A little expectation management is essential when eating here for the first time. The owner asks what you know of Thai cuisine, when was the last time you had it, and what you do and don't eat from the ingredients he enumerates. From there, he brings out dishes he thinks you will enjoy.
We liked the food. Would have been 5 of 5 if maybe the owner just took our order and improved what our past experiences were, instead of dictating what we will eat.