Best Thai in Columbus?
- September 30, 2014 3:27 pm at 3:27 pm #1043955
Erawan is still a lazy weekend lunch favorite.
I need a lazy weekend.December 17, 2015 8:25 am at 8:25 am #1107117
Heads up, new thai spot on Brice Road for you Eastsiders.
Mekong Asian Fusion, same family that operates Erawan Thai on Refugee.
Went last Sunday for lunch. I think they’ve only been open a week or two.
Full menu was available, both entrees and appetizers were fantastic. Service extremely friendly although they didn’t really speak english, our waitress who was extremely friendly and polite got across she just arrived from Thailand two weeks ago. Patience, body language and pointing to numbers on the menu was needed but well worth it for the food.December 17, 2015 10:54 am at 10:54 am #1107175
I tried to go to Erawan a couple of weeks ago and they were closed with a sign directing people to Mekong. It looked like a different Thai place was going to go into their space. Has anyone heard anything about this?December 18, 2015 10:38 am at 10:38 am #1107338
I tried to go to Erawan a couple of weeks ago and they were closed with a sign directing people to Mekong. It looked like a different Thai place was going to go into their space. Has anyone heard anything about this?
Huh. I was just going to recommend Erawan. Do you think it’s permanent? There are two good Thai places along Refugee Rd., IIRC. There’s another one roughly a mile west of Erawane called “Bankok Thai/Chinese” that is also pretty good. Weird that all these good Thai places keep closing. Another one I liked was called “Thai Taste” in Kenny Center, which also closed, and made really good spicy basil chicken.December 20, 2015 10:14 am at 10:14 am #1107537
I’ve gone to Mekong Fusion twice recently. My advice is to wait another month and hope for the best. The young owner is clearly exhausted and the interior is still a work in progress. The food is promising but a bit uneven. Stick to the Thai and avoid the Vietnamese and Chinese. The area near the kitchen is a mess with half-eaten food and construction materials. Be aware that the Days Inn on Brice Road appears to be a suburban Ho-house. For some, this may be a source of entertainment. I hope things get better soon.December 21, 2015 6:55 am at 6:55 am #1107564
Try Bangkok Thai & Chinese on Refugee Rd.December 21, 2015 8:09 am at 8:09 am #1107565
If you’re responding to me, most of us who are into Thai food, especially living on the East side, know Bangkok. Been going there for a long time. As iffy as the Days Inn on Brice Road may be, the Mekong dining room looks brighter, cleaner, and less dingy than Bangkok. Same goes with that section of Brice (not good) still being better than that stretch of Refugee (which looks like the last outpost of a pioneering excursion). On a strict comparison of food, yes, I will give Bangkok the edge on that one, but I have hope for Mekong once they get better established.December 21, 2015 9:49 am at 9:49 am #1107571
No doubt Mekong has some wrinkles to iron out. I hope Erawan isn’t closing, I’ll find out.December 21, 2015 1:56 pm at 1:56 pm #1107613
Well the owner of Mekong claims Erawan is to remain open, so there’s hope.
Eta – Erawan closed Tuesday’s now.
Their beef jerky app, drooooool.
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