Thursday, September 15, 2005

Sicha Siam

I'm going to just get straight to the point. Don't bother coming here. The food is not good. It's not bad either, but everything on the menu seems like it's coated in some kinda sauce...like a bad chinese restaurant. everything is hot and soggy. The only thing I liked here was the Thai Iced Tea. It was yummy. There must be two thousand calories in it, though, so basically don't bother.

Another reason to avoid this place is the location and the atmosphere. The restaurant is in a strip mall in a space that feels like a dry cleaners or mini mart. The lights are too bright. When we popped in for our quick, cheap dinner, we were the only customers for dinner on a Thursday night at 8pm. Depressing. What the fuck was I doing here? Who eats here? Maybe I'm being a snob. Maybe my idea of a shithole is someone else's idea of classy joint. Who am I to judge? Anyway, I'm gonna just leave this one for the poor Occidental College kids and the locals with bad taste.

9 Comments:

At 11:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, we rushed our cat to the emergency vet across the street (you should see our neighbor's cat) and while we waited for him to be repaired we tried Sicha. Grossa. Sorrya. It seems like a sweet little family run spot, but not so fresh. -- visiting from la.foodblogging, nice site, hope you keep it up

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger DK said...

thanks for visiting and posting. i have to admit that I do feel a bit guilty about criticizing a local, family run business, but I gotta tell it like it is.

 
At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're local and we like the food! A bunch of friends order take-out most of the time and for the price it isnt that bad. The servings are pretty good compared to other locales in the area. You figured they've been in business for awhile now so the food's not the problem....

 
At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simcha Siam is good delivery in the Highland Park area. The food is decent thai & chinese and the coconut ice cream is delicious.

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah,
I unfortunately am the poor Occidental College student who occasionally enjoys brief liberation from campus dining by going to this little thai joint. I will admit that the atmosphere is certainly not the best, but the five dollar lunch specials (specifically the pad thai and curries) are definately worth going out of your comfort zone.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger P-chan said...

I lived around that part of Eagle Rock until I was 15 and I've seen that particular spot next to Little Caesars change almost every other year until it got to Sicha Siam and stayed Sicha Siam.

I used to think that placed was "cursed" in some way since it was always changing. From the looks and review, I suppose it's kinda still is.

But it's actually staying so~ I suppose other locals can't resist the cheap food and proximity. Between Sicha & Little Caesars, I think I'd go for bad Thai & Chinese, than really bad pizza.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Amy said...

There are so many Thai restaurants in Eagle Rock that my fiance who has lived in the area for 30 years has never tried this place until last week. We decided to break away from our usual Thai Spirit and Tea Pot, and I can't complain. The thai ice tea, pad thai, and beef satay were yummy. The spicy thai fried was was veeery spicy, but needed a little salt. Maybe it's not a decent dine-in restaurant, but for take-out, it's not bad. We tried ordering again tonight, but no one is picking up the phone...

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Larry said...

I like this place. The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and the delivery is quick.

When I visit, the service is good and the people are friendly.

:)}

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Daphne said...

have you been to thai in la on colorado? that place is good

 

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