Authentic Thai Fare Comes to the West SideFeatures Order of the Day
July 13, 2014
Story By: Michelle Lee | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Proving that one does not have to travel all the way to town for scrumptious Thai cuisine, the grand opening of Royal Thai Garden in Ewa Beach last Tuesday left many in high spirits.
“As one of the only Thai restaurants on this side, our aim is to provide customers with a superior dining experience,” says Irma Sayavong, who co-owns the restaurant with business partner Edward Shinsato. “Above all, great customer service coupled with fresh, authentic Thai food is most important.”
Sayavong, who also runs the successful Thai cuisine kiosk Quick Thai at Waikele Premium Outlets, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the restaurant. “Our executive chef, who also is a family member of mine, has more than 20 years of professional experience in the restaurant industry,” she says. “As a family-run business, we put our heart and soul into the food, which means using only the freshest ingredients to create delicious dishes at a good value.”
Popular starters on the menu include Spring Rolls ($7.99), which are flash-fried and served alongside a medley of fresh cucumbers, mint and lettuce. For a heartier option, Spicy Lemon Grass Soup (starting at $9.99) is a must-try. As one of Thailand’s most famous spicy broths, it’s seasoned with mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and galangal.
“Everything is cooked made to order, and we also customize each order according to how spicy the customer wants the dish to be,” says Sayavong.
Thai food connoisseurs, as well as those trying it for the first time will enjoy classics such as Pa-nang Curry (starting at $9.99) and Pad Thai (starting at $8.99), which come with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, tofu, vegetables, shrimp, calamari or mixed seafood. In addition, diners should try menu specials, including House Special Whole Fish Red Snapper (starting at $29.99), deep-fried in its entirety, and served with an in-house chili sauce.
In celebration of the restaurant’s grand opening, for the entire month of July, restaurant patrons will receive 15 percent off their entire bill.
“We are so proud of our menu, and want to showcase the quality of our dishes,” says Sayavong.
Along with its dine-in menu, Royal Thai Garden also offers takeout and party tray options as well.
Royal Thai Garden
Ewa Point Marketplace
91-1001 Kaimalie St., Ewa Beach
Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.