Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kung Fu Plaza Restaurant in Las Vegas

Kung Fu Plaza Restaurant is one of the first restaurants you see as you enter Las Vegas Chinatown from the strip. I can't stand the name of the restaurant, but the food is not too shabby. A few years ago, I thought this place was the bomb, but I think because of the combination of food we ordered, I left feeling underwhelmed. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't so spectacular either. This restaurant offers both Thai and Chinese cuisine.

Gotta have Tom Yum. We ordered the seafood. For 13 bucks, they didn't give us much soup, and the seafood was sparse, but it tasted alright.

The Pad Thai was decent. Kind of hard to mess up pad thai.

My sister ordered the Cashew Chicken. This was just an average dish.

The Pan-fried Catfish was everyone's favorite. The fish wasn't perfectly fried by a long shot, but the sauce was very good. I'm not sure why it says that the sauce is "curry like" on the menu, but it was a bit spicy, and the basil added fragrance. I love spicy!

Ok, let me tell you about this dish that hubby ordered. He has a history of ordering bad dishes. This was the Pa Nang Curry with Beef. It was like scooping a spoonful of peanut butter into my mouth. My mom said it was "so weird" in Vietnamese. It was.

I'd come here again since the restaurant is so accessible and we've had good experiences here in the past. But, I still have yet to visit Lotus of Siam, which I've heard has been called the best Thai restaurant in the U.S. by several sources. So next time I'm in Vegas, this will be my destination for Thai food.

Kung Fu Plaza Restaurant is located at 3505 S. Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas NV (702) 247-4120


James @ The Eaten Path said...

Believe the hype when it comes to Lotus of Siam! When you eventually make it there, do yourself a favor and order new and adventurous things, especially from the northern Thai menu :)

EatTravelEat said...

It is so unusual to see Chinese and Thai cuisine in one restaurant that is not a buffet!
The tom yum looks really red which is interesting, and so doe the panang curry. I've tasted really thin curry, but never really really thick curry!
Lotus of Siam is pretty good, and there are also tons of Korean restaurants in that same plaza.

shavedicesundays said...

James, are you settled in in NYC? How exciting! Thanks for the suggestion for Lotus of Siam. It'll be a while though before I get out there again.

EatTravelEat, I wanted to try one of the Korean tofu restaurants out there too.

EatTravelEat said...

I think they would be good, but not many people were in that entire plaza. The feeling felt a little gloomy, being a not so nice area, but the food should be good!

elmomonster said...

So interesting that it's called Kung Fu and it serves Thai food. Yes, I concur with James about LoS. It is great. Though, also, not perfect. Some reason, one lunch I had there wasn't as good as dinner. Reservations are a must though...or you have to wait in the hot hot heat!

shavedicesundays said...

EatTravelEat, the location shouldnt't ever discourage patrons. I'm thinking of Foo Foo Tei.

Elmomonster, thanks for the reminder about the reservations. Sorry to hear about the lunch. Did you order something out of the ordinary at the time?


Hey Shaved Ice Sundays I posted the recipe for the century egg and tofu salad. I hope you check it out!
P.S. - still <3 the blog

shavedicesundays said...

Not So Vanilla, I commented on your post. I really am looking forward to trying this. Thank you for the kudos for the blog too.

Sandy said...

It was definitely less than stellar this time. I used to think this place was awesome but I was rather disappointed this time around.

shavedicesundays said...

fourxseasons, yeah it really helps to order the better dishes.

EatTravelEat said...

Agree about the location situation! Those restaurants stood out from everything else in the plaza as the lights were very bright (for them at least). LoS looked like it was closed but it wasn't!