not only the worst Thai food in Asheville, but by far the worst Thai food i have ever eaten...the duck is cooked to the consistency of beef jerky, the curry sause is sooooo watered down as to have no flavor of coconut milk or curry paste. It is unbelievable to me that people would give this place 4-5 stars...they must have never had decent Thai food in their lives. I can't recommend anywhere better in Asheville, learn to cook it yourself or you are out of luck...
Noi's is our absolute favorite Thai restraunt. The staff is always friendly and eager to serve the food is delicious and set at good prices. We will often drive to Asheville from NE Tn just to eat at Noi's. Recommend it for everyone.
I always feel great after a meal at Noi's. I usually go for the special with fresh rolls instead of spring rolls. It is the best deal in town for a lunch special. The staff is friendly and inviting. It is definetely one of my favorite restaurants in Asheville with consistant food quality and freshness. I highly recommend it to anyone.
I'm also not sure who is writing the positive reviews, but my guess would be that they have little experience with Thai food. I have had Noi's Panang Curry, Massaman Curry, and Tofu Cashew dishes, hoping to land on something good, but no luck. I really wanted to like Noi's since it's right down the road from me, but it just a disappointment.
Most of the problem centers around one fact: The curry sauces are so thin that they're broth-like. This is a huge departure from the normally thick and creamy sauces of every other restaurant I've visited in my life. I don't know why this is, but it's almost as though there is no coconut cream in the curry.
Aside from that, the flavors are good, but barely there. The lunch portions are small for the price (I get just full on $8, and that's if I eat the mound of rice that comprises half of the meal and masks the already weak taste of the sauce). As I recall, however, the dinner portions are very large. The atmosphere and staff are nice, too.
If you like curry, Noi's would be the last place I'd recommend, followed by Thai Basil. Suwana's Thai Orchid on Tunnel Road offers superior curry in larger lunch portions for the same price. Go there!
Best Thai in town! Excellent daily specials. With fair price, service and food have allways left a pleasent taste in the mouth of myself and all that have acompainied me. Try the Pad Thai and Thai Iced tea for the sweeter side of Thia. Usually a very nice treat for my self, however this last time i went the ingreedience seemed to be watered down and streched to thier fullest.
If its spice you desire several colors and levels of curry can light up you dinning exsperiance. And remember tip Wally well and if you dont speek Thia don't ask him his real name, trust me.
I'm not sure who is truly writing these reviews but Noi is like no Thai I have ever eaten. I've had true, authentic Thai in Los Angeles, New York and San Diego..the food here is watered down with little flavor and is not anything close to authentic. Do not reccomend if you are a foodie in any sense of the word.
Noi Thai Kitchen is a wonderful restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxing, the food is tasty and satisfying, and the service... well, I had given up on ever finding that type of service anymore. By the time my wife and I left we felt as if the staff was genuinly happy that we had taken the time visit them. The food had a combination of flavors that was delightful; no one flavor dominated and all the delicious nuances came through in every bite. This is a restaurant I expect to be visiting often.
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