I grew up in the area, so I've seen a lot of restaurants come and go around University Avenue. There's a reason Thaiphoon stays when so many (often really good) restaurants have fallen. They make seriously great food. Whenever I come back for a visit, my family and I always make a point of going to Thaiphoon. I do have some menu items I especially like, but I've yet to be disappointed by a new menu item. This place is the best.
Spicey eggplant didn't have much eggplant, prawn dishes skimpy on prawns. Mediocre Thai cuisine.
Fair food. Not bad, not great. Fine service. There are probably better options in the area.
The food at this restaurant is good. The curries are the best I've eaten in the area. The decor is getting old and needs to be updated. Some of the servers are good others not.
Good food but not great service
How can I return to a restaurant when the service is so terrible? After we ordered our food our server never returned. Someone else brought the food, but no one stopped by to see if we needed anything. We had to flag down another server to order more rice, to have our water glasses filled, to get back the cork for the wine bottle we brought but did not finish, and to ask for the check. (We also filled our own wine glasses, which does not bother me as it's better then their constantly overfilling them, but when I spend $15 corkage at an inexpensive Asian restaurant that has a small, lousy wine list (with no vintages listed) anyway I should be getting something for my money.) The food we like but there is no point eating it there.
Pretty good Thai but...food very slow arriving--one dish came 5-6 minutes before others. Pad Thai was great but the lamb in the lamb curry was very tough, almost needed a knife. Surprised the bill arrived before we were even asked about dessert. Ran out of the Stella draft (only one of two for a Thai restaurant?)
We went to Taiphoon for a birthday with the family.
We had to wait for nearly 30 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation.
Then the service was quite quick and friendly.
The food was good but not exceptional.
The restaurant was very noisy in the beginning due to a couple of big parties, but quieted down after they left.
My takeaway: avoid at peak times
Not impressed with the food at all. Their Shaken Beef was way too tough, and mango chicken was just OK.
Not planning to return.
Americanized Thai food but very good quality. Having lived in Thailand 6 years I was hoping for more authentic dishes but most Americans probably don't want that. Som Tom was lacking but the waiter warned me in advance it would not be authentic. It was packed on a weeknight so obviously the locals know it's good. No complaints from me.
Made a reservation and they kept us waiting for over 1hr. Worst of all, when I asked about it we received incredibly bad service to the point we decided to leave.
The person who took our orders was not pleasant, she snapped when asked about ingredients. She kind of spoiled everyone's mood.
The food was disappointing, kind of bland. We were especially upset because we told the waitress one person was allergic to red peppers or soy sauce and she wrote that on our check but both dishes came with those ingredients.
Quiet location to meet friends. My friends and I were looking for a Thai place, and this was one of the suggestions. Thaiphoon is a delicious place to dine with lots of options for everyone.
So disappointing. "Veggie" coconut soup was just carrots, mushrooms, and white bok choy with very little flavor. Lemongrass chicken very blah with no lemongrass flavor. Pot-stickers too greasy with only plain soy sauce accompanying them. Other dishes equally poor. Definitely does not deserve more than 3 stars except for nice outside seating (if you get there early). Very poor Thai food dining choices on the Peninsula which is why we tried Thaiphoon. Had eaten there years ago and was disappointed but gave them another try. Shouldn't have bothered.