Noi

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$30 and under
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Thai
Experience Thailand in Bend at Noi Thai Cuisine. The authentic flavors and unique atmosphere offer an escape to a culture where food is art and friends are family. Perfect for any celebration, date night, or casual meal. Enjoy "Delicate Thai Taste" at Bend’s Noi Thai Cuisine.
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G
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

What a shame that a place with such a great reputation, environment and quality of staff can't get their food quality up to a level to match the rest. The food was fine though it is easy to imagine how it could become fantastic - basic mixology, seasoning with more sophistication, fried food created with better awareness of final product - so close, yet so far.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific time! Everything was great. Thanks Noi.

CK
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dinner as always, no disappointment
Will go back again

MM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for a friend. Great friendly service and delicious food. Great time was had by all.

p
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated very quickly. The space is broken up nicely so that despite its popularity, you feel like your meal is private. Their beer list is small, but well appointed with local selections. Their cocktail list hosts a great variety of classic cocktails with an Asian twist. The food was quickly served, and delicious. The portions were more than ample, so we took much home with us.

One thing that detracted, although not a deal breaker, was that the rest rooms are shared with other businesses in the building, so you leave the restaurant to use them, and you need to get a combination from the waitstaff to unlock the door. Not a deal breaker, and they were clean, so no issues there.

ED
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Favorite meals are crispy garlic chicken and red curry.

d
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. The ambience was lovely.
We will definitely be back!

RA
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prices are high, so it was a big splurge. But we won’t be eating dinner there often just because of the prices?

r
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

food was good, but way too much rice and the server had no idea what Thai food was. We asked for medium spice - we got bland. Chopticks? Please! We got them even though the server said that Thai only use sticks for noodles - not true but why argue

L
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with Noi and this visit was no exception. Food is fresh and delicious. Server knowledgeable (or had a cheat sheet to look at) with regard to ingredients. I love their Bangkok red curry...yum! And the coconut rice is hands down the best!

f
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

very good chef--nice décor--we go there fairly often, and never disappointed

A
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautifully presented food, unique but delightfully delicious. I look forward to returning the next time i'm in Bend, Or

ER
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere and high service level

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday. Dessert offered!

R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 3 star garlic chicken was incredible. My wife and mother in law ordered 1 and 2 star green curry, however, and both were significantly hotter than mine. Still tasty though!

S
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible “service”. Didn’t see our waiter for 20 minutes. Initial drinks took 30 minutes to arrive. When the check arrived they added in a tip for our table. We found out later (after we paid) that we could of asked to remove the auto-tip.

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a good place for somebody looking for Thai food with absolutely no heat/spice in their meals because the heat/spice levels were extremely weak. They scale 1-5 but a 4 had no spice whatsoever - and this is coming from somebody who typically likes mild food! Thai food should definitely have a kick if somebody orders higher on the spice scale. The food took a while too and it was so hard to get water refills, the poor waitress was running around doing it all herself. The entrees were mediocre. The crispy garlic chicken was extremely sweet with no heat/spice and the drunken noodles were average, but a little more bland compared to last time we ordered them - still no heat/spice. Would have been delicious with a little kick! The best things here are the apps, the drinks, and the papaya salad.

JB
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Cool atmosphere, food was good, service was okay, a bit overpriced.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous multi-course set meal (#2). Everything was excellent. Loved the basil margaritas!

L
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food return when in Bend. Service needs work.

t
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in all respects. The best dining experience we had in Bend. Highly recommend.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Bend. Everything is fabulous! The setting is so comfortable and romantic if you wish to be. The service is impeccable. I love the Tom Kai chicken soup with brown rice to start. And at the end of the meal we tried a dessert for the table that was presented in a large bowl made of chocolate… Outstanding!

TN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and dinner! We had garlic chicken, pad Thai and the crying tiger. Coconut rice was great!

RD
Boise
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First time at Noi and we were pleasantly surprised. Food and ambiance was wonderful! Superb flavors! Lovely decor. Great variety of foods to choose from, as well as beverages. Service was questionable. Server was a bit slow and didn't follow up very often. Day after we ate there, read the owners were going to jail for tax evasion and not listing all income. Not sure who is in charge now but, we hope they will continue with operating the restaurants (3 of them). Hope it stays open and the quality isn't affected!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, meals were precisely prepared, plated beautifully and served with pleasant and friendly efficiency.

OT
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were seated and waited for 9 minutes beforr anyone acknowledged us. Usually someone will stop by and poor water or something but we sat somewhat alone in a corner. When our waiter finally arrived he argued with me about my order. I usually order Tom Yum soup as a main dish with a side of rice. I tried twice to order that soup and he interrupted me to say that it was too large an order and was designed for a party of three or four. While I can appreciate that he was trying to "coach me" on my order, I have been eating Thai since before he was born. I got tired of the argument and decided to order a Basil Fried rice. This dish was subpar at best, very salty with very little if any basil. When I ordered the dish our waiter gave me three or four choices for rice which I found odd for fried rice. This was a frustrating experience. The place was highly rated and I think it is rated so high due to its ambience, certainly not for the waiter with attitude. My guess is that there is little competition for Thai food in Bend.

O
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They were very busy. Noise level quite high.we awaited an hour to be served.
Entrees very large ...next time we will split one.
Entrees were good except that the eggplant entree had more pork than eggplant
We will return with the above caveats.
Not on Friday night!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brothers get together

LL
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service: The service was very good, but two of us ordered the same dish with different spice levels. When I tasted mine, I thought it was quite spicy and the other diner thought his was pretty mild. After a quick stir of each dish, we traded, and figured that a 2 was exactly the same as a 4. If you are spice sensitive, be sure to ask you wait staff what they recommend.
Food: In general, Thai food tends to run spicy except for dishes meant to be mild (e.g., Pad Thai). I do like enough spice to taste, but not so much it overwhelms. Among the 4 of us, the Spicy Basil Stir Fry was liked best, and my usual favorite, Bangkok Red Curry, was the least favorite (it lacked enough salt, oddly). Both were spicy and flavorful. Portion sizes are plenty for two moderately hungry people to share (IMO), but the waiters will graciously box up anything you want to take home.
Noise level: When we arrived early (5:30) it was very quiet, but as soon as a large group arrived, we could hardly hear our dining companions. The restaurant is divided into smaller sections by very thin sheets that are see-through, but do not really moderate the noise much. If you are hearing-impaired, you might want to arrive early or eat in the bar area, which can be loud, but not as difficult as the main room.

n
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service! Best Thai we have ever had!

SP
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some out-of-town friends to Noi for lunch, and it was excellent. One was vegetarian and there was plenty for him to choose from. They were impressed and said they'd recommend Noi to folks they know who many be coming to Bend. We eat at or order out from Noi frequently. Great food and classy restaurant, with top-tier service. We'll be back soon!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Food was delicious.

OT
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met a friend for lunch. We had the fried rice with salmon. Was very good and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

P
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, a special treat.

HC
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Really good atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good service as well as some AMAZING food, got the Wontons for an appetizer and they were delicious!!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff. Informative and consistent.

JG
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was slow. Twice we were told our meal was just coming out. Food was warm not hot. Even the tea was just warm. Two of us ordered garlic chicken which was beyond “crunchy” and meat was tough.

LG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

There were 4 in our party. It took a long time to get drinks. When I ordered, I told our server I wanted it hot and spicy and would she recommend a 4 or 5 spice level. She assured me I would not want more than a 3 as the Thai peppers are ripe and hot this time of year. I told her I thought I wanted a 4 but she INSISTED I go with a 3 and use the spice tray if I needed it hotter. I conceded. I had the Thai Basil Chicken. It took a long time to get our food. My husband requested a knife 3 times~~finally took one from another table. I asked for the spice tray immediately as the “3” so not near hot enough. Never got the tray until most of my chicken was gone. She NEVER asked how it was. Then she was in a big hurry to clear off the table and she grabbed my husbands jasmine rice which he was saving to take home with his garlic chicken. As she was grabbing it he said , “hey I wanted to take that with me”. She kept it and said”I will put a container of it with your chicken in the to go box. We got home and saw there was no jasmine rice. She was rude, arrogant and needs training or something. Dinner was $130. I tipped her $17 and should not have left her s penny. DO NOT GO TO NOI! There are 3 other Thai restaurants in town that are way better. Our friends had suggested NOI. NEVER GOING BACK.