For my birthday lunch it was my choice of restaurant. Craving Thai food at the time of decision, I picked “The Thai Garden.” Upon arrival, we noticed that “The Thai Garden” no longer exists. The sign had been un-delicately altered to show that the new name was “Siam Orchid Restaurant.”
The atmosphere is inviting and the staff are truly wonderful. Some of the nicest, most helpful people I have met. My one year old nephew loved the orange slices so they kept bringing him more. To complete the trifecta you would hope that the food would be as great as the atmosphere and service. Sadly it was not.
The salad was okay but it’s always a disappointment when they use creamy dressing that you could buy in a grocery store. Some Thai restaurants use a fabulous homemade peanut dressing on their salads.
For my 2 dishes in addition to the salad I had the Tom Kha (coconut soup) and the char grilled chicken breast marinated in yellow curry, served with peanut sauce.
All of this for $6.95 is not a bad price. However, the food is not worth the price. The soup is a little watery and the chicken looked like it had been left out for days. It was wilted & dry. I didn’t eat much of it and then headed out to an appointment. After the appointment I stopped by a gas station and got a soda and candy bar to ease the hunger pains.
If you are craving Thai food in the Murray area, drive straight to Holladay and go to Pawit’s Royale Thai; definitely worth the extra 2 miles and the extra $1.00.