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“Vegetarians beware...your choices are not really veggie and the food is bland.”
Review of Thai Gourmet

Thai Gourmet
Ranked #102 of 310 Restaurants in Limerick
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
The West
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Vegetarians beware...your choices are not really veggie and the food is bland.”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

So there is a vegetarian option on the menu and actually a vegetarian part of the menu. Too good to be true? Yup. Upon further questioning I found that the curries all contain fish sauce or oyster sauce. You are limited to stir fry choices. That means sweet and sour and a stir fried veggie plate in "our special sauce".

Let me start with the sweet and sour. If you go to Eurozone (dollar store) and buy a sweet and sour sauce and water it down you have the secret formula. Add veggies and charge 7.50 Euros and you now are a Thai Gourmet.

But wait...there's more...you can also break the code for the "special sauce" of Thai Gourmet. You simply need to take old dishwater, add salt and, viola...you are again a Thai Gourmet.

The ONLY saving grace of this disgrace of a meal was that the veggies didn't come out of a can or freezer bag. I don't know why I keep trying to find good Thai food in Europe. It's becoming as elusive at the mission burrito on the eastern side of the Atlantic. But alas, like Ponce de Leon I keep trying to find the impossible.

So go for Lebanese or Veggie Burgers instead. Don't waste your time or money on this place.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
County Limerick, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have been going here for years,,great food,,good athmosphere and great value for money tiger beer good choice of wines too

  • Visited December 2013
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“Can't get any better”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Really good, fresh and as spicy as you like. Been there a few times: always good, will be back. Friendly staff, good beer and wines.

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Limerick
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Thai Around”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I've been going to Thai Gourmet for about 15 years. My kids (8 & 6) favorite treat is "Thai Takeaway". Only thing wrong is it is not busy enough and is too quiet and lacks atmosphere. The food is always good and some dishes are really very good such as the combination red seafood curry, bar-b-q jumbo prawns in red curry (4 lobster sized prawns) and the stir-fried duck with basil. The Thung-thong and Thai butterfly starters are also excellent. Please support this place.

  • Visited December 2013
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ireland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“"highly recommended"”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Went to this restaurant while visiting Limerick on the evening of 19th October 2013. Found the restaurant on internet. The staff were very welcoming and courteous. The food was absolutely great -......cooked "from scratch" and very tasty. The wine is also realistically priced. Hope to visit again in the near future. Thanks for a nice evening...... kevin / chanthima

  • Visited October 2013
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