Owner Joy and her family run an authentic-as-it-gets operation with fresh fare that will fulfill your flavor cravings, but won’t weigh you down.Where can you find delicious Thai food served on authentic Thai tablecloths in a homey restaurant run by a welcoming Thai family? Okay, yes, in Thailand (give us some credit), but also at Thai Restaurant of Sandy Springs, where Joy Boonyapat and her kinfolk (who have been serving up food from their homeland for 18 years) run an authentic-as-it-gets operation with tasty fare that will fulfill your flavor cravings, but won’t weigh you down. The expert chefs use light oils and fresh herbs, noodles (read: never frozen or dry), and ingredients, would never dream of touching MSG, and make sauces to order for every individual dish. Because nothing’s made in bulk, Joy and company are happy to accommodate special orders, but take it easy on the high-maintenance requests; this is a nice, family-run establishment, not a make-your-own-Thai-dish-free-for-all.
I crave the spicy, curry, coconut-y, noodle-y deliciousness of Thai food on the reg, so am always on the hunt for a place that will give me the most Bangkok for my buck. This hidden, affordable gem was a breath of fresh air with even fresher eats. The green curry was a perfect marriage of eggplant, chicken, green beans, bell peppers and basil leaves with just enough kick to satisfy my vice for spice. The shrimp Pad Thai was the Asian equivalent of mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese (drool-worthy, comfortable and filling) but didn’t send me straight into a food coma. Because I’m a lover of all things coconut, Joy presented me with a hot bowl of Tom Kah Gai—chicken cooked in coconut milk with Thai herbs and mushrooms—and it hit the spot like a pina colada on the first day of vacation. On my wish list for my next Roswell Road trip are the basil rolls (they’ve been known to sell out, so get there early), mee krob, a popular Thai street food of crispy sweet and sour noodles with chicken and shrimp you won’t find at every other joint in town, and the housemade coconut ice cream (shocker). And in case you were curious, the cozy resto serves beer and wine so it’s acceptable for date night/Friday lunch hour... should you want to Thai one on.
Basil Rolls, $5
Mee Krob, $7
Green Curry, $10
Panang Curry (beef or chicken), $10
Pad Thai (chicken, pork, beef, veggie), $10
Shrimp Pad Thai, $12
Pad See Ew, $10
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 5 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, 5 - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 5 - 9 p.m.