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3410 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8020639.740010 -104.947052
Neighborhoods: Congress Park, Southeast Denver
Going Downhill Fast – In the past Tommy's Thai was always a consistent, cheap, and chic place to take people who are new to Thai. The last two times I went were a crushing disappointment. My most recent: the pad thai had an awful eggy aftertaste; the green curry was sub-par, the Tommy's tidbits were pitiful, and the royal chicken alone was good, but oily. Additionally, Tommy's soup of the day was always a delicious learning experience, but this time sweet and sour egg drop soup was like something from Iowa. I will be writing Tommy's off my list : (
Customer Service?? – The food at tommy's is so hit-or-miss, you never know what you to expect! Is it going to be a good day or bad day? And what is it with the lady that answers the phone (good thing she is the owners daughter). Heaven forbid you talk while her little red light on her ear piece is on. I can't tell you how many times I have been sushed. Common Denver... best of denver? why spend your money at such a rude place of business! Don't we have more pride??? Customer service should be #1.
Not So Tasty Thai or Chinese – The atmosphere was loud and uninviting We dined on a Wednesday night and my watch indicated it was 8:45pm our server said it was 9:00pm and we had to order immediately because the kitchen was closing. We hurried and ordered egg drop soup, hot & sour soup, veggie potstickers, chicken satay and drunken noodles. Everything came at once (along with or bill) and the hot & sour soup was the worst I had ever tasted. It was basically the egg drop soup with a strong dose of chili sauce added. I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of Thai/Chinese cuisine and this didn't come close. The chicken satay was what was ever left over from the days scraps and the drunken noodles lacked luster. While we were dining the staff made it very uncomfortable for us to consume our meal by mopping the floors, spraying tables with disinfectant, stacking chairs on tables, and turning the lights on full force to speed along our consumption. While we finishing our meal the entire staff stood at the counter hovering like vultures for us to leave, unfortunately I needed to use the restroom when I returned everything was cleared from our table.
My recommendation- go out and explore, there is some really tasty Thai out there just not at Tommy's Thai.
Best priced Thai in Denver!! For my money, it doesn't get any better Than Tommy's Pad Phet, a couple order of crab meat cheese wontons, hot and sour soup, and some thai iced tea. With every dish under 10bucks - why go anywhere else? Only downside - this place gets crowded - and parking can be a chore!
Very Overrated – Several people recommended this restaurant to me. I have eaten at Thai restaurants all over Denver, and Tommy's Thai was the worst. The flavors were bland and the Tom Yom Soup was almost flavorless. There are too many great Thai restaurants in this town to waste your time and money at Tommy's Thai.
Excellent service, food, and price – My favorite Thai restaurant in Denver! Great deals on bottles of wine. My favorite appetizer -fried tofu. My favorite entree- Chicken Satas with peanut sauce. It's a small restaurant, so you may have to wait 30 minutes during peak hours, but it's worth it!
They close too early and they rushed us out like a fire drill. – They close at 9 on weekdays and the manager was very rude and almost dragged me out of there like it was 2:10am at a bar.
The Pad Thai Woon Sen is worth the trip alone! – A friend first took me to Tommy's about a year ago. I've eaten there several times since then and have always enjoyed it. I always order the Pad Thai Woon Sen. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The egg drop soup is kind of weak, but the Thom Goong (not sure if I got the name right) soup is AMAZING! The jasmine tea is also weak, but the Thai iced tea is very tasty. Service can be somewhat slow, I've sat with a burning mouth from the spicy noodles for quite some time before getting a refill of my water.
Overall, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of the service and the fact that some of the items on the menu are weak, but the majority of the selection is worth trying. *****EDIT 10/6/08**** I returned to Tommy's the other weekend. I was craving Pad Thai Woon Sen and it had been a while since I ate there. It was disappointing. I found an egg shell in the noodles and there were big globs of clear goo (corn starch?) in the egg drop soup. On the plus side, I got plenty of refils on my water and the soup must have been complimentary with the meal because I didn't order it and I saw them bringing it out to everyone. I also only got ONE piece of shrimp in my noodles. It was supposed to be a combo of chicken & shrimp. The noodles were still good, but it was as if the cooks stopped caring. Disappointing...
I guess good food... but PARKING AND SERVICE was not great.. – Place was nice looking. Parking is HORRIBLE. Pre-called about getting there at 9:45 and being seated and they said it was fine. Got there around 9:50PM and the person at the front desk was busy chatting on the phone. Did not even greet us. Asked to be seated and they refused and said only take out. Was planning on eating there so we got the take out. Ordered Royal Chicken, Pad Thai, and sticky rice with mango. Girl at the front desk didnt even say thank you, good night , nothing... kinda crappy service don't you think?
Royal Chicken tasted good but a bit salty. Pad Thai was pretty good. Mango and sticky rice was fine. Portions are not that large. Overall food was pretty good but service kinda lacked the "nice" that everyone is talking about. Maybe they were just tired? I don't know but have worked in the restaurant/server industry... you are never suppose to treat your guests that way.
Great Thai – Great food. Having been to Thailand, I'm pretty picky about my Thai food. The Panang Curry was most definitely up to par!! Take out service quick and easy. Cheap prices!! Neighborhood not the best, but great ambiance in restaurant
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