I second the previous review. Food was mediocre at best and the staff were terrible. It was like pulling teeth to get answers about how things were cooked. I was desperate for Thai and curries are normally safe so I went for it. I didn’t get sick but I wouldn’t have been surprised if I did.
I had a massaman curry, it wasn't bad but it was the thinnest curry I've ever had, not thick like I am used to. This was only exasperated by the fact that they did not give me a spoon with which to eat it (takeout). They serve a cucumber and onion "salad" with it, which is really only the size of a dressing container. However, I could eat a big bowl of the stuff that was really good.
Nida's online menu designates their gluten-free menu items which is VERY helpful! My mom needs to avoid gluten and it's been very challenging at other restaurants that do not mark their gluten-free items. My mom enjoyed their pad thai and veggie spring rolls. We ordered carry out and my mom was able to use the tamari we have at home for her spring rolls. Since we avoided the condiments per another reviewers advice.
Pros: Many gluten free choices and the food is pretty tasty. Soup and sushi are delicious, and the Pad Thai is good with some spice. Cons: Staff is not knowledgeable. We ordered an appetizer that came with a dipping sauce that was not gluten free. We specified the gluten free request when we ordered, and inspected the jar of hoisin sauce used when the sauce looked suspicious. (Yes, gluten looks suspicious to me!) The sauce did have wheat. Had I trusted that server, I would have been sick! Overall, a great place in the Short North to enjoy a variety of food. However, if you have CD, you need to be very diligent and ask lots of questions every time you go. Last visited early 2014.