ADDRESS: 9805 W. Bell Road, Sun City.
PHONE NUMBER: 623-977-8940.
HOURS: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
OWNER: Rattiyaporn Chaiyasut.
OPEN SINCE: 2006.
WEB SITE: www.linethairestaurant.com.
SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE: Phad Thai (Thai-style vermicelli noodles stir-fried with shrimp, chicken, eggs, bean sprouts, scallions and ground peanuts); yellow curry chicken; chicken satay; Pha-Naeng (slices of chicken simmered in a thick coconut milk sauce, Pha-Naeng curry and fresh chili, finished with a peanut flavor).
POPULAR APPETIZER: Crispy combinations (fried shrimp, egg roll, wantons, banana and vegetables); chicken satay; fried bananas (deep fried light-battered bananas, served with honey syrup).
POPULAR LUNCH ENTREÉ: Sweet and sour chicken; red curry chicken.
POPULAR DINNER ENTREÉ: Phad eggplant stirfry; shrimp stirfry with snow peas; hot and sour chicken soup with coconut milk.
POPULAR DESSERT: Homemade coconut ice cream; sticky rice with mango.
AVAILABLE FOR: Dine in, take out, catering, party trays, private area for private parties.
PRICE RANGE: $7 to $15.
WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW: The restaurant is family owned and operated. Lunch specials are $5.95 and come with soup, egg roll and wontons. Domestic, imported beer and wine service are available. Though Thai food is often spicy, Chaiyasut said each dish is prepared when it is ordered, so it may be altered to suit each customer’s taste and dietary concerns. Vegetarian options also are available. The restaurant does not use MSG. The restaurant offers live music on occasion, including Thai dancers.
UNIQUE TIDBITS: Chaiyasut, whose family has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, said her restaurant offers an casual, relaxed atmosphere, where diners are not rushed. She also owns a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, and her uncle owns a Thai restaurant on Indian School Road, between 37th and 38th streets in Phoenix. In addition, Chaiyasut said many of the art pieces and decorations are from Thailand and some were donated by residents.
FUTURE PLANS: Chaiyasut said she hopes to open more locations at the economy permits. She also said she would like to bring over one of her chefs from her restaurant in Bangkok as a guest chef.
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