Don't Bother- Service Has Gone Downhill. If you make a reservation for dinner at Teak Thai, don’t expect them to honor it. We made reservations an hour in advance on Open Table and when we arrived, we were told that Teak didn’t have our table because they hadn’t seen the reservation. The hostess offered some convoluted explanation about how they honor phone reservations first and don’t check the web reservations often. Despite the fact that the restaurant was only half full, we were told we’d have to wait 10 to 15 minutes for a table. If Teak isn’t willing to honor the terms of Open Table, they have no business using the service. Teak’s been going downhill for a while, but this experience was the final straw. There are too many good Thai restaurants in Cincinnati to bother with the poor service at Teak. After we left, we went to another Thai restaurant with food of the same quality, lower prices, and infinitely better service.
Excellent Asian food. The food and the service at Teak are great. I have never orded a bad dish. I would recomend everything.
Great food, great service.
My boyfriend and I went to Teak on a wednesday night thinking that they had half off sushi. When we arrived, we realized that it was half off appetizers and drinks only if you sit at the bar. The place was relatively quiet so we decided to give it a go and ordered a few tap beers and the mussel appetizer.
My boyfriend thought his beer was a little on the warm side, but mine was cold and delicious. Also, I have no doubt that if we would have nicely asked the waiter for a different, more chilled beer, he would have obliged. The mussels were pretty good and the spicy sauce it came with was surprising. How often do you get a spicy sauce that is actually spicy?!?! :) We then ordered a sushi roll; I can't remember the name of it, but it was something to do with "Spicy Spider" and had crab in it.
Pretty phenomenal looking and tasting. In addition to a generous portion of rolls, there was a MOUND of spicy deliciousness on top. When I asked what it was, it didn't seem like any of the staff knew FOR SURE, but they did know the basics of the dish.
The bartender working was friendly and played a lot of Radiohead, which was much appreciated. We were impressed with the staff in general, who seemed eager to make conversation and give suggestions. We will definitely go back to Teak!
Nasty Food, WORST POSSIBLE Service, RUDE Management. I have been to Teak several times with OK experiences but my recent visit will definitely be my last! After being quoted 20 minutes for a table, a friend and myself pushed through the bar crowd to order a beer which ended up taking 20 minutes to get do to the bartender sticking to one end of the bar where he obviously knew the crowd. We didn't bother ordering another while we ended up waiting an hour and a half for a table (for 2!!!). The host AND hostess were beyond rude and repeatedly gave me glares when I would ask about the table. Our waitress took her good old time and we ended up waiting another 20 minutes just to order a drink. I received my sushi (not so good!) about 15 minutes before my friend received hers and don't even get me started on the disgusting restrooms! When trying to comment to the Manager, he just looked at me and walked away while I was still talking!! We planned on heading out for a bit after dinner but we had no time after our 3 hour meal and NO patience left! By far, the worst dining experience I have ever had in Cincinnati! Trust me, anyone who has given this place a good review has obviously not branched out to other restaurants in the area! You couldn't pay me to eat here again!
worst service EVER.
ok, we had a reservation for 16 people, at 7:45. the reservation was made nearly a week in advance, and they had even rescheduled us, per their request. we get there on a saturday nite, it's completely packed, and there we are, stuck in the bar waiting. keep in mine, we had my 3yr old son w/us.
between the waiters being completely rude, making comments about everyone being in the way, and the manager continuing to tell us it'd only be 15 more minutes before our table was ready.... we should have just left then. finally at 9:15 we were seated.
they tried to sit us at two totally separate tables!! trying to speak with the manager was like trying to teach a fish how to walk. he simply could NOT understand why we were not ok with having two tables, across the room from each other! HELLO? if it didn't matter, we wouldn't have made a RESERVATION!
the food was so-so, nothing to really write home about, but the remaining service we received was just as horrible. no one got their food even remotely at the same time, in fact, one of our friends finally received her sushi, as the rest of us were getting our checks.
it was the WORST dining experience of my life, i would NEVER EVER go back there, and a few of our friend who used to be frequent diners there, will also never be going back. at the end of our meal, we asked to speak w/the manager about all the issues, and his words were "We don't need your money, we have plenty"
so there you go folks.
Awful Food/Dirty Establishment.
First thing- Step into the bathroom- the lack of cleanliness is overwhelming- ie:roaches walking across the floor in and around the bathroom, also on the terrace. If you can't keep the bathroom clean, what do you think is the kitchen looks like...?
As for the food - definetly not authentic and not even tasty. The dishes use low quality ingredients overall- inlcuding fatty cuts of meat,etc. WEehad the curries - very dissapointing.. We didn't try the sushi b/c i figured if the cooked food wasn't good, why would I risk eating the raw fish from them.
I have had a many good dining experiences in my 6 months living in Cincinnati -and this falls way short. My explanation for the variations of reviews is the bad palate of the reviewers, in other words if they have never had good Thai food then they don't know what to compare it too which is why this food may taste fine to them but not to those that have had tat least decent and/or authentic Thai food.
So far this is my worst dining experience in the area by far. It's dirty, bad prices, bad food and bad service.
Only postive is the look of this place and cool outdoor area which is what drew us in-but after having experienced it, it is not worth my or your time or money.
Sushi was pretty good.
My friends and I ate at Teak last night and had mixed feelings about the dining experience. We made reservations 4 days before for 7. ****Make reservations for an even number, one person will sit at the end of the table.
When asked to add another table to not be cramped, the host replied "your reservation was for 7". Even TGI Fridays will accommodate a simple request. Not to make a scene we sat at the table given. Next we sat next to the dish drop off and main aisle of the floor. I threw most of my trash away before the waitress did.
Food was pretty good. Order from the sushi menu.
Better ambiance at pf changs. It reminded me of eating at a chineese buffet in a strip mall.
My review may be more bias to the experience, but when you go out you want to be pampered. If not, stay at home and eat smart ones.
All in all, worth going once for the sushi.
Overpriced Doodo atop Mt. Adams.
MnM Cincinnati Authentic Thai tasting food search. Our reviews of Cincinnati area Thai resturants or places that advertise Thai cusine is focused only on the taste of the food. Our credentials: Mark lived in Thailand for 10 years, 4 in the US Peace Corps. Mai is from Thailand & cooks amazing Thai food.
In terms of taste, Teak Thai House was very disappointing despite the excitement of seeing & speaking w/ Thai's, which does not guarentee quality Thai tasing food. It all really depends on ownership. We ordered steamed muscles w/ nam jim (a lime, chili sauce) which was delicious & tasted Thai. (This dish is easy if U get the sauce correct.) It was more than a $1 per muscle which was expesive for such a simple dish. Next was the stir fried pork & gren beans. The taste was correct but at $15 bucks- OUTRAGEOUS! Better to go to Thai Express, as this is a simple Thai street food dish. Next up, drum roll please... Pla Neung Manow (Wallyeye fish in spciy sour soup). We were excited to see this basic but classic Thai dish. Had not seen it anywhere else in Cincinnati yet. This entre is supposed to be spicy and sour, never sweet! It was a bit sweet. The broth which appeaed to have most of the ingredents tasted canned, not fresh. (Meaning we could taste metal.) This dish is supposed to be a WHOLE FISH resting in a long soup dish, perched above flame. THERE WAS ONLY HALF A FISH! That's right. They cut the fish down the middle & served only one side! Never is this entree served like that. And at $35 bucks- a total rip off of the customer. WE were shocked. Not very good and shorted on the meal. Total BS & Crapy taste! They also mixed the fresh cut chilies with oil, instead of vinegar, lime or fish sauce. That is European, not Thai. We suspect the good reviews you have read are from people who do not have experience eating real Thai food. If you are interested, try Green Papapya in Hyde Park for a more authentic meal. More reviews in the works.
DISAGREE with negative reviews. I STRONGLY disagree with the negative reviews concerning this restaurant. My wife and I eat at Teak at least once a month and have done so over a year. EVERY time we have done so it has been a positive experience. We have always had prompt, good service and the food has been consistently well above par. In reading thru the other reviws I see a great variation in ratings. Hard to figure this out unless it is the result of changing employees. I would suggest that if you had a bad experience there give it one more try. You may be pleasantly surprised.
We loved it!. Great food, Pad Thai, sushi, crab wontons, spring rolls. We were impressed with everything. We went on a Friday night, usually crowded and were told we would wait around 30 minutes. I don't think it was more than 15 and while service could have been a little faster we didn't mind since we were there with friends and having good conversation.
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