Real Thai Kitchen is located at 1632 Seabright Avenue in Santa Cruz. Ratana Bowden owns the award winning 50 seat restaurant. Opened in 2012, Real Thai Kitchen is not Ratanaís first restaurant. She also owned a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. The restaurant uses only the finest and freshest ingredients in crafting the authentic Thai dishes listed on the extensive menu. There are over ninety menu choices, many can be made gluten free. Also, almost all choices can be made vegetarian friendly. Start your meal with the Real Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, a signature appetizer, made with wok-seared minced chicken, mushroom, green onion, and bamboo shoots, served over crispy rice sticks with cool, crisp lettuce. Another great starter choice is the Satay Chicken or Satay Tofu, made with BBQ chicken or tofu on the skewers, served with peanut sauce and cucumber relish. They also offer favorites like Egg Rolls, Fried Tofu, and Shrimp Rolls. For a light and refreshing option, try the Lemongrass Salad, made with shrimp, calamari, cashew nut, red onion, sliced lemon grass, mint, and spicy lime dressing.A recommended entree is the Tangerine Chicken, which is a deep fried boneless chicken with special tangerine sauce. Popular Curry dishes can be tailored to your desired level of spiciness. They include delicious options like Pumpkin Curry or Duck Curry. Another Thai classic that is a must have is the Pad Thai, with rice noodles stir fried with bean sprouts, chives, tofu, chicken, shrimp, and egg, in zesty tamarind sauce. Be sure to leave room for a dessert like fried banana, ice cream, or sweet sticky rice with mango. Real Thai Kitchen does delivery and take-out. They have a great choice of beer, sake, and assorted soft drinks and teas. If you are looking for a great authentic Thai meal, stop in at Real Thai Kitchen. Ratana and her welcoming staff will ensure you have a great dining experience!
1632 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062