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Thai House

2031 Seventh Ave. South
Casual, friendly Thai restaurant on Southside (in location of former Anthony's restaurant). In a September 2007 review in City Scene, reviewer Deeana Crider enjoyed Thai-style spring rolls, pot stickers, larb with pork, Drunken Man Noodle, Pad Thai, crispy squid, Thai sausage, Ka Prow Lamb. Chicken Masaman was a little bland.

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:24AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments13 Comments

Reader Comments (13)

This is currently the best Thai place I can find in Bham. Which is not to say its great, but it isn't bad.

November 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShia

My husband and I had missed Thai Garden House in Hoover after it moved to the UAB area. When we finally went there for dinner recently, we were disappointed. My Pad Thai with shrimp had a very unpleasant taste and odor - something akin to fishy/plastic/chemicals! I tried to get past it, but couldn't. My husband strongly agreed when he tasted it. When we sent it back, the proprietess merely cooked another batch and plopped it in front of me in a obviously peeved manner and when asked, answered that she had tasted the first dish and there was nothing wrong with it. The second dish had the same unpleasant taste! Fortunately, and to Thai House's credit, my husband's catfish dish was tasty and the portion was generous enough for sharing. We won't be going back; there are too many good alternatives for Thai food in the area. If the matter had been handled graciously, i.e. if I had been asked if I would rather have another dish instead, or even if the proprietress had apologized in any way, I would be willing to give them another chance. Not only did that not happen, we were CHARGED for the bad Pad Thai! Customer satisfaction should be foremost, especially in the restaurant business.

February 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMama-san

My new favorite place to eat lunch in Southside. The drunken man noodle dish is highly recommended (I get mine with tofu).

February 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlacinda

Couldn't put my finger on it, but it was perhaps a combination of the atmosphere, service, and food that were just not as good as it used to be in Hoover.

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbg

I had a horrible experience as well, I will never eat here again! The restaurant seemed nice and quaint when my boyfriend and I sat down to eat. I ordered the eel roll (which I order every time I eat sushi) it tasted rancid; it had a fishy smell and taste. When I told the server, she refused to take it off our bill or substitute something else! She said if I ordered it I had to pay for it.
To add to the rudeness, when we were on our way out the door, she had the audacity to tell us the cook said there was nothing wrong with the sushi.
Terrible service, Bad food. Avoid!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergvn

Very authentic Thai. I hated it when it was in hoover, the new location is defiantly a step up!

December 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterG

I thought the food here was excellent. I had the "drunken man noodle" which was different but very good and spicy. The server/hostess/owner? was very nice and kept things moving at a nice pace. I was amazed that two people could run a restaurant of this quality (the chef/dishwasher was running the other half of the show). FYI, I do not think they do sushi anymore. Probably best that they don't attempt it - sticking to the Thai dishes it seems they do very well.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersteph

I've never seen them sell sushi there. Is this a dinner only option?

And I'm not trying to be rude, but it's kind of weird how diners in Alabama assume that any type of Asian restaurant will automatically serve sushi. The last I checked, sushi is Japanese not Thai or Korean.

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDrb

I think it is weird that so many Asian restaurants attempt sushi. Probably they try it because it is a big money-maker, but you do often see it at nearly every Chinese buffet and Thai restaurant. Personally I'd prefer the more authentic, but I am sure they are capitalizing on our market here.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersteph

The Thai House is my absolute favorite place to eat lunch. I have never had a bad experience or dish. If anything, they are too quick to check on me to see if I am in need. In my opinion the food surpasses Surin. My two favorite dishes are the Chicken Masaman & the Drunken Man Noodle. I highly recommend it if you like to eat at, how shall I say this, hole in the wall places that far outweigh your expectations.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterss

Went back here... Got some drunken noodles... They were simply salty noodles. Don't know if I can bring myself back here again.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShia

Myself and several coworkers ABSOLUTLEY LOVE the Thai House. If we could afford it we would eat there several days a week. It is walking distance from the UAB medical complex. It is three blocks from my office which is roughly the same distance as Surin West at Five Points, but we would rather go to the Thai House.

I am methodically trying every item on the lunch menu and I have yet to be disappointed with anything I have ordered. The Drunken Man Noodle is wonderful, but if you are unsure of what to get, you cannot lose with lunch item #1, the chicken noodle bowl.

Yes, the service may seem a rude at times, but that may be a cultural thing. Not to mention the Asian woman serving you is nearly always by herself trying to accommodate everyone. We consider her to be part of the experience and enjoy her service.

I highly recommend this place (unless you're a whiney-woo who nit-picks everything and expect perfection).

February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKCB

Fabulous Thai food. I lived in Thailand for 7 years and this is authentic stuff. The waitress is the owner and is a bit eccentric but she is nice and works very hard. Great value and excellent food.

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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