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“mixed review on food”

Thai Spice Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 694 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“mixed review on food”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We arrived the restaurant at 3:30pm on Sunday and were being seated right away. Ordered a fish cake, laab and #3 on the lunch menu. The fish cake was mediocre. It probably comes from some vendors because we have had the same fish cake from other Thai places in Houston. The laab with beef was very good. The beef was semi cooked (raw in the middle) with seasonal flavor, and we like the dish very much. However, #3 on the lunch menu (couldn't remember the exact name) was horrible. It was plain (noted: It's the Asian plain flavor, not the American saucy standard), with only soy sauce and hot flavor. We wonder if the laab and the lunch menu were actually prepared by the same cook. Totally different experiences. All is all, highly recommend the laab, and would not go for another item on the lunch menu.

  • Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Presentation ”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Wanted some Thai food when I was here and found this place. Smaller little restaurant with an upscale flare to it.

I had the green curry which was very good and spicy. It was served in a coconut and had a quarter slice of pineapple cut up in a very eloquent presentation.

Service and delivery of food is not the quickest and they realize that so they automatically add in the tip.

My server was wearing what I would assume to be clothing from Thailand.

During my dinner my server all the sudden started to play some string instrument that was a very nice lite addition.

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Thank Mike H
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yellow chicken curry”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The cook makes everything from scratch ,even the curry paste. She uses only fresh ingredients. The food taste heavenly or as good as French cooking. For chicken curry the cook puts it in a young coconut with a stalk of asparagus and leafs of pineapple. There is a bowl of steam rice and slice of pineapple chunks on the side.
It's nice to eat there, because usually very quiet unless some loud mouths come in.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Eugene D
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Texas
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A dressed up donkey!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere upon entering restaurant was warm and nice. Our waiter was elderly, but capable and kind.
Then we ordered a light lunch, being unfamiliar with the restaurant we opted for easy selections we thought. Fried rice, spring rolls, water and coconut icecream. It arrived to table at a reasonable amount of time and was well presented, except for the the quality in taste and portions.
Haven eaten Thai cuisine all over the world, this was the worst!
The rice was crunchy, burned in places, and salty! The beef if in fact it was tasted ill prepared as though it hadn't been washed, and that maybe it had sat in old blood.
The pineapple that accompanied our choice tasted rancid.
when it v was all dinner a family of five 3 adults 2 children paid 62.00 to included a gratuity charge!
If the food had been good I might not have minded, except that we felt an overwhelming sense that we had been duped. This restaurant received 5 stars, which was very misleading. Just about everything over priced shed cook should be reprimanded by her peers and the health department .

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank persaude
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Wichita Falls, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected awesomeness!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

I'm not big on Thai food but my daughter loves it. The chef (appeared to be the mom or grandmother) came out and greeted us. The food and service was on point. This place was small but clean and really pretty. Family run so it had children helping seat and serve (we loved it) everyone was uniformed in Asian attire. I would say its a must visit and enjoy.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Kristina H
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