What determines your experience at a restaurant? Typically, I evaluate service, the atmosphere and weigh quality vs. cost.
All things considered, my first experience at Natalee Thai earned a ‘C’ at best.
We received a buzzer after the hostess added our party to the wait list. As we chatted near the bar, about 2-feet away from the hostess, we noticed that people who arrived after us were being seated.
Glancing at the list we realized that she skipped us and seated 3 parties listed under us, strike one! She must have read our minds because she seated us next.
Our servers were pretty friendly but one of them disregarded the deodorant memo. Each time she passed we caught a whiff of bad B.O., stee-rike two!
At this point, we were at an ‘F’ because the atmosphere did not enhance the experience.
On to the food… the fact that it was good and not overpriced saved this Natalee and her Thai. I wonder if the Beverly Hills location is any better.
Check out photos and descriptions of the meal below.
Pad Thai $10.75 (Shrimp, chicken, eggs, green onions, bean curd, sweet radish and bean sprouts are quickly wok fried in Pad Thai Sauce. Served with chopped peanuts, fresh bean sprouts and chili powder on the side)
Fried Banana $4.95 (A fresh whole banana is sliced, dipped in a sweet batter, then deep-fried golden and dusted with powdered sugar. Served with caramel and chocolate sauce)
Natalee Thai (Venice)
10101 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90230