I brought my daughter here during the week for lunch to celebrate her birthday. We waited maybe 10 minutes at the door in the front room and didn't see any worker except the kitchen staff coming through the back door. We were finally asked to come back and then were left at the opening to the back room while the hostess/ server bussed and cleaned our table. It was about another ten minutes before another person asked for our drink order. Five minutes later another person delivered it, fifteen minutes later another person came for our food order. We were each given a complimentary soup. I have no idea what kind of soup it was, we weren't told and I've had it before, but it seemed to be a salty beef broth with something stringy (possibly raw egg?), some vegetables and corn starch - neither one of us ate much of it. We ordered sweet tea, chicken pad thai, and beef and broccoli. The tea nearly lifted me out of my seat it was so sweet, the pad thai was tasty but less than strip mall quality, and the beef and broccoli was quite tough. The portions seemed small for the price, the service was sketchy, and the atmosphere was aged (decorated with grandparents garage sale furniture) and somewhat bizarre. It does not give the impression of "clean". Thai By the Sea in Oak Island is FAR superior to this place. Will not be returning.