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Daughter Thai Kitchen

Updated: Jun 21, 2022

Daughter Thai Kitchen is a "New Generation" Thai restaurant offering Thai street and comfort food from Southern Thailand. Located in Montclair neighborhood of Oakland, the restaurant is part of a chain of franchises, namely, Son & Garden and Farmhouse Kitchen in Menlo Park and SF. There is a small metered parking lot adjacent to the restaurant, and plenty of metered street parking available in the vicinity.

Overall, I really enjoyed this restaurant, and I give this place 4 out of 5 Solara Stars. Read on to find out why!

We had made a reservation for a Wednesday dinner, and were immediately seated upon arrival by a sunny window bordered with beautiful flowers.

The entire restaurant was beautifully decorated with flowers and modern looking lamps. Outside, rows and rows of (artificial) purple wisteria made for a great photo op for that Instagrammer amongst us.

Service was great, although we wished they could have been a little more attentive, as we had a hard time flagging the wait staff on multiple occasions. Nevertheless, our orders came out very fast. For drinks, we ordered a Muay Thai Punch - a vodka, elderberry, pineapple, tamarind and ginger infused cocktail served in a gorgeous, oversized copper pineapple. The drink was not overly sweet, but tangy and ginger-y at the same time, and was great. The teetotalers amongst us had coconut water and the classic Thai ice tea.

Muay Thai Punch that came in a fancy, copper pineapple

We ordered samosas for appetizer. The order consisted of 3 small samosas with a yellow curry dip. The potato filled samosa and the dip tasted absolutely delicious!

Thai samosas with yellow curry dipping sauce

For the main course, we enjoyed all vegetarian entrees - Pad Kee Mow noodles, and yellow curry, accompanied by coconut rice. As promised in the menu, the noodles, mixed with jalapenos, basil and bell pepper, was spicy, but spicy in a good way. The yellow curry, made up of potatoes, onions and carrots, perfectly balanced the spiciness of the noodles. The gravy was so delicious, we were slurping it out of our plates. We are usually wary of Thai food, since they add oyster or fish sauce to even the vegetarian dishes. But we were glad that was not the case at Daughter Thai Kitchen.

Pad Kee Mow spicy noodles

Thai yellow curry

To end our meal, we ordered bread pudding with ice cream for dessert. I had already informed the wait staff that we were celebrating the daughters birthday. So they brought out an entire marching band (drums, cymbals and all) to sing her happy birthday. It was such a great experience and the daughter was thrilled!

All in all we had an excellent time at Daughter Thai Kitchen. We loved the ambience and the many photo opportunities. The lip smacking food and drinks was top notch. However, for a Thai restaurant, we found this place pricey. I guess you pay for the extremely cute and pleasing aesthetics of the place. Also, the serving size seemed a tad small for the price they were charging. The servers could have been a tad bit more attentive towards their customers. Overall, I rate this restaurant 4 out of 5 Solara Stars.

In summary, this place is definitely worth making a trip to Oakland, especially if you are celebrating a birthday. It is also a fun restaurant for a girls night out or for a romantic date.


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