There’s a new Thai restaurant in town, Coconut Thai on Front Street, downtown Issaquah. It had great reviews so we decided to try it out last night for dinner. We arrived just before 5 PM to avoid the crowds — we did not have to wait at all. Friendly staff seated us at one of the booth seats. We ordered spring rolls right away with our Thai Iced Tea. They came out not too long after, accompanied with sweet sauce, delicious and perfect start to our meal. We were very hungry as we did a short hike on the Grand Ridge Trail earlier in the day.
Next, we ordered Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken, Padseew with Beef (kids’ favorite), and Red Curry with soft Tofu. Pineapple Fried Rice was delicious with a unique flavor, different than other Thai recipes. Our son detected nuts in the dish, which is unusal. We asked the server if there were any nuts in the rice, and he replied “no”. However, we can see and taste big chunks of cashews in the dish. Personally I loved the cashews, but if our other son would have ate it, it would have been dangerous as he has nut allergies. So, be careful about ordering as they may think peanuts are the only dangerous nuts, in fact cashews can be just as deadly for nut allergy sufferers.
Padseew tasted good, there were some large chunks of cabbage in it as fillers, which we haven’t seen before. The flavor was good and the kids enjoyed it. Red Curry with Tofu was good, but nothing to write home about. It also had too much fillers, this time too many bamboo shoots. We also ordered Coconut Ice Cream, which came with some chopped peanuts sprinkled on top, delicious and a perfect way to end the meal. As we were paying for our check, the server brought my son a complimentary coconut cupcake to take home. That was a sweet touch. We will be back, but we will be very careful about the nuts in the dishes.
Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken
Padseew with Beef (noodles)
Red Curry with Soft Tofu
Side order of Jasmine Rice
Coconut Thai Restaurant
660 Front St N
Issaquah, WA 98027
b/t Clark St & S 2nd Ave
Phone number(425) 392-8893
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