prawns in our tom yam was succulent, but the soup was less tasty that we had hoped. Our green curry was OK, but a little too sweet and not spicy enough for our taste. The beef dish, however, was perfect, with delicious, tender beef, and a very tasty sauce. The rice was also cooked perfectly.
Regettably, the service was slow, each course coming after long gaps, even though we had requested that all the dishes should arrive together. Thus, we had to leave and never did sample our desserts, which should have been included as part of the 'package'.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
We would eat there again, but would insist on dishes arriving together rather than intermittently.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TimSharrock
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fresno, California
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218 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Technical Issues, service overshadowed food”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The service was pretty slow, from ordering to the end. We ordered a fixed price meal for two, with a chicken dish and crispy grilled duck. The appetizer and the entrees tasted great -- no complaints with the food at all.

Then we waited for the dessert of fried banana ... and waited ... you get the idea. Finally, I managed to flag (I mean actually waving) down the waiter. Only then he admitted that the fryer had "broken" and it would be a while longer. (Note to owner: teach your people to be flexible and honest, perhaps offering a substitute.) Well, it finally came. Then the bill; after waiting quite a bit more. He brought the credit card machine to the table and ran my wife's credit card. "It wouldn't take it." Really? We tried my card, and it ran OK -- but the paper tape ran out (he forgot to notice the warning). (We charged on her card the day after at another restaurant with no problems.)

Visited July 2013
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Thank Norm G
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Adelaide
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280 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Tasty value”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

A small place-therefore off limits to large groups in Interlaken. This thai/ chinese serves good food. Helpful and attentive waiting staff and good selection of drinks. This was a jewel in Interlaken and a safe place for an inexpensive and nutritious meal. Children are welcome here. Attentive staff and good atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lanky3
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
“Bad attitude and dishonest menu”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We ordered two Vietnamese beef noodles but we were just served the plain soup noodle with only few slides of meat and some spring onion. We asked the staff if it was supposed to have side herbs/salads served, the staff kept saying yes and promising it was coming. After 20 mins waiting and our noodle cooled down, the herbs/ salad still didn't come.

We asked the boss for the herbs/salad, and showed the pictures on the menu, the boss told me the pictures were just for reference, dont believe what was shown in the picture, and the herbs/salad wasn't supposed to come with the noodle. However, 5 mins later the boss gave us only one portion of unfresh salad and said "Enough" with a rude attitude, which make us even more angry.

Even though in the end the two portions of salad were served, we don't consider this restaurant provides good customer services or at least they don't offer fair service to the customers from different countries.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Assign D
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Bern, Switzerland
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419 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“nice surroundings with high trees - savoury food - would certainly return”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I was cordially received and affably attended by the waiter of viatnamese origin. Nevertheless he was speaking the local language (swiss german) error-free. To all my questions I received accurate answers. At noontime I could choose among the menus of the day: small mixed salad, rice with vegetables and some prawns (Sezuan style), around 20 CHF only. The dish was very savoury. I do not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Abi V
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