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“Best spicy food found in Moscow”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Baan-Tai

Baan-Tai
Ranked #1,013 of 13,563 Restaurants in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
USA
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best spicy food found in Moscow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Russians are not exactly known for their spicy cuisines. That being said, the Thai people know what spice is and how to use it. While many restaurants alter their menu in Moscow to suite the Russian palate, Baan Thai has kept the original flavor and seasoning in tact (they will lower the heat a bit, if you ask ahead of time, but why would you).

We've been to this restaurant almost monthly since arriving in Russia and can honestly say it is one of our favorite in this city. The prices are a bit steep ($10 for a drink, $10-15 for soup, etc), but not exactly outrageous compared to other similar restaurants in this city.

The menu is fairly diverse and covers a wide array of Thai cuisine. It is recommended that you try the appetizers, a soup and a main course. Dessert is hit and miss, but the rest of the options are must have. If you enjoy spicy food, this is a must visit.

The restaurant is a bit shady looking from outside - but once inside, it is very clean and comfortable. I've never had an issue with unsanitary conditions at this establishment and the food is always properly cooked.

Whether you want to visit during lunch or dinner - the menu is always the same. Service is fast and reliable. The managers/owners will greet you upon arrival and ensure you are properly taken care of during your stay. They speak English and Russian, so that shouldn't be an issue. Menus are also available in English and Russian (and Thai, of course). And of course, like all restaurants I like to frequent - they accept credit card (even U.S. cards), which isn't always common in this city.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
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English first
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Food is delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nice, cosy, small Thai restaurant. Food is delicious, just as it should be. Soups are very tasty. Service is quite and competent. Best restaurant to go in you look for Thai kitchen.

  • Visited February 2013
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