I’m ashamed to say that I’ve only ever had curry from this place, but you’ll understand why towards the end of this review. This is some of the best curry in town. Not kidding. The richness and flavor of this curry might be my favorite. I know I’ve said that Thai With Love is one of the best in town, but that’s factoring in costs, portions, and flavor. If we’re going off flavor alone, Bangkok Thai might beat them all. This was seriously one of the best curry’s I’ve had in a long time. I ordered a red curry with beef. I ordered it hot and I can honestly say that I wasn’t impressed with the hot there when it comes to how spicy they actually make it. The flavor still shined through so well, but the spice never got me going. Other than that, it was incredible. I’ve been a couple of times in the past few months and always ordered a curry. I’ve been told by a few of my friends that they have very good noodle dishes here. I’ll say this, if the noodle dishes are anything like their curry, it should be a nice treat. I marked off a little extra point because of the costs. Look, as far as I’m concerned, you can’t merit having a price tag $3 more than Thai With Love and the flavor only being a little bit richer. It might be good, but I would still choose some of the other Thai places around town over this one because of the costs. Just my opinion.
It’s a tiny and quaint little place. It’s comfortable, which is something that I really like. I like feeling comfortable in a place. We were seated at a table that was pretty close to the kitchen, but I’ll be honest, it wasn’t bad. I was impressed at how quiet it was. This might have been because there was only about 6 people in the place as a whole, but it was still nice to be able to talk to my friends at a reasonable level. The decor is very nice and simple. It almost looked like a little house. We were seated next to a cabinet with a bunch of Asian decorations on it. To make it all better, everything was very clean and tidy. The carpet was a little ragged, but other than that, it was a winner. It was also a little dim for my tastes, but that didn’t really bother me.
The food came out quickly enough and the server was always checking in on us to make sure the meal pacing never went out of line. It was a nicely paced meal and you can tell that the kitchen had everything together because all of our meals were very consistent. Did I mentioned that all three of us ordered curry? It’s that damn good. I know that I keep harping on it, but I was impressed. The kitchen, each time that I’ve gone to this place, has had everything together and get’s the food out to us quickly. Good points.
The service was very good. Our server was friendly, quick, and even answered some of my questions that I had very quickly. She looked to be a veteran of the restaurant because I don’t recall her writing anything down. She smiled, joked around with us, and was quick to get us refills. The only complaint I have, although minor, was that she spoke very quietly at certain parts of the meal. I don’t think it’s that big a deal, but it helps to be able to hear the server.
No restaurant is perfect in Lafayette. At least, not that I’ve found yet. But Bangkok Thai is a great example of a place really trying to be the best though. It’s a little pricey compared to some of the other places in town, but some of you might find it worth it. Either way, it was a great meal that I enjoyed thoroughly. I’ll definitely be going back to this place soon.