Durham >Twisted Noodles
The Twisted Noodles restaurant is located in a small strip-mall off of University Drive. My wife and I stopped by for lunch at noon on a Friday. The restaurant appeared to be about 3/4 full but the noise level was quite low. We were quickly seated but there was a 10+ minute wait for a server to take our order. While waiting, we noted that the interior of the restaurant was very basic, far from fancy, but clean. The food arrived within 7 minutes and the waiter stopped by every 5 minutes or so to check on our drinks etc.
The "house special" BBQ Pork (Grilled pork slices on a bed of fresh lettuce served with spicy lime sauce) was pretty tasty but the pork was a little dry. The Drunken Noodles (Thick rice noodles with bamboo, onion, green beans, tomato, fresh Thai basil & chili and choice of meat) were fantastic and definitely worthy of a repeat order. The balance of the heat and flavor was great as was the freshness of the vegetables. We will certainly return soon to sample more of their menu and recommend Twisted Noodles to all of our friends that have been searching for a really nice Thai restaurant in the Durham area.
Above and beyond ....
Stumbled into this place by accident. It is above and beyond the average US Thai restaurant, and rivals the best I've had --- even after living in Thailand!
I had the curried noodles - which were fantastic! The pad pet was also amazing. The staff was great. Always on the lookout for great Thai food, this is my new all time favorite. I'll come here whenever I'm in Durham.
If you crave Thai, go here!.
This place is a hidden gem! Every once in a while, I'll start to have my chicken green curry craving and in the past, I would dream lovingly of a little place in Charlotte. Then I found Twisted Noodle. The green curry is fabulous, the Tom Kah is the best I've ever had and their Mango Sticky Rice is the perfect way to end the meal. The staff is courteous and lovely and they have a fish tank in the restaurant that seems to include the entire cast of Finding Nemo. The decor is spartan but comfortable and their prices are more than reasonable.
If you crave Thai food, give this place a try! You won't be disappointed!
Excellent food. After reading the great review of this place in the N&O, I decided to go their for lunch with some coworkers. While the atmosphere is only so -so, the food more than makes up for it. I had drunken noodles (it came with choice of soup or salad) which were delicious. So many flavors in it and a pretty reasonable $7.95. (I think dinner is a little more per entree.) My companions liked their pad thai. The waiter was very friendly too. I'm looking forward to going back again. Do note that it can be sort of hard to find. It's in a strip mall behind Target near Saladelia (which is also a great restaurant).
Great service, nice atmosphere. The owners of Twisted Noodles have done amazing things with obviously limited space and materials. The restaurant is minimalist in its decor and it's lovely, with a grey painted floor and plain tables. The food is really excellent. Have a Thai iced tea. The pineapple fried rice has seafood in it (watch out!) but it's truly excellent. Everything was good, including the appetizers. I can't wait to go again.
Editorial Review. Bistro-style restaurant serves traditional Thai dishes and soups with a modern spin.