Jasmine Thai (Brandon)

Jasmine Thai in Brandon is a totally different experience from Jasmine Thai on Dale Mabry. I don’t think the places even have the same owner because the Brandon location has its own website. The Brandon location happens to be one of my favorite Thai places in town. Service is always prompt and food has always been excellent on all my visits. The restaurant has a very quiet atmosphere, even answering your cell phone feels like an unwritten taboo. I probably wouldn’t take many friends, but instead choose this place for a date or for a single visit.

Usually the place is not too packed and getting a seat is not too hard. During lunch they have a three course meal where you get soup, your entree, and some dessert for under $10. For Dinner prices go up a few dollars, but for the most part the meal stays under $10. I normally run the bill up a little higher because I love their Chicken Coconut Soup ($2.95) and it is quite hard to resist it. Their Thai Tea is also of good quality, but because of the price of Thai Tea at restaurants ($1.95 here) I usually save my Thai Tea cravings for visits to The Wat Thai Temple on Sundays ($1 Thai Tea).

Chicken Coconut Soup

Chicken Pad Thai

Their Chicken Pad Thai ($9.95)  is almost always perfect and they give you a large portion as well. I never leave this place hungry. They also handle to-go orders well and quality is not effected if you are in rush and can’t dine-in. They have a handful of desserts and my favorite choices are Coconut Ice Cream, Crunchy Banana Coins, and Jasmine’s Banana (Banana Coins with Coconut Ice Cream).

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Restaurant Name: Jasmine Thai

Address: 1947 W Lumsden Rd. Brandon, FL 33511

Phone #: (813) 662-3635

Website: http://jasminethaibrandon.com/

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/jasmine-thai-restaurant-brandon

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Jasmine Thai (North Dale Mabry)

The last time I went to Jasmine Thai was a few years back for a high school friends birthday party. I remember during that visit I was feeling really sick and the Pad Thai at Jasmine Thai made me instantly feel better. Considering how I was feeling earlier that day it truly was a miracle.

I recently returned to Jasmine Thai and was disappointed with my experience. The waitress was a little rude and snobby. Many people have noted having a similar experience recently so I’m guessing the current crew just isn’t providing good service.


Chicken Coconut Soup

The Chicken Coconut Soup had a pleasant taste at first, but the aftertaste was powerful and after a few tastes it wasn’t as satisfying. I had to take breaks from it in order to enjoy it…happy that it was just a cup of the soup.


Chicken Pad Thai

I ordered my favorite Thai dish, Chicken Pad Thai. On the surface it was your usual Pad Thai with the same sauce and ingredients you can have anywhere else, but after breaking the initial surface the Pad Thai was bland and was a disappointment. I normally cannot resist finishing my Pad Thai, but I had to actually think about finishing this dish at Jasmine Thai.

The Jasmine Thai and Ploy Thai in Brandon are far superior to this place. I wouldn’t return unless someone else really wanted to visit.


Complimentary dessert was nice though.


Little Half-Thai nephew joined in this time.


So did the sister.

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Restaurant Name: Jasmine Thai
Cuisine: Thai
Address: 13248 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618-2408
Neighborhood: Carrollwood
Phone Number: (813) 968-1501‎