Price Range : $11-30 ($$)
Adress: 1035 Central Ave, Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209) 833-9703
- turned_in_notHealth Score55 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch, Dinner
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceCasual, Classy
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholBeer & Wine Only
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingYes
- tvHas TVYes
I usually go to Thai Cafe but they happened to be closed this weekend when I was downtown so I tried Tracy Thai and I must say it was really nice. I may just end up splitting my time between the two now.
The decor is a little dated but I really like how open the restaurant is. It wasn't too busy and we were seated right away. Normally chairs with arms worry me because I am a larger person but they were a nice fit. I ordered the Oriental Chicken Salad and a Stella Artois. The people I was with tried a few appetizers that I sampled, the yams and also the angel wings. The angel wings were interesting and just tasted like chicken dumplings to me but the had a nice chili ginger sauce that added a kick. The yams were plain and not what we were used to but still 3/5 easily.
My salad was delicious! Fresh and tangy! My only complaint was that the chicken was warm and most Thai salads serve with cold chicken. The warm chicken was slightly off-putting but I still enjoyed my meal. The person I was with who had the Pad Thai said it was disappointing and unexceptional. The other person ordered the green curry with rice and said it was 4/5 but had a strong mint/cilantro taste they weren't used to. Overall, we enjoyed the meal presentation and the service and I will definitely be back to try more dishes.
My family and I decided to try this place out since the place we usually frequent was closed. We walked in and waited for a while before anyone noticed us.
When ordering, the man taking our order (I'm guessing the owner), was very rude and said we were ordering too much food for our sized party. It was very odd behavior.
Everyone's food came out except for mine. After a solid 5 minutes of waiting I asked if my food was almost ready. The waitress LAUGHED and said, "I forgot yours." What kind of customer service is that?
I ordered garlic prawns and the prawns tasted like they had been sitting out all day. It also came with vegetables that were almost completely raw.
I won't go out of my way to come back here again. Thai Cafe is so much better and with great customer service.
This is easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city the and one that I would recommend to anyone for a good meal that is quick and fresh. I have visited for both lunch and dinner, and usually there is no wait at all. You are quickly seated and you can order very quickly from the friendly waitstaff. Dishes that I have tried here include the Pad Thai, Tom Yum Koong soup, and my current favorite of Kee Mow Beef. The Pad Thai is pretty much what you would expect from the flavors of the dish and was decent, but I prefer to have a bit more flavor found in other dishes. The Tom Yum soup comes in a flame lit metal soup container (I can't think of the name) and the waitstaff will serve you for your first portion, which is a nice touch. It has plenty of mushrooms and shrimp and is always a satisfying starting course.
The Kee Mow Beef is definitely my favorite dish here because it is fresh, has vibrant flavors, and is always consistent in its execution here. I enjoy the aroma and flavor of the Thai basil and if you are a fan of Chinese chow fun, and enjoy basil, this is definitely something you should try. It's always a satisfying meal and I always leave wanting more. Perhaps a larger portion could help, but that could be just me craving more of what I enjoy here. I cannot speak for the other items on the menu as I have not tried most of it, but the items that I have tried have been good and the restaurant has always been consistent with its food and friendliness. I would definitely recommend you visit or come back to get some authentic food in a casual setting!
Less than impressed.
Although the food was good, there was nothing impressive about it. I was disappointed with the portion size compared to price. The flavor was only all right, nothing tasted fresh, all edible, but not much stood out.
TOM KHA GAI SOUP - Delicious, if I was grading only the soup I would give 5/5 stars. I will be going back on a raining day or when I am sick for some soup Togo.
ATMOSPHERE - really nice restaurant, clean, attentive service, tall water cups.
QUICK - now normally this would be a pro, but when your food comes out in less than 5 minutes it is concerning. Hard to believe they could make it that fast without having a lot premade and that's exactly how it tasted, did not taste fresh and I would definitely believe if it had been premade and reheated.
PORTION SIZE - the size was not small, but it was not large. We are two people ordering Large soup, 2 full dishes (Kra Prow chicken, Garlic Pork), and pineapple fried rice. I thought we would have left overs, but there was barely any food left.
PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE - they use lots of curry powder, in my opinion too much, it didn't taste fresh it tasted very generic in flavor.
Overall, I would only go here again for the Soup. I will continue to search for a great Thai place in Tracy, the food was not bad and if I could I would give them 3.5 stars.
This wasn't the best tasting Thai food I've ever had, but it wasn't bad (Disclaimer: this is the 1st Thai place I've tried in the area). We tried the chicken pad thai (more tangy than some others), green curry (very similar to the flavor of Mae Ploy Green Curry Paste, but with a definite note of fish sauce- more strong than I like), pad see ew, pad gra prow (with beef instead of chicken), and the pineapple rice. I would give the pineapple rice 4 of 5 stars, but my husband's favorite was the pad gra prow (with beef subbed for chicken).
The restaurant itself was clean and spacious.
Note: the curry was not served with white rice so apparently you have to order that separately?