Sukhothai

Last Activity: Oct 4th, 2010

sukhothai

Location

1930 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 764-0148
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Critic's Rating

Rating3.0
Food
Service
Ambiance
Last Review: 10/04/10

Information

HoursMon-Thu.11:30am-10:00pm
Fri.11:30am-10:30pm
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholBeer and Wine
Entree PricesModerate OutdoorNo
ReservationsYes DeliveryNo

Critic's Review

The first question I had about this place was about the name: is it Sukho Thai, or Sukhothai; the latter I can't get past calling it Suke-hot-thai, which is clearly wrong. But I digress.

I have a friend who knows Thai food who says that Sukhothai used to be a lot better. I'm not sure how much weight I give to that, sometimes things just lose their luster as you get used to them. But I deal with the here and now, so no matter what he says.

Inside the place is black. Black walls, black tables. Some black benches in the front. I walked in to pick up some take out with my sunglasses on and I couldn't see a thing.

Something you need to know is that they serve lunch, but they close at 2:30. And I don't mean that they'll seat you at 2:30; they lock the doors at 2:30. In my case, they locked the door at 2:26. They really want to get out of there at 2:30, so plan accordingly.

You wonder how places can stay in business so long without running their business properly. They have a web site that has no mention of a lunch menu whatsoever. They have about 75% of their dinner menu on the lunch menu and its quite a bit less expensive; but someone using their web site as a reference would think that prices were almost double what they actually are.

I'm not an adventurous Thai food eater so I just got some Red Curry. You can tell a lot about a thai restaurant by the way they prepare this most popular dish. Unlike some other places, they asked how much spice I wanted. I went with medium.

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Their take out boxes are a bit of a problem as the paper cover on the aluminum container degrades a bit around the edges; and this stuff is still hot enough to burn you a good 15 minutes after picking it up. It must be bubbling hot when they pack it up.

Sukhothai Red Curry Chicken

Sukhothai Red Curry Chicken

The curry itself is pretty spicy; much better than others I've received recently. They make it with red, green, yellow and orange peppers, plenty of chicken, bamboo shoots, peas and zucchini. There's a nice balance of vegetables. BayShore had way too many bamboo shoots. This was better.

Its a small sample, but the food was fine. Nothing great, nothing bad. It came in at $7.95 for lunch, and it was a pretty good sized portion. Not dirt cheap but not too expensive either. Very middle of the road.

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