Manaao Thai Cuisine, West Sacramento


Nestled next to a Starbucks in a tiny strip of restaurants and stores off Highway 80 in West Sacramento is a hidden gem…Manaao Thai Cuisine. We discovered this restaurant about a year ago and have been frequent guests ever since. They have fast, courteous service and delicious and affordable Thai cuisine that keeps us coming back for more.

No trip to Manaao is complete without the Shrimp Rolls ($5.95) which couldn’t be more simple, and yet, so delicious. They perfectly salt and pepper the shrimp before wrapping them in egg roll wrappers , then are quickly fried and served with a sweet and sour sauce.

As for entrees, we have several favorites including the Larb Chicken ($6.95), a zesty salad of ground chicken mixed with dried chilies, onions, cilantro, rice powder, lettuce and lime juice, as well as the Yellow Curry (which we get with chicken for $7.50). We recently discovered the Golden Curry Noodles which takes their yellow curry base and adds in rice noodles, chicken, prawns, tofu, broccoli, onions and cabbage ($7.50). It’s almost a hybrid of soup and curry. It’s just a really lovely dish.

They have dozens more options including a previous Wordless Wednesday post of Garlic Pepper Beef as well as Pra Ram (garlic and spinach in a peanut sauce) with chicken or shrimp.

So if you find yourself at IKEA one day craving Thai food, hop on over to the other side of the highway and check out Manaao. You won’t be disappointed.

Manaao Thai Cuisine
715 Harbor Pointe Palace (next to Starbucks)
West Sacramento, CA 95605

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