Amarin Thai Cuisine – Mountain View

Amarin Thai
174 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Price – $
Cuisine – Thai

I always find myself on Castro Street wandering up and down deciding what to eat.
Thankfully, Nichole is a bit more decisive than me and I’m very happy with eating Thai cuisine!

We grabbed a early dinner at Amarin Thai.
The restaurant is quite spacious and nicely decorated with Thai inspired pieces.
They have this really cool area for larger groups where you can sit without your shoes – if that makes sense.
I find the area to be versatile for different group sizes.

Panang Curry
This curry is absolutely delicious and Nichole would agree.
It’s creamy, with a hint of coconut and has nice chunks of juicy chicken.

Pad Thai
Is a classic Thai dish that I always lean to and love to eat.
This particular dish I wished came with lime and a bit more flavor.
The noodles appeared to be a bit sticker than usual.
It was a bit average compared to the curry.

Fried Banana with Coconut Ice Cream
Yay! I love dessert. I really enjoyed the warm fried banana with the cool sensation of ice cream.
However, the coconut ice cream reminded me a lot of I think of a soap scent. So I think next time I’d opt for vanilla.

Overall, I would recommend checking out the curries at Amarin Thai.
I had a pleasant experience, nice service and moderate price points.
I would come back again when I’m in the area.


Hibachi Buffet

Hibachi Buffet
111 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Prices: Weekdays (Mon-Thursday) Lunch $9.50 Dinner 12.95, Weekends $12.95, children’s price vary by age

Hibachi Buffet is relatively new establishment that serves asian-style buffet. My family really enjoyed this buffet. Which is a pretty big deal because my mother is a asian buffet connoisseur. Whenever one opens up near us she has to go try it. I’ve been to more buffets than I can count. The buffet was very spacious, clean, had 4 food bars, and a sushi bar.

My mother loves their fried fish. Their buffet prices are a great value because they have a variety of seafood available during lunch. My mom says that at the dinner price they also have lobster. I love the walnut shrimp. It’s quite yummy.
They had a sushi bar with a person actively added to the rolls available. I got the inari and it was good. Also I got some cheese wontons which are my buffet indulgence. However I’ve never seen cheese wontons in China. I wonder who created them?

Here are some other things that we got.

Totally random but my brother really like their pizza which is a rarity. Since buffet pizza usually pretty taste-less but even my mom liked it. This is just a sampling of desserts that they offered. I had some honeydew and it was really good.

Overall, we were very happy with the meal + they had free beverages!