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Popular Thai restaurant in Boise will move to new, larger location

Pad Prik King ($9.50), a mix of spicy beef and vegetables at Pad Thai House.
Pad Prik King ($9.50), a mix of spicy beef and vegetables at Pad Thai House. Statesman file

Pad Thai House is a victim of its own success.

The West Boise restaurant — once called “Boise’s best Thai food” by the Idaho Statesman — posted a message on Facebook Tuesday explaining that it could expand business, if only it had more space.

That’s the plan. Barring unforeseen setbacks, Pad Thai House eventually will move from its strip-mall spot at 1473 S. Five Mile Road to a new 4,697-square-foot building at 10038 W. Overland, between Five Mile and Maple Grove roads.

Pad Thai House is going through the application process with the city of Boise.

If you’re a fan of Thai food, it’s good news. The restaurant, which opened in 2002, plans to add staff and a second phone line in the new spot, making to-go orders easier and more efficient.

“Once plans are approved, we anticipate the building to be completed in approximately one year,” Pad Thai House said on Facebook. “...We would like to thank you for your patience while we go through the planning and building stages of this new endeavor.”

In 2004, Idaho Statesman restaurant reviewer James Kelly wrote that Pad Thai House served “Boise’s best Thai food,” adding that “the service is not too shabby, either.”

Online: boisepadthaihouse.com.

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