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“Something is wrong here”

Sala Thai Restaurant
Ranked #494 of 3,102 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
Montana
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Something is wrong here”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I recently went to Sala Thai with a friend who lives near this restaurant. We have both been to Thailand multiple times. I lived in Thailand for 8 years and have been going there since 1983. I know and love Thai food.
We were SO disappointed. We ordered both a green and red curry and when they came to the table, they were nearly the same color. This was the most watered down, tasteless excuse for curry I have ever seen. It was watery and seemed to be thickened with flour. The veggies and meat were ok, but the so called curry was bland. An insult to real Thai cooking.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Scottsdale, AZ
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous neighborhood Thai restaurant”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Marvelous Thai value. Excellent choices,extensive selection and reasonable prices. What more can I say. The Catfish was great....tender and great.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Flagstaff434
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Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful and authentic Thai food”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

The food is delicious - spicy (you tell them how spicy you want it) and flavorful. There is a good variety of soups, meat and fish dishes, and vegetable dishes - perfect for a mixed group of vegetarians and meat lovers. The curry chicken really stood out and was better than most curry dishes that I've tried at other places - lighter and creamier. The only problem is that they are so good and popular that they are usually very busy.

Visited March 2013
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Thank ColoradoPlains
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Thai Restaurant in AZ”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Having been to Thailand four times, I can say that Sala Thai is the most authentic Thai cuisine in the valley. This is a family run restaurant with the entire family where the entire family participates as cooks and servers. One of my favorite dishes is the Pa Nang Curry. But everything on the menu is fantastic. Did I mention that you can bring your own wine to enjoy with your meal? Unless you've been to Sala Thai, you don't know what you are missing.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Heidi2723
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“As Authentic as You Can Get!!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I've spent time in Thailand, and this restaurant does not compromise or try to Americanize their fare. Always wonderful and BYOB without a corkage.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank mark g
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