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Malakor Thai Cafe


Name: Laura Golden 
Occupation: Major Gifts Officer
Lives In: West Palm Beach
Restaurant Pick: Malakor Thai Cafe
Reviewed: Malakor Thai Cafe

Malakor Thai Restaurant is an amazing hidden gem in the up-and-coming Northwood Village north of West Palm Beach. We parked across the street and entered the restaurant. We were immediately welcomed by a smiling, friendly group of servers and ushered to our table. We ordered appetizers called Money Bags which were delicious curry vegetables wrapped in purses and lightly fried. The homemade pineapple sweet and sour dipping sauce paired beautifully with the dish and we were left spooning out the sauce to eat by itself once our appetizers were gone. My husband ordered a Thai Tea which he devoured quickly, as it was creamy, sweet, and comforting. I ordered the Pad See Ew for main course which had a delicious, slightly sweet brown sauce. It was a beautiful dish with many colorful, crisp vegetables (carrots, onions, celery, red peppers, mushrooms, green beans, scallions, broccoli and cauliflower) - in other words a vegetarian person’s dream. The noodles were thick, wide, soft and the ultimate comfort food. My husband had the Pad Cha which is a spicy Thai dish.

Our server let us know the dish may be ordered “Thai Style” or “American Style” which affects both the spiciness and the vegetable contents of the dish. We learned that this is one of the many ways that the restaurant is happy to customize meals for customer request. She also offered us a side of their homemade spicy sauce, which was slightly sweet and filled with ground chili peppers. The sauce is available for purchase for customers who want to bring it home with them. We were very happy with the appetizers and main courses. For dessert, we had the Fried Cheesecake which was served with creamy coconut ice cream and whipped cream, all drizzled with chocolate sauce. The portions were large, the food quality was amazing, and the price was very fair. I would say the one thing that stood out was the incredible service and friendliness of the staff.

Name: Zelick Gimelstein 
Occupation: Musician
Lives In: Miami
Restaurant Pick: Le Patio Restaurant and Wine Bar
Reviewed: Malakor Thai Cafe

My wife, a good friend, and I went to Malakor for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It is an hour drive from us, so we were hoping this place would blow us away :) It was very easy to find and they have ample parking both on street and in their parking lot. We were literally the first and only customers there as they open at noon on Saturdays for lunch. We were seated right away and we chose to sit in their outside patio. The weather was perfect and they had ceiling mounted fans to keep the patio at a nice temperature. The decor back there was blah, but we were sat next to their little koi pond which was nice. Our server came over a few minutes later to take our drink orders. I ordered a Tsingtao beer (which was not exactly ice cold when I received it) and my wife ordered a Lychee Sake Martini. While she loved it, I wasn't much of a fan. We perused their ample (but not overbearing) lunch menu and, as per usual, several appetizers caught my eye. Our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and helped me whittle our selection down to two. We also placed our entree orders at the same time and told our server just to bring things out as they were made.

I ordered the Pork Jerky (which she said was a crowd favorite) and Steamed Dumplings (which is a MUST HAVE for me at ANY Asian spot). The jerky was amazing. Really, we could have ordered three orders of just that alone and left happy. The dumplings were also very good though I have had better. Food arrived pretty quickly, but no surprise there as we were the only ones in the restaurant at that time. We only ordered two entrees which came with a salad, but the kitchen sent out three salads which we thought was very nice of them. They offered and brought out a peanut dressing and a ginger dressing on the side. The ginger dressing was awesome, much better than many of the Japanese places I've been.

For entrees we ordered Drunken Noodles with beef and Panang Curry with chicken. The Drunken Noodles were good. The noodles were a little soggy for my taste, but the beef was tender and the vegetables were nice and crisp and fresh. I really enjoyed the curry. It was really, really good. Just the right blend of peanut and coconut milk with big chunks of chicken breast, cooked perfectly, and fresh carrots, string beans and asparagus. The curry came with perfectly cooked white rice and I ate every bite of it. I couldn’t get over just how good the curry was. It had the perfect amount of heat on the back end and the creamy sweetness of the peanut/coconut combo was divine.

As per usual, we had stuffed ourselves so much, that there was no room for desert, though I was tempted to try the Fried Bananas with Ice Cream. But, alas, I passed. Throughout the meal, our server would check on us and affirm that she helped us make the right food choices which I assured her she did. She was really a wonderful server. Our check came quickly and we hung out to enjoy the koi pond for a few more minutes before we left. We really enjoyed Malakor and left very happy. It's just too bad the restaurant is so far from us. If it was in our neighborhood, we would frequent it, for sure.

Name: Vanessa Pages 
Lives In: Miami
Restaurant Pick: American Social
Reviewed: Malakor Thai Cafe

The restaurant is located just past an industrial area. The parking is limited but I found a spot on the side of the restaurant. As you enter the restaurant you will see the sushi bar. There are tables indoors and an outdoor patio area; I sat indoors. The restaurant is nice. I especially loved the logo on the wall with the elephants walking through it. And I also loved the lamps in the restroom. As soon as we sat we ordered drinks and appetizer. The appetizer was so good, Salad with Ginger dressing and Fried Chicken Wings with spicy sauce. The chicken wings are perfectly fried. The sauce is spicy but tolerable. This was so yummy we ordered two. The ginger dressing was the best I have ever had. Our entrees came fairly quickly. Dragonfly Roll and Chicken Thai Rice. The roll was fried tempura shrimp, avocado, asparagus rolled with rice and seaweed and topped with avocado slices. The Chicken Thai Rice had carrots, chicken, tomatoes, and onions. The sushi was very good and so was the rice. The plates were presented nicely. For dessert we had Fried Cheesecake with coconut ice cream, the best fried cheesecake I have ever had. The cheesecake was covered in tempura and deep fried. I love it because the cheesecake did not melt and went well with the ice cream. The service was excellent. The bill was great for lunch.

Restaurant Information

Location: 425 25TH St., West Palm Bch. FL 33401 
Parking: Street Parking
Phone: 561-762-9070
Restaurant Owners: William Manthy and Noopy
Executive Chef: Tutu 
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: Thai and Sushi
Signature Dishes: Malakor Salad
Vegetarian Options: Salads 
Alcohol Served: Wine, beers, sake
Corkage Fee: $15
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday – 11:30 AM – 3 PM – 5 PM – 10 PM 
Tuesday – 11:30 AM – 3 PM – 5 PM – 10 PM 
Wednesday – 11:30 AM – 3 PM – 5 PM – 10 PM 
Thursday – 11:30 AM – 3 PM – 5 PM – 10 PM 
Friday – 11:30 AM – 3 PM – 5 PM – 11 PM 
Saturday – 11:30 AM – 3 PM – 5 PM – 11 PM 
Sunday – 12 noon – 3 PM – 5 PM – 10 PM

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: No
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $16
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $10
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones?
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: Recommended
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: one day or more

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 44 Seats Inside, 40 Seats Outside
Accommodate Groups: Yes, for 20 or 25 people
Private Dining Room: N/A
Tables with Scenic Views: Yes
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: Occasionally