141 West High Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Jst a quick fix. Been at Amys for 7 years. Not a single person that works there is a student. Thank u. FYI I know the menu and I know how to serve.
I love it!!!!! The food it is soo good, me and my family we go every week, we live in dillsburg,and mechnicsburg, we drive all the way in carlisle just to go to amy’s after you are done eating you feel so light, and good love,love it…..
Better Thai food is available outside of Carlisle. Amy’s is on a downward slope.
I can say that the restaurant has the cleanest kitchen in Carlisle and if u ever come here u may go look yourself! The inspector agrees it’s the cleanest in Carlisle, I can see if u travel and u see some big amazing dif restaurants this place could seem sml and no good, but keep in mind this building has been here since my grandmother was a child. Amy works here day and night and works hard for her customers, I know everything even the soup is made fresh no msg all herbs and spice! If u do not like this place most likely u r jst a rich food snob. I love Amys I love her food! Amy and doug keep up the good work. U only deserve the best. Denise
while driving through the area, stopped for dinner on Friday night and was very pleasantly surprised by our excellent and delicious dinner. Some in our party had buffet, some ordered and everything was delicious! The service was friendly and attentive. I had buffet, and was told everything was made as needed, nothing sitting under lamps, premade ready to use. And it showed. The vegetables on the buffet, were crisp, not overdone, the pad thai is absolutely one of the best I have ever had. Tofu with basil and hot pepper was wonderful. Just the right amount of spice. The red curry was also very good. Those dining with us that ordered raved about their drunken noodle, basil hot pepper fried rice and pineapple curry fried rice.
OH!, and the BEST THAI ICED TEA EVER! I had sweet with cream. It was fantastic. I have had many meals at many Thai restaurants, and this ranks right up there with any of the best. Try this place and I’m sure you will lagree with me in that it is a very nice place to dine.
This place was completely disgusting. we had noodle dish and the buffet. It was packed in there because it was dinner on a friday night. Our two meals were 27.00. The food on the buffet was completely gross. It reminded me of food that would be from a microwaved lean cuisine. We have traveled all over and definitely would never set foot in this restaurant again. It was also dirty. The glasses the drinks were in were cloudy and grimy. There was also dust everywhere and needed a deep cleaning. If you feel like paying too much for a meal that is gross… go to amy’s thai
This is a very clean restaurant! All the food is cooked fresh everyday.
Probably the best resturant in Carlisle!
I have heard a lot about this place and I finally tried it. My review is consistent with what people are saying: the curry is terrible and the only worth while dish is the pad thai. I can cook my own pad thai but I liked it well enough that if I have a craving and dont feel like making it, I will go back to amy’s.
If youre roped into going to Amy’s or you are craving thai and thats the only place around, get the pad thai.
LOVE AMY’S THAI!!! best thai food ever. I go there like every week with my friends, and all of them LOVE IT. we love your red curry, pad thai, and many more others. btw…i am coming tonight 🙂
During the first few weeks we moved to Carlisle, my family tried a number of different local restaurants, Amy’s included. The food wasn’t memorable, but the fact that there was pineapple in my food was. Pineapple wasn’t mentioned as an ingredient on the menu, and I am allergic to it. So the visit came to a rather unfortunately rapid end and we haven’t been back since.
I’ve eaten at a lot of Thai restaurants, in the USA and in Thailand. Some have been better than others, but few have failed to meet my expectations. Unfortunately, there is a first for everything. Tonight’s meal at Amy’s Thai Cuisine is the first really bad Thai meal I’ve ever had.
First, let me say that the location is very convenient and the atmosphere is wonderful. There are three dining rooms and the table spacing is comfortable, but not crowded. In that area, Amy’s gets 4 out of 5 stars.
Atmosphere is where the good news ends. We decided to go with the buffet so we could get a sample of everything they had to offer. Most of the food was either old or poorly seasoned. The shrimp dishes had either been on the buffet for hours or were made using nearly expired shrimp. The meatballs were rock hard, and the vegetables were soggy. If poor quality were not a sufficient dig, the quantity was also an issue. Several of the dishes were empty or near empty. This could have been expected if the dining rooms were full, however, only one of the three dinning rooms was nearly full.
In addition to poor quality food, the entire restaurant seems to be served by just one waitress and she was running here and there trying to keep everyone satisfied. It was a losing battle for her.
All of this would not have been so bad if it were not for the nearly $14.00 price tag for the buffet. I would not blink at that price if the food and service had been up to par. However, lacking quality food and service staff that are stretched too thin, this price point was inexcusable. I would have gladly spent more to have received better food and better service somewhere else. And next time I’m in Carlisle, somewhere else is where I’m most likely to go.
It is a shame to see the bashing of a wonderful restaurant. I have been to all of the other local Thai restaurants mentioned in earlier posts and I would choose Amy’s hands-down over the rest. Amy’s has a very nice selection to choose from in their buffet and it is always fresh and hot. It is a family-run business (with an occasional college student helping out). They are lovely people and will make food to order as well. It is clean and inviting.
I must say, we like this restaurant so much that our daughter requested having her rehearsal dinner there. They were great with the large crowd we had…gave the bride and groom a nice little gift of appreciation and just were very helpful and accommodating. The food was terrific as always, even with the large number of people.
I have eaten Thai in a number of cities (although admittedly never in Thai-land). To me, on the whole Amy’s is mediocre, and I have had better elsewhere. If I go, it is because of convenience and the fact that until last year it was the only Thai in town. The buffet can be fun, but most of the dishes are on the bland side. She is trying too much to make it seem like those super-buffets in Chinese restaurants that try to cater to everyone. When I go, I get the buffet so that I can have the two delicious dishes that are always on the end (forget what they are-see they are almost forgettable!). The rest I can forego. I am so looking forward to going to Lily Cafe, and I hope it is better. Amy definitely needs some competition in town to step it up a bit!!
I have been to both Pahka’s and Amy’ Thai. The Pad Thai is excellent at both restaurants. The service was better at Pahka’s but only because they are experienced servers and Amy’s Thai employees are mostly Dickinson College students. Prices are much the same at both; reasonable. Ambience and decor much the same. I would prefer that they keep the decor as is because they would most certainly raise the prices should they do a “HGTV makeover”. I would guess that most people do not care! So, I go to Amy’s Thai because it is ten minutes from my house and I go there to eat good food, not to watch TV.
I love Amy’s the service is wonderful and the food is great. Everyone has their own opinion but their food is far from bland… I don’t think people realize that the buffet is made fresh from order yes it does take a few to come out but Amy only wants the best of food and not to just sit under a hot lamp like most buffets.. Pahka’s on the other hand is not a place to go the outside looks run down and the service is HORRIBLE.. The wait staff at Amy’s always makes you feel right at home, if you don’t like Amy’s that’s fine but as far as im concerned Amy is the cook and she doesn’t need a new one, she got the tv for customers to enjoy if you don’t like it then that sucks for you… I hate coming on here and seeing bad reviews it makes my skin crawl if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything.. It’s like you people are forth graders!!!
Tiff, I don’t want to edit your comment – but when you put the “Horrible” in all caps – someone scanning may have thought you meant Amy’s, not Pahka’s… I can edit that for you if you want.
I appreciate all comments, good and bad, on the site. I try not to let commenters act like fourth graders and usually delete negative reviews that are not constructive. Negative reviews can have just as much to say as positive reviews. Some restaurant owners check out this site on occasion and when an ego doesn’t get in the way, changes can be made. Many times – owners of small businesses just don’t get enough feedback because it is too personal. This site and forums like this can help that conversation. Remember – I moderate this so that inappropriate comments simply don’t show.
I’ve eaten at Amy’s a lot, and all I can say is…fantastic!!! Actually having trekked though Thailand for a month, I think that, for the area, it is authentic and delicious. I like the fact that I can order my food “Thai” hot rather than “Farang” hot. Aside from the buffet being a little “plain” I would suggest Amy’s to anyone who loves Thai food or who wants to try it.
This place has so not improved since I was last there in May 2009. I’m a huge fan of Thai food so naturally I was gravely disappointed in the quality of the food or lack there of…and the ambiance was lacking. Definitely time for them to get a new chef and a HGTV makeover in their dining area.
It has improved! A few years ago the buffet was a little bland, but they’ve spiced it up a bit. I’ve talked to a number of people that like it much better now than they did a few years ago. Now it’s terrific!
Eh…not great. If you really want Thai go to Pahka’s in Dillsburg or Bangkok Wok in Mechanicsburg. May have improved, last time I was there was in 2006.
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