Takeda Thai by Moulay

4.1
82 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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 82 People Are Saying
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New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pad Thai is my usual choice with tofu and this was delicious. The tofu was just the right amount of crispy on the outside and the pad Thai was not too sweet. Would recommend

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M
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this restaurant. The recipes are authentic and the best Thai food we have ever had.
Thank you Moulay !

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DR
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, especially the Tom Kai Gai, was quite good, as were house-made dumplings. Service was excellent, and having the chef/owner stop by to make sure all was good was very personable.

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CM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Thai food was fantastic! Our waiter John was very knowledgeable and helpful about the menu and directed us, in a positive way, about the level of spice for our main entree’s. From our appetizers to our main courses it was really really good!

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J
Phoenix
145 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good and decent portions. Small location and was very hot due to the evening sun and Phoenix heat.
Good service.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food great atmosphere. Loved the spicy yummy Thai food

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D
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is well prepared, presented and delicious. Very reasonably priced. Makes for a great evening of conversation with family and friends.

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M
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love this restaurant. The food is fantastic and love that Moulay visits each table ( Bartender and Server in one) and is so good at what he does! This restaurant is a must!!!

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OT
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The very best Thai food in Arizona! Friendly owner who is chef, bartender and waiter, great sense of humor but the best part is the food!

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CB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were accommodating with my food allergies, all dishes were delicious and had just the right amount of spice. Wait staff were attentive and friendly.

It’s a hidden gem, tucked back in a long strip mall, it looked closed, owners may want to put some lights in the front to catch people’s attention, even a string of lights about your fountain area would help.

I will recommend and will go back.

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M
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good

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PH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit here. Moulay was very welcoming and gave us exceptional service. I ordered the mango curry at spice level 4/5. It was very spicy - just as I was hoping! Moulay was kind enough to offer some Thai tea to cool my palate. Great meal with friends.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, delightful experience. Love Moulay. Friend visiting from So. Africa enjoyed the fresh meal very much......thanks

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RH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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

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NE
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

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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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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w
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Quite and good food

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LK
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WH
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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C
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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KH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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GR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Thai Food

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AZ
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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VV
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious! The service was great.

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b
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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F
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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H
Phoenix
100 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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C
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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RS
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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