Dara Thai Cafe

Featuring traditional Thai cuisine and creative Arizona-inspired dishes

If you’re looking to delight your taste buds, come to Dara Thai Cafe. Owned and operated by a Thai couple, this Anthem local favorite offers traditional Thai food as well as creative dishes such as the Arizona Heatwave and Hawaiian Delight. It’s your choice for pepper heat to be blazin’ hot, middle-of-the-road warm or easy-on-your-mouth mild. Non-spicy dishes are also available.

Come in and enjoy the popular Pad Thai noodles, Panang curry soup, Vegetarian dishes, and other freshly prepared Thai cuisine from The Land of Smiles.

Lunch selections feature tasty dishes including Ginger With Meat, Spicy Cashew Nut, Tropical Heatwave, Chicken Noodles, Seafood With Garlic, Spicy Tofu, and Noodles Plates.

For dinner, succumb to an incredible array of appetizers, salads, soups, curries, rice, noodles, seafood, and specialty entrees such as Thai Barbeque Chicken, Evil Jungle Princess, Pad Prio Wan, Orange Chicken, Spicy Snow Pea and Crispy Shrimp.

Thai food never tasted this good!

SAMPLE LUNCH SELECTION
(prices estimated)

ENTREES (*=Spicy)

Your choice of chicken, beef, or tofu. Add $ 2.00 for shrimp or squid.

A. GINGER WITH MEAT–
Sauteed fresh ginger with onions, bell peppers, carrots and mushrooms, 6.50

*B. SPICY CASHEW NUT–
Freshly chopped celery, mushrooms, onions, and cashews nut in a special Thai chili sauce, 6.50

C. VEGETABLE MEDLEY–
Sauteed medley of fresh, tender vegetable in a light oyster sauce, 6.50

*D. ARIZONA HEATWAVE–
Spicy red curry with a mixture of fresh vegetables in a coconut cream sauce, 6.50

*E. TROPICAL HEATWAVE–
Spicy green curry with carrots, bell peppers, and bamboo shoots in a coconut cream sauce, 6.50

*F. GARLIC WITH MEAT–
Your choice of meat, sauteed in garlic, white peppers, snow peas, onions,and broccoli, 6.50

G. SWEET AND SOUR–
Sauteed cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, carrots,and pineapple in a sweet and sour sauce, 6.50

*H. PANANG–
Spicy red curry with carrots, bell peppers, and mint leaves in a coconut cream sauce, 6.50

*I. GAENG KARI–
Spicy yellow curry with chicken, potatoes, onions, carrots, and bell peppers in a coconut cream sauce, 6.50

*J. KAO PAD KARI–
Authentic spicy Thai fried-rice with chicken or beef, snow pea, onions and yellow curry paste, 6.50

T. BEEF WITH BROCCOLI–
Sauteed beef and broccoli in brown sauce, 6.50

V. HAWAIIAN DELIGHT–
Beef sauteed with pineapple, bell peppers, onions, and carrots, 6.50

NOODLE DISH

K. PAD THAI–
Classic Thai noodles with chicken, egg, bean sprouts, and crushed peanuts in a sweet and sour sauce, 6.50

M. TRANSPARENT NOODLES–
Stir-fried transparent noodles with a mixture of fresh vegetable and egg, 6.50

N. CHICKEN NOODLES–
Stir-fried flat noodles with chicken, egg, bean sprout, and crushed peanuts on a bed of lettuce, 6.50

SEAFOOD DISHES

*O. SEAFOOD WITH GARLIC
Choose shrimp or squid sauteed in garlic, white pepper,snow peas, onions and broccoli, 8.75

*P. CRISPY SHRIMP WITH CURRY–
Tempura buttered shrimp served with red curry and mixed vegetables, 8.75

*Q. SPICY CRISPY FISH–
Lightly buttered fish served with fresh vegetables in a hot,sweet Thai chili sauce, 8.75

R. SEAFOOD WITH GINGER–
A medley of fish, shrimp, squid and scallops sauteed with vegetable and fresh ginger, 8.75

VEGETARIAN DISHES
*S2. SPICY TOFU–
Steamed tofu with bamboo shoots, bell peppers, carrots, onions,and mint leaves in a spicy chili sauce, 6.50

*S3. TOFU RHAD PRIK–
Deep-fried tofu covered with red curry, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, onions and bell peppers, 6.50

S6. SWEET AND SOUR TOFU–
Deep-fried tofu topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots, bell peppers, and pineapple in a sweet and sour sauce, 6.50

S7. FRIED RICE–
Fried rice with mixed vegetables and egg, 6.50

S8. NOODLES PLATES–
Pan-fried flat noodles with a medley of fresh vegetables, 6.50

SAMPLE DINNER SELECTION
(prices estimated)

APPETIZERS
1. VEGGIE ROLLS
Three egg rolls filled with transparent noodles, carrot, and cabbage, 3.50

2. CRAB WONTONS, 4.95

4. SATAY
Four chicken slices marinated in yellow curry powder, barbequed on bamboo skewers served with peanut sauce, cucumber dip, and toast points, 6.95

5. CRISPY TOFU
Deep-fried soft tofu wedges served with a crunchy peanut sweet & sour sauce, 4.95

6. NUM TOFU
Fried tofu, chili, fresh ginger, onions, peanuts, and lime juice served on a bed of lettuce, 6.95

8. GOLDEN BANANA
Banana slices dipped in tempura butter, deep-fried to golden brown and served with honey dip, 4.95

10. SAMPLE PLATE (for two)
Consists of veggie rolls, satay, and crab wonton served with peanut sauce, sweet & sour and cucumber dip, 7.95

13. THAI NUGGETS
White chicken meat nuggets served with peanut sauce, 5.95

14. LARB
Ground beef or chicken spiced with mint, chili, lime juice, and red onions served with fresh cabbage, 7.95

SALADS
11. GRILLED BEEF
Sliced beef, marinated in a zesty sauce and grilled to perfection, Romaine lettuce served with a special spicy sauce, 7.95

20. SMALL GREEN SALAD W/ PEANUT DRESSING, 3.50

21. YUM YAI
Thai salad with chicken, shrimp, cucumber, carrots, celery and lettuce with a lime dressing, 7.95

29. PRA RHAM
Steamed shrimp, chicken and beef on a bed of fresh spinach topped with bangkok peanut sauce and snow peas, 8.95

SOUP
22. KEOW NUM
Wonton soup with chicken and lettuce, 8.95

23. TOM YOM GAI/ GOONG
Hot & sour soup with lemon grass, fresh sliced mushrooms and chicken (or shrimp-add $2), 8.95

24. TOM KA GAI
Hot & sour soup made with chicken, thai herb, lemon grass, lime and fresh sliced mushrooms in coconut milk broth, 8.95

26. TOM YUM ROUM MIT
Hot & sour vegetable soup with fresh lemon grass, 8.95

27. WOON SEN SOUP
Transparent noodles with chicken, napa cabbage, carrot, mushrooms, scallions and cilantro, 8.95

ENTREES
37. THAI SUKI
Stir-fried shrimp, beef, chicken, squid, transparent noodles, vegetables and egg with a mild flavorful sauce, 9.95

38. THAI BARBEQUE CHICKEN
Marinated with Thai spices and coconut milk served with a hot sweet & sour sauce, 9.95

39. EVIL JUNGLE PRINCESS
Chicken stir-fried in coconut milk, lemon grass, straw mushrooms, and special Thai spices. The secret may be revealed tonight, 9.95

45. PAD PRIO WAN (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
Sweet & sour with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, carrots and pineapple, 9.50

46. PAD KA NA (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
Sauteed broccoli in oyster sauce, 9.50

47. ORANGE CHICKEN
Deep-fried chicken white meat serve with an orange sauce, 9.95

48. PAD KING SOD (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
Sauteed fresh ginger, onions, bell peppers, carrots and mushrooms, 9.50

49. PAD NAU MAI (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
Sauteed bamboo shoots, carrots, baby corn, snow peas onions and mushrooms, 9.50

51. PAD GRATIEM PRIK THAI (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
A mixture of fresh garlic and white pepper with a special blend of Thai seasoning served on a bed of lettuce, 9.95

52. HAWAIIAN DELIGHT
Sauteed beef, bell peppers, onions, carrots and pineapple, 9.50

53. SPICY SNOW PEA (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
Sauteed snow peas, onions, carrots, mushrooms, chili and crispy garlic, 9.50

56. PAD BAI KAPROW (CHICKEN, BEEF OR TOFU)
Sauteed mint leaves, fresh chili, onions, bell peppers and garlic, 9.95

CURRIES
57. PANANG
Beef or chicken curry with carrots and bell peppers in a coconut milk sauce with mint leaves, 9.95

58. GAENG KEAO WAN
Beef or chicken curry made with green curry paste, bell peppers, carrots, bamboo shoots and green beans in a coconut milk sauce, 9.95

60. GAENG KARI
Chicken curry made with potatoes, onions, carrots, bell pepers, and yellow curry paste in a coconut milk sauce, 9.95

61. PAD PRIK GAENG
Red curry made with beef, chicken or tofu, bell peppers and onions topped with coconut cream, 9.95

63. PAD GAENG PA
Red curry with beef, chicken or tofu, bamboo shoots, green bean and broccoli, 9.95

68. GAENG GAI PHUKET
Chicken, pineapple, tomatoes, spinach and broccoli in a red curry coconut sauce, 9.95

33. THREE KINGS CURRY
Shrimp, squid, scallops, peanuts, potatoes and spinach in a red curry peanut and coconut milk sauce, 13.95

All item listed above with shrimp for $2 extra.

RICE
64. KAO PAD
Chicken or beef (shrimp and $2) fried-rice with onions, tomatoes and egg, 8.50

66. KAO PAD KARI
Authentic spicy Thai fried-rice with chicken or beef, snow pea, onions and yellow curry paste, 8.50

67. KAO PAD SUPPAROD
Exotic fried-rice with chicken, shrimp, pineapple, onions, egg and cashews, 9.95

NOODLES
69. PAD THAI
Thai classic noodles with chicken, egg, bean sprouts and a sweet & sour sauce topped with ground roasted peanuts, 8.50

71. PAD SE LEW
Stir-fried flat noodles, broccoli and egg with black soy sauce. Your choice of chicken or beef (shrimp add $2), 8.50

72. CHICKEN NOODLES
Flat noodles stir-fried with chicken, egg, bean sprouts and topped with crushed peanuts on a bed of lettuce, 8.50

73. PAD WOON SEN
Transparent noodles stir-fried with chicken or beef,egg and vegetables, 8.50

All item listed above with shrimp for $2 extra.

SEAFOOD
34. CRISPY SHRIMP (recommended)
Tempura buttered shrimp served with sweet&sour garlic sauce, 13.95

35. SPICY CRISPY PLA
A fillet of freshwater fish dusted in light tempura and deep fried, served in sweet & sour garlic sauce on a bed of shredded cabbage, 13.95

75. PLA BRIO WAN
Crispy fish covered with light sweet & sour sauce, ginger, onion, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, mushroom, carrot and pineapple, 13.95

76. PLA RAD PRIK
Crispy fish covered with red curry, mushroom, bamboo shoots, onions, bell peppers and carrot, 13.95

77. GOONG GARTIEM PRIK THAI
Shrimp sauteed in crispy garlic, white pepper, snow pea, onions and broccoli, 13.95

79. GOONG TOD LARD PRIK
Red curry, onions, bamboo shoot, mushroom, bell pepper and carrot topped with crispy shrimp, 13.95

81. SEAFOOD COMBINATION WITH GINGER
Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops and squid with fresh ginger, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms in a light soy sauce, 13.95

82. SPICY SEAFOOD COMBINATION
Fish, shrimp, scallops and squid with fresh lemon grass, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and ginger in red curry coconut sauce, 13.95

VEGETARIAN
101. SWEET & SOUR TOFU
Tempura tofu topped with sauteed fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and pineapple in a sweet & sour sauce, 9.95

103. SPICY TOFU
Steamed tofu, bamboo shoot, bell peppers, carrots, onions and mint leaves in a spicy garlic sauce, 9.50

104. TOFU RHAD PRIK
Fried tofu covered with red curry, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, onions, bell peppers and carrot, 9.50

105. GARLIC TOFU
Fried tofu with mushrooms, onions and scallion in a crispy garlic and white pepper sauce, 9.50

106. SPICY CASHEW NUT TOFU
Fresh chopped celery, mushrooms, green onions, cashew nuts and deep-fried tofu in a special Thai chili sauce, 9.95

108. JUNGLE TOFU
Fried tofu in coconut milk, fresh lemon grass and straw mushrooms in Thai spices, 9.95

109. GAENG PED TOFU
Fried tofu sauteed in red curry and coconut milk sauce with tomatoes, pineapple and spinach, 9.95

110. BANGKOK TOFU
Fried tofu, peanuts, potatoes and spinach in a red curry peanut and coconut milk sauce, 9.95

141. PAD GAENG PA
Sauteed red curry with mixed vegetables, 9.50

142. ARIZONA HEATWAVE
Fried tofu and vegetable medley in a red curry coconut sauce, 9.95

143. PAD ROUM MIT
Sauteed medley of fresh tender vegetable in a brown sauce, 9.50

One Response

  1. Sara August 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    This place really is fantastic. My husband and I are both huge fans of Asian cuisine, and Dara definitely delivers. The food is really wonderful, and of all the restaurants we have been to in Anthem, the staff here is by far the friendliest. The value can’t be beat- you get a ton of food for your money and we always manage to take home leftovers. This is definitely our favorite place to eat in Anthem.

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