Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Rate-A-Restaurant #293: Chadaka Thai
Restaurant: Chadaka Thai
Location: 310 N San Fernando Blvd. (Burbank)
Type of restaurant: Thai
We stipulated: We were meeting friends in Burbank and looking for a place to meet. Thai sounded good.
They stipulated: Happy Hour deals include $3 beers, $5 cocktails and $5 appetizers
What we ordered: Grilled Calamari (Grilled calamari over charcoal served with spicy lime garlic chili dipping sauce); Basil Eggplant (Sauteed with onions in chili black bean); Pad See Ew Noodles (Flat rice noodles, wok sauteed with broccoli and Asian broccoli in a black bean soy sauce)
High point: The calamari was decent and the happy hour prices are great.
Low point: There were flies buzzing around the restaurant, distracting us from the food. The entrees lacked any heat -- even the chili sauce was surprisingly mild. We had to ask for the tofu to be cooked regularly in the eggplant dish. And even rice was extra.
Overall impression: Missed opportunity. Nice location and trendy atmosphere, but mediocre food.
Chance we'll go back: In a town crawling with good Thai restaurants, Chadaka Thai doesn't make the grade.