Spokane >Bangkok Thai Restaurant
Ketchup in Phad Thai. . ..
I'm from Seattle eating at great places like Thaiger Room and Siam's on lake Union, so perhaps I have a skewed perspective. With a party of four we went for lunch. The price for the buffet was $10 and the Pad Thai and Pad Se Ew were $10.95. The location was right by the river, so I guess that was why the price was so high. . . it definetly wasn't because of the quality or the portion sizes. . .
- The Phad Se Ew actually was pretty tasty. . . I just wish there was more of it.
- The selection doesn't include fresh spring rolls. . . only the fried stuff
- The buffet did not have Phad Thai
- The Phad Thai had an obvious ketchup taste
- The portion size was smaller than I expected. . .
I will not go there again.
Absolutely Delicious Thai Food!!! Building is a little difficult to locate. Professional Service..
My Work is Flying, My Joy is Flying & Eating Good Food. I eat often in restaurants and I just found a fantastic out-of-the way restaurant. You wouldn't expect anything like this in a little city like Spokane. It's not "right-in" the city but the nice 20 minute walk along the "Centennial Trail" (in 30 degree weather) from my down-town hotel, got me there ready for dinner. Did I mention that the view is great, right on the Spokane River. They show Thai documentary videos that made me want to visit Thailand again (the 30 degrees might have added to that desire, too). The videos are a really nice idea, especially for those of us who often dine alone.
While it's hard to beat the Thais in service and hospitality, the service here was professional and comfortable. Maybe because many of the servers are also Thai. I wasn't disappointed.
This restaurant, Riverview Thai, has a really big menu. It was soooo hard to choose but I opted for their Pahd Thai (I've never tasted better), hints of sweet, sour, tangy with overtones of smoky. A perfect match for the Kobe, Thai-style steak special they called "Crying Tiger Beef." As it was, I ordered way too much food for me to eat by myself. I wish I could have taken the left overs with me (I didn't have any steak left over.... that was the most tender, juicy, flavorful steak I've had in a long time) but I was only a few hours away from my flight time so I had to leave some, a little only, of the stir-fried vegetables and rice. What a shame to waste something so delicious.
Their wine list is extensive and I think a good Cab-Sauv would have been perfect with this dinner, but again because of my upcoming flight, I couldn't partake.
I recommend this restaurant with "high-five" and then some and on my next lay-over in Spokane, you'll definitely see me at Riverview Thai Restaurant.
Low quality food at way too high a price!. This was our first trip to a Thai Restaurant in the Spokane area. We moved from Florida and I have eaten in many Thai restaurants there and in the Seattle and Portland areas. We went for lunch and the first thing I couldn't believe were the prices! The lunch prices where what I usually see on the dinner menu's. Not to mention I brought my 7 year old and there was not one item for a child, other then a $8.95 appitizer! You also pay extra for the Jasmine tea (usually complementry). This wouldn't have been that bad if the food was good, but it was horrible! They use vegetables not normally used in Thai, like tomato's in the dishes. The taste was so far below any other Thai I have tasted. Don't waste your money on this one!
Worst Thai food ever. The good part--the service and the ambiance. The bad part--the food. I ordered a basic dish that I often eat in the Seattle area--phad krapao (every place spells this differently). Normally, it's quite an aromatic dish. But this version tasted as though the ingredients were stir-fried in plain kikkoman soy sauce--just flat and tasteless. I also ordered the fried whole fish with tamarind sauce--a little better, but there was very little fish to be found under the heaping mounds of sauce. My friend and I had to suspend all conversation temporarily to concentrate solely on ferreting out small bits of food items. Then back to basics again--the Pad see ew, which turned out to be nothing more than a pile of old rubberbands with a few sprigs of wilted broccoli and some chicken! Yuck!
Dining with Class.
I love Thai food and as a Seattle transplant -- I've been looking for a great place to indulge in my favorite cusine. At Riverview Thai I can dress up (formal!), meet clients or grab takeout for me and my family. (Of course that's just ambience -- any restaurant rates 5+ stars that gets my daughter to have more than 3rd helpings -- she's a picky eater and Riverview Thai's fried rice was an instant hit -- she had 5 helpings!!)
Kudos as well to the wonderful service -- the waiters greet me by name! :)
First Times a Charm. Recently I visited Riverview for the first time with some family and friends. We had a great time. The owner was actually our server and gave us exceptional service. On top of that our food came out in great time and tasted wonderful. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and is in a great location on the river. Great Thai food is often hard to find. I strongely recommend this restaurant to Thai food lovers!
Disappointing!. As a visitor from Seattle, I had high hopes for a decent Thai meal in Spokane. My father had never had Thai food before, so it took some convincing to get him to go. While the atmosphere of the restaurant was very nice, I'd say the food was mediocre. Unfortunately, I probably won't get my father to try another Thai restaurant because of this experience.
Who Would've Thought?. Quality Thai food in Spokane? The atmoshphere is second to none, and the food and service are even better. Just go, you'll be glad you did.
yum yum give me sume. The service and food was excellent. The location is a bit out of the way, but it holds it's title of having a wonderful view of the river.