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For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
7:30 PM

Takeda Thai by Moulay

4.0
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • Neighborhood Gem
At Takeda Thai, a fine dining and full bar restaurant, we pride ourselves in bringing you the finest quality of Thai cuisine. We only use authentic Thai herbs and spices with no flavor enhancers. We place great importance in each step of preparing each Thai dish:from selecting knowledgeable Thai chefs who can prepare and season food to Takeda Thai’s standards to hand-picking the freshest and highest quality Thai ingredients. No matter what you order, you can be certain that each dish is prepared just for you.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Closed

Dinner: Tue-Th: 5:30pm-9:00pm, Fri & Sat:
5:30pm-10:00pm, Sun: 5:30-8:30

Monday: CLOSED
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Phone number
(480) 483-5006
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Moulay
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scottsdale & Shea
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 69 People Are Saying
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3.8
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3.9
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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Above average food, odd ambience, and awful service - avoid at all costs.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was authentic and very tasty - when they say something is spicy, believe them! It was delicious food, but that couldn't make up for the absolutely HORRENDOUS service. We had a party of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids). The waitstaff consisted of 2 individuals and neither understood how to take an order correctly, manage the food to be delivered on time or how to get food items that didn't arrive to the table. We waited for over an hour for our food because the young man was frantically trying to keep up with the 4 seated tables while the other server, was at the bar talking to her friend for over 30 minutes completely neglecting all the customers (including making the drinks ordered from the bar). She simply could not be bothered to attend to anything or anyone other than her friend who was sitting at the bar.

When the other server told her our table didn't get 2 dinners she simply told him to work with the kitchen, but he didn't get the food out. The service was just horrible. We ultimately never got 2 appetizers we ordered and our last dinner order was finally brought out after the five of us had already finished our meal. Lastly, 2 drink orders were never brought to us and when we complained to our server - who finally returned to our table after her friend left the restaurant, she simply blamed the kitchen and said she would take off the 2 appetizers and drinks from the bill that were never delivered.

Again, the food was delicious when it arrived, but I would not recommend going to this restaurant until they have a waitstaff that understands how to deliver a moderate level of customer service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best Thai food that we have had in a long time. It was our first time here, so we are looking forward to trying it again soon!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

One of the most 'unusual' dinning experiences. Located in a strip mall along with dozens of 'small' store fronts, the entrance appears dark as you approach the front doors..which turns out to be due to the heavy curtains in the entry way (and on the windows). small and intimate interior, dimly lit. There is the OWNER who is also the cook, waiter and whatever else is called for. There were several others having dinner & a few hanging at the bar. Not my ordinary choice to take my wife and I out to dinner, but it was rates well by some local's and we had driven from Scottsdale to try and find some different foods...this was it! Frankly the owner is really a talented and educated man ( I think Moroccan)..very friendly, a good sense of humor & a great cook too! our dinner was delicious and plentiful without being over priced.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Quite and good food

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fabulous Thai food in a neighborhood strip center. Looks bigger than it is from the outside. The owner/host/bartender/chef was friendly and engaging. The food was fresh and delicious. Try it!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good authentic Thai food in a casual and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is tucked away within a local strip mall, and is easily overlooked. The owner, Moulay, is gregarious and helpful. The staff are friendly and effective.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Possibly the best Thai food we have had, definitely the best in AZ. little off when we arrived for our reservation and the owner said he was too busy for us to stay. Talked to our server and she agreed to let us stay. The edamame was excellent! The lettuce wraps to die for and the spicy noodles fabulous! A repeat for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been dining here once a year during out snowbird months and always enjoy the warm welcome, the tasty food with levels of heat per diner, and the variety of offerings. Everything was great, but the two pad Thai dishes, and had never eaten beforecat Takeda Thai, had no sign of veggies nor the traditional chopped nuts on top, so that was a disappointment. The owner was his usual gracious host, but the waiter seemed quite confused as to what dish he was serving, and to whom he was serving it. A little embarrassing as we had recommended the restaurant to the other four in our party. Still a neat place to go and always ample parking!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Fresh ingredients, good flavors, authentic Thai food- best we have had in the area

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I have grown up eating Thai food my whole life and this place has some of the best in town. Amazing Tom Kha Gai! Flavorful, beautiful presentations and authentic Thai elevated!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Awesome Thai Food

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The best Tom Yum soup. Well mixed drinks and enjoyable dinner

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Glad we returned. Still the best Thai option in Scottsdale. We traveled 35 minutes to get there and it was worth it. Small, dimly lit and nicely decorated makes it a great 'date' spot . We had the Hot and Sour (Thom Ghai?) soup. Excellent. I had Green Curry and hubby had the red. Great flavor just wished it was hotter (more spice). Good pours for cocktails. We'll return sooner next time.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

This is one of our top 10 go-to restaurants in the valley and I should have reviewed it long ago. You can be sure that whatever you order - it will be great! From the simplest appetizer, spicy Wok Charred Edemame to any entree. Chef Moulay serves up delicious Thai food! My favorite - Chicken Green Curry with Forbidden Rice. Hubby's - Beef Panang. Two more favorite appetizers - Coconut Shrimp, Roti Canal. Soups are wonderful as is coconut ice cream. Sometimes service is a little slow, but it's worth the wait!

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was slow, food salty and staff made multiple mistakes with respect to our order. Pricing is too high and they charge an automatic gratuity of 20% for 5 or more... if a restaurant does that then they need to provide 20% type service. I would not return nor recommend this to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was so delicious! The service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Delicious food, reasonably priced, We hope to have a chance to return before we depart Phoenix.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere...Sarah is amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Bad service but food was amazing. Needed to ask to order food. Was brought two wrong dishes. Needed to ask for the bill.

Everyone in our group loved the food though.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Absolutely one of the best Thai restaurants I have ever been to and I have been to Thailand. Exquisite authentic food, wonderful service, charming ambiance, remarkably consistent using the best of fresh products. A do not miss!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Love this place! The chef/owners Moulay and Sarah are the loveliest hosts! Felt like we were in their home. The food is fabulous. Becoming a regular spot for us!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2017

We try many Thai restaurants all over the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, but always come back to Takeda. Our out of town guests are always surprised when we take them to such an unassuming location, but once they try the Spicy edamame or charred veggies, they can't wait to come back! It has such a warm and friendly feel and we are so lucky to live close by.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Lovely small restaurant with a good menu, excellent service and great Thsi food. What is very special is the willingness of the chef to mediate the level of heat to 1-4. That means that everyone can order a level of spiciness to meet individual needs.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We cannot comment on the food quality because we were never served. After being at our table for over an hour and inquiring about our food a number of times, we were eventually told our order was never put in. Although the food can be good here, this is our third experience with poor service...the restaurant is simply understaffed.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Wonderful as always. They were VERY busy...almost every table came in at the same time. It took longer than usual but food was still excellent. My granddaughter has Celiac's and they were most accommodating for her.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Wonderful menu and everything was really good...
Crab Rangoon, potstickers, eggplant/zucchini stir fry with black bean sauce . Service was superb and very welcoming and warm

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The trifecta: horrible service, food, and value. We were greeted by a grumpy woman who refused to let us choose another two-top table, despite the restaurant being empty and we had a reservation. Then we were given a "Valentine's Day Menu," which was the exact same food, but with an up charge on every item. Nothing special, no new ambiance, no special food menu... just an opportunity to stick it to your customers. Our food was poor quality and small portions. The pad thai was greasy and had no flavor. When I asked for curry with veggies and shrimp, it ended up costing $8 more than the already inflated menu prices. That would be fine if I had been notified in advance; I just don't like the gouging. The red wine was served COLD, and when we asked about it, the owner said that's how they serve it, as if that a unique trick of theirs. I told her that red wine shouldn't be refrigerated, and she finally relented and said she'd open a new bottle... meaning that's NOT how they serve it, but just how they try to recycle old wine. Oops. Overall this place was extremely disappointing. I expressed my discontent when the check came and she mumbled something about taking off some charges, but returned with the same charges on our bill. Take your hard earned money and loyalty elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Sara and Moulay were wonderful....so friendly and their suggestions as to what to order were spot on. We can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Takeda Thai, our 1st visit,
⋅ Crab puffs
⋅ Roti Kanal
⋅ Potstickers
⋅ Larb (lettuce wraps)
The star entree was, hands down
✨Crispy Pla – Whole Tilapia Lightly breaded, w/ choice of garlic chili sauce or basil curry sauce
and 💥Sweet and Sour Beef
We highly recommend Takeda Thai

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Good Thai food. Very friendly staff. Good service.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Great food! Have been here several times. Never been disappointed. Don't be in a hurry, only a couple people work here. Small dining area.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

I had a confirmation,,, we arrived to the restaurant 10 minutes before it and we found it closed.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2012

The word "mediocre" came up often during the dinner conversation. The spring role appetizers were crispy, but the fried oil over powered the flavorless cabbage filling. A sweet & sour dipping sauce reminiscent of budget Chinese take out didn't help. Our two entree plates were served cold without rice which was also cold when it arrived. The Pad Thai was one dimensional and very bland. The Thai Basil Chicken was supposedly spice level three, but neither heat or intense basil flavor made it to the fork. Dessert offerings were slim which seemed strange for such a high priced menu. My sister had two scoops of Cookies & Cream ice cream but was really looking for anything with chocolate.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2012

Food, service and friendly atmosphere make this and excellent restaurant choice.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2012

This resturant is one of our favorites. Consistent quality, wonderful service and a delightful experience.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2012

Terribe service so slow restaurant was not even busy. Thai food just ok , can make better myself at home would not recommend at all

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2012

food was great; service a little slow

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2012

Went here based on recommendations by other diners for Valentines Day dinner. They had a belly dancer (this is a Thai restaurant?) Food was OK but not the best Thai we've ever had. Service was very slow but friendly. They played loud music even when dancer wasn't performing making it nearly impossible to have a conversation. Tables were jammed together cheek-to-jowl. Not what I had in mind for a romantic Valentine dinner. To restaurant's credit they did send e-mail indicating they would have the belly dancer and limited menu. But figured it would have a Valentine theme. (NOT!) Otherwise, it is probably an OK neighborhood spot. Place was packed and those without reservations were turned away.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2012

Valentine's menu was limited. However, their special dish of Mahi Mahi, shell fish muscles and Thai seasonings was excellent. It did take quite a while for the food to be served. Wine menu was also small. We enjoyed very much the belly dancing entertainment. Ava Fleming was wonderful. Ava's dancing and interaction with the customers was well received and welcomed by all. The owner, Sarah was very friendly and came to our table during dinner to ask about our meal and service. We had a good time and would go back again to try out their full menu of Thai food.

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