Noted as an acclaimed and popular restaurant in Bellevue, WA, the Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar serves truly authentic Thai options. Although there is an emphasis on seasonal dishes based on locally available ingredients, the Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar also maintains a full menu of classics.
Diners can enjoy classic satay, fish cakes and soups, but also dig into generous servings of traditional Thai salads, well-known entrees and a surprising number of vegetarian options. Serving a long list of seafood dishes, there are also classics such as sizzling golden chicken and prik pao shrimps. Whether you have a craving for classic pad Thai or something a bit more exotic, Chantanee Thai Restaurant & Bar is the place to go.
I have been here for lunch and liked it, so I booked a reservation to bring my wife and friends. Even though I had a reservation and the restaurant was only half full, they put us in the booth attached to the bar area (nosier than I would prefer). we were greeted almost immediately upon sitting down & ordered a couple appetizers which came up very quickly and tasted great. we ordered 1 more plate of them and drinks for everyone, but didn't see the anyone for almost 30 minutes, then with a drink clarification and no appetizer. got food ordered & upon deliver we never saw the waitstaff again till we asked someone to please get our check. about 15 minutes later we grabbed someone to take our payment. if we were attended too, I would go back...
One of my favorite Thai spots in the Seattle/Bellevue area. The food is great - we had the Spring Rolls, Vegetable Fried Rice, Panang Curry and Ginger Vegetables and enjoyed each dish thoroughly. The ambiance is great - and fitting for families, date night, or a group dinner. The service was a little slow when we were there (they forgot to bring out our drinks), but it was also a very busy Saturday night.
food was fine, service was poor.
We have been a long time client of Chantanee. Our frequency of visiting Chantanee has slowed since the restaurant moved to the Key building in Bellevue. After the move, the food was good but the price point had definitely increased when compared to their previous location. We had dinner on Saturday, December 14th at 6:15pm and found the restaurant 3/4ths empty with one person in the bar. Not a good sign. While the service was good and very attentive, the quality & taste of the food is slipping when compared to our previous visits. The ice water had a strange taste. The Chicken Phad Tai came very quickly. Too quickly in fact and the noodles were mushy. Other dishes were ok, but not outstanding. Taste of the water is concerning.
This review is for the Honey Coriander Duck. The sauce was flavorful and delicious but the duck had a very unpleasant flavor that no strongly seasoned sauce could cover up. Ended up leaving the duck and just drizzling the sauce over rice instead.
Downtown Bellevue is crazy around the holidays. This is not. Quiet and tables available on a Friday night. Try that at Bell Square!
We have been to Chantanee quite a few times in its relatively new location. We had a reservation one night and it was totally ignored. They had it on their books...just failed to have a table for us. The food seems more institutional. They have some of our standard favorites but not prepared as well. Some of the sauces have become too sweet (especially the Phad Thai) The service is abrupt. When the food arrives before the water is poured...... feels more like a fast food place.
I enjoyed the restaurant very much , the food was delicious, great atmosphere. ,good prices. i took a friend from out of town there and we stayed till the restaurant was almost empty. i would go there again and bring other people.
I frequent this place every other week or so with a friend and we always enjoy the food and service. Food is consistent, fairly priced - for Bellevue, and delicious. Portion size is adequate. Food has always come out quickly, which is great when you're hungry!
Service is also top notch. Typically the same waitresses and they do a great job at greeting, seating, and taking orders. They also come back to see how you're doing and even some small talk before the meal.
Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the Bellevue area. Of course there's other great Thai food restaurants, but Chantanee's consistency makes it a quick choice to go back.
We came on time for our reservation but there was a line in front of us and by the time it was our turn, it was 5mins past our reservation time. The greeter said we were late and that we should call if we are coming late. Food was actually pretty good especially the panang curry. The mass cooked Pad Thai in the lunch combos were below average, definitely doesn't have the taste. I took a bite and didn't want any of it.