Thai Prime Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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Thai Prime is an upscale, trendy restaurant you simply must try! You’ll find authentic Thai food prepared by head chef David Chong and his wife Vong. The Chong family moved from China to Taiwan in the 50’s and founded numerous restaurants. Since then they have developed their families secret sauces and high heat cooking methods that make Thai Prime remarkable!



Our restaurant’s mission is to provide our customers with unprecedented fresh, high quality, locally sourced seafood combined with authentic homemade family secret sauces from Thailand which have been passed down from generation to generation. Come experience excellent service while you enjoy healthy and fresh Thai food and sushi in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with family! Loved everything we had can’t wait to return!

F
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great spot! Best Thai food in Tampa. Good value with great portions. Modern/upscale look.

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was delicious

JC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on New Years Eve amazing service!!! Amazing food!!! Sexy Man roll was the best roll I’ve ever had and I have eaten at a lot of Sushi restaurants! Drunken Noodles and Pad Thai delicious!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you are in Tampa area just go. So good won’t disappoint

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

When we arrived they were not ready for our reservation. The hostess said it would just be a few minutes and the table would be ready. She asked if we want to sit a booth while we wait. We said sure. 30 minutes later and they still did not have our table ready and we asked 3 different waiters if we could get a drink while we waited. Each told us they would be right back to take our drink order but then never came back.

r
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good food terrible service

E
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “lobster overload” was a stunning dish that included a whole lobster tail, 2 jumbo gulf shrimp, 2 scallops, and a generous amount of sautéed calamari. The basil broth it was served in was also fantastic. I ordered it “hot,” but should have gone Thai hot... wasn’t overbearing, but I was given various hot sauces as well as a dried chili flakes. We went back 2 days later and enjoyed everything we order just as much. Fabulous experience all around. Thank you.

SG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Valet parking was non existent. No live music like on all other Saturday nights we had been there. Did not care for the menu change. Two of the items we go there for were no longer on the menu. What is with the black paper towels in place of real napkins?

ST
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was delicious, restaraunt ambiance is a bit puzzling.. the layout is not conducive to any privacy.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Thai food in Tampa. I have told many friends and all of them are now regulars there. Mike

SG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. The white sangria is out of this world!

P
Chicago
191 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good selection of dishes and options from small plates to larger portions. Wished our waiter was a little better aware of the menu and drink offerings. We asked him several questions for which he was confused about ingredients and preparation style.

JH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The calamari starter was very tender and well spiced. It came with spicy thin fries which were delicious also. Dumplings were very good also My entree, swordfish, was a bit overcooked. Generally, the appetizers were better than the entrees. Nice cocktail menu.

r
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Seafood platter with. Fries
Thai cuisine to my knowledge does not have fries not worth it - adaneme as appetizer kind of bland

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and ambiance are excellent. They have a performer who sings Sinatra songs who is great. I just wish they would turn the amplifier down because the music is so loud it’s difficult to hear the person next to you and carry on normal conversation. Other than the volume, it’s great!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great for our intimate occasion.

OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The sushi was warm and had to be sent back.
Service was not good. Will not go back.

M
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to believe this place has been open as long as it has and we've not tried it but, last night was the night.

You'll find an impressive menu offering Thai dishes and Japanese sashimi and sushi dishes.  Having a Thai brother in law I've become a connoisseur of high-quality Thai cuisine and I couldn't wait to try some dishes.

We had reservations for 7:15 p.m. Saturday night made through open table and 5 of us were seated immediately as our table was waiting for us.  The restaurant was full and we were excited to try some appetizers.  

We ordered our drinks which took a little longer than average to get to us but still within reason.  We started with Thai fresh rolls and the dumplings.  Ordered two each for the table and they were delish. I also ordered the Yum Beef Thai salad (larger than you get in other restaurants) to share with dinner but also would be a great appetizer. We also ordered traditional Thai soups both Tom Kha and Tom Yum.  They were extremely tasty and also were larger than some restaurants serve.

As far as the meals everyone stuck with Thai cuisine we enjoyed Garlic Pepper stir fry, Siam Pad Thai, Green Curry Chicken and Drunken Fried Rice.  

Service was great and if you go early enough there is a two for one happy hour.  I think it lasted until 7:30 p.m.  The bar features hard liquors, beer, and wine.  

Top the whole evening off with a great vocalist and guitar player Ron Carmichael who played popular dining music and was such a talent.  Thai Prime has become one of our go-to return to restaurants for sure.  

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

TJ
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality food at reasonable prices. Service was ok

MO
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat a lot of Thai when we go out and this place was really great! Good sized portions and a great server. I highly recommend it and will be back!!

DV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic.. excellent service .. went to celebrate birthday.. will go back soon

NO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Only complaint is their Monday happy hour prices are more expensive than their Friday ones and didn’t mention to us.

LK
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local spot for fresh Sushi and the best thai in town!

RB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I ordered fish and chips....bad choice. Just average. My fault not the place for it. My wife ordered something with cashews and rice and said it was very good..The best she has had.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere.

AA
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great night with family

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!

DP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Reservations weren’t honored. Waitress forgot about us when we were sat for about 20 minutes. Our appetizer came out after our main course.

TD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foid and drink were exceptional, cant wait to return. Fish was oh so fresh

J
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were very good. It was a bit loud in the restaurant. Parking was not great and we parked in the lot across the street.

L
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenon. But the it was really hot inside the restaurant. Customer service was at it finest. I love their Happy Hour. Just please check the AC system.

KC
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a date to celebrate my birthday and I’m so glad we went there! The egg rolls, coconut soup with chicken, and chicken pad or meow were superb! We were early but they seated us and were eager to serve us. Our waitress was sweet and answered our questions. I am from out of town and whenever I come back, we’ll make sure to go here!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!!!

J
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We got there at 5:45 - not a very busy time except for the parking lot which is absolutely atrocious. There’s barely any parking for like five restaurants. I had to valet.

The tables inside Thai Prime are configured in a way that they are booths and they face each other. So, I sat facing the random dude in the booth across from us. Makes for an awkward experience as you have to constantly avoid eye contact with a stranger and look side-to-side to talk to the people you’re with.

Tables are a bit sticky and there’s a film on all the menus. The place could use a good scrubbing.

It was my birthday, so I ordered a martini. Everyone at my table got their drinks and 15 minutes went by before I got mine. Not ideal when everyone is trying not to drink so they can toast to your birthday. Again, it was pretty early and not super busy, so there’s no reason to wait for a drink that long.

The service is slow. Like, slow-slow. So plan on waiting a while to get anything. The food came out after about 25 minutes of ordering and it was decent. It wasn’t mind blowing Thai. Prices were a bit high for the food. I’ve had take-out that is comparable.

The coconut ice cream was pretty good. It came with honey on it and black sesame seeds.

Overall, it was a decidedly average experience. Definitely not “valet parking”-worthy. We we won’t be going back.

M
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great Tai restaurant in agreat location. Their sushi is OK but the prime reason to come here is for good Tai food. The service is friendly and helpful. The presentation is very pleasing to the eye. It is a small place but every table seems to be the best table in the place. I a place crowded with steakhouses this is an oasis of difference and great Tai food. Give it a try!

OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The booths aren’t comfortable

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very fresh and tasted delicious. The noodle dish (Pad Ba Mee) hit the spot and the duck entree was crispy perfection.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and I always come here when I come to Florida. Superb food and service and if you can get in when Ron Carmichael is singing - do it. Fantastic