Noi and Kay Saechia, natives of Thailand, named their daughter, Ploy, which means little gem. The 45-seat dinning room is loaded with ambience, with ... More
Ploy Thai Restaurant
Noi and Kay Saechia, natives of Thailand, named their daughter, Ploy, which means little gem. The 45-seat dinning room is loaded with ambience, with ornate, gilded carvings, rich wood paneling and Thai background music. Few places are more welcoming. Enthusiastic servers are gracious and polite. More important, Ploy Thai's food is great. The menu is easy to navigate, even for first-time visitors, with user-friendly pepper graphics indicating spicy foods. Entrees are grouped into categories such as Specialties, Noodles and Vegetarian. Many dishes are named for the predominant flavor - Ginger, Garlic and Green Curry.
PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE! The food here is not fresh. I've ate at plenty of Thai restaurant and am not that picky about my food enough to rate them but if I'm taking my time to rate this restaurant is because IT WAS SO AWFUL and YUCK. It's a waste of money when you can go elsewhere for better food. I ordered Tom Yum Beef and it's very obviously they just pour sauce over it, it was so chewy. Never again.
My friend absolutely insisted on going here knowing that I love Thai food. This place has been a real hit or miss for me. A group of us went for my birthday. Out of 5 people, 1 loved it... and 1 hated it... the other 3 thought it was just okay.
My first experience there was decent. I wasn't overly impressed with the food. I have had much better Thai food but I realize that like most countries there are different regions. I will go out on a limb and say that this restaurant may very well cook a region of Thai that I am not familiar with. My personal opinion was that it isn't that great but I would encourage people to at least give it a one time shot because everyone has different taste buds.
They do have good service, the place is beautiful, and its clean. To me, I thought it was a bit too expensive for me to frequent and way too expensive for me to take my family. the place is small and tightly packed and the parking can be difficult to find.
After that experience I returned to take my family there 3 times!!! Ugh. By three times, I mean, we attempted it but each time we showed up on a day it was closed or closed because they shut down the place to prepare for the dinner crowd. So PLEASE call and get their hours before you waste your time.
I took my family the final time... they happen to be Thai... and this ended up being a big disappointment for them. They agreed the place was novel and had good service but also didn't like the food.
I won't be returning. I personally do not feel the food is worth the hassle but I do know one person who does think its worth the drive, parking, and whacky hours.
We have been going to Ploy Thai since it was opened and have enjoyed every meal.
The rice is fragrant, the appetizers are fresh, the tom ka gai and mussel soups are great. I am not a great fan of pad Thai but my friends enjoy it. The chef will adjust the spiceness of a dish, if possible, but not always successfully, I'm the whimp in the group.
Of the five of us who go on a regular basis we have probably tried most of the dishes on the menu and many of their specials. Their weakest dishes have been those that include duck which has been dry,
If you are vegetarian, Ploy Thai's dishes with tofu are very tasty.
The atmosphere is delightful and the decor beautiful, the small front room/alcove which has tables for two is romantic.
When a dish hasn't been up to their normal standards it has been replaced or deleted from our bill without demur.
The service is charming although it can be slow when the restaurant is full.
Best Thai in the Tampa area!
The Green Curry, Rama Garden and Pad Thai are all excellant.
Jasmine rice is served instead of plain white rice.
Service is personable, courteous and prompt.
Prices are within the normal range.
I had the duck and the spices were so heavy and clashed so much that I had a gag reflex with the 2 bites I forced.
My date (who loves Thai restaurants) had the tofu and could only eat the beans.
Our waiter finally came around after 15-20 minutes and asked how our meal was, I mentioned the duck was unfortunately horrible and I had not been able to eat it...he apologized, but did not offer to not charge me or make any other effort. By this reaction, I have to assume they do receive other complaints on a regular basis and cannot afford to comp any meals.
Delicious Thai food, I mean - DELICIOUS Thai food, in a very comfortable setting. Not a typical fast-food style Thai restaurant, as the decor is beautiful. Solid, unobtrusive service. Try the Nam Sode with Thai iced coffee!
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