James Schwartz gives a middle-of-the-road review to Seng Thai in Belfast this week. The Press Herald Dine Out Maine critic suggests sticking with the curries, especially the Golden Massaman or the Pha nang curry. He calls dessert, the "super-sweet purple sticky rice" with coconut custard, the best dish. Schwartz considers the notion of damning with faint praise, deciding that the common refrain from diners, "It's good Thai food - for Maine," is fitting, if not entirely flattering. Two-and-a-half stars.
The Thai restaurant has ten visible reviews averaging out to four stars on Yelp at the time of writing. Lou V. from Deerfield, MA awards the restaurant five stars in his July review. There's nothing faint about his praise, either. "The food is comparable to any fine Thai restaurant in a major city," he insists, contrary to Schwartz's conclusion.
Another reviewer from July concurs that the Massaman curry is worth the trip. "Mass[aman] curry was very delicious (one of the best) and salmon was also tasty," writes Robert C. of Worcester, MA. Four stars.
The most recent Yelp review is from last month, and might be taken with a grain of salt considering the user's tolerance for heat. "I recommend the everything, with a side of everything. Heat level 5, with extra red powder," Alex B. of Lincroft, NJ shares. Five stars. Tread lightly, as Schwartz notes in his review that heat level three (of five) was enough to bring tears to his eyes.
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139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast, (207) 338-0010, website. Open Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.