We have been to nearly all of the Thai restaurants in Sarasota and finally gave Isan Thai a try. We were very pleased with the atmosphere, food, service and value. There is no 'great' Thai food in Sarasota county, but having been to Isan Thai, I now have a new favorite Thai restaurant; and it's just up the street from where we live.
We started our meal with the Tom Yum Goong soup. It was truly delicious. The combination of flavors, aromas and spicing was absolutely superb. It was one of the best Tom Yum soups I've ever tasted. The Fresh Roll Shrimp was good, though the rice covering was a bit chewy. The Pad Khing scallop (a salad) was very good-the scallops were fresh, sweet and very tender. The Pad See-Ew Chicken was also very good. The flat noodles were just a bit al dente while the flavoring was very, very good. The chicken was moist and fresh. Then Panang Curry was also very good. The Tofu was cooked so that the outside was firm and the inside soft-just as it needed to be. The curry sauce was rich and flavorful, but a bit salty for my taste.
There was quite a crowd in the restaurant and I suspect that despite the many Thai choices, people in the community recognize how good this relatively new restaurant is. You won't go home disappointed!
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