This Thai place has been in San Jose for many years and has hardly raised its prices in that time. It offers a spectacular lunch buffet and excellent ... More
Thepthai Thai Cuisine
This Thai place has been in San Jose for many years and has hardly raised its prices in that time. It offers a spectacular lunch buffet and excellent service. The exotic decor inside Thepthai and the lingering aromas, common features of all good Thai places, will make your mouth water. Try the soups and the prawns sauteeed with cashew nuts and roasted chiles. It is a spicy food lover's home away from home.
Went there for their lunch buffet for $7.50 today. It was so great!! The food was great and the dessert was extra yummy. I ate so much I had to get my Thai Tea to go! More than exceeded my $7.50 lunch buffet expectations.
Hubby and I wanted some Thai food last weekend and we went to this resto. Oh, soooo good - from food to service! The resto is pretty good size - I mean like around 50 tables??? But service was superb even with just 2 women taking care of their customers! Will definitely go back!!!
This is the place where you can have true Thai food--not watered down to suit American taste like some other restaurants. When I eat in an Asian restaurant I want the food to taste like as if I am eating in Asia. When I ask for extra spicy I get extra spicy. When I ask for mild I get mild. Waiters/waitresses are nice. The new facade renovation looks really great! When I want to eat Thai food, I don't have to go anywhere else, but here.
We visited Trepthai last night for the first time and had an excellent experience. The food was fantastic, the ambiance was very pleasant, the food was well priced and the service was quite good. The only negative for the evening was that they were out of Gewurztraminer, so I didn't get to enjoy my food with my favorite wine for Thai food.
We started out with an appetizer which was butterflied prawns on skewers with a small heating grill and two different sauces. Both sauces were excellent (a green sauce and a red sauce) with a wonderful level of spiciness that enhanced the prawns rather than overpowering them.
Next we had a dish of crab meat and noodles called Jun Pad Poo (or something like that.) I loved it, but my wife couldn't stand it. There was something in the dish that she doesn't care for. I on the other hand thought it was wonderful. We also ordered a dish described as broccoli and bean sprouts in a spicy sauce that both of us loved. The sauce was a slightly thick brown sauce with wonderful flavor. We asked for both dishes to be hot and they had a very balanced level of spice. They were hot enough to keep the heat on, but didn't overpower either one of us.
Because my wife didn't like the crab noodles we ordered the Mixed Vegetable Red Curry. It was one of the best red curries we've ever had. The sauce was extremely flavorful and there were a lot of different vegetables in the sauce. I found it to be a more varied collection of vegetables than most restaurant served. There seemed to be some kin che or cabage as well as mushrooms, snow peas, green beans, red peppers, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.
I highly recommend a visit to Trepthai, but if you're a Gewurztraminer fan you might want to take your own and pay the $7 corkage fee. They have Beringer Gewurztraminer listed on their wine menu, but didn't have any when we were there. Also, I've found Beringer to be a little too sweet for me. I recommend picking up a bottle of Meridian at the Albertson's on Santa Clara and 8th and then going to the restaurant.