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“Cozy Little Place with Amazing Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Flavors

Thai Flavors
Ranked #10 of 140 Restaurants in Ankeny
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ames, Iowa
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cozy Little Place with Amazing Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Saturday lunch is always busy. Make sure you are not in a hurry. There was only one waitress for 8 tables (at least 16 people). She did good, plus the food was worth the wait.

Appetizer was Pork Pot Stickers with flavorful sauce (comes in 6 pieces) for $5.95. Delicious!
Entree was $8.95 a plate Pad See Ew (stir fried flat noodles cooked in sweet soy sauce, with Chinese broccoli, carrots, and meat of your choice) with no spice for the kids. It was too sweet for my taste, I'd order it medium spicy.
I had the Calamari Thai Fried Rice, medium spicy, and it was very tasty, $6.95 (Lunch Specials). My husband had Asparagus Chicken with those homemade brown sauce for $7.95 (Lunch Specials). It was very good.

This place has alcoholic drinks, including wine. While some find this place as "hole in the wall", I found it cozy. It has nice dinnerware and silverware instead of plastic. It has table cloth, not plastic cafeteria-like cover. Lighting was just right, not too bright nor dark. Decoration is simple and tasteful, no blaring music. It's small, alright... Probably 10 tables or so, but it makes it more "intimate".

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Ankeny, Iowa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great Thai food. Does not look like much from the outside, but food is awesome. The people are nice. Sit down or take out.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Simple and good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Small hole in the wall that knows how to make Thai food. The sevice can be slow, but the food is worth the wait.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ankeny, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

I love eating at Thai flavors. Though there is one in Des Moines too, it doesn't feel like a chain restaurant. The food is delicious and made to your desired level of spiciness. Their crab rangoons are the best I've tasted. The little fortune rolls that come with the bill are quite tasty too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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