Bann Thai

4.7
38 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Bann Thai hopes to offer a unique restaurant for the area, combining a friendly, comfortable, and upscale atmosphere with excellent and interesting Thai cuisine food. We want to be the restaurant of choice for adventurous and health conscious singles, couples, families, and business professionals.

According to Jet Tila, celebrity chef and culinary ambassador to the US, the popularity of Thai food comes down to a balance of flavors between sour, sweet, rich, and savory. He stated that “There is a meeting point where I think most people could say this dish or cuisine is very crave able”.

The owner is a native Thai chef who gained her authentic experience through many years of hands-on local cooking in Thailand, followed by over 6 years working as a Thai chef in the Chicago area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 38 people are saying
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Sutton
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The frying was so light & tasty. I ordered the Pineapple stir-fry with shrimp. It was excellent! The portion was large. I also ordered the crab rangoons and a Thai tea. Both very good!

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TomS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was not our first experience. It was just as good as the first time.

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JNKC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Great food, great service, friendly ambiance. Took a group of 7, staff did not miss a beat.

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NancyS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the food at Bann Thai, and the servers are friendly and helpful. If you love veggies like I do, you can’t go wrong, always the freshest veggies in all the dishes I’ve tried.

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TiffanyD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Great service and delicious food. The homemade coconut ice cream we had was so fresh and delicious. Will be going back soon.

JP
JimP
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our third time at Bann Thai. Just like before, the service and food was excellent. The presentation of the Pineapple Fried Rice is absolutely top notch. We appreciate that the chef gives you the option of the degree of heat/spice you want. She’s also sensitive to food allergies and overall does a super job!

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KathyB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and server was very personable

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DeeM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the first time - very good. Green curry and Panam curry were excellent. A friend got the tilapia recommend by the chef's spouse - he said it was very good. Service bit slow but there was only one server who did a great job. Not complaining about the service - it seems they can't hire people right now. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great prices and service. We will be back!

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WilliamG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Me and my party have been to Baan Thai before, The food is very good and the service is very friendly. We would definitely be going back.

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vipJohnS
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was OUTSTANDING- the food and service. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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KimS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is worth any lack in service speed or ambiance. Delicious!

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Ellen
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jared, our waiter, was excellent. Knowledgeable about the menu and preparation of all food.
Very good presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We walked in and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was extremely clean and nicely decorated. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the food and attentive. We had the mini eggrolls , chicken and broccoli,and the pineapple fried rice. Everything was delicious and there was so much fried rice will be eating it as leftovers for a few days. Overall I would definitely be coming back the prices were very reasonable.

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DaleB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, authentic, and presented wonderfully! The server was very friendly and helpful.

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MICHAELS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thai food I’ve had in the US. Will be going back soon

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JimP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent and the gentleman who works the front of the house is super friendly and helpful. They've also done a pretty nice job changing the building from the roadhouse feel that it had in its earlier incarnation.

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Emilyb
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! And great prices! Friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food the amount you get for the price is so worth it. The owner/chef are very friendly and come and check on you and how your doing. My family and I will definately be back!!

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Porter
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious, my wife loved the pineapple fried rice and the coconut shrimp. Presentation on the plates was beautiful, with generous portions. We went Saturday afternoon (2/13/21) and there were fresh roses on the tables, Valentine's Day balloons, and a fire going in the fireplace which was a nice touch. Both the owner, and our waiter, Jaden, were very nice and answered all our questions regarding the Thai food, seasonings, etc.

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grantp
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem
So friendly with a very relaxing atmosphere
Staff extremely helpful and kind
Very clean fresh food

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NancyS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners and workers at this restaurant are the most pleasant people I have dealt with in a long, long time. They are willing and able to educate you in all the flavors, heat level and ingredients in Thai food. When eating there you feel like you’re having a meal with family.

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BekkiD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The place was very clean. The service was excellent. The food was quite good. It wasn’t the best I’ve had but close. Price was a little high but not bad. Felt well cared for as a customer.

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Tracy
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and service is even better!! Love this place!

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NigelL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A first class dining experience all around - food is absolutely delicious and staff are attentive without being intrusive. We recommend you try it.

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BillKalbo
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My wife is Asian and I lived in several areas of Thailand over 3 years so you can assume that I know my classic, authentic Thai food.

The American owner who is married to the Thai chef was very chatty and friendly. I let him know that we had lived in Thailand and wanted REAL Thai food. He told me that ALL the dishes were 100% authentic.

We ordered Money bags, Tom Yum with Shrimp, Beef Lad Na, Green Curry Chicken and after verifying that they had Asian Mangos, we ordered 1 Mango Sticky rice for dessert. The money bags came out quickly and was nice.

Lad Na is a dish of wide, soft rice noodles stir fried and topped with meat, veggies and gravy. The dish that hit my table was meat, veggies and gravy but the noodles had been deep fried so they had puffed up like Styrofoam instead of soft gooey rice noodles. I asked the owner if he had EVER seen deep fried Styrofoam in Lad NA when he lived in Thailand and he answered that he doesn’t eat Lad Na. If you don’t know, DO NOT claim that your food is authentic.

The waiter was curious if I was right and asked the cook who said the Americans complained so now she flash fries them. OK. I get that but when I ask, don’t tell me the Lad Na is authentic when you know it’s not. I was REALLY looking forward to a decent Lad Na.

The green chicken curry was good particularly for the back woods of Ohio.

Asian Mango and sticky rice is my favorite dessert but when I try to cut the mango slice with my fork I know I got lied to again. It’s not an Asian Mango but a red/green Mexican mango. The sticky rice was very well made but had 2 chunks that were overcooked and rock hard.

Conclusion: If you don’t care if your food is authentic, give them a try. For me, I’ll drive 45 minutes to Youngstown or Pittsburg to get REAL Thai food. The price was quite fair at $40 for the meal with no alcohol. The people are very friendly and, on the surface, attentive but at the core, they don’t seem to know what proper service is.

Quite sad really

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vipbethm
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Due to COVID We got carry out

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KathyB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem and the owner and staff are great. Really recommend this place

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LikesToEat
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The offerings for authentic Asian food have been meager in eastern Stark County. I am of Asian American heritage, grew in the San Francisco Bay Area, have traveled quite a bit, and miss being able to have Thai or Indian food without driving to Canton. That changed when Bann Thai opened. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Thai food or Asian food in general.

Before dining at the restaurant, we ordered take-out twice, and had tried four of their curry sauces and two of their noodle dishes. I have seen more extensive menus (e.g., there is no fish or duck), but they do the Thai-American basics very well. The portion sizes are reasonable and come with a lot of sauce (yum!). The dining room has simple elegance, and under the current pandemic situation is a very peaceful setting. The wait staff and kitchen are efficient. Medium level spice is enough for most persons; I wouldn't go above that unless you like your spice to bite.

The homemade coconut ice cream, made with coconut milk instead of cow's milk, is wonderful.

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KristineC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Plenty of delicious food for the price. We enjoyed everything we had an needed to go boxes. There was a problem I the kitchen that nite that made service on the slow. Side However the owner kept coming around to check on every table. Will b back for sure!

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vippjgrand
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, very attentive staff. Try the pineapple fried rice, it’s awesome. Pad Thai was great too! Place was very clean and updated. Highly recommend.

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LynetteW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Food was fantastic and staff very friendly. My husband is very picky and he loved it. We can’t wait to have again.

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MickiP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little gem of a restaurant! Attentive service, knowledgeable staff and very talented chef. Every plate was pleasing to the eye and palette. The curry, I had the red, was a perfect blend of warm spices and touch of sweet. The satay and potstickers were fabulous and so was the dessert (we ordered all 4 and sampled).

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Tracy
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with an attentive and helpful staff. Even the garnishes were beautiful. Will definitely visit again!

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RichardB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is the 5th Time I have eaten there and each time it has been so fresh and delicious. I like it because you can order the “heat “ adjusted to your taste

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vipbethm
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've been watching the renovation of this restaraunt outside Alliance for months waiting for it to open. And then the COVID-19 pandemic hit! Finally, they opened carry out only, and now the dining room. There is no outside seating. Because of our high risk, we did not go inside to dine. They were very helpful answering y questions of what kind of oil they use (soybean) and gluten free options. I got gluten fee pad thai and it was excellent - haven't had any in a long time. Hubby got pepper steak and loved it. I went inside for order pickup (with mask) to cheek out the inside renovation. Nice, open, clean. So glad they are finally open and ad some diversity to this area. Another bonus is they made it wheelchair accessible, which my hubby would use if we went inside to dine.

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RichardB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my third time dining @ Bann Thai and each time the experience was great and the food was outstanding. The service was excellent and staff was very attentive

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BobR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there several times now and the food and service have always been top notch.

FAQs

Bann Thai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 680-7281.

Bann Thai is rated 4.7 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.