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Great Thai food!. Had a fantastic lunch at Djan's last week. the Noodle Fusion with Tofu is incomparable!
Bad service, inconsistent food.
This used to be one of my husband's favorite Thai restaurants. At first it seemed like a wonderful place, the service was decent and the food was above average. The space is a remodeled house, with a white dining room with candles and flowers. There is an upstairs space but I have yet to see it. The restaurant is actually perfect for a first date, the food and the service could kill it though.
Food: It’s no longer great. Some of the dishes are ok, the pad see ew that I had last time I was there was decent. The dish that my husband had, I believe it was something like garlic beef, was very tough with little flavor. As for drinks, pretty standard. The Thai iced tea was exactly the same as every other place. They also have wine and beer.
Service: In the last year it’s gone downhill. The last time my husband tried to order delivery the woman on the other end could not understand that he was saying 80th St. He said it at least 10 times. He said it slowly, clearly, loudly, and spelling it out for them. They still didn’t get it. Eventually he told them goodbye. I understand that it’s a Thai restaurant and English isn’t the first language, but a fluent English speaker should be operating the phones. It was ridiculous.
The last time we ate in house it was a busy night, I’ll give them that. But when a restaurant brings the appetizer out with the meal, it’s a no-go. It didn’t help that the waitress was curt and rather rude multiple times. It made for an uncomfortable atmosphere.
I won’t be going back, such a pity. They have great potential.
How does this place get such great reviews when the food is bad..... I don't normally write reviews, but felt compelled to do so in this case. I have tried this restaurant in the past and did not have a very good experience (the food was very bland). Recently I decided to order take out and thought I'd give this place another try based on the reviews I saw here. Once again I was very disappointed with the quality of the food. The fresh spring rolls were tasteless and the chicken Phad Thai is the worst I have ever had. The noodles were very slimy and although I had ordered chicken, the dish had a bad seafood taste to it. I could only take a few bites before I had to throw the meal out. Trust me I'm not very hard to please when it comes to food and am rarely critical of restaurants. If a basic such as Phad Thai can't be prepared well, how is this place getting such great reviews?
Favorite Thai Restaurant in Seattle!. After too many disappointing meals at Thai-ku in Ballard, my boyfriend and I were so thankful to find Djan's in Wallingford! The atmosphere is quiet and cute (votive candles, fresh flower arrangements on every table), the service is polite and attentive, and the food is delicious! We have both since taken our family and friends for dinners there and no one has been disappointed. My favorites are the green curry and the noodle dishes!I am always surprised that this place isn't busier, but I don't mind not having to wait for a table.
Consistently Delicious Thai Place. When I used to live in Wallingford, I would eat at or order from Djan's all the time. The food here is consistently delicious and well-prepared. I've tried quite a few things that it's hard to choose a favorite dish, but my top two choices include their house signature dish called djan's fusion noodle. It's a combination of phad kee mao and phad thai and the hybrid of the two dishes together is divine! I would recommend ordering it with the fat, wide noodles instead of the skinny phad thai noodles it's normally served as. The Garlic Lover is also a great choice - a hearty mix of your choice of meat with perfectly stir-fried vegetables married in a delectable oyster, soy sauce gravy. If you order rice, I would suggest to dunk it in the leftover sauce of this dish. My boyfriend LOVES their curry chicken skewers off of their appetizer menu and orders them about 90% of the time. Although I normally get their food to-go or have it delivered, when I have dined here, I have loved the service (everyone is always considerate and kind) and the atmosphere is simple, but welcoming. I love how it was once a previously owned house. The upstairs provides private dining and is quite charming. One of the few Thai places I actually go to regularly.
zen-like. this restaurant just gives off a great vibe. not to mention that the food is very well prepared, and the service is excellent. the interior has a very minimalist and clean feel. i had gone here prior to their remodel, and i love it just as much--if not more, now. I appreciate the homey feeling of this restaurant, as you are aware that the cooks are just in the next room (or what you would imagine was originally the kitchen in this house). I will continue to dine here for years! It's so quaint and unique!
Good food and ambiance and well-priced to boot!. I love dining at djan's. They serve an abundance of excellent food for a great price. It's a small dining facility the meal always feels more intimate (even with a larger group). I imagine it would also be a good choice for a date night.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Contemporary cuisine and decor highlight this Wallingford area Thai restaurant.
cozy & yummy.
we had a group of six, so we were seated in the private room upstairs. the service was excellent - very polite, very attentive. the food was pretty good but nothing really stands out. if you sit upstairs, you have to sit on cushions and the guys complained about not having something to lean on and how they couldn't stretch their legs.
there is a small parking lot in the back of the house-like restaurant.
Awesome place!. We were initially surprised by this house-like place. But once you go inside, the ambience really surprise you. The colors are warm and trendy. Very clean and homey place. The menu is great, though I won't try the weird stuff like samurai pud thai. Stick with the menu items with NORMAL names. Their coconut chicken soup and green curry are particularly AWESOME! Their papaya salad isn't too authentic though.
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