We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Best In Town?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Garden

Thai Garden
Ranked #14 of 35 Restaurants in Clarkston
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
192 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Best In Town?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Probably, if you are looking for Asian food, the Thai Garden has it all: A little Thai, a little Japanese, and a little Thai. It IS, probably, the best in this class in Clarkston, WA.

We always worry about restaurants that mix the cuisines like this, and this was no exception. Still, we had a reasonable meal at a fair price with (until the end) good service.

Yes, most all tasted the same because it came out of the same wok, with the same spices and oils, but, saying that, it was pleasant and flavorful. The "honey walnut prawns" I thought were interesting, but my wife didn't like the white, sweet, sauce on top. Otherwise we agreed that the Kung Pao Beef was good, the white rice (comes with almost everything) as, well, what you'd expect, and that the curry fried rice was either fair (her) or good (me).

Note: Nothing to drink except water and tea (soft drinks, maybe?). Take-out is a big item and our hotel and, I expect, others, have the menus in the rooms.

Would we go there again? Maybe. We'd just come back from Montana and North Dakota where everything was "STEAK" that a change of palate was wonderful.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank William W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    8
    7
    3
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lewiston, Idaho
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Get the spice as hot as you want!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

The Thai food choices keep us returning to enjoy the food. They know what we like, remember how hot we like each dish and the wait staff welcomes us each time we stop. Enjoy noodle entrees? Try the Pad Thai noodles with shrimp....we get it with #5 heat! Their menu also includes American food as well for those who don't always want Thai. Stop in and say hi to Wendy!

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Butterfly I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jawbone Flats, WA
Level Contributor
123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Owners always go the extra mile!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

I eat here several times a year and the food is always fresh and the service is always A-1. Last month, a friend of mine had surgery, and we wanted Chinese food. We called Wendy at Thai Garden, placed our order, and had a fantastic dinner delivered right to my friend's hospital room. This is just one of many great experiences I have had with this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank forensicanthro10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One of the best if not The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were passing thru town and met up with Clarkston friends at this restaurant. They had been a few times since its opening and raved about it. Indeed it was very good. My husband and I each ordered a combo plate and wound up with the quantity of at least one full dinner for take home. We had the choice of crispy noodles or soft noodles with the chow mien which was made of the best, freshest and crispiest veges I have ever had. Not soaked in a sauce. I had the teriyaki chicken, served on a skewer (3 of them) and sw/sour chicken. He had the lemon chicken. They both came with chow mein and fried rice. Usually, we have to pay extra for fried rice instead of the regular white rice. Everything was very tasty. We had gone early (5:00pm) so was fairly empty, service was quick and the Asian gal was very good at explaining and checked on us frequently.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Shack2_05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Just bad!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

The waitress didn't speak hardly any English. So ordering food was difficult! She asked us if we wanted hot tea but never offered anything else to drink. We ordered wontons and because of the language barrier, we got deep fried wonton wrappers with nothing in them. The food we ordered was mediocre at best. The place looked like an old breakfast diner. We won't be going back.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jellyfish33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Thai Garden also viewed

 

Been to Thai Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing