great thai food, terrible service, mediocre honestly food, more expensive place, good price, mediocre pineapple rice, great panang curry
Mediocre Food and TERRIBLE Service.
Looking for Thai food and saw the place while driving by. Oops wrong decision. We were seated in a booth with bright sunlight directly in our eyes. We asked to be moved. Got attitude from the waiter. The waiter wanted to show off and take our order by memory. It was a large place with a number of filled tables. Wondered if he would get it right and he did not. We were served a beef instead of chicken, we got rice for two of our party of four and did not receive on of our dishes. The waiter never came back to check on us so we could tell him about the wrong order, missing rice and our other order of food. A person in our party had to get up and go to the front counter to ask about the rice, missing order and wrong order. The waiter never came but the other tables waitress came and brought us rice and took the missing order off our bill. Obviously the service was horrific and the food was very mediocre.....the place is stingy with their vegetables too.
Will never go back.
STUPID Owners or Management!. The food overall is not my problem - not the best food but not the worst either.... The service - everyone seems like very nice people however no one there is very good with speaking ENGLISH and therefore if you want something explained like i did today - they didnt really have to be accountable and it was frustrating to me... To make a long story short - THEY dont do lunch specials for carry out (why - i will never know)! At first, they said the lunch specials for carryout does not include rice (not just soup but rice too)... I later determined that they just dont offer lunch specials to go which i was not told correctly due to the language barrier... On second thought i guess i could of just ordered the food to eat there and as soon as the food landed on my table i could of just asked for everything boxed to go but i only thought of this after i had already left. Regardless, owners and/or management if you are reading this - CHANGE YOUR STUPID policy before you go out of business! Give your customers (who are always right) some stupid ass rice with there lunch specials to go!! The tough communication with the service is what youre gonna get at asian restaurants and i accept that but no rice or in this case no lunch specials for carryout or lunch specials with no rice business has to GO!! I ended up paying close to $12 for my shrimp dish and order of rice and thats officially not in the lunch special price zone I will check in periodically to see if indeed the policy was updated but until it is this is one customer that will be going elsewhere for THAI food! I blame STUPID Owners and or Management!!
GROSS!! METAL IN MY PAD THAI!!. I would give 0 stars if I could. We ordered take-out from this place tonight for the first time. The food was tolerable, not good by any means. Then as I'm eating my pad thai I feel like there is a bone in my mouth. When I pulled it out, it was a long piece of metal about an 2 inches long! I called to complain and guess what? They offered to give me credit towards my next meal! Ya right? I said there will never be a next meal at Thai Dishes. Supposedly they are sending someone to refund me for the one pad thai, but not the other food even though we were all too disgusted to eat it. I would never recommend this place.
BEST Thai Food in Santa Monica...and I have tried them all!.
Soooo delicious with a very pleasant ambiance! It's clean and comfortable, the service is fast and efficient, the food is delectable and authentic and the prices are quite reasonable.
Comfort and Joy!
horrible food: salty, unclean and YECCH!.
After many years boycotting them we tried them again. I should have stopped by here first.
Their food was even worse than a few years ago! Their service (better:DIS-service) had become worse too.
But REALLY, worst of all was the food!
Just HORRIBLE, it tasted (and looked) as if somebody had smashed together the leftovers and fried them up. I had Broccoli with beef (if it was really beef, I doubt it) and it was truly the worst I had for many many years. I could find other vegetables and whitish meat in it, and it tasted just salty. Totally DISGUSTED with that place. I tried to tell the "manager", but he totally rejected everything and was offensive on top of everything!
Wish there was a way to give zero stars, because that is what they deserve.
The worst Thai food ever. We started with shrimp (Tom Ka Kung?) soup. 6 shrimp, some diced mushrooms, a bit of lemon grass, chili and loads of salt. The soup was just incredibly salty. Rice accompanying the main dishes was "optional" (i.e., extra). We had two "specials", chicken with cashews and a shrimp dish. The sauces were, again, very salty, thin and bland. This is the worst Thai food I've ever eaten. The restaurant did have an A Health Dept. sticker when we ate there. I've eaten Thai food at a place that had a B Health Dept. sticker and it offered a lot tastier food than Thai Dishes. The service, on the other hand, was fine. Avoid Thai Dishes like the plague!
Awful Food and Service- Avoid Avoid Avoid.
I used to go to this place all the time. I moved away from the Westside for a year, and now that I'm back, I decided to try my old Thai restaurant for dinner. This place has really gone downhill. The food was awful. The Ribs were cold and bland. The vegetarian tom yum soup was all water- no veggies at all, the crab fried rice had only two small pieces of crab, the green bean beef was rubbery and tasted like it had been left over from earlier(maybe lunch)- wierd smell, rubbery and awful taste. The service was horrible. The girls working there behave like they are doing you a favor for even refilling your glass with water. I found a hair in my plate- when she placed it, and it took her ten minutes to get me a clean one. The iced tea tasted like a two year old put it together. I used to love this place, but unless you're looking for an awful meal, and terrible service, AVOID This place on wilshire blvd. I'm still old school- so I left a 15 percent tip, but one of the nasty lazy waitresses almost chased me down asking why I didn't leave them a bigger tip- apparently she's used to asking people that, a couple of my coworkers left no tip last week, and she almost followed them into the parking lot.
AVOID THIS PLACE- EAT HERE AT YOUR RISK AND TO PAY FOR A CRAP MEAL (AND EXPERIENCE)
I have gone in recently to order pick up and the last two times i have ordered no peanuts being that i am allergic to them. Today i strictly asked for them to put no peanuts on them. They didn't however when i got home and started eating into my tofu pad thai it tasted like i was eating cigarette ash. Not that i've eaten it before but it tasted like someone put a cigarette out in it. That is the only way i can describe the noodles in it that i just ate. I am never eating from this restaurant again.
Also the one time i have eaten in there before i got horrible service which is sad because all of the other thai dishes are great.
THE PREVIOUS REVIEWEES MUST NOT HAVE EATEN AT THE SAME PLACE I DID...IT'S VERY GOOD!. I don't know where some of the other reviewers ate, but everytime I've been here the food has been great and the service very good. It's always busy especially in the evenings, and if someone was expecting a really high end restaurant maybe that's why they were disappointed because it's not that kind of place! It's great for reasonable priced meals, nice neighborhood spot that's good for meeting a friend or family outing that doesn't cost an arm and leg.....which should be very important these days! I've had various dishes and liked every one of them!!
Used to be good, now they got a 'B' from the Health Dept. and I am gone.. There is no excuse not to get an 'A', its not that hard. They got a 'B' from the Health Dept. and at night, they used to take it down to hide it from customers. I no longer eat there. There are better places in Santa Monica.
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