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“Great Thai food. Left very happy and satisfied”
Review of Tanapa Thai

Tanapa Thai
Ranked #76 of 164 Restaurants in Glenelg
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: At the Tanapa Thai Restaurant it is our wish that you will enjoy your dining experience with us as much as we enjoy preparing it for you. Our Head Chef Thawanrat Thitivimutkun (Nop to her friends) received her training at the world famous Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. Thawanrat's authentic and traditional Thai cuisine will take you on a delightful journey through many parts of Thailand.Most of the recipes for our dishes have been handed down through many generations of Nop's family, some have been derived from her days with the Oriental hotel and a few have found their way into her hands from the Thai Royal kitchens.
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Thai food. Left very happy and satisfied”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Have been here many times before but felt that the food was even better than on previous occasions. Husband had the eggplant special which he was still talking about the next morning. I had the green chicken curry which was absolutely superb (I doubt you'll find better anywhere). Bowl was almost overflowing with fresh veggies and delicious chicken, certainly no skimping on ingredients here! Menu seems to have been updated since our last visit and a little more pricey (mains around the $20 mark). Decor is okay (although we were seated staring at an empty display fridge?) and the table was uneven and wobbling on the tiles - minor complaints as the food was well worth the money. We will return!

Visited December 2012
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Adelaide
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3 reviews
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“Great green curry”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

The way the staff made you welcome, the green curry was exceptional so was the bbq duck, Sticky rice and mango a must when visiting this resturant

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We like to consider ourselves Thai food aficionados - from a Westerner's perspective. Tanapa was average to very good in parts. Everything was edible, service was middle of the road. When you ring and make a booking and they ring you back to confirm - wouldn't you expect it to be written in their appointment book when you arrive? Luckily we were early and got a table but still, not a great way to start. Water was delivered to the table immediately - bottled tap - none of this up-selling - which suits us just fine. However, we did have our own wine with us which was obvious but had to request wine glasses when placing our order. They were very nice wine glasses, not the tiny cheap ones you normally get and for $8 corkage I was glad to see a wine cooler with ice was provided.
When the food arrived, the Money Bags were crispy but too many frozen peas and corn for my taste. No sign of the water chestnuts mentioned in the menu descriptor and very little chicken and prawn meat. The Curry Puffs were very bland and had a paste like texture, not the best we have ever had. To be honest the menu does state "mild" but this was almost tasteless. Mains were Pad Spicy chicken which was spicy and my OH loved; and BBQ Pork which we both thought was excellent. By the time we left, the place was full so obviously it is doing something right. We will return but will continue our search for the "Best"Thai in Adelaide.

  • Visited May 2012
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Garrath_vdl, Owner at Tanapa Thai, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Thank you for your review. We have only just become aware of it through “Tripadvisor”. Occasionally we have service issues with inexperienced wait staff and I do apologise if it was found wanting.
The water chestnuts are finely chopped into cubes less than half the size of a corn kernel and they are almost white so I’m not surprised you did not see them. We purchase our fresh vegetables from the markets about three times a week on average. Frozen vegetables are only used rarely, as a last resort when fresh is simply not available.
While we do not aim to be a fine dining restaurant we do strive to bring our patrons the most authentic Thai dining experience within the constraints of what ingredients are available in Adelaide. Thank you again for your comments and we are working on our customer service.
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
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“Best Thai in Adelaide by far”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is seriously good Thai food - of going there about 20 times, service has been a bit off twice, but excellent the rest of the time - to the point of fantastic chef Nop now coming out of the kitchen for a chat every time we eat there. A real bonus to the unfortunately not amazing Glenelg dining scene - along with Bay Bar Dos for tapas and Zest for breakfast, this has become a local favourite. The eggplant special, the chef's special snapper, the chicken satay and the pork with snow pea salad are some definite favourites... great laksa too if you're in the mood for a staple!

They do take away too - but not delivery.

  • Visited April 2012
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