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In a former garage on Nuuanu Avenue, Patrick Ching draws crowds of enthusiastic diners to his humble storefront for some of the city’s favorite Thai food.
We stopped by and asked regular diners Bruce Nakaoka and Eric Martinson what they’d recommend from the menu.
“I come here about once a month or so for lunch. Today I’m having a favorite — the basil chicken — which is nice and spicy. I love it! It’s good food and it’s convenient to town. I almost always order the basil chicken, or the basil shrimp. Today we’re having summer rolls, too. Everything I’ve tried here has been good; I’d recommend it, especially for the atmosphere, which is pretty eclectic and cool.”
“I live in the neighborhood, and we’d actually come by more often, but it’s always crowded! We come to Sam’s Deli right next door a lot and that’s how we discovered Bangkok Chef. We’re always looking for good, hole-in-the-wall places, and this one really qualifies. Today I’m having the eggplant chicken, which is very good. The prices are great and it’s pretty healthy food for the most part. I like the Pad Thai noodles, and the curries are always good, too. There a lot to recommend.”
- 1627 Nuuanu Avenue
- Honolulu, HI 96817
- (808) 585-8839