I haven't sampled a huge selection of their menu -- I tend to get the same thing that I love -- but we haven't ordered anything we haven't liked. I especially am pleased that I can get brown rice. We tend to do take-out and have never actually eaten in the restaurant itself, so I can't really comment on the atmosphere or table service.
Bau Luang is a real authentic Thai restaurant. The food is every bit as good as the Thai food I had when I in Thailand. I am especially fond of Spring Rolls and Pad Thai. They are a few of my favorites. I also enjoy all their curries and my children love the atmosphere. This is one of Albany's real gems. They also have an array of food for veggie loves. During my 4 years of visiting Bau Luang, I have not had a bad meal. I plan to continue visiting this restaurant with my family. Eat well and live happily.
This modest sized Thai restaurant has many delicious dishes. I especially appreciate their wide selection of vegetarian dishes. Pra Ram J, vegetables topped with peanut sauce and with rice on the side, is my favorite. Very friendly wait staff. Reasonable prices.
This is a family owned restaurant and they don't make many concessions to non-Thai food preferences. The food is quite hot and delicious, but too spicy for most local palates, I would think.
For those of us who have been to Thailand though, it is a welcome refuge from the World of Bland that we tend to live in in the United States.
People also have to understand that most of the people working in the restaurant are recently arrived and their English is not up to discussing finer points of food preparation! Again, not a problem for lovers of Thai food, but for a lot of people who come in off the street, it's disconcerting.
The service is as friendly as can be, and the food is varied and authentic. Be prepared for a new experience if you haven't eaten Thai food before.