Chada Street

I’m a huge fan of the more upscale and refined Chada Thai, and this sister restaurant does a good job of paying homage to street food and food markets in Thailand. The space is beautiful and intimate, with an urban feel. The food is affordable and well executed with the same passion and precision that… Continue reading Chada Street

Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant

***Update: business closed*** The buzz may have died down from their opening, but the food at Inyo is still better than most on Spring Mountain road. My unquestioned favorite items are the chicken wings. Flash fried, no breading, with hints of sweetness covering meaty wings, the Japanese tebasaki wings ($4.95 for 4) are superb. Kushi… Continue reading Inyo Asian Variety Restaurant

Oriental House

The menu at Oriental House is overwhelming with plenty of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese options. They would benefit from a more streamlined selection of dishes to focus on what they do best. What that is, I don’t know. The satay chicken ($7.95) was a good portion for the price with about five skewers. The Kowloon… Continue reading Oriental House

Basil ‘n Lime

This place is alright. The pad thai with chicken ($9.95) was a solid rendition of the classic dish but not good enough to think it’s any different from the million other Thai places that serve it. The ginger and mushroom chicken ($9.95) was heavy on the celery, light on chicken and extremely bland. There was… Continue reading Basil ‘n Lime

Rainbow Asian Cuisine

Attached to the Best Western in Johnson City, we dined here after arriving around 10pm. Tired from a long drive from northern Virginia to Tennessee, this was our first stop in a cross country trip with our final destination being Las Vegas. There’s a dining area complete with typical Asian motifs; a pool table; bar;… Continue reading Rainbow Asian Cuisine

Taiga Modern Japanese & Thai Restaurant

***Update: business closed*** With my Groupon about to expire I made my way across town to check out Taiga. My experience reminded me why I rarely buy Groupons anymore — the restaurants usually aren’t very good. The interior is chic and sexy with some really comfortable chairs. That’s pretty much the highlights of the place.… Continue reading Taiga Modern Japanese & Thai Restaurant

Chada Thai & Wine

Great for date nights, or just hanging out with friends, Chada Thai has become one of my favorite spots in town. The space is cozy and intimate, with lighting that’s dim but still bright enough so you can see your food and music that provides enough ambient noise to entertain without forcing you to raise… Continue reading Chada Thai & Wine

Weera Thai

One visit to a restaurant may not be enough to form a comprehensive and complete opinion about a place, but it is enough to determine if I want to go back. And, my single lunch at this hole-in-the-wall Thai place on Sahara, steps away from Herbs & Rye, left me wanting more. One of their… Continue reading Weera Thai

Hue Thai

I’m trying to expand my lunch options, so it was another banh mi stop. This time at Hue Thai. When I walked in on a recent Friday afternoon the place was empty except for one family eating lunch. The interior is dark and cavernous, with the walls and ceilings strangely painted with an underwater mural.… Continue reading Hue Thai

Corner Thai Kitchen

— Originally posted on Yelp on 7/29/10 — I’ve gotten take out from this place a couple times because it’s close to my house. Both times I’ve gotten dishes from their “Lunch Specials” section of the menu. The chicken pad thai was very good but the kung pao chicken was average, at best. They really… Continue reading Corner Thai Kitchen