Thursday, September 15, 2011


This past weekend, while up in Columbus for my social club's recruitment parties, I got to eat a great, little restaurant. What the place lacks in square footage size, it more than makes up for with the big flavors of it's food.

And because I'm so fluent in Thai, I knew what the name of the restaurant meant without having to even ask. Actually, since I can only speak about 5 or 6 words in Thai, it was lucky for me that one of those words was half of the title!

BANN THAI --- translated to mean Thai House --- is a fairly new restaurant in Columbus. Back when I was living there, I think there may have been one, maybe two, Chinese places. Now the ethnic food offerings have expanded and Columbus actually has quite a few Asian offerings other than the typical Chinese buffet including Japanese, sushi, and now Thai.

The wait staff was gracious, efficient, and thrilled when I practiced my few words of Thai on them. Yes, they are authentically Thai and we had a lovely time chatting about their homeland and our time spent there this past summer.

As already stated, the food was great. Anna had gone up for the weekend with me and her friend Chandler had driven down from Tupelo. They split a Pad Thai, wh Chan said was the best she's ever had, and I had a mildly, spicy, tofu and vegetable curry. The prices were very reasonable. Monday thru Friday has most entrees priced at $6.50. Since were were there on the weekend, our entrees were a couple of bucks more but still a great deal for the quality and quantity of the food.

So if you live in Columbus, are visiting the W, attending the annual pilgrimage, or maybe just passing thru on the way to somewhere else, give Bann Thai on Military Road a try. If you like Asian cuisine, I think you'll discover a new place to rave about.

For more information, visit their website:

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

Great rec. Will have to try it out next month!