Since opening in October 2013, Dharma Sushi & Thai offers a variety of Sushi and Thai cuisine at an affordable price. Walking into the restaurant, you’re offered free samples, friendly service and the overwhelming wafting smell of fresh cooking food. The restaurant itself has a beautiful minimalist feel to it with comfy but classy seating and a beautiful view of the Egyptian Theatre and skyline. Unlike the majority of sushi offering restaurants, your food is served to you quickly, and with no strange food making devices.
With a deep creamy coconut flavor, each one of the daily Thai curries is a steaming bath of vegetables, rice and spicy robust meat or tofu that has been sautéed in a medley of strong spices.
Similar in taste to sweet and sour pork, the fried tofu twists savory tofu into a private party with carrots, green onions and rice. Sprinkled with spices, the fried tofu has an outer layer of fried crunchy perfection while still being soft and delicate in the center.
For an inexpensive dessert that floods your mouth with crunchy soft bliss, try the banana bomb, a fried banana wrapped in a crispy, sweet outer breading, sprinkled in powdered sugar and drizzled in either caramel or chocolate caramel.
The Thai cucumber salad is crunchy, with a strong vinegar, pickled taste. The bits of carrot mixed in give the salad a fresh sweet pop that pairs perfectly with rest of the dish.
With fresh vegetables and meat or tofu topping a layer of greens, the Thai lap bowls offer a variety of traditional tastes. The tofu has a crunchy outer layer with a soft center and the greens are topped in a layer of vinaigrette that mixes well with the jasmine rice.
Dharma Sushi & Thai is open from 11 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday so if you’re tired of Boise’s bed time leaving you with only Pie Hole and Pita Pit, this might give a good change of pace.
Location: 624 West Idaho Street
Hours: Sunday- Thursday- 11 a.m. – midnight
Friday-Saturday-11 a.m.- 3 a.m.