THOA'S IN THE PRESS
May 22, 2013 December 14, 2011 March 27, 2009 February 27th, 2009
For Immediate release
We regret to announce our last day of business will be Friday May 31, 2013 After having the privilege of serving the downtown community for the past 10 years as the Islander and Thoa's restaurant, we regret to announce our last day of business will be May 31, 2013. We thank everyone for all the support over the years and been honored to have hosted many joyous & memorable occasions. Our ten year lease is up and we will be focusing upon our newest endeavor, Chinoise Cafe at the Issaquah Highland. We invite you to visit our other sister restaurants (with many Islander's and Thoa's favorites!) at Chinoise Cafe on Queen Anne Hill, Wabisabi in Columbia city, and Chinoise Cafe in Issaquah opening this late summer. Thank you again and it has been a pleasure serving you! Chao!
A local treasure
Restaurant mentioned by Martin Clinton from A food tour of Seattle/Cheapflights.com
"Thoa has been serving dishes from her native Vietnam, and I had the authentic Vietnamese noodles "Pho Xao", which nearly melted in my mouth, and was dressed with an addictive fish sauce"
Thoa's offers personal twist to Vietnamese favorites
Restaurant reviewed by Providence Cirero from Seattle Times
"The menu reflect her personal interpretation of the cuisine of her motherland. It features alluring summer rolls and impeccable fried nibbles, vibrant soups and noodle salads as well as a variety of wok-cooked entrees that are fresh-tasting and deftly prepared"
Dishin': You've never had Thoa's version of Steak Frites by Jay Friedman for Seattlest.com [excerpted] ..We really liked this dish. Comfort food, for sure ...compelling, and even addictive, elevated burger, done "my way". Vietnamese steak frites is excellent dish for anyone unfamiliar with this southeast Asian cuisine to dip their toes in the water-- and the water's warm and inviting at Thoa's.
February 18th, 2009
Try cooking some Vietnamese food in you kitchen by Rebekah Denn, Food Writer for The Seattke P-I (Seattle, WA) [excerpted]...opened in December in the space at 96 Union, where the Islander used to be, with Nguyen's modern take on classic Vietnamese foods. She wanted to create ...a place for foods she cooks for guests at home ...The menu includes dishes such as thit kho, braised Vietnamese-style pork, pho that's free of MSG, lemongrass, lim and cilantro...
December 17th, 2008
Thoa? Whoa! by Nancy Lesson food writer for Seattle Times
[excerpted]...Among her contemporary Vietnamese Specialties ...says she intends to keep Islander regulars happy by offering menu favorites like her poke ahi salad, steak loco moco and spam fried rice...
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