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Emerald Thai Cuisine

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APPETIZERS​
$8.95
Chicken Satay
(4) Charbroiled marinated chicken, served with peanut sauce and fresh cucumber salad.
$8.95
Tod Mun
(6) Spicy fried fish cake, served with ground peanut, sweet chili sauce and fresh cucumber salad.
$12.95
Golden Prawns or Calamari
(10) Tender prawns or squid lightly breaded deep-fried, served with a sweet chili sauce.
$8.95
Spring Rolls
(6) Deep fried mixed vegetables wrapped with rice noodle wrap, served with sweet plum sauce.
$8.95
Spring Rolls
(3) Fresh rolls mixed vegetables and chicken wrapped in rice noodle wrap, served hoisin sauce.
$8.95
Fried Wontons
(10) Deep fried wontons stuffed with seasoned ground pork, served with sweet plum sauce.
$8.95
Fried Wontons
(10) Deep fried cream puff stuffed with cream chess, crab meat, served with sweet chill sauce.
$8.95
Peak Kai Tod (Chicken Wings)
(8)​ Deep fried marinated chicken wings served with hot and sour sauce.
$8.95
Fried Tofu
Deep-fried tofu, served with peanut sauce and a fresh cucumber salad.
$8.95
Gyoza (Chicken Pot Sticker)
(8) Deep fried egg noodle wrapper stuffed with seasoned chicken, served with sweet chili sauce.
SOUPS​
$10.95
Wonton Soup
Wontons​ stuffed with seasoned ground pork and cooked in a special house broth.
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Fish $+2.00
Tom Kah Kai
Chicken, mushrooms, and lemon grass cooked in coconut milk.
$10.95
Tom Yum Kai (Chicken)
Tender chicken, mushrooms, and lemon grass cooked in a hot and sour broth.
$12.95
Tom Yum Koong (Prawns)
Prawns, mushrooms, and lemon grass cooked in a hot and sour broth. (or fish)
$14.95
Tom Yum Talay (Potak)
A combination of seafood, mushrooms, and lemon grass cooked in hot and sour broth.
SALADS​
$10.95
Emerald Thai Salad
Lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, bean sprouts, tofu, and hard-boiled eggs served with peanut sauce.
$10.95
Larb Salad
Choice​ of ground chicken, pork, or beef mixed with onion, mint leaves, roasted ground rice, chili, and lime juice, served with fresh cabbage wedges.
$12.95
Yum Woon Sen
Vermicelli noodles with ground pork squid and shrimp, onion chili sauce and lime juice, topped with roasted cashew nuts.
$12.95
Yum Salad
Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef mixed with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions tossed in chili and lime juice.
$14.95
Yum Talay (Seafood Salad)
Your choice of calamari or prawns mixed with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions tossed in chili and lime juice.
$14.95
Yum Pla Krob
Crispy boneless fish mixed with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lemon grass, cilantro, and tossed with lime juice.
SIDE ITEMS​
$1.00
Small Rice
$2.00
Medium Rice
$3.00
Large Rice
$3.50
Peanut Sauce
$3.50
Cucumber Salad
CURRIES​
$14.95
Kang Ped Duck
B.B.Q. roasted duck cooked in red curry with coconut milk, pineapple, bell peppers and basil.
$10.95
Kang Kiew Wan (Green Curry)
Choice of chicken, pork or beef cooked in green curry with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, green beans, eggplant, bell peppers and basil.
$10.95
Kang Kai (Red Curry)
Choice of chicken, pork or beef cooked in red curry with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, green beans, bell peppers and basil.
$10.95
Kang Panang
Choice of chicken, pork or beef cooked in curry paste with coconut milk, bell peppers and basil.
$10.95
Kang Pa
Choice of chicken, pork or beef, bamboo shoots, green beans, mushrooms, eggplant, bell peppers, and basil cooked in country style curry.
$10.95
Kang Masa Man Curry
Chicken, pork, or beef cooked with coconut milk, potatoes, and peanuts in masa man curry.
$10.95
Kang Yellow Curry
Choice of chicken, pork, or beef cooked in yellow curry powder, coconut milk, potato cubes, onions and green onions.
$10.95
Pad Prig
Choice of chicken, pork, or beef stir-fried with green beans, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, onions, in red curry paste and basil.
$10.95
Pad Kaprau
Choice of chicken, pork or beef stir-fried with bamboo shoots, onions, eggplant, bell peppers, mushrooms, green beans, in spicy chili and basil.
$10.95
Pad Prig Khing
Chicken, pork or beef stir-fried with green beans, onions, bell peppers and basil in red curry sauce.
THAI STYLE NOODLES​
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Pad Thai
Stir fried rice noodles with choice of chicken, pork, or beef, tofu, ground peanut, bean sprouts, egg and green onions
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Pad See Ew
Stir fried fresh rice noodles, broccoli, with egg choice of chicken, pork, or beef (prawns 12.95).
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)
Stir fried fresh rice noodles, chili add egg, tomatoes, bamboo shoots, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, basil with choice of chicken, pork, or beef (prawns 12.95).
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Lad Nah
Pan fried fresh rice noodles topped with broccoli in sweet soy sauce gravy with choice of chicken, pork, or beef (prawns 12.95).
$12.95
Eight Angels
Stir fried prawns, chicken, beef, pork, squids, egg, mixed vegetables and vermicelli noodles.
$12.95
Crispy Lad Nah
Fried​ crispy yellow noodles topped with prawns, squid, chicken, broccoli, onions, carrots, in sweet soy sauce gravy.
$10.95
Kang Curry Noodle Soup
Choice of chicken, pork or beef cooked in yellow curry and light coconut milk over rice noodles, tofu, boiled egg, onion and cilantro.
$12.95
Yen Too Foo (Seafood Noodle Soup)
Combination of seafood, add pork red tofu sauce spinach and fresh noodle in our red house stock.
$10.95
Rama Noodles
Chicken, pork, or beef stir-fried with rice noodles, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, and topped with peanut sauce.
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Thai Noodle Soup (PHO)
Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef in our house stock with bean sprouts, onions, and fresh noodles. (prawns 12.95)
VEGETARIAN​
$10.95
Pad Thai Jay
Pan fried rice noodles with tofu, ground peanut, bean sprouts, green onions and eggs.
$10.95
Green Beans and Tofu
Stir fried green beans, onions, red bell peppers and tofu in a red chili sauce.
$10.95
Kang Ped Jay
Tofu cooked in red curry with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, cabbage, eggplant, bell peppers, and basil.
$10.95
Kang Panang Jay
Tofu cooked in a spicy red curry paste with coconut milk, bell peppers and basil.
$10.95
Tofu and Vermicelli Noodle Soup
Vermicelli noodles, mixed vegetables and tofu cooked in a red sauce sukiyaki style.
$10.95
Emerald Vegetables
Tofu stir fried with fresh mixed vegetables with our special house sauce.
$10.95
Tom Yum Jay (Soup)
Tofu, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and lemon grass cooked in a hot and sour broth.
$10.95
Tom Kah Jay (Coconut Soup)
Tofu, mushrooms, cabbage, onions and lemon grass cooked in coconut milk.
$10.95
Pad Kaprau Jay
Tofu stir-fried in spicy chili with cabbage, bamboo shoots, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers eggplant and basil.
A LA CARTE​
$10.95
Prawan $+2.00
Sweet and Sour
Beef, pork, or chicken sautéed with cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and pineapple in sweet and sour sauce (prawns 12.95).
$10.95
Cashew Chicken, Pork or Beef
Choice of meat stir fried in a chili sauce with cashew nuts celery bell peppers onions and carrots.
$10.95
Garlic Pork, Chicken or Beef
Choice of meat stir-fried with garlic sauce, coriander, white pepper over steamed vegetables.
$10.95
Green Bean in Red Chili
Choice of chicken, pork, or beef stir fried in a red chili sauce with green beans and onions.
$10.95
Broccoli Beef or Chicken
Choice of chicken or beef sautéed with fine cut broccoli in house sauce, bell peppers and onions in chili house sauce.
$10.95
Pra Ram Long Song (Swimming Rama)
Stir- fried marinated chicken with spinach, broccoli, and carrots topped with peanut sauce.
$10.95
Vegetables Delight
Your choice of chicken, pork or beef stir fried with mixed fresh vegetables in our house sauce.
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Orange Chicken or Beef
Your choice of chicken or beef with carrots, onions, and broccoli cooked in a special orange sauce (Prawns 12.95).
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Emerald Ginger
Choice of chicken, pork, or beef stir-fried with ginger, mushrooms, celery, onions, and bell peppers (Prawns 12.95).
$10.95
Prawns $+2.00
Spicy Fried Rice
Rice stir fried with bamboo shoots, onions, eggplant, green beans, bell peppers, basil and your choice of chicken, pork, or beef (Prawns 12.95).
SEAFOOD​
$12.95
Garlic Prawns or Calamari
Marinated prawns or squid stir-fried with garlic, coriander and white pepper over vegetables
$12.95
Prawns and Green Beans
Prawns stir fried in a spicy red chili sauce with green beans and onions red bell peppers.
$14.95
Plah Lad Prig (Deep Fried Whole Fish)
Topping with eggplant onions mushrooms bell peppers and basil, in a hot and spicy sauce.
$14.95
Sweet and Sour Fish (Deep Fried Whole Fish)
Topping with cucumber, tomatoes, pineapples, bell peppers, onions, in a sweet and sour sauce.
$14.95
Spicy Salmon
Salmon filet cooked in spicy curry paste with coconut milk, bell peppers and basil.
$12.95
Yellow Curry Prawns
Prawns cooked in yellow curry with green beans, celery, onions and bell peppers in coconut milk.
$14.95
Pad Prig Talay (seafood combination)
Stir fried seafood combination, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, green beans, eggplant, bamboo shoots, and sweet basil in chili sauce.
$12.95
Pad Kaprau Prawns
Stir fried prawns with chili, onions, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, eggplant, bell peppers and basil.
$12.95
Pad Prig Khing Prawns
Stir fried prawns with green beans, onions, bell pepper, and basil in red curry sauce.
$12.95
Cashew Prawns
Sautéed prawns, cashew nuts, bell peppers, onions, celery and carrots cooked in a chili sauce.
DINNER SPECIALS​
All dinner specials are served with a single order of rice and a side order of pot stickers, and your choice of coconut pineapple or banana nut ice cream,
Dinner specials are available from
$14.95
Coconut pineapple
Banana nut ice cream
Spicy Salmon
Salmon filet cooked in spicy curry paste with coconut milk, bell peppers and basil.
$12.95
Coconut pineapple
Banana nut ice cream
Broccoli Beef or Chicken
Sautéed with fine cut broccoli in house sauce, bell peppers and onions in chili house sauce.
$12.95
Coconut pineapple
Banana nut ice cream
Cashew Chicken or Pork
Pork or chicken sautéed in a chili sauce with roasted cashew nuts, bell peppers, celery, onions and carrots.
$12.95
Coconut pineapple
Banana nut ice cream
Garlic Pork, Chicken, or Beef
Choice of meat stir-fried with garlic sauce, coriander, and white pepper over steamed vegetables.
$12.95
Coconut pineapple
Banana nut ice cream
Orange Chicken or Beef
Choice of chicken or beef with carrots, onions, and broccoli cooked in a special orange sauce.
About
"Serving Thai delish in a whimsical Thai house since 1993" Emerald Thai is locally owned and operated in city of Des Moines. Founded since 1993 by former Muay Thai prize fighter and UFC trainer. Our restaurant is heralded by locals and visitors alike for our authenticity and friendliness.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Thai, Healthy, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Undoubtedly the best thing about staying at the Value Inn Sea Tac is that the Emerald Thai restaurant is next door. Very good food, very good service and highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Colin S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Don't be fooled by the hold-in-the-wall look to this place, the food is 5-star! Fantastic curry, we very much enjoyed both the yellow curry (!!) and the green. Delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WildmanSteve
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The Emerald Thai is a classic reminder to not judge a book by its cover. The restaurant looks dodgy from the outside, and even the inside has a odd layout and rather worn feel... but remember you are here for the food and in that...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AKDut
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here for years, attentive servers and great choices on menu. Yellow curry prawns are the go to choice for our party, Pad Thai and Chicken Satay also great choices. Good beer andd wine selection. In a renovated old house , on Pacific...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank powellspartyof2
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the chicken fried rice, chicken pad see ew, orange chicken (lunch special) The food was ok, the fried rice taste different than what we normally have, the pad see ew was little bit more tastier. The FIRE hot sauce was actually spicy.. The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DanMoose71
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent! But the waiter was NOT friendly and there were pots of dirty water where there should have been plants or something. Right at the end of our table! Our three year old stuck his hands in there and I had to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank AKMWJ
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great selection but they’ve run out of seafood twice on me... fantastic dessert selection so save room

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Calleja1955
EmeraldThaiCuisine, Owner at Emerald Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that happened, I want to make sure everything is always in stock. Come back and see us soon.

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Look past the outside, and the rent rooms by the hour motel next door, take a chance and visit this super friendly restaurant. We spent a couple of hours here with friends enjoying a leisurely afternoon lunch, want to know if your getting good service,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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EmeraldThaiCuisine, Owner at Emerald Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food .... what a suprise!!! Quirky green log cabin on hwy 99 I had the ginger chicken , my wife had the pad thai.... we will return for sure....

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TandTbeGypsy
EmeraldThaiCuisine, Owner at Emerald Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your review.....please come back and see us again!

Reviewed September 4, 2017

The place is served by the owners; they are super kind, very friendly, and the food (beverages, entrees and desserts) are DELICIOUS!!! They treated me as if they were my parents, it was very heart warming, for a lone traveler whom was very far from...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank tonedstir
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