About Takeda Thai by Moulay

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.

10271 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

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

Cross Street:
Scottsdale & Shea

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 483-5006

Website:
http://www.takedathai.com/

Executive Chef:
Moulay

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Takeda Thai by Moulay Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

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76% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Romantic (9)
Spicy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Casual (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Awesome Thai Food

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was so delicious! The service was great.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 30, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Good Thai food. Very friendly staff. Good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 21, 2012

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2012

food was great; service a little slow

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2012

I have already sent feedback, Especially since I received an email from you saying that we did not show up for the reservation. I think the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing in this situation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2012

Wine list a little weak but GREAT Thai with some Moroccan for an added treat. Very pleasant spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2012

Lots of really interesting and flavorful Thai food cooked fresh to order.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2011

Excellent Thai food in a very nice setting.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2011

One of the best Thai restaurants not only in Phoenix but around the country! First time was a very pleasant surprise in the quality and type of food. Will definitely go many more times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2011

It would be worth your while to give Moulay's Takeda Thai a try to experience what I have been experiencing for the last 2 years. That is, the quality of the food, the preparation time that he puts into each dish on his menu. As for his staff serving the food, they are friendly, caring and experience providing a comfortable dining experience. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2011

Understaffed, but the food was incredible. I will definitely go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2011

I really liked the food at Takeda Thai. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful about explaining how the spicy-scaled worked. It was nice that the owner came out to visit every table and chat with us, even as they got busy. The interior was dark and fancy as well as the front entrance. It is a small place but great food and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2011

Owners Sara and Moulay (Executive chef) are friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2011

Quaint, romantic, beautiful restaurant with dishes packed full of flavor!!! Recommend the wok-charred edamame, steamed mussels, and jungle curry! DELISH!!!!!! Definitely Scottsdale's best Thai restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2011

Takeda Thai matches its superb food with excellent service. There are very few options for good Thai food in town and this restaurant sits comfortably at the top. The Tom Yum Gai was a superb starter and the Thai Basil is definitely worth a return trip. The owners were around for dinner and I appreciated their taking the time to discuss other items on the menu. An added plus was the restaurant's wine selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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