We've been coming here for years, but stopped coming about 3 years ago when the food quality and service plummeted. Had a craving for Thai back in October 2010 and had given up on Vila Thai as their quality and service kept declining. We came back to Saing Thai in Rita Ranch and fell back in love and curry lust. They fixed their personnel problems and are back to being just family run again. The food quality now surpasses where it was originally 5 years ago and we are there at least once or twice a month now.
Last night we had the Tom Yum Gai soup with chicken. Out of this world good. You know the lemon grass is in there when the tanginess hits the back of your throat and you have to cough! The flavors melded together perfectly and brought a smile to our faces.
We usually have a curry and had the Gaeng Garee with chicken; yellow curry in coconut milk with potatoes and onion. The best it has ever been. The delightful subtle sweetness of the coconut complimented by just enough heat to delight the palate. Excellent.
We enjoy all of their curries and the fresh spring rolls. The Tom Kah Gai (coconut based) soup is also very good. We've tried most of the stir fry dishes and the noodle dishes. I find their Pad Thai just a little disappointing but just toss on more chili oil and jazz it up.
I'd truly give this place 4.5 stars if that were an option. I hold back on 5 stars simply because of simplicity of decor and lack of maintenance of some items .. mostly just general wear and tear. Also, be patient as the service isn't particularly fast but the food is worth the wait!
It is the best Thai in Tucson! It is better than several Thai places we've tried in LA.
They sometimes close in July or August for a couple of weeks and the family goes back to Thailand. You might give them a call ([--]) during those months just to ensure they are open.