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“More of a bar than a restaurant”

Naam Khao Thai Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #887 of 8,381 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Thai
Description: Naam Khao is named after the essence Thai cuisine, "water rice". We're Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai food prepared by Thai-born chefs following a long cultural tradition of enjoying a rich life through great food! Business groups, families and friends enjoy great food and fun. After the kitchen closes around 10pm the lights go down and music turns up with occasional karaoke. Our outdoor patio features ample tables, seating and music. Free WIFI (just ask for the super secure code :) We have a full service bar with Thai, domestic and import beers, champagne and red and white wines properly chilled in our cellar and a wide range of spirits. Enjoy music, dancing and karaoke! Lunch M-F 11am-2pm Dinner Everyday 5pm-10pm Bar Open Everday until 2am Call ahead to dine-in or take out. Please call for catering options as it depends on size of order and distance. Kop Khun Ka!!
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Description: Naam Khao is named after the essence Thai cuisine, "water rice". We're Thai restaurant serving authentic Thai food prepared by Thai-born chefs following a long cultural tradition of enjoying a rich life through great food! Business groups, families and friends enjoy great food and fun. After the kitchen closes around 10pm the lights go down and music turns up with occasional karaoke. Our outdoor patio features ample tables, seating and music. Free WIFI (just ask for the super secure code :) We have a full service bar with Thai, domestic and import beers, champagne and red and white wines properly chilled in our cellar and a wide range of spirits. Enjoy music, dancing and karaoke! Lunch M-F 11am-2pm Dinner Everyday 5pm-10pm Bar Open Everday until 2am Call ahead to dine-in or take out. Please call for catering options as it depends on size of order and distance. Kop Khun Ka!!
Reviewed February 13, 2014

The place is full of regulars and so has a pretty good atmosphere. The staff are hilarious and good place for a laugh. Only had starters shared amongst the table and they were pretty good (not as good as the Thai Bistro which gets my nod in Houston). Naam Khao is more like a local than a place to visit as a planned outing.

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Thank Doug G
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Reviewed December 15, 2008

This is a cute little restaurant and bar in West Houston in the Energy Corridor area (Eldridge Parkway near Briar Forest). The service can be slow sometimes at lunch when it gets crowded, because all the food is fresh and made to order. Everything I have ordered has been excellent coconut milk soup, lemongrass soup, red curry chicken and ginger chicken). At night the bar is a fun place to hang out, and later at night they crank up the music and a lot of cute girls have a good time. The bartender on weekends is adorable. Great food and really nice people.

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Reviewed November 1, 2008

Naam Khao is a new Thai restaurant and bar on Eldridge Parkway near Briar Forest in the Westchase district of Houston. It is also known as "Pook's Place" by locals and regulars who know the manager and bartender Pook, whose family runs the place. Their menu includes standard Thai dishes, but they are exceptional for their freshness and flavor. This place always has a lot of Thai people eating, so you know it is authentic.
My favorites include Pad Thai, Tiger Cry, Piaa Rad Prik (deep-fired fish with chili sauce) and red curry. They will make it VERY hot (my favorite) if you want, but will ask you how spicy you want it and cook it according to your preference. Service is not their strong point, as they often get busy, especially at lunch and dinner, and the waitresses can be a bit relaxed and forgetful. However, their attitude is very friendly and accomodating, and if you are patient (and sometimes ask politely about your order) you will eventually be served. At night, the bar is always full with many people preferring to eat at the bar and follow the latest sports on TV.

Thank terbiumlife
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