IThe location is about as random as it gets, in a shopping strip right off the highway next to an Office Depot, but once inside it has a fun, very green and trendy feel, without coming across as snobby or tacky. (I wouldn't recommend going there if you want privacy though, the tables are tiny and squeezed into the small space)
I started with a cup of Tom Ka soup, my favorite appetizer on a cold night, and while it was rich and had good flavor, it was not at all spicy like I expected it to be (and good Tom Ka always is), and the texture was a little thin and watery. But lots of chicken chunks and mushrooms, which is a good thing in my book.
I'm a huge fan of thai noodle dishes, so my friend and i ordered the Pad See Yew and the Pad Kee Mao, both with beef. The dishes are huge servings (although still a little overpriced at $11 each) and came with broad, flat noodles (that were a little overcooked, but still okay). The Pad See Yew had excellent flavor, very sweet and light, and I liked that it came with lots of big juicy broccoli heads and spinach leaves. I got the Pad Kee Mao medium spicy (which looking back i would have gone spicier, because they dont seem to make things very spicy at all for thai food) and it was good but mild compared to the same dish at other places. Not the best of either dish i've had but not disapointing either, and there were enough leftovers to take home for an entire other meal.
We finished with the Green Tea Cake, which was AMAZING. Layer after layer of cake, whipped cream icing, and green tea ice cream...it was so light and refreshing for a cake i couldn't believe it! Definitely the best thing i had all night.
Overall, the food was really good but not quite good enough to justify the high prices, the atmosphere was trendy and casual, and the service was friendly and prompt. If not for the weird location, i'd probably go back there with friends--they also serve sushi and have an extensive drink menu i'd love to try.
Pros: buzzing atmosphere, big portions, extensive menu, great desserts
Cons: bad location, small space