Head to Yo's Bistro for the Thai food, but don't forget to order the coconut cake
Yo's Bistro offers imaginative and unique Thai offerings in Burien.
Seattle Times staff reporter
205 S.W. 152nd St.
Hours: Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Etc: Major credit cards accepted; ample parking in lot; no obstacles to access; alcohol available.
When it comes to Thai food, it often seems there's a restaurant on every corner. Yo's Bistro, however, raises the culinary standard with imaginative and unique offerings that have attracted a loyal following who trek to Burien whether it's for his signature coconut cake or special pumpkin curry.
At lunch, the entrees range from $9.99 to $12.99. At dinner, the same entrees are larger and the prices a few dollars more.
Some of the specialties include things like Yo's Chicken ($9.99 lunch priced) with beans, zucchini, celery and cilantro or Wild Ginger, a vegetarian offer with a deep ginger sauce and a cilantro finish, (lunch $9.99).
The menu: You could come here and order your old familiar phad Thai (at $9.99 lunch priced). But this is the place for trying new things, creative dishes such as halibut and salad ($12.99), curries, red curry with bamboo, green pepper, coconut milk and basil or apple red curry, the same dish with apple added to the mix, ($9.99 lunch price for either.)
What to write home about: Anyone who has ever had Yo's coconut cake — and, no, it's not a Thai dish, but Yo owner Sriyong Brashear once worked as general manager at Dilettante Chocolates — makes pilgrimages back for more. It's $5 a slice.
The setting: There's ample room at Yo's, with a tasteful interior with small elegant tables and mirrored wall.
The service is excellent.
Summing up: I loved the pumpkin curry ($9.99 lunch), even though I'm usually one who plays it safe and only orders phad Thai at other Thai restaurants. The curry was fabulous — tender chicken and cubes of pumpkin with such a perfect texture and flavor it was pure culinary magic. My friend ordered the Garlic Lover with zucchini, beans, onion and peppers in a garlic sauce that was both flavorful but not overbearing.
Lunch for two came to $17.89 without tip for our two entrees. We were not disappointed.
Nancy Bartley: 206-464-8522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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