Mango Thai

Twin Cities, Minnesota

4.0 / 5 votes

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A hip and homey Thai Restaurant

Mango Thai is a chic and cozy restaurant offering traditional and fusion Thai fare at affordable prices. The owners also run Chai's Thai, a tiny storefront on the West Bank in Minneapolis.

"Mango is hip" and "the space has been transformed from homey to hip — stark white and bright orange with black accents. Very cosmopolitan."

"The Thai food, a mix of traditional and fusion, is fresh and beautifully prepared, and prices are akin to those of a corner takeout joint." By Kathie Jenkins, Restaurant Critic, Article by Pioneer Press.

Added by Sally_K on Jun 29 08 (last updated Jul 8 08)

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This small restaurant is conveniently located near the Mississippi market co-op. The decor and atmosphere were pleasant. The service was quick and friendly. The food, however, was not impressive. They do not have a vegetarian section in the menu (nor is anything clearly marked). I asked the server if I could sub tofu on most of the items and he said yes. I ordered the Pad Thai with tofu. It was good and filling, but something in the flavor wasn't quite right it seemed a little too sweet for my taste. The hot jasmine tea was excellent. I left a Compassion Over Killing "restaurant manager card" and a rather large tip.

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Given the previous reviews, I went here with high hopes. While Mango Thai's in a great location near Cathedral Hill, and have hip decoration and sophisticated utensils and flatware, along with bistro-lounge music playing, I was not pleased with the food options for vegans.

I asked for a green curry with tofu, without fish sauce, but my waitress told me that fish sauce is pre-mixed in the curry paste. This was disappointing because a) green curry is my gauge-dish to see how good a Thai restaurant is; b) they were not willing to make the curry for me without fish sauce, which suggests they aren't so accommodating to vegetarians/vegans; and c) no Thai restaurant that is worth its name should be using pre-mixed and stock ingredients. Thai food is all about freshness and simple improvisation, which suggests that Mango Thai is cutting vital corners.

I ended up with a Pad Kee Mao (basil stir fry with flat rice noodles), but make sure to order it without eggs if you're vegan. The dish itself was decent, but nothing special.

Prices are reasonable for the quantity of food. The service was friendly, though a bit slow. This is a good place to take a date. But overall, I was disturbed that a Thai restaurant could be so vegan un-friendly.

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Cathedral Hill


Near the south east corner of Selby & Dale.


Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


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  • Diner's Club Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Thai


  • Kid-Friendly


main image for Mango Thai seating for larger parties by the entrance pad thai with tofu


11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm

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