This review is for Thai-Li-Ba in the Rathausgalerien
Having read some of the other reviews of this restaurant, I have to wonder whether I have been dining in the same restaurant!
This restaurant serves some of the nicest thai food I've had - albeit perhaps a little 'toned down' to suit the European palate. Dishes described as 'scharf' are far from it! My only criticism is that I'd like things a little hotter, with a little more galangal and lemongrass where they're part of the dish, but I understand that the way the chefs prepare the dishes would suit the majority of people who dine here. The Thai Green Curry with Duck is an absolute highlight, as are the Grill Spiessen with Satay sauce as a starter, or the lightly battered coconut prawns with mango dip. For those who can't take any spice, the Indonesian Chicken Curry with Chinese Red Dates is lovely too. The Mai Thai cocktail is fab, but very potent!
Thai Li-Ba is always busy - particularly on a Saturday night or on lovely summer days when you can sit outside on the terrace. Book ahead if you're thinking of having a meal here at these times.
Service is great here - a couple of the waiters are particularly friendly and go out of their way to ensure you have a nice experience and enjoy your meal.
The open kitchen is fun, and the decor in general is modern and stylish. A perfect choice for a meal with friends, family, or a first date.
(Mains around 10-20 euros, starters 5 euros)
Ich war vom Thai-Li-Ba enttäuscht. Es war mir als äußerst originell und gut empfohlen worden. Die Kokossuppe war zwar sehr gut, dafür war der Teller nicht sauber, was meinen Appetit stark dämpfte. Das Hühnerfleisch in meiner Hauptspeise war hart, zäh und geschmacklos, also offenbar zu schnell und bei zu großer Hitze gebraten. Das Coconut Smoothie war gut. Alles in allem finde ich die Tischdekoration sehr nüchtern und minimalistisch, die einsehbare Küche direkt im Restaurant nicht unbedingt appetitanregend und die Preise wesentlich zu hoch.
This place is relatively new in the area (about 5 years old) but serves some of the best Thai food I have ever had. It is of the style of Wagamama and those other noodle chains in the fact that the kitchen is central and open and you can watch the 10 or so cooks getting to work. The staff are efficient but often a little unsmiling and keen to get you in, fed and out again. The menu however is very good and mains are around 10 euros but you'll need to add rice to the price. Not as cheap as some of the other thai places in Innsbruck due to the location this place occupies in a trendy shopping mall but it's worth the extra as a one off now and then. You can even sit outside in good weather.
Good Asian food, a bit busy atmosphere, often crowded
We discovered this restaurant by pure chance some years ago. One of our best finding ever!!! Excellent and friendly service. Outstanding food. We tried about everything possible now including soup and were never disappointed. Decoration is fine. You can see your meal being prepared in front of you in real time. Car park directly below the restaurant which is located in the Rathausgalerie. Reservation is highly recommended especially on Friday and Saturday and during holidays. Please note that the title for this restaurant is wrong on this site !!! You should read "Thai-Li-Ba, Innsbruck" instead of "Thai-Li-Ba, Inspruck" ... even though Insprucke was the ancient name of Innsbruck.
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