Thai Oishi

Jaromírova 62, Prague 2 | +420 775 217 919 | Skype: thaioishicz
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If you can't decide between Thai and sushi for dinner, and you're looking to save a few crowns, there is a solution in Prague 2: Thai Oishi.

For tastes buds that enjoy both nation's cuisines and varying degrees of spicy, the menu has a wide range of soups and main courses. Starting with the Thai mainstays: the Phad Tai is large and usually has good flavour, but tends to be a bit dry. If you like yours greasy, be sure to ask for extra peanut oil. The green curry is pretty reliable -- and can be made with shrimp, chicken, beef or pork -- we recommend the chicken -- and is near-replica of Modrý zub's dish -- but forty-five crowns cheaper. The red curry is adequate, too, and can be made spicier upon request. (here we recommend the pork or beef)

But don't start with the traditional Thai dishes -- start with the starters, especially the cold starters, which are stuffed full of meat (or tofu, if you prefer) and are full of flavour. Our favourite is the yum wum sen, a combination of glass noodles and pork. The starters with red chili and either seafood or beef are worth a try, too. In our visits, we've been pleased with all of the starters. The soups are notable -- good but not great, but usually won't be disappointing.

The menu contains a good selection of noodle dishes. Where some Thai restaurants limit your choices of meat/sauce combinations, Thai Oishi offers most of their noodle and stir fry dishes with your choice of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu. The curry dishes are reliable, and the stir fry usually comes with plenty of meat/seafood. Portions overall are good but not overwhelming. If noodles or stir-fry are not to your liking, traditional Thai fish -- baked or fried -- is available.

The sushi menu contains the standard maki, sashimi, nigiri and rolls that you will find in most other places. While the quality is average, prices are less than some of the more well-known city centre sushi houses. If you prefer quantity over quality, you can stuff yourself and without spending a fortune. Thai Oishi is small and service is generall good; it hasn't been completely full on our visits, so walk-ins should be able to find a table. Delivery service is available -- usually speedy, but we recommend calling in the order as the website seems to have a few bugs.

Recommended: yum wun sen; kai satay; tom kai kung; pad kee moo nue; pad prik kaeng nue.

Our Rating (5 = excellent, 1 = poor):
Food: 3.5
Drink: 3.0
Service: 3.0
Atmosphere: 2.5

Accepted: Visa; MasterCard; Ticket Restaurant.

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