Located at shop 1, 343 Rocky Point Road at Sans Souci, is a lovely oasis of calm along an otherwise very busy thoroughfare. As you walk in through the greenery on the footpath, you are greeted warmly by a welcoming smile while Thai music plays gently in the background.
I was invited to review this restaurant by the owner and I am very glad to have had the opportunity. After we settled in and got the drinks order out of the way, we were presented with a plate of prawn crackers. These were a natural brown colour, not the horrid brightly coloured ones like at a Chinese takeaway, and they had a spicy pepper flavour.
The crab rolls, wrapped in a bean curd skin were popular with our children as they were very mild. The chicken satay sticks served with house made peanut sauce also disappeared very quickly and were cooked to perfection. The fish cakes were a good size and had a nice little bit of kick. Each entrée had 4 pieces of each item and was served with an appropriate dipping sauce.
For our mains, we were served boiled rice to enjoy with our selections of Pad See Ew Gai, Salt and Pepper Squid, and Beef and Vegetables in Oyster Sauce. The fresh rice noodles with chicken in the Pad See Ew Gai were full of flavour and ideal for those who don't like a lot of chilli. The squid was also very mild with a chilli dipping sauce served separately. The Oyster Beef was a little disappointing, as it lacked flavour but included a good variety of vegetables. The portion size of the squid was generous, although the other two main dishes erred a little on the small side.
Afterwards we all shared a very delicious plate of coconut ice-cream, which was a perfect way to end a lovely meal. The cool, mild dessert was thoroughly enjoyed by all, but especially the kids.
The service was good, and very friendly, but a tiny bit slow between courses. A good selection of wines were available by the bottle or glass and chilled water, in glass bottles, were brought freely. It would be a great spot for a small group dinner or a quiet meal just for the two of you. I recommend you give it a try.
Thai One is open 6 nights for dinner, from Wednesday to Monday, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. They also offer takeaway and home delivery which seemed to be very popular when we were there. Cash and cards are accepted.