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Big Ups to Anothai!

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by woopity, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    My wife and I went strolling in there with our daughter (2 months old) on Saturday night and were extremely pleased with Anothai! The atmosphere was great, and they even put us over in a corner away from people so we could sit the car seat up on the booth seat and not bother other people. The service was wonderful and very fast. The food was great...much better than the other two new Thai places around here, we thought. The owners came by our table multiple times to chat with us and make sure all was okay. The owners' mother even took our daughter for a walk around the restaraunt.

    These are the little friendly neighborhood touches that will keep us returning!
     
  2. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    :clap: :clap: Fellow Foodies of Anothai--

    I took "y'alls" recommendations today and tried Anothai. I had some errands in the Ashburn area and decided to eat a late, quick, and relaxing lunch (sans kiddos--all of them--even twins.) A girlfriend babysat so I could do some errands. I have to say that your new restaurant is great.

    Got a chance to try the Bento Lunch Box with Shrimp/Seafood with Drunken Noodles, etc. Great food--

    We will have to try their Kids Eat Free nights on Mondays in the near future.

    Have a good day--

    Foodie
     
  3. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    we checked it out again last night as a matter of fact, and apparently it's a built-in daycare too!!! While my wife and I enjoyed our food, the owner took our four month old and held onto her and walked her around the restaurant while we ate. We even scored the same seat as last time--that must be the "couple with little baby" corner! :)
     
  4. foodie

    foodie New Member

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    :D woopity and others--

    Yes, it is a great Thai place to eat. Maybe we should ask Lalida if she would babysit our "little brood of 6" for KIDS EAT FREE nights? One can dream!

    Anyway, my husband and kids surprised me for Mother's Day with one of my gifts with a magnet bumper sticker that says "CHEAPER BY THE HALF DOZEN?????? OR NOT". The ? marks are for our six kids. (ha-ha!!)

    By the way--for you Thai enthusiasts--look at my HELPFUL HINTS (SITES) thread where I have posted Ethnic food-related web sites and links for ALL types of ethnic foods. Including Thai foods, etc. We have used these sites that I posted.

    Have fun--

    Foodie
     
  5. sandaddy

    sandaddy New Member

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    No way. Anothai is not very good. If you've tried Orchid Thai in the Broadlands Shopping Center you wouldn't even go back.

    Head to head the Pad Thai at Orchid Thai is much better. Same with the Lad Na Noodles.

    Another dish I tried was OK - not sure there is a direct comptitor.

    But the Orchid Thai food is much better - so we'll go there. I'm sure there are some other good Thai places around too - but between those two Orchid Thai is much better.

    Believe it.
     
  6. eam

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    ha ha...

    did you actually eat the food at either place?
     
  7. sandaddy

    sandaddy New Member

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    Yes. That was the point of my comments. First-hand experience.

    Orchid Thai blows away Anothai.
     
  8. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    no comparison in my opinion- Anothai has fresher ingredients, original flavors, WAY nicer atmosphere and better service. Orchid was unremarkable when we went- not bad, just not memorable or worth a second try. 1492 in the Regal movie theater plaza is better. i'm a very hard judge of Thai- not a huge fan unless it stands out, and anothai was fantastic every time. my husband IS ahuge fan of Thai food, and locally- anothai so far is the best. we still need to try sala thai and the thai place in brambleton to complete the cycle...
     
  9. sandaddy

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    It could be some dishes are better than others.

    But I'd be curious what you think of Anothai's Pad Thai. I've had this dish at several restaurants over the years and their's tasted gross compared to most Thai places.
     
  10. GeauxTigers

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    I've had Orchid's pad thai and beef panang curry and wasn't impressed on either. It wasn't bad but wasn't memorable. My wife didn't like the pad thai there at all. We both found Anothai's pad thai better and their panang is the best I've had anywhere. The atmosphere at Anothai is superior as well. My last visit to Orchid was when they were still fairly new so I imagine they could have improved, but Anothai has left such a good impression on the half dozen or so times we've been that we keep going back.
     
  11. sandaddy

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    I didn't dine in, but I agree the Anothai's interior looked very nice.

    Maybe I'll give Anothai another try, but stay away from the Pad Thai, which I didn't like.

    I still think Orchid Thai does a very credible job.

    BTW, a great Thai place - but a bit of a hike -- is Thai Basil over in the Chantilly area off of Route 50.

    That's good eating. Unfortunately, I haven't been there in a few years, but was great.
     
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    moved here couple weeks ago from LA, tried both restaurants. I just want to say that I will never go back to Thai Orchid. Anothai is far better. I don't know why you don't like their padthai, it's the right taste that what i can tell.
     
  13. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Taste is a subjective thing.

    We had eaten at Orchid Thai several times before Anothai opened. We enjoyed their food but we find the food at Anothai much better. The staff at Anothai also is significantly better IMO.
     
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    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    I heard that Sala Thai off Waxpool is close to closing.
     
  15. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    Dalyn and I just had lunch at Anothai and it has been awhile since we have been there.

    DALYN AND I JUST LOVE THIS PLACE AND THE PEOPLE.

    5 stars from Dalyn and I :)

    Lee j
     
  16. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    there are WAY too many Thai restaurants around here anyway... how about a good Ethiopian joint or an Argentinian steakhouse...
     
  17. broken skull

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    My wife would probably kill for an Ethiopian place.
     
  18. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Ethiopian!!! YUMMY!

    Warka in Herndon is pretty good.
     
  19. tyger31

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    I've been noticing more and more Thai restaurants opening up in the area....what's up with that? Surely they can't all make it. We need more variety here.
     
  20. broken skull

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    Thai food is the "new" chinese food of america.
     

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