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Thai Seed Supplies the Flavors of Bangkok to the University Town Center Area

The restaurant is currently offering dine-in service up to 25 percent of its capacity, plus takeout with curbside service.

From left to right: Thai Seed’s massaman curry, larb gai and Crying Tiger special.

As it has been for many restaurants, this year has been a rollercoaster for Thai Seed. The restaurant opened in January in the University Parkway strip mall anchored by The Fresh Market and Kohl’s, shifted in March to begin offering delivery service because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and then in June added a nifty online ordering system that makes grabbing takeout a breeze.

Adisorn Rochanavibhata, who opened the restaurant with two partners, says Thai Seed’s recipes come straight from Bangkok, where he and his co-owners were born. At first, the restaurant served sushi in addition to its mix of Thai soups, curries, noodle dishes, fried rice platters and stir fry entrées, but it cut the raw fish from the menu in March.

For a spicy kickstart to your meal, order the larb gai ($8.95). It’s made by tossing small nuggets of ground chicken with roasted rice powder, chopped green and red onions, slivers of carrot, a fistful of cilantro leaves and a lime dressing and mounting the mixture atop wide wedges of lettuce. The result is an addictive mix of spicy, sour and acidic that will make you sweat, in a good way.

The massaman curry ($12.95) can be ordered to whatever spice level you like. Kept mild, it has a sweet profile that marries nicely to pork or any other protein you choose. Large hunks of potato and roasted peanuts give it texture. Thai Seed also offers red, green and panang curries.

The Crying Tiger special ($19.95) is more substantial, with thick slices of sirloin, rice and simple steamed vegetables. Don’t skimp on the spicy sauce served alongside. The wash of heat and acid makes the flavor of the meat come alive.

Thai Seed is currently offering dine-in service, but only up to 25 percent of the building’s capacity. If you call and ask for curbside service, the restaurant is happy to oblige.

The restaurant is currently offering dine-in service up to 25 percent of its capacity, plus takeout with curbside service.

Best Thai in Sarasota/Bradenton! – Thai Seed

Both my wife and I were impressed with the freshness and flavors. I am a huge fan of Thai food and this is probably the best of anywhere I’ve ever been to.

1014 of 16 reviews

it is anew restaurant, and one of the best additions in the area. If you like Thai food, this is the place. The service is very nice, the people are authentic, the restaurant is clean and the food is wonderful.

Very friendly very clean.we had pad Thai and pad woonsen, very good. With jasmine tea, too bland for me. Give it a try!

We had take out from Thai Seed two nights in a row, it was excellent. We had two different fried rice meals the first night, both were excellent and the portions were generous. The second night we had stir fry and and again it was excellent and the portions were generous. Best Thai we have had in a long time.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. I’ve tried a bunch of Thai restaurants in the area and this one is my favorite. I go at least once/week now that they are open. People are starting to discover this amazing place and they deserve the business. Great service, great food. This is my new go-to Thai restaurant!

Thai Seed: Best Thai in Sarasota/Bradenton! – See 16 traveller reviews, 4 candid photos, and great deals for University Park, FL, at Tripadvisor.