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Saturday, March 10, 2018

#2632 #S1283 - ZapVerr, Seattle - 9/22/2014

ZapVerr, Seattle, WA
Seattle is happily awash in Thai restaurants, with 126 at last count, or one for every 7 Thai residents. ZapVerr, which replaced another Thai joint in this space, distinguishes itself with a  highly stylized interior and a menu focused on the Isaan cuisine of northeastern Thailand:

'We have an enormous menu coming from “E-Sann”, the northeastern part of Thailand. E-Sann Thai food is very different from Thailand’s Central Cuisine, it uses more chili, less sugar, more herbs and a unique fish sauce called “Pla-raa”. Our secret recipe is very important to make every dish authentic, delicious, and nicely presented.' As per the restaurant "zap" means delicious and "verr" means over the top.

That said, I generally start at a new Thai place with some standards from the American Thai menu, and these were a bit underwhelming. The chicken skewers were over-cooked and a bit gamey, and the Panang chicken was okay, although I would have preferred more than a few nano-slices of veggies. I will need to come back and try one of their signature dishes. The Thai Mai Tai was better than most, with the lychee cutting the sugary taste. There's no denying that the decor is cool, and that with the club music playing gives the place a nightclub vibe.

3410 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 - (206) 632-2898                
Est. Aug 2014 - Building constructed: 1926
Previous bars in this location: None known
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Reviews: thestranger - yelp - tripadvisor - fremontuniverse - eater 

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