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750 W Idaho Street, Boise
A Taste of Thai Cuisine
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|"Entering Mai Thai in Boise it is like entering Thailand itself – except here in Boise’s Mai Thai you can choose delicious dishes from any of the four regional cuisines of Thailand without having to travel out of town. In fact a visit to Mai Thai – or to Thailand itself – is like a visit to all of Asia." The silk screens hanging from the ceiling diffusing the colored lights. The "river" running through the middle of the restaurant. The chopsticks at your table - and they are not the common wooden sticks. The table service that reflects the uncommon presentations. A wonderful relief.||Food presentation is superb! Full use of herbs and flowers complete the beauty of your entree. The table service is directly related to the food you are about to eat; A reflection of what your are about to eat. A feast for the eyes as the entree is a feast for the soul.
They have also added some good wine parings to go with the food.
|Food quality is superb. The earthyness of the portabella combined with the medium-rare steak, smothered in a Thai Bar-B-Q recipe was excellant. The 3 Flavor Fish was a whole fish (big enough for two) and was moist and totally flavorful. Mochi, 1 scoop each of Red Bean, Vanilla and Green Tea ice creams wrapped in rice paper and drizzled with raspberry, was absolutely beautiful and delicious. (Yes, Red Bean ice cream!)||The service was good and the waite staff polite and helpful. Coffee was slow in arriving, but our appetizers and entrees were served in a timely manner. The owners went to each table, welcomed the guests and made sure everything was satisfactory.||Cost was in line with the quality and serving sizes. Actually, the servings could be a little smaller. We could have served two more with our entrees. See their website for a more specific listing of prices and offerings. There is a very large selection.||
This is a delightful place to take friends and relatives. Rates with Louie's in San Francisco. And yes, I would write home to Mom about this one. And, by Jove, I'd even take her! Well worth the stop. Do enjoy, Mai Thai!
We returned 1 February 2008 and it is still a great place to eat.
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