A new Thai place to try in New Jersey? YES PLEASE! So far I’ve tried 5 Thai restaurants in NJ and have my favorite but am hoping to find one that will top it (no luck yet). This particular restaurant, Thai Thai, was a little ways out of the way nestled in Stirling, NJ so I was really hoping it would be GOOD! It was neither here nor there. Here are the specifics.
I know my Thai food pretty well. Thus, my recommendations when it comes to the same are quite solid in my opinion.
Food: Completely depends on what you order. The appetizer spring rolls were good. We ordered Pad Thai, rice noodles with shrimp, eggs, bean curd, ground peanuts and bean sprouts, which was less than mediocre and Geoy Tiew Kee Mow, rice noodles with chicken, shrimp, eggs, onions, red peppers, chilli sauce & Thai basil, which was good. I’ve heard some of the curry dishes are also good.
Ambiance: Really nice. It’s pretty, simple and subdued. The seating arrangements vary from “in the crowd” to “off to the corner” layout. The ceiling is really nice. I can’t remember my art history enough to tell you what it resembles (I could venture a guess but the artists out there might chew me out). But it’s pretty. =o)
Service: We visited for lunch on a rainy Saturday, where the number of visitors were null before we came in and 4 when we left. So the service was fine but there was no one else to serve so that’s not much to go on.
Price: $$. Not pricey but not a cheap eat either, especially when you fare in the taste of food as somewhere down the middle. An appetizer, two entrees and Thai ice tea cost $35.
Overall: I think if I’m in the area, I’d go again, otherwise, I wouldn’t make the effort to go out of my way to have Thai food here; I’ve got plenty of closer places where the food is better.
But if you give it a try, let me know what you think! Happy Eatings!
Thai Thai | 1168 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ 07980 | 908.903.0790 http://www.thaithaifinecuisine.com