1913 Royal St, New Orleans, LA | Directions 7011629.964460 -90.059006
Neighborhoods: Bywater, Marigny
My favorite Thai restaurant – I love the ambience of this restaurant. I feel very relaxed and comfortable. The staff were always very nice, friendly, and helpful. I always see people I know there and everybody seems to have a good time, especially big parties that bring lots of bottles of wine like me:) I always go there before I join my friends on Frenchmen Street. I love grilled fish green curry with roti. I love the whole fish, I think it is the best whole fish I have ever had. Tom Kha is always the best here, especially on a cold day. The coconut soup just gives you a soothing feeling. I think Sukhothai has a great Tea lists. Don't miss Dragon Pearl Jasmine Tea. The aroma is amazing. Go check it out. You'll love it too.
Fantastic Thai! – I can't get enough of this place. If you have lived in major cities with a lot of Thai restaurants and you know Thai cuisine, you'll be disappointed by most Thai restaurants in New Orleans. Sukho is head and shoulders above the rest. The menu has a great variety of dishes, the atmosphere is casual and comfortable, and the staff are friendly. The seafood dishes are some of my favorite. The whole snapper over three flavor sauce is awesome. I even saw a couple taking a picture with one of those one night :) The lime steamed fish, pineapple seafood curry, and curried softshell crab are also best bets. The Broken Net soup has a aroma and a mix of herbs and spices in a combination seafood soup that I find myself craving time and again. Their Pad Thai is right on, and ther have a unique take on Drunken Noodles that's richer than most Thai restaurants. There are a couple of dishes with peanut sauce that I don't care for, but there so many great things to choose. Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy the night because they don't have alcohol. And be careful of the Thai hot! That's too hot for me and most anyone I know. Enjoy!
Great Service. Bad Food – Just finished eating dinner at Sukho Thai. I was so disappointed with the food I felt that I should write this review while the bitter taste was still in my mouth. Had the Ahi Tuna appetizer which was incredibly bland. Their Thai Iced Tea was mucus-thick. Ordered the Waterfall Beef for an entree. Could only stomach two bites. It had an overwhelming chemical flavor to it. On the bright side the service was fantastic and our waitress was kind enough to take the entree off of our bill. If you are looking for good Thai food in New Orleans this is not the place. Try Bangkok Thai in the River Bend instead.
Disappointing. – Maybe this is just Thai food from a different region than we're used to-- but we've eaten Thai a lot, and I also lived in Thailand for a month. This was pretty much the worst Thai food my husband and I have had. I'm sorry to say this about a place that is otherwise so nice. The ambience is very cool, and the service was good-- relatively quick and a friendly waitress..
We got a Tom Yum appetizer, drunken noodles and lime curry. All three dishes were extremely salty, like borderline inedible. We gulped down three glasses of water each due to the salt. The drunken noodles (Pad Kee Mao) seemed to be cooked in a soy-based sauce instead of a chili sauce-- tasting more like Pad See Euw. We did point this out to the waitress, thinking there must have been a mistake with the order, but she said it was normal for them.
After grimly eating about 1/3 of the food, we got a to-go box and paid $40 -- which seemed steep, given the quality. We decided to walk the salt off for a bit, and along the way some guy asked us if he could have our leftovers. We gladly handed them over
Poor, poor service – My sister and I went to Sukhothai to find a great Thai place in New Orleans. We arrived and waited 10 minutes to be seated, which clearly indicated a seemingly understaffed restaurant since there were only five other tables filled. However, we still gave it a chance. We wanted to eat good thai food!
We sit down. Wait 10 minutes. Nothing. The waitress's friends walk in. They get immediate drink service. We get ... nothing. Another 10 minutes pass. The waitress stops and chit chats with her friends, serves another table, and collects dirty plates from a table nearby. Yet, we still get ... nothing. So finally, another 10 minutes pass and the waitress proceeds to take her friends order. So what do we do...Leave with an empty stomach, not even able to sit in the restaurant a second longer after this rude waitress ruins our chance to eat great thai food.
Too bad, we were really looking forward to it too.
Real Thai food for Real People – I love it so much that I want to go there at least 2-3 times a week. I'm from Bangkok Thailand just moved here to attend Tulane University. I was disappointed with La Thai and Basil Leaf with their unauthentic food but yet too expensive. Then, I found Sukho Thai when I went out with my new friends to Marigny area. I love it. I was so happy to find an authentic Thai restaurant here in New Orleans which I almost feel like eating my mom's cooking. I had Broken Net Soup and Dirty Noodle. It was a wonderful meal. My friends had Drunken Noodle, Pad Thai, Glass Noodle Spicy Salad. They also, loved their dishes. We finished with Black Rice Pudding. It was so great to discover Sukho Thai. It's really make me feel like home with the real Thai food and friendly atmosphere. Especially, they don't use MSG like other Asian restaurants. I just love it so much. I went back about 4 times in last 2 weeks. Next time I will try their vegetarian dish and I will let you all know again.
Disgusting! – See that this restaurant hasn't been reviewed in a while. Found out why tonight. Lemon Grass Soup (so bad I threw it down the garbage disposal - WAS there any Lemon Grass in it?) along with the Chicken Satay (flat pieces of soury tasting "mystery meat" with cheaply made bottled sauce -- also down the disposal) ordered for dinner tonight because I was sick and craving Lemon Grass Soup and Satay for comfort.
Food arrived 45 minutes later. I'd been assured it would arrive in 20-30. Called the restaurant to complain (after I threw the food down the disposal). Clerk who answered the phone (same clerk who had trouble taking the phone order) was just plain rude. Told me "...perhaps you don't know what Lemon Grass Soup or Satay tastes like". Informed him I'd LIVED in Thailand for quite a few years, told him I wouldn't be ordering from them again and hung up.
5 or so minutes later, the OWNER had the CLERK call me back to tell me I wasn't welcome to order from them again! CAN you believe!?!?!?!?!? In a city where good food is so celebrated, I am, simply put, shocked. My pleasure to give them 1 star. Am a "local" and will NEVER recommend them to anyone. Will pass along my experience to other "locals". My pleasure, rude morons! Shame on you.
Best Thai Food Around – Sukho Thai is just off the beaten path. It is definitely the best Thai around. We have taken several trips to the New Orleans and each time we make sure to drop in for some Cashew Chicken and Drunken Noodles. Pair your meal with one of the many green or white exotic teas.
Kinda blah – I've eaten here twice in the past month. I am from San Francisco and have eaten Thai food zillions of times. Asian restaurants in New Orleans are generally bad, but this place is not terrible; I would rename it "Hit-Or-Miss" Thai. Some things are delicious, some things will make you resent the fact you had to spend money on them. Comments on specific dishes:
Pad Thai: on our first visit it was good, on our second visit it was unusually peppery and hot. I like spicy food, but I do not usually associate pad thai with being burn-your-mouth spicy. It was odd.
Lemongrass soup: (not sure if that's the name of the soup, but it was clear broth soup with chicken and mushrooms). We had coconut cream soup on our first visit, and that was very good. But the lemongrass soup was TERRIBLE. No stars! I have eaten Thai soup so many times I almost thought it could never be bad. I was wrong. This was a watery broth with no flavor at all. Highly un-recommended.
Shrimp satay: this is just an odd dish and not very tasty. My friend keeps ordering it. The shrimps are flattened with the shell still on, so you must pick the shells off them, which is not particularly easy. The shrimp themselves are dry and flavorless (maybe some seasoning would be good?) You can dip it into the sugary peanut sauce to experience some flavor I guess, but that leads to another issue--the peanut sauce is watery and not great.
Bring a date, not a group – I recently ate here on a rebuilding trip to New Orleans with 10 high school students and 2 other adults from Oregon. We overestimated the size of the restaurant and did not make a reservation - lesson learned - but were nonetheless seated within 10 minutes at a long table in the center of the restaurant. In retrospect, we wished they had told us they could not accommodate a group of our size. Despite our energetic waitress' best efforts, the kitchen could not keep up with an order for 13. We waited nearly 45 minutes after ordering for our food to arrive and even then, it trickled out onto the table over the next 15 minutes. The first people served had finished by the time the last people's food arrived. Fortunately, the food was good enough to help our hungry teens forget the wait. On the whole: a good restaurant, but not for groups.
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