Now under new management, this unassuming eatery on Tucson's northwest side has expanded its menu to include a wider selection of Thai cooking. Thai ... More
Thai China Siam Restaurant
Now under new management, this unassuming eatery on Tucson's northwest side has expanded its menu to include a wider selection of Thai cooking. Thai entrees consist of beef and fowl cooked in the chef's special sauce (which is relatively mild) while the Thai curries are labeled as very spicy. The Chinese dishes are mostly of the Hunan and spicy Szechuan varieties. Both domestic and imported beers are available, plus a small selection of wines. A sparse but tasteful selection of Chinese motifs on wall paintings establishes a sense of place
Last night a friend and I went to Thai China Siam and it completely exceeded my expectations. In my humble opinion, it is the best Thai restaurant in Tucson. I feel that we got more than what we paid for...due to excellent customer service. We were greated as soon as we walked in the door and throughout dinner had excellent service at the family run business. Everything was cooked from scratch, and had some great regional touches to dishes, such as cilantro; which was amazing. I would definitely recomment Thai China Siam to anybody and I will return. I think I found my new favorite restaurant!
I was impressed by all of the positive reviews of this restaurant, so my hubby and I had to check it out during our visit to Tucson this past weekend. I'm glad we did. The food was very good and the service was great, just like everyone says. We both had red curry, which we always get when we go to Thai places, and it was excellent. So yeah, that's all! Here's another five stars to add to the pile! ;)
Elegant? No. Wonderful? Completely.
My wife and I are frequent, choosy diners-out and Thai China Siam is one of our favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants in--without exaggeration--the world. The exterior is bland, the interior simple. But once one is seated by the owner or his family, service is heart-warmingly friendly and attentive. And the food...delicious! I couldn't recommend this place more highly for a date, family dinner, or casual business get-together.
The curries are spectacular (faint of heart should beware breaking 5 on the spiciness scale!) and my wife can't get enough of the Pad Thai. For dessert, the mango ice-cream is irresistable even on a full stomach. Each dish may not reflect every diner's idea of any specific country's food but if you are looking for unfailingly mouth-watering fare and top-notch service, Thai China Siam is the place to be. And don't wait too long; a restaurant this good can't stay out of the limelight forever.
We went to the restaurant on Mother's Day. As expected, the restaurant was very busy. However, we got seated within minutes (they have to clean & set up a table). We did call to see if we can bring a bottle of our own wine and they said yes (with a minimum charge). The wait staff was very knowledgable on wine. He opened the wine and did all the right things (he even check and pour our wine throughout the night). We loved their Queen Soup, satay chicken and crab puffs. This dish called Bangkok Delight was the best curry (great flavor)we ever had. We also tried a dish of 16 jumbo shrimps with Thai style sauce (a little spicy and sweet-they asked how would you like your spicy level before they prepared your food) and loved it. They had (for Mother's Day only) fresh strawberry dipped in dark chocolate and your choice of ice cream (we tried the home made coconut ice cream), which is to died for.
Besides great food, the wait staffs keep checking on us for our needs.
Mom also got a long stem rose at the end of the night.
We will come back and tell our friends too.
First things first: This restaurant has delicious food, and some of the friendliest staff of any restaurant that I have ever been to. Seriously. It makes me happy just writing about it! Take a date here, and he/she will be extremely impressed and most likely will have a wonderful evening.
I moved to Tucson from Seattle about a year ago, and while Tucson may have great basketball, it has horrible Asian food. Only a few places are worth while, and often times they are overpriced, or seem to have lousy service.
Thai China Siam breaks all of these ideas. The first thing you will notice as you enter the restaurant is the wonderfully friendly service. The moment I walked in, the waiter greeted me like I was an old friend. He was sincere and kind, open and warm. The food arrived quickly. Water was never empty. Best of all, conversation with the waiter was easy, but he never interrupted the conversation at the table. Other patrons knew his name, laughed and joked with him, and almost everyone seemed to be having fun.
The menu is HUGE, and carries a wide variety of items and flavors. I'd like to write a review on the individual items, but this would take way too long. Basically, the menu is divided in two sections: Chinese food and Thai food. Both are delicious, but the Thai food is what really won me over. The ingredients are added perfectly, as to not overpower one another, and each flavor comes out distinctly with each bite. The spiciness level varies from one to ten stars, and, like the menu says, seven to ten are very hot. The thing is, though, the heat does not take away from the dish at all, but instead adds another layer of taste.
The soups are thick and huge! The appetizers are well portioned, but not overwhelming. The main entrees are giant, and it always seems like there's enough for leftovers. The prices are good--not extraordinary--and match the quality and amount of food. Beer and wine is served, with a large array of choices. The sake is delicious as well, and a variety of choices is available as well.
I've been to this restaurant a number of times, and usually order take out. Finally, after about my sixth or seventh time in the restaurant, the owner (i think) offered me a free desert--green tea ice cream. It was great, and a really cool act of gratitude for my patronage.
I love this restaurant. I will take any family or friends that visit to this place. It's good for a date, be it the first time or a marriage of 40 years. No matter your tastes, this place has something to offer.
Go. Try it out just once, and I swear, you'll be hooked.
Very good. Four of us ate there. My husband and I are vegan and found the tofu dishes to be amazing. The tofu is prepared in such a way that it is flavorful and a little bit crispy on the outside. Vegetable spring rolls were also delicious. The meat dishes were very good according to our dinner companions.
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