About Simply Thai - Middletown
Simply Thai in Middletown is the second location owned by the Saing family. We are a local small business offering authentic Thai cuisine and sushi. We have a spice scale of zero to five, zero being mild and five being Thai spicy. Our dishes are made-to-order making it fresh and easy to make vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free. We are kid-friendly and excited to serve you!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Between Evergreen and Blankenbaker
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Simply Thai - Middletown Ratings and Reviews
We've been several times to this locatio ...
We've been several times to this location and the food is always great. Our waitress was also great. This was the first time we decided to make a reservation. Our reservation was for 7:15 and we arrived at 7:05. A reservation is just that, a reserved seat for you at a specific time. I understand if they were having a hard time flipping tables but multiple parties were seated before us just because they arrived first. We in turn ended up waiting just like everyone else and were seated at around 7:45. So yes they take reservations, but they do not honor them.
Wanted to like it but after two tries, I ...
Wanted to like it but after two tries, I won't return. Service is HORRIBLE. Was 10 minutes after arriving before a server visited the table. Our food took over 30 minutes to arrive. On one of the visits we ate our entire (spicy) meal with no water refills. Staff give off a ho-hum attitude and are very flippant. Manager (same one each time) seems to care less and makes excuses. Each of my meals were basically a bowl of seasoned rice. I had asked for veggies to be added....I received 2 small bites of broccoli, 2 small bites of carrot and 8 slivers of onion in the rice. My husband had pad thai with beef and the beef was so tough he didn't finish it. I would advise anyone to look for another thai restaurant.
Typically food is spot on. I always orde ...
Typically food is spot on. I always order the Yellow Curry and my spouse, the Massaman. Flavor was terrific as always but the curries were barely warm. Rice was steaming so it helped the curry when we added it to the bowl. I prefer not to dump all of my rice in the bowl at once but in this case I had to.
Also his was a heat level of 4 and it didnt seem any hotter than my 2 level.
We were actually pretty full from 2 appetizers so we didnt complain. We just boxed it up and took it home for leftovers the next day.
Also, one appetizer was the Cilantro chicken roll and it is to-die-for! I wish they would keep it as a regular menu item.
Service was top notch, as it always is.
The food was delicious, but everything e ...
The food was delicious, but everything else was disappointing. The server was bored and
never checked back with us during our meal, and it took a long time to get the meal considering that there were few people dining there.
There were two televisions blaring in the main dining room, turned to the news. All three of us asked for boxes to take the leftovers home, but we needed a bag to transport them which we had to ask for and wait. We will probably never go in there again, but we'll order as take-out, and bring it home where we have nice music and an attractive setting for dining. Simply Thai could fix these problems with a little effort, and that would help their reputation enormously.
Service was very slow. My food was extre ...
Service was very slow. My food was extremely spicy (I ordered it that way) and I had to wait a long time for a water refill. I ended up boxing my meal and taking it home. The meat in our sushi tasted like it was put through a meat grinder. It was terrible. We didn't finish it and our server didn't check on us to see how it was. We will not be going back for a while which is a shame because we were common customers before tonight.
Satisfy the crave
It was my month to choose our destination for our sisters' lunch. I had been craving Pad Thai with chicken, but my 3 sisters had never eaten Thai before. So Simply Thai was suggested by my niece, and we all had a wonderful meal. The Pad Thai was everything I had been waiting for! The service was prompt, efficient, and our server was quick to answer questions about our selections. A great lunch with great company. Doesn't get any better than that!
Great Food and Nice Atmosphere!
I have been here many times and usually with a group of about 10. The service and food have always been great. I especially like the spring rolls and Thai curries. We had 12 in our group last time and all were happy with food, drinks, and service. I will definitely be back, and will recommend it to my friends.
Great food. Bad experience.
We were sat at a table less than 6 inches away from another party. Hard to carry on a private conversation. If we go back we will make sure to request a booth as this made our dining experience very uncomfortable.
Our server was polite but lost our ticket and we waited 45 minutes to receive our order.
The pineapple curry was amazing, but only had 5 medium sized shrimp which seems pretty stingy for a $16 entree.
This was my first visit and it will not be my last. We had a great appetizer, although I cannot remember what it was named. Puffy something. :) My friend and I both had a curry for dinner and added the chicken to them. We also split a bowl of the veggies to add in. It was all very tasty and I hope to be back soon.
Can't handle the crowd
My husband and I ate here for Valentines Day. The server was decent but rather unpolished, the kitchen was extra slow, and the food quality was not up to their usual standards. I think this restaurant is very good, but I will skip it on holidays from now on. The crowd seemed to be just too much for them.
Good for a quick meal
Simply Thai is an average restaurant, not bad and not great. It is fine for grabbing a quick meal when other places are too full to seat you. The food is mostly quality, but there are better places to choose from. Do not go here for drinks--they are not made well. The service is consistently sub-par, but again, doable if you need a place to eat. I will continue to go here when I don't want to wait on other places. I am not trying to knock them down or be overly harsh, I have been a server myself, it is just my honest experience. I do appreciate that they always have a place open for us when we need one.
GREAT THAI FOOD
Best Thai food I have had in years. Appetizers were just perfect and did not fill us up before dinner.
I appreciated the message in the menu concerning the scale of spicy dishes. I chose a "0" since I do not care for spicy food.
Our dinners were hot and delicious, enjoyed by all.
Dessert was a tropical sorbet. Yum, Yum....
We will return soon. Easy to make reservations on line.
First experience at new location. Food w ...
First experience at new location. Food was as awesome as last location, but service was terrible. We waited over 15 for drinks (all but one of use had water), 50 minutes for our apps - granted there was a 20 top that came in at around the same time - but that is really no excuse; we should have been contacted when a reservation for 8 and one for 20 was made for the same time to ask if we wanted to reschedule since the kitchen could obviously not handle the load.
Every time my family enjoys a meal at Simply Thai, I am amazed at how flavorful the food is. There are so many interesting and delicious entrees from which to choose that I have a very hard time deciding what to get. I highly recommend the eggplant and the green curry.
Simply Thai - Middletown
My Mother, wife and I dined at Simply Thai in Middletown, KY last Friday evening. It was the first time for us but it will not be the last time. We each ordered different dishes and then sampled each others. All three were equally well prepared and tasty. They offer a spice level of zero to five. My wife and I both like it spicy but ordered the level one spice. It was perfect for us. The meals were well prepared, nice to look at and very flavorful. The cost is very reasonable.
Not as good as Original location
The St. Matthews location has always been my favorite Thai location in town. We tried the Middletown location due to convenience, however, the staff was not as attentive, one cursed in front of my two children, the ventilation system is extremely loud, and food was average. I love the original location and will continue to frequent it but will not return to Middletown
Good food poor service
Food was very good. Sushi was presented well and flavorful. The Thai dish was authentic as i have spent a good deal of time in Thailand on business so I had something to compare to. Service was not great. Server had no clue of what was Thai and ingredients. Could not answer questions about Thai beers or other spirit's on menu. Not a lot of attention paid to us. Prices were high compared to value. charged for extra salad dressing??? I likely won't be back.
Great Food / Service was terrible
We've eaten here before and always had great food and service is usually ok. We took my parents for their first time. It took 15 minutes just to place our order. Took another 50 minutes to get our food. The whole time we were there, we never got a refill without having to ask for it first. The waitress apologized several times saying they were busy but it did not seem any more busy than other times we've been. My parents said the food was very good but they were not sure if they would come back again based on the service. I would say we'll avoid going again on a Friday night at 7pm.
We love it!
We have been there before, but recently ran into some new friends who were looking for good Thai food. We told them about your place, and then invited them out. I was a little nervous, because I am no expert judge of Thai food, but I know good food when I eat it. They dove right in and loved it! We look forward to the next time.
Rude Wait Staff - Good food.
Very rude wait staff. Greeters play with their phones, act as if they are doing you a favor. Servers ask you to leave at close. We went in 45 minutes before close. Our server asked us to move to a different table so they could vacuum because "we'll be closed soon." "Well, you've got about 15 minutes I guess. Oh and we actually stop seating at 10:15."
Review of Simply Thai
Usually, I do not venture for fear that I will not like new food. The service and the food at Simply Thai was amazing! I got the Curry Salmon and my friend got a dish with noodles. The service and friendliness was amazing. The food was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
I took a lovely girl on our first date at 5:30 on a weekday. The lighting warm, decor well-done, tables well spaced, and noise level very reasonable. We both ordered Pad Thai and thoroughly enjoyed it. Moreover, the portions were generous enough that we each had leftovers to take home. The service was not 5 star, but very sufficient. In all, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Will recommend to friends in the future!
Best in Louisville?
Recommended by hotel as the best in Louisville. My group of four people didn't find the food to live up to this description in quality of food. Definitely a neighborhood-style place, low key, not a lot of decoration, tucked about a 15 minute cab ride from downtown hotel. Open Table reservation did not show up on their system; said they had problems with the reservation system...but they had room for us with no waiting.
Great food, service not so much
The food is very good, be prepared to wait for 25-30 minutes for your dish but it is very good and worth the wait. The staff moves at a snails pace, they never seem to come back and check on drinks while you are waiting on your order. Been their twice and the hostess seems more interested in texting and looking at her iPhone than her job. Too bad, the food is amazing but this will be down on my list of choices due to the other issues.
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