Yum Thai Bistro
1888 S 1/2 Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Yum Thai Bistro is located in a strip mall near the south/west corner of Prospect and Pacific Coast Hwy in Redondo Beach. Yum Thai is the last business in the row of stores near Prospect just behind an ARCO gas station. Other business in the plaza include CVS Pharmacy, Subway, Corner Bakery and the newcomer Handel’s. Parking during prime time can be difficult but at lunch it wan’t too bad.
CARL: I stumbled across the Yum Thai Bistro while picking up Handel’s Ice Cream for a treat last weekend. I pass by that plaza several times each week but for whatever reason, I rarely go in. The Handel’s Ice Cream visit was a great reason to explore the shops and the Yum Thai Bistro just seemed to be calling my name. On today’s visit, Oliver and I took a look at the menu in the window and when we spotted a long list of $7.95 lunch specials, we knew we were in the right place. The lunch special included: Kang Dang, Panang, BBQ Chicken, Spicy Mint, Garlic Pepper, Chow Mein and my selection, Pad Thai. Each of the lunch specials is available with your choice of chicken, beef, port or (heaven forbid) tofu. I selected the Chicken Pad Thai. In rapid succession we were served a small salad, a very tasty soup (so tasty I drank every drop) and then the main course. The portions were just right and the lunch itself even came with a vegetable egg roll. The overall flavor was good – especially considering I ordered a dish not known for being spicy. Yum Thai Bistro is a fun little find and a restaurant likely to be a favorite with locals. A solid 4.5 Pigs for the good price, fast service and tasty selection.
OLIVER: Nothing is better than finding a new place to eat. I was wanting some Thai food today for lunch and I was beginning to be a problem as we drove around from one place after another that I rejected. Then Carl remembered there was a Thai place on Prospect and PCH, so that is where we went. We were seated right away and after glancing at the menu and talking to our friendly waiter I decided on the Drunkin Noodle dish off their lengthy lunch menu. I chose chicken, but you can select from beef, shrimp or chicken. As Carl said the food came out very quickly. The soup and salad were very tasty and I really enjoyed it. The Drunkin noodle dish has a variety of vegetables including green peppers. Not only was this dish outstanding in flavor, it really filled me up. As we drove away I could feel how full my stomach was and that is always a good thing when you are a Lunch Pig, especially for a meal costing $7.95. Beverages come from the can with a glass.
The staff was really on top of things and always ready to help or see if there was anything else they could get us. My son Wolfgang was with us and him being 4 years old means a little special service was needed which they did splendidly.