Our friends had been raving about Thai Prime since it opened. Having often frequented Cooper’s Hawk and Kona Grill in the same plaza off of Boy Scout Boulevard, it took us far too long to discover this Thai treasure. Finally, a double date was made for a Saturday night, and the rest was history.
Thai Prime is an upscale, trendy restaurant with brick-walled space lined with wood paneling and high rise ceilings. A large bar has seating inside as well as opens up to their outdoor patio. We had reservations, but J. and I got there a bit early to the beat the evening traffic so grabbed a seat at the bar and were greeted by their Happy Hour specials and wonderful live music. We were immediately welcomed and felt right at home. J. started with a strawberry mojito while I went for the red plum sangria. The majority of cocktails are crafted right in front of you, proving the ingredients are fresh. Both of our drinks were delicious and refreshing.
Once we were seated came the hard decision of choosing what to eat! Between their extensive main menu, sushi menu (including cooked and raw sushi), and specials menu there is PLENTY to choose from. And of course, in my typical fashion, I couldn’t decide and wanted to try a bit of everything.
J. and I started with their fried pork pot stickers that were served perfectly crisp and piping hot. J. got their volcano chicken hot plate, chicken, steamed veggies and white rice topped with a spicy chili sauce. The meat and vegetables were served on a fajita style hot plate that was still sizzling as it came from the kitchen. J. said he probably could have gone a little hotter on the spice level (he got medium) but I personally thought it was plenty spicy. You have the options of anywhere from no spice to Thai hot, so there is something for every palate.
I ended up with the Red Dragon sushi roll – spicy tuna and cucumber topped with tuna, tempura flakes and eel sauce as well as an order of Pad Thai – thin rice noodles, egg, and fried tofu sauteed in tamarind sauce and topped with crushed peanuts, bean sprouts, and scallions. The sushi roll was surprisingly big! Our friends had ordered some sashimi as well so it was all served together on a large plank board. The fish was fresh and the roll was wrapped tightly so it all stayed together well. The Pad Thai was also excellent. I got “no spice” on mine, but probably could have handled a mild. The sauce was sticky and sweet and covered the noodles well. A winner in my book.
The pricing may be a little expensive for some (especially when you want to order half the menu like I did!) but the quality of food and the atmosphere is worth the spend, especially for a fun date night out. Family owned and operated, their mission is to provide their customers with “unprecedented fresh, high quality, locally sourced seafood combined with authentic homemade family secret sauces from Thailand.” I think they succeeded.
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking out Thai Prime. It will continue to be a strong contender for the other restaurants in that plaza.