Durham >Food & Dining > Twisted Noodles
Great Thai. Noodles truly are where they excel. Pad Thai, Panang Curry, Pineapple Fried Rice, Drunken Noodles, and Pad See Eww are all wonderful. I must admit the Tom Kha was too spicy for my taste and it was also difficult to eat with so many lemon grass chunks and lime leaves floating in it. Biting into a chunk of lemon grass is not exactly soothing. But but but ... everything else is always good and up to par. Food comes quickly and steaming hot. Seriously, I can't stop eating there!
Excellent Thai food. Not everything at Twisted Noodle is great tasting, but it is by far one of the best and most reliable standard Thai food around. Friendly servers are willing to hustle and accommodate large groups and special requests. This is one local restaurant that deserves to survive this horrible economy.
The thai food we were missing!. After moving from a larger city with more authentic Thai food, we were disappointed by the overly sweet and flavorless Thai we found in Durham. That is until Twisted Noodles! This place is fabulous, and has dishes to please both those who always order Pad Thai and the more adventurous. They will make their summer rolls vegetarian on request, so all can enjoy this fabulous fresh appetizer. I love all their currys, and the drunken noodle is great and unique dish. The desserts are great and I've been known to order a small meal so I know I'll have room for it. They will also serve a whole coconut with the top cut off as a drink. They handle take-out orders very well too. Like other reviewers, I too now have to avoid the Friday night crowds that have developed here, and miss the empty restaurant but am glad it's taken off.
Very good food for the value.
I have been to this restaurant many times and all of my friends love the food!!
Their food is very good and inexpensive. Highly recommended for a casual outing with friends or co-workers.
I love this restaurant, BUT their service is very inconsistent..
My fiance' and I eat at this restaurant frequently. We love their food...it's very authentic and they have a large, varied menu. The atmosphere is cozy, even when the restaurant is packed. We are very glad this restaurant is here, since we feel that the triangle needs more tasty, ethnic food. Unfortunately, I have ONE BIG BONE to pick with them. Their service at night is TERRIBLE. I'm saying this from experience, because I waited tables for three years in an upscale restaurant and worked in a kitchen for one year. Whenever we go for lunch, the service is fine (I'm guessing because they weren't busy). It is very obvious that they have no sectioning patterns or host....it is complete chaos. I don't go at night with any kind of time constraint, because service can be very slow. We recently went and waited 45 minutes for our appetizers:( Our waiter apologized numerous times, but after a while it became annoying. To the owner's? (not sure who helped us) credit, they did give us 1/2 off our meal at my fiance's suggestion.
I'm not writing this to be ugly...my main purpose is to call attention to a problem that needs to be addressed. We're afraid if service like that continues, it is going to hurt their business. We will definitely go back (at lunch) , but we're afraid other people won't be so nice.
I went there the first time about 9 months ago and I got below average noodle soup with the slowest and absent-minded service. I've been back a few times since, and I think the food is pretty decent these days(it'll be a while before I order another noodle soup, though...) and the service has improved. As long as that waitress isn't there, I'll probably be happy. She wasn't mean, but I firmly believe that she was doing her homework or something really complicated in her head while serving our table.
I ordered some lad nah, and then volcano chicken. I'm not sure what they're supposed to taste like in Thailand, but I think it's tasty. Volcano chicken is subtly spiced, and I liked that.
I actually did not realize this restaurant was there. Or that it was Thai at first. But I went there today to check it out since we have not had a good Thai restaurant here in Durham for years.
I ordered the Pineapple fried rice which was absolutely outstanding! I could smell the moment they started making it....fragrant rice, crisp veggies, and chicken, shrimp, and pork. I was in awe from the first forkful. My husband got the Pad Thai which was also amazing. He added some of their peanut dressing on top and seemed quite please with it.
What's also great is how flexible they are with the preparation. I have a son with food allergies and they can make just about any dish wheat-free upon request (says so right on the menu). And of course, making things vegan, vegetarian, etc.
Go here. You will not be disappointed!!
Delicious, friendly, convenient.
I love twisted noodle!!! It is in a strip mall off university drive but the food is wonderful. I can't say its the
"most authentic," since I don't know what authentic is, but it is highly delicious. I only wish they wouldn't serve Pepsi products-blah! try the fried tofu. Yum. Also they have the most wonderful tropical fish tank which I could look at for hours, with anemones and Nemo and Dory swimming around!
Awesome. I've been like 5 times
One of the best noodle places in Triangle Area.
I have been on the hunt for great noodles in this area and these are the best noodles around. I have been to Thailand and had authentic Thai food, and this is the closest I have had in this area.
It is especially difficult to get great soup noodles - the Tom Yum Chili Oil noodles were the right amount of spiciness and were also very flavorful. You could taste the lemon grass and other spices in the broth. Even the water had a splash of lemon in it. The portion sizes are very generous at very reasonable prices.
This place has really improved through the years. I also had the Mango Sticky Rice - one of the few places that I could find this delicious dessert in this area.
Excellent Thai Food. This place was recommended to me by a Thai friend of mine as having the most authentic Thai food in the Triangle. Although no expert on authentic Thai food myself, I was more than impressed my personal favorite dishes. I am always on the lookout for a good Pad See Euw and their version did not disappoint. It is the best that you can get in Durham, for sure. I have since had several other items such as Pad Thai, Green Curry, Penang Curry, and Tom Kha soup and they have all been excellent. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired, but the food is spectacular.
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