Thai >Thai Palace Restaurant
1206 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751735.907593 -79.025746
Tue-Thu, Sun 5pm-9:30pm
Fri, Sat 5pm-10pm
One of the best kept secrets – I have been to this retaurantseveral times and the appetizers and extree are always excellent (I do not eat dessert so can't comment on those). My faveroites are the MEE KROB, BANGKOK DUCK, and the
fried whole Fish. I have rarely had to wait for a table or a server.
Woo! added protein – I've been meaning to write this for a while, but hadn't gotten around to making my citysearch account until recently. I went in, sat down and they handed me a menu. I opened the menu and - no lie - a 3" brown thing that rhymes with 'loach' ran out of the thing, into my lap, then scampered off. I know you can't necessarily control or help things that come up, but this was possibly the most amazing thing involving 'insects' i've ever seen in a restaurant.
I can't really comment on the food. I just had tea and white rice after that (that way I could see if anything would pop out of it).
Great Thai Food – I thought the food was very tasty. And have gone back for takeout several times since. The atmosphere is not at all what I would call upscale, but it certainly beats many local Thai restaurants in the area. I'd recommend it as a place to get great tasting Thai food. I went on a weeknight and it did take a while to get our food. I would go with the expectation that it may take a little while. Spend the time waiting for entrees over an appetizer or two. Watch out for their Tom Yum soup, it is pretty spicy.
Best Thai in the area – I would describe this place as upscale Thai. The choo chee plah is delicious. Especially with fish sauce which they don't keep on the tables but are happy to bring out if you ask for it.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Authentic Thai restaurant offers many vegetarian dishes. House specialties include pad thai, Bangkok duck, chicken and seafood.
Best Thai in the Triangle! – I can't tell you how much I LOVE this place. I didn't know that I liked Thai before eating here because I'd never had good Thai food before. I really like the Bangkok Duck and also the cashew chicken dish. Thai Palace also has great ambiance. It's very nice and quiet, but I've also seen alot of families with well behaved kids too. So, I'd say it works well for date night. My husband and I use to go there for good long talks during dinner before our baby. But, we feel comfortable bringing her as long as she's had a nap:)
Way overpriced for what you get – I went in hungry and left hungry. The shrimp penang consisted of 10 shrimp in a penang sauce, and that was it. No vegetables included. Rice servings were about 1/2 cup and that is probably a generous estimate. All that for $14.95, not including gratuity. Do yourself a favor and go to A Taste of Thai in Raleigh.
I will not be going back to Thai Palace.
Finally, a good thai restaurant! – We just moved here in July, and our search for a delicious thai food restaurant ended when we went to Thai Palace. The service was fantastic; very pleasant wait staff and knowledgable. The penang curry was just right, and the menu was very extensive for meat eaters and vegetarians. My only complaint was that it was a little pricier than I am used to at home (average 12 bucks per plate) but that seems to be the norm out here. The quality of the food and the overall dining experience is worth the extra $, and you will surely walk away satisfied.
Thai to the next level – With a rash of new Thai resturants opening, it makes you appreciate the Thai Palace even more. I always enjoyed the food, but now i can say it is the best hands down. You can go 6 nights a week and never have the same meal or taste and you always leave full.
Almost Genuine – Having spent all summer working in Bangkok, I felt that the food was good and fairly genuine. My biggest complaint was how limited the menu was. Many staples of Thai food, such as Pad See Yoo, were conspicuously absent. The service, while decent, was far from Thai. The Thai people are known for their smiles, easy-going attitudes, and heart of service. Our waiter smiled alot, but seemed to have some trouble taking our orders. Everything came right, but slowly. The worst was attempting to get our bill. After waiting a long time and having half of our table cleared already, we asked a busboy to convey the message that we wanted the bill. We then proceeded to wait another ten minutes before our waiter finally came back through the room where we were seated and asked if we wanted desert. I would go back, but I'd hope for better waitstaff.
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