Looking for Thai in SLC? Look no further than the Tea Rose Diner. The food at this quaint little joint is killer and so is the service. I met the owner lady a year or so ago and she told me how she quit working at the US Postal Service to open this place because she felt like she was going to kill someone there. I am glad she put her energy into making banger Thai food rather than into creating another story for the news. The place also serves more kinds of tea than you can shake a stick at, if you are into that kind of thing.
If you dig on hot food this could be your new favorite place. I mentioned the food here is really good, what I have not mentioned yet is that it is also really hot. You can order a hotness level of 1-10 on any of the Thai dishes. I would say that I can normally handle things that are medium hot pretty well. At Tea Rose I get my food at a level 2 and that kicks my ass. They has a #10 challenge that has only been completed by a few people ever. There is a huge list of rules and you must successfully eat a #7 before they will even let you try it. I challenge you to bring your friend that can handle the gnarliest hot food down to give this a try. I wanna watch! I strongly recommend the Yellow Curry or the Coconut Curry.
The Tea Rose Diner is a little bit off the beaten path. It is located at roughly State st. and Vine. Check out the map below for directions. I would call it my second favorite lunch spot in SLC , right behind Lonestar.