UPDATE: I came back to Amazing Thailand to try their vegan menu. You have to ask for it and they don't seem to have a ton of copies floating around (it's basically a take-out menu, and not laminated or anything). As others have mentioned, the menu isn't entirely vegan (though it is vegetarian). One server was knowledgeable about fish sauce and shrimp paste, but the other server we had to confirm that we wanted our dishes without egg and without egg noodles. Clearly she did not understand what "vegan" meant (but she was friendly and helpful, nevertheless). The dishes on the vegan menu aren't special or new---they're on the main menu as well, but it's nice to have everything consolidated in one space. Relabeling their main menu with a "v" next to dishes could help as well in determining what's vegan.
We started off with spring rolls ($5.95) which were pretty bland and just your average rice paper wrapped clear noodle-carrot-bean sprout concoction. Not very appealing and fairly pricey at six bucks.
I had a "lad nah" with tofu ($10.95) for my main dish which is one of my favorites when done right. It consists of flat, wide rice noodles that are pan fried and form a half crispy, half soft texture that is just wonderful. The dish is covered in a brown gravy, and with Chinese broccoli and tofu. Amazing Thailand did an adequate job, though they used way too much gravy which made the noodles lose their precarious, fleeting crispiness too quickly. The gravy could have been slightly saltier and thicker as well.
My friend had a pad thai with mock duck ($10.95) which she thought was okay, but nothing great.
If I were in the mood for Thai food, and not looking to drive, Amazing Thailand isn't a bad standby to have around. If you're looking for spicier, more authentic Thai food, I recommend Sen Yai Sen Lek (in Minneapolis) or Bangkok Thai Deli (in St. Paul).
Original review: I came here on a Friday night and easily found a spot at the bar, but groups of two or more should make reservations or be prepared to wait for a table. Amazing Thailand seems to be a popular date spot and the crowd consists almost entirely of people aged 22-32.
The decor is nice and the service was prompt and efficient at the bar.
I had a Pahd Ped (chili stir fry) with tofu ($12) which was pretty decent. I wouldn't go out of my way to have it, but it was certainly acceptable and well-presented---it was symmetrical and had a good array of colors and textures. The menu also has a number of other veganizable stir frys with different ingredients. But be warned that only one of the curries is vegetarian/vegan (the "Amazing Thai," which is a thick peanut sauce curry), as the rest all have fish sauce or shrimp paste pre-mixed. Pre-mixed stocks are a classic sign of sinful shortcuts in Thai cooking and something which is looked down upon in Thailand, but is somehow acceptable in the US.
Two major gripes: they don't offer brown rice and they charge $1 for extra white rice. The brown rice issue was expected; but I detest restaurants that charge extra for rice, especially if it's crappy white rice. It's something you won't see in Asia (or even on Nicollet Avenue), but it's common in hip, upper-middle class areas where the customers don't know any better and probably wouldn't complain regardless. But it's a rip-off, as the restaurant's cost for a small cup of white rice is probably 5 cents or less, but they charge you a full dollar, jacking up their margins; and they practically force you to buy more rice as the free amount they provide with the dish is paltry.
Amazing Thailand probably does have the best Thai food in Uptown as it's better than Tum Rup or Chiang Mai, but the quality of the food still pales in comparison to pretty much any restaurant on Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis or University Avenue in St. Paul.