Sumittra Thai Cuisine

First of all I really  had no intention  of doing this review.  A full review on a brand new restaurant isn’t fair to anyone. However last Thursday we were walking downtown, hungry and decided to see if the new Thai restaurant that has been slowly assembling over the past couple of months was open.  Lo and behold it was, so we stopped on inside.  At that time we had no idea that this was their first day open.  The place was fairly empty when we first  arrived but soon it was packed.   About ten minutes after we were seated it became apparent that the staff (looked like one waitress for all 72 seats) was in the weeds.  It took an hour and a half for us to get two appetizers and two lunches, for which the waitress apologized profusely.  At one point people were giving up waiting to be seated and were leaving.

On the plus side we both felt the food was very good.  I had the drunken noodles which were pleasantly spicy with lots of perfectly done vegetables.  The fried tofu was light and crispy.  The spring roll was delicate, airy and full of crunch.  The only complaint I had was I felt that the noodles in the drunken noodles dish were a little overcooked and mushy.  Anyway I’m going to give them some time to get their rhythm and then I’ll be back.

Sumittra Thai Cuisine  located at 12 East Patrick Street.

UPDATE: Added full review  on May 16th.

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4 responses to “Sumittra Thai Cuisine

  1. I was there on opening day, too. I ordered takeout. The staff was definitely frazzled and overwhelmed, but very gracious and apologetic. It took a while for our food to come out, but more like 20 or 30 minutes—not an hour and a half. And the food was excellent.

    I came back for a dine-in meal a few days later, and service was much faster and more organized—and the food just as good.

    So far, I’m really pleased with the place. In fact, I’m about to order takeout for lunch right now. Don’t let the opening-day hiccups scare you away—this is shaping up to be a great little restaurant.

    • fredfood

      Travis: I’ll definitely go back. As I said I was hesitant to post anything, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions about them. What’s your favorite out of what you have tried?

  2. I really liked the ka-prao—tofu and vegetables in a spicy basil sauce.

    It’s also worth noting that this is a great place for vegetarians—almost every dish is available in a vegetarian version.

  3. Laxrefman

    Stopped by for lunch today – but despite the sign in the door, they were closed. What happened?

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