Thai Dishes Restaurant
Thai Dishes, located in Manhattan Beach, California, was opened on August 21st, 1991 by two brothers, Chefs Anant and Manus Kumtong. Since the time of its opening, Thai Dishes has established itself as one of the best Thai restaurants in the South Bay area.
Chef Anant and Chef Manus have more than forty years of Thai culinary experience. Growing up in a culinary family, both chefs learned to cook from their mother who prepared everything from scratch. In 1994, Chef Manus became the sole owner of the restaurant and partnered with his wife, Manee, in 2004. They both continue to run Thai Dishes to the present day.
This authentic Thai cuisine is a creation of Chef Manus and his wife, Manee. Thai Dishes presents a unique, cozy and extraordinary dining experience, offering a variety of traditional Thai cuisine prepared the same as in their native Thailand. Along with Thai Dishes traditional recipes, a key feature of the restaurant is it’s distinctive architecture. Thai Dishes was designed utilizing a traditional Thai style of domestic architecture. A traditional Thai home would contain a triangle-shaped roof. (picture the letter A) Thai Dishes was built to look just like an authentic Thai home, to enhance the customer’s Thai dining experience.
Featuring the freshest ingredients, the menu offers traditional styles of Thai food with contemporary and artistic presentations. Dishes are simple yet elegantly presented and garnished with colorful hand-carved vegetables. Set menus are available for a busy lunch schedule and offer an excellent value.
The service reflects the reputation of Thailand as the “Land of Smiles”. The friendly staff is ready to assist with menu selections and will prepare each dish to the desired degree of spice.
The chef’s special menu includes a wide variety of shrimp, fish, chicken and duck as well as unique Thai and exotic desserts. All of the curry pastes and sauces are home-made using the Kumtong family’s secret recipe. Favorite selections include Thai Dishes Curry, Honey Ducking, Jumbo Shrimp Garlic and Pepper, Pad Thai Talay Noodles, and Thai BBQ Chicken.