Thaicoon and Sushi Bar Review, Fresh Thai and Japanese food at Marietta
Just off the side of the Marietta Square in a small yellow building is a restaurant sure to delight your tastebuds. Thai coon brings big flavor to the small square.
Thaicoon found it’s home on the Marietta Square in 2002. They pride themselves on offering fresh Thai and Japanese food at an affordable price. They also offer a great beer and wine list that makes this restaurant the perfect hangout for friends or a dinner date spot that is sure to delight.
If you find yourself near the square for lunch, popping in to Thaicoon is definitely worth the break. They offer some great, healthy lunch options. Take for example the Spicy Basil Leaf. It’s your choice of sautéed of meat that is then combined with basil leaves, chopped garlic, carrot, bell pepper, chili and onions. Yummy and fresh, I know. If you are in the mood for a light lunch you could try the Sushi, Sashimi, and Shrimp Tempura. It’s a California roll that comes with shrimp and vegetable tempura. It also comes with 4 pieces of sashimi. That’s a lunch that is sure to reenergize you for your afternoon workday. As an added bonus, each of these offers is under $10.
For dinner you are sure to find your fill as well. While the menu is divided into a Thai and Japanesesection, you are sure to find plenty of satisfying items on both menus. On the time menu you will find some familiar items like basil rolls and sa-tay. However, if you want to try an item you might not find elsewhere, go for the eskimo shrimp. It’s a nice sized portion of fried stuffed shrimp and crab wrapped with spring roll skin. It also comes with a sweet and slightly spicy ginger sauce dipping sauce. If you are as big a fan of seafood as I am, I’d also strongly recommend the King of the Sea Soup as a starter. Beware, it packs a bit of a spicy punch. This soup is filled with assorted seafood pieces, hot peppers, lemon grass, lime juice, cilantro, and scallions.
For many dishes there are plenty of options. One of my favorite qualities of Thai food is that you are given the choice of meat selections with your vegetable starch combinations. Thaicoon is no different. Any of their main dishes can be served with chicken, pork, beef, or tofu for the vegetarians in your party. They also offer shrimp, however, there is a $1 substitution charge. The Four Friends main dish is worthy of sampling. It’s corn, mushroom, snow pea and carrots with your choice of meat, and it airs on the safer side if you aren’t a big fan of spice or heat. If you do like a little bit back in your food, go for the Pad Prik. This dish is bell pepper, bamboo shoots, carrots, onions, scallions, and a chili sauce that won’t leave you disappointed. If you are a fan of curries, Thaicoon has five to choose from: red, green, panang, masaman, and yellow. They are all pretty piquant, so don’t sample them if you aren’t ready for the heat. Like most Thai menus, there’s also a variety of noodle dishes. They Pad Thai being a longstanding favorite.
While Thaicoon definitely has the items you’ve come to expect on a Thai menu, they also offer some culinary delights all their own. Take for example the Thaicoon Claypot. It’’s broiled shrimp, lobster tail, scallop, salmon, mussel, and squid. Toss in some baby corn, mushroom, bell pepper, onions and clear noodles and you have a crowd pleaser! Warning, it is a little on the heated side. If you want something a little sweeter try the Thaicoon Duck. It’s a crispy and juicy duck breast with cashews, sweet peas, shitake mushrooms, baby corn, and pineapple.
The Japanese menu at Thaicoon is not to be outdone by the Thai side. There are a plethora of great offerings. Take for example the cucumber salad. It’s light and refreshing with cucumbers, oranges, pineapples, tomatoes, and a crabstick all soaked in rice wine vinegar. The beef tataki is also mouth watering. A thinly sliced rare new your strip with ponzu sauce. The menu offers a wide variety of fresh sushi as well. One of the more adventurous being the cowboy roll: shrimp tempura with broiled fresh water eel. If you are a traditionalist when it comes to your sushi, don’t worry, they have your standard dragon, California, salmo, etc. rolls as well.
Regardless of your mood, Thai or Japanese, this place is definitely worth a drop in. You’ll get your fill, great service, and a great facility all rolled into one.
- Price 3/5- About Average for Thai Food
- Food 4/5- On the tastier side of the scale with good quality.
- Service 3/5- The restaurant stays busy, so there might be a bit of a wait.
- Atmosphere 4/5- Great for an exotic date night
Thaicoon & Sushi Bar
34 Mill St. NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Hours of operation
11:30 - 2:30
Dinner SUN - THU
5:00 - 10:00
FRI - SAT
5:00 - 11:00
Check it out online @ http://www.thaicoonmarietta.com
Thaicoon and Sushi Bar Review is written by Ashley Strong-Green