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“Nicely prepared quality food at Ridgewood Thai”
Review of Ridge Thai

Ridge Thai
Ranked #60 of 136 Restaurants in Ridgewood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 10, 2013

One of the best things about Thai food as opposed to what is served at the typical and numerous Chinese restaurants in the area is that you can actually taste the ingredients in the food that you are ordering. Many Chinese restaurants tend to over-sauce their food, making entrees sometimes indistinguishable from one another. Once you try Thai food, ordering Chinese take-out might take a back seat provided that you are adventurous enough to entertain some different spice sensations such as an assortment of curries, chili paste, lemon grass, etc.

My wife and I have taken out and dined at Ridgewood Thai many times including just recently. The food here is good and you can actually taste the vegetables, meats, seafood and other ingredients in the dishes. The sauces and spices don't over power the food. Even the entrees that are stated on the menu to be hot and spicy are not so. If you like some heat in your food, then let the service staff know. A favorite dish of ours to split as an appetizer is the Hai Lum, which is available with chicken, beef or pork. We always get it with chicken. It consists of stir-fried flat rice noodles with egg and sauteed in sesame oil. My personal favorite dish is the Golden Nest, which is stir-fried chicken with chilli-garlic paste, cashew nuts, pinapple chunks, carrots, onion, pepper & celery served in a crispy golden nest, which I think is made of rice. Order it "spicy" if you want a little "kick" to it. Friends and family that I recommended this dish to loved it!

If you are ordering take-out from this restaurant, no problem. If you plan on dining there, it's a very small place. So, call ahead for reservations, especially on weekends. It's also BYOB. The menu is fairly extensive with lots of different selections to choose from.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food there is still worth the wait, it is very authentic and the portions are decent but it definitely is not the place to take a large group. The waitresses there get frazzeld easily if a large group comes in. It is a very small restaurant. It is difficult to get their attention or one has to wait long to get something you have asked for. Two waitresses take care of the restaurant even on a friday or a saturday, that delays every table's turn around time. As a a result, those waiting for a table, despite making a reservation, have to wait for a while before being seated. I would go there on a weekday instead.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

The food was OK...nothing particularly stood out. Having traveled in Thailand I'm a "little" picky about Thai food which was I enjoyed so much in Bangkok for instance.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant is our favorite place togo to for Thai Food. I cannot say enough about the food itself. It compares with the best Thai food I have ever eaten. The flavors are authentic and the food made fresh to order. The only problem is that the place is very small and has limited tables. I would not suggest this place for anyone that has a group of more than 4. the place is really tight and the tables are placed very close to one another. But put all that aside and go there for the food. The service is OK.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

My daughter and I often dine here for lunch. She just loves the Pad Thai and the Thai iced tea, which comes in a lage thin glass in a beautiful shade of peach. I have tried many of their curries and I am never disappointed. They are excellent. Plus the lunch menu is very reasonable. It's a small restaurant but the walls are attractively decorated. Just a great destination for Thai food!

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