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Thanks to a tip from a blog reader, I took my daughter to a new Thai restaurant in Grover Beach for lunch today. I love Thai food and I’m always looking out for something new.

The restaurant is called Thai Dheva and it’s located on the corner of 5th and Grand. The inside had an open feel and nice new hardwood floors.

Prices for most entrees are $8.95, $1 cheaper than the $9.95 that Thai Kitchen in Arroyo Grande charges. Thai Dheva has lunch specials Mon-Sat from 11-3. At first I was surprised to see them for $7.95 (most others in the area are $5.95) but a soft drink is included as well. And, it’s not just a 12 oz. can that’s brought out to your table like other restaurants. They actually bring it in a glass with ice and give you refills! In addition to the entree and the drink, lunch specials also include soup, a won ton, and cucumber salad. Both my daughter and I really like the marinated cucumber salad and this is the first Thai restaurant I’ve been to that includes it with a lunch.

We both ordered the yellow curry with chicken. I should have ordered something different so we could have sampled something else but we really like the yellow curry from Thai Kitchen and both had a craving for it. The portion was large (you won’t leave feeling hungry) but it’s not quite as spectacular as Thai Kitchen’s.

We also ordered Chicken Satay, which is something I try at all Thai restaurants. Thai Dheva’s was outstanding and one of the better ones I’ve tasted.

The owner who served us was very nice. She and her boyfriend obviously are trying to make this restaurant work. I’m definitely going to go back and try some more of their entrees. I also really like the Sweet Basil dish and want to see how Thai Dheva’s compares to others I’ve tried.

I’d recommend giving it a try. If you go…tell her Keith sent you!

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile