Nitaya Thai

134 W Church St
Champaign, IL 61820



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May 19th, 2012

First off, our waiter only understood about 25% of what we said.

When my "red snapper" with red curry sauce arrived and I took a bite, I realized it was talapia, and not red snapper. I hate the muddy flavor of talapia, and felt cheated because the dish cost $15.95.

Our waiter didn't return for about 18 minutes, so I went ahead and started eating the sauce with rice, just barely nibbling on the fish.

When he returned, I told him that the fish was talapia and not snapper. He checked with the chef and came back and verified my suspicions. I told him he should give us a discount since talapia is an inexpensive fish. He didn't understand and sent the manager over.

The manager insisted it was red snapper and tried to convince us of that by talking about the chilis and spices. Excuse me, I know that red curry sauce does not make red snapper taste like talapia. I cook Thai food at home. I know what different fish taste like.

She refused to give us a refund, and was not polite at all about the situation. If our waiter had shown up sooner, I would have just sent the dish back and ordered something else. (Of course, they probably would have tried to charge us for both!)

In addition to this, the dish was overly salty, over priced, and they used that granulated garlic that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth for two hours. We won't be going back!

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September 21st, 2010

Best Thai food I've ever had. Don't miss the Pad Thai or the Red Snapper!

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August 24th, 2009

Poor rating. I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was soggy and the portions were small. Not worth the money.

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March 12th, 2008

The best Thai restaurant in the Midwest! The pad Thai is authentic, the potstickers unbelievable, the curry phenomenonal, and mango with sticky rice is the only way to end a Thai meal.

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October 10th, 2005

A wonderful Thai restaurant. Everyone needs to try this place. Great food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend the pad Thai at this restaurant. 5 Stars in my book!!!

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