One of my favorite things about living in the Phoenix area is the diversity of it's people. It seems like Everybody is from somewhere else. Different parts of America... Different parts of the World. And lucky for us, that translates into large range of tastebud tempting restaurants to choose from.
But knowing where to find the"BEST" of that certain food you're craving is another thing. For over 25 years, Phoenicians have known where to go for the best Thai food in the Valley, Malee's Thai Bistro . Malee’s is known for being voted Best Thai Restaurant in Azcentrals Best of list multiple times. This unique, upscale take on the traditional Thai restaurant, has elevated Thai food to a level that can only be referred to as art. And if you've never tried Thai before, you'll be enchanted by the exotic tastes, and flavorful spices of this exciting food.
The Dining area at Malee's on Main features a cool, clean, contemporary look but doesn't lose it's friendly feel. The staff are friendly, informed and attentive, which immediately put us at ease and the light piano playing set the tone for a relaxing meal. Malee's also has comfy patios to allow diners to enjoy al fresco dining. Take advantage or our Arizona sunshine or enjoy a cool evening breeze, while having appetizers by Malee's cozy fireplace.
The menu at Malee's Thai is packed with both traditional Thai dishes and modern fusion dishes with a Thai flair. Every item on Malee's menu is prepared with the freshest ingredients and nothing but authentic Thai spices - imported directly from Thailand - to shape each dish into an expressive work that not only is a delight for the taste buds, but with presentations that are colorful and appealing to the eye.
You HAVE to start your dining experience at Malee's Thai with the Tom Ga Kai (Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk) soup!! This traditional Thai soup is phenominal and one of the most raved about dishes at Malee's. But there are also a large variety of appetizers, both new and traditional, to tempt you; Everything from Steamed Mussels, Chicken Satay, and Tofu Spinach Pot to Thai Hot Wings, Crab Rangoon and Coconut Shrimp. You can make an entire meal from just the appetizers and they're perfect for date night on the patio!
The Chefs at Malee's bring extensive experience to the kitchen and are constantly trying new flavor ideas and combinations.You'll find delicious menu items like Coco Chili Fish, Crispy Basil Chicken, Slow-roasted Duck Curry, Crispy Mango Fish (shown R) and everyone's favorite Pad Thai Noodles!
Each of the entrees at Malee's are prepared individually in 10' sauté skillets, so four people at one table can each order the same dish, and have it prepared differently, depending on personal preference or dietary need. YOU choose your level of spice to suit your palate. I enjoyed the Drunken Dragon Noodles ( Pad Key Mao) spicy, but again, YOU choose to YOUR taste!
There are also a number of vegetarian dishes, lettuce and rice wraps, salads and soups to choose from to suit every taste or dietary need. That's why Malee's Thai Bistro is perfect for business lunches, girls day out and lunch with friends or family. There is something on the menu for eveyone to enjoy.
Did I also mention that Malee's has THE BEST HAPPY HOUR in Old Town?? Happy Hour specials run from Monday thru Friday from 4 to 6 pm with selected entrees at $5.25 or choose the three for $20, which will make both your stomach and your wallet happy! House wine and well drinks are $3.50 or you can get a great tasting Cosmopolitan for $4.50.
Have an event coming up? Impress your guests by having Malee's do the catering for you. They also offer occasional cooking classes preparing some of there most popular dishes. Check their website for details on upcoming classes.
Stop in to Malee's Thai Bistro on Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale and see why they are THE place for Thai in the Valley of the Sun.
Malee's is a family owned and independently operated! SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS - Eat Local!! Melee'sThai Bistro is located at 7131 E. Main Street, (at Marshall Way), Scottsdale AZ 85251. http://www.maleesonmain.com/