We lunched at Mango Thai in St Paul this week.
Almost immediately, we noticed the similarity between the menus of Mango Thai and our favorite Minneapolis Thai restaurant, Chai's Thai, and our server confirmed that Mango Thai was opened by the same owners as Chai's Thai.
Opened roughly 2 months ago, Mango Thai features most of the same good menu items featured at Chai's Thai: the papaya salad, the Singapore noodles, and the green curry, to name a few. They also offer the same budget-friendly prices.
At Mango Thai, they offer an item not on the menu at Chai's Thai - a mango avocado spring roll, pictured here.
As at Chai's Thai, no beer, wine or booze is served at Mango Thai. However, Mango Thai offers a $0 corkage fee, as does Chai's Thai, so you can bring your own bottle.
The staff is casual and friendly. The atmosphere is similar to Chai's. Small tables, simple but elegant decor. The benches built for maximum seating around the tables were a bit too short for me, but I am short to begin with. For taller patrons, they seemed to be a more suitable height.
If you like Chai's Thai, as I do, then I'm willing to bet you'll like Mango Thai.
Mango Thai Restaurant
610 Selby Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102
Crossroads: Selby & Dale
[where: St Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, 55406]
I'm jealous and nostalgic...there aren't really good thai places around here to eat and I'm a snob because two of my roommates in college were half thai twins. Their mom made us the most amazing food every week.
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