Restaurant Review: Kittiwat Thai Kitchen

Restaurant Review: Kittiwat Thai Kitchen

Mia Egerman, Editor in Chief

Kittiwat Thai Kitchen is a fresh thai restaurant in the Tuscarora area, that’s been around for only a few years now. Kittiwat serves both classic thai dishes and a variation of drinks, like teas and coffees. Although they have many accommodations like ordering online for pick-up and speedy delivery, the atmosphere makes for an even better dining experience. It may be small, but the open windows and eclectic industrial ceilings make this Thai Kitchen modern and appealing.

This week, I tried the Pad Kee Mao, or drunken noodles. Drunken noodles is a classic thai entree that features flat rice noodles with spices and chili paste. With any dish, you have the option of chicken, vegetables or tofu, shrimp, beef, Mhoo Krob (crispy pork belly), duck, or mixed seafood for a range of prices. I chose pork. I also preferred the dish without tomatoes or bell peppers, and the kitchen staff was ready to make accommodations. Like most thai restaurants, however, Kittiwat does not lack in the spice department. As someone with a high tolerance for heat, I still found the drunken noodles spicy and finished over 2 full glasses of water. So if you’re someone whose palette runs dry, the accommodating staff would be more than happy to tone things down a bit.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a lighter meal, or trying to save money since the prices are a bit high, Kittiwat’s appetizer menu has over 15 options including Asian-style classics like spring rolls and crab rangoon. I recommend going between 11 and 3:30 p.m. for the free appetizer with any main course you choose. The options for your starter may be limited to only two things, but the complimentary gesture makes for a welcoming environment. If you’re looking for more deals and want to bring your parents along, be sure to tell them about happy hour. From 3:30-6:30 p.m., drinks may be cheaper- but so are other appetizers on the menu. Besides their infamous crispy rolls for lunch, happy hour features more dishes like chicken satay and thai dumplings for only $5, whereas they usually cost $7.

If you haven’t tried Kittiwat and you’re a regular to the nail salon and Smoothie King of President’s Ct., I would definitely recommend stopping by. Whether it’s just for pick-up or you’re dining in. Kittiwat tastes great and makes any family outing worthwhile.