Crawdaddy Restaurant, San Jose CA | Merchant Profile

Thai Nguyen strongly believes in the power of a positive mindset and has two successful restaurants to prove it. Thai used to work in IT and was a club promoter prior to that. Hospitality has always been a big part of him; Thai enjoys gathering people in a certain place to have a good time. One day, a friend asked if he was interested in opening a restaurant across the street from where her coffee shop was. Being young and enjoying life, he didnít have much money saved at the time, but he didnít let that stop him.Thai recalls watching Oprah on Larry King Live, discussing the book ìThe Secretî and the rewards of positive thinking. It was then that Thai decided he would not let negative thoughts manifest about all the reasons why he couldnít open his own restaurant, and just focused on how he was going to do it. Thai found a business partner that was interested in opening a restaurant and had access to money.The first month Thai spent cleaning up and remodeling the building. During that time, Thaiís partner decided he did not want to be a partner anymore. Already dedicated, Thai continued by himself and the seller let him pay off his debt over time. Many told him he would fail, but Thai did not focus on the negative. In a little over a year, Crawdaddy Restaurant was completely his own. In October of 2014, Thai was able to open his second location in Milpitas. Thai understands that in the restaurant business you are entertaining customers with great service, food, and ambiance. Crawdaddy Restaurantís first location on Story Road is a very intimate setting with a fun New Orleans theme. The second location is a huge, beautifully modern establishment complete with a VIP room in the back. The ëCrawfish Boilí is Crawdaddys most popular menu item. Depending on the time of year, Thai receives live crawfish from Louisiana or Sacramento. Always fresh and never frozen, only live crawfish are cooked right before they are served, never par cooked, offering a superior, fresh product. The ëGarlic Butter Cajun Shrimpí is also a customer favorite. The seafood can be ordered at different spice levels, mild, medium, hot or fire. Thaiís personal motto is, ìI will persist until I succeedî. With two popular, highly reviewed restaurants, Thai is no stranger to success. Because of his constant dedication to quality and offering the freshest seafood around, Crawdaddy Restaurant is a must try experience.

779 Story Rd
San Jose, CA 95122