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“Thai Done Right!”

Red Jasmine Thai Cuisine
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Vinton
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Roanoke, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Thai Done Right!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I have a serious love affair with authentic Thai food. Unfortunately, our little berg of Roanoke does not have much to offer a curry-loving soul. I have tried the two other Thai places in town with just so-so results. This week a friend of mine introduced me to this hidden gem in Vinton. The place has a homey feel and is a family-run business. The owner is full of family lore behind the recipes. Ask her about the dumplings and her brother's journey to the United States if you try it out! We sampled the Satay and the Thai Dumplings as appetizers. They were delicious. the satay was tender and juicy and the peanut sauce was a smooth consistency. For lunch, my daughter ordered the Shrimp Pad Thai. Everything was very fresh, but the dish lacked a little seasoning. My friend ordered the Shrimp Green Curry. This was REALLY tasty. The baby eggplant was thinly sliced and perfectly cooked. The bean sprouts were firm and added nice texture. The curry itself had nice round heat and did not overpower the jasmine rice's delicate flavor. I ordered the Thai Silk Noodles with the large noodles. The spice was perfect. The noodles were redolent with thai basil and the seafood was very fresh. Again, the bean sprouts added the perfect textural contrast and the pieces of squid were unusually tender.

We did not hesitate when offered dessert...the Mango Sticky Rice was divine! There was a fragrant coconut sauce drizzled over the sticky rice and the mango was perfectly ripe. It was the perfect cooling end to a spicy Thai lunch. Be warned that it is not necessarily an inexpensive lunch. Each entree was about $10, appetizers were about $6 a piece and dessert was about $6. The freshness of the vegetables, the perfection of the rice texture and the family food lore made the meal worth the price. If you like Thai, you must make the journey to Red Jasmine!

  • Visited June 2013
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Forest
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“Possibly the worst Thai that I've ever eaten”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

I had the Chicken pad thai and hubby had the chicken cashew. The food lacked flavor. Even the fresh spring rolls were terrible. I'm not sure if it's because I have a Preference for a Issan regional food. I'm under the impression that this is a Chang Mai regional cuisine. Yuk! No beef salad or papaya salad option, either!

  • Visited May 2013
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“Very, VERY Good Thai”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here after a busy day of family errands and had a wonderful lunch. I opted for shrimp pad thai-hubby went for the spicy "Excited Chicken." Both were great. Hard to find a better Thai restaurant in this area.

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Virginia
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“My Favorite!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

By far the best restaurant in Vinton, nevertheless best Thai food you will be able to find in the entire Roanoke area. Everything is delicious and fresh, and the owner is delightful. I have been going here for years and have never had a less than perfect experience.

  • Visited December 2012
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virginia
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“Vinton Jewel!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This restaurant is a hidden jewel in downtown Vinton! The food is always very good and is prepared with care and using fresh, quality ingredients. The family thats owns this restaurant also cooks and serves and they pride themselves on their customers satisfaction! Usually not crowded, it is a great place for a quiet dining experience.

Visited August 2012
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