Posted by Erin Dillon
If you want to appease those Sashimi Moriawase and Luck Samee Long Song cravings all in one trip, check out Sushi Thai Garden for some Japanese and Thai cuisine.
Sushi Thai Garden is very casual but with a "typical" vibe. There are several elegant touches here and there, but the bright lighting and dull music overpower them. The large television put a huge damper on whatever cultural experience I would have had.
My group arrived at Sushi Thai a bit after primetime on a Thursday night, so by the time the appetizer came most of the restaurant had cleared out. Brimming with tempting dishes, the menu is extensive and somewhat overwhelming. Options range from sushi and dumplings to curry and Pad Thai. To ease the pain of a decision, the menu contains many smaller items, making it possible to order a few different samplings.
The staff was very attentive and friendly and the food arrived quickly. We first met an order of disappointingly bland Thai Spring Rolls to start. Everything to follow, however, was delicious. My vegetable Nigiri Sushi, beautifully plated with wasabi and carrot "sculptures," was surprisingly flavorful.
Also very tasty was the Yellow Curry with tofu. The onions, carrots, potatoes, peppers and pineapple were cooked perfectly, while the sauce was warm and had an ideal consistency.
Unfortunately, I found myself picking around the tofu — it could have been cooked more. Still the dish was filling and warmed me up on a cold Saratoga night.
What I love about Sushi Thai Garden is its variety. Not only is there a broad selection of cuisine but also each category offers countless dishes that can be altered by the customer. Our table took a good 20 minutes to reach a decision.
The menu provides vegetarians with plenty of options as well, with the many Thai items made with tofu.
This cultural escapade set me back just more than $20, which was very reasonable.
I will definitely be back soon. The food is scrumptious and the atmosphere welcoming. I strongly recommend eating at the restaurant but it will also deliver for a $2 fee within three miles.
It is an easy walk or ride from Skidmore and the staff does not mind seating large groups.
Sushi Thai Garden is the perfect spot for a little paradise amidst the bleakness of winter's end.