If you’ve been out for dinner in West Boise, you’ve probably been familiar with Pad Thai House.
It’s been spicing things up since 2002. Two years after it opened at 1473 S. Five Mile Road, an Idaho Statesman reviewer rated it “the best Thai food in Boise”.
After that, Pad Thai House settled in for transportation. Still on the move 16 years later, the restaurant recently abandoned its location in a mall. After closing for two days, Pad Thai House opened on Wednesday in a larger, newly constructed building at 10038 W. Overland, between Five Mile Roads and Maple Grove.
Why the move? Because Pad Thai House had grown too big for its old space. Too many customers were getting a busy signal when trying to place an order. The restaurant told Facebook followers it wanted to add staff and a second phone line to the new location, making day-to-day operations more efficient.
So go ahead. Order Chicken Pad Thai ($ 10.50) for pickup. And if you sit down and eat in the new restaurant, you will notice that the environment is more spacious and brighter.
On average, restaurants don’t last more than about five years. Sailing around two decades in a cool place, Pad Thai House obviously has its house in order.
This story was originally published August 24, 2018 3:38 pm.