Had an excellent lunch at Sucilee's yesterday! Ordered the chicken stir fry lunch special and salmon sushi. The lunch comes with your choice of spring roll - fresh or fried. I gave the fresh spring roll a try and it was delish!
Sucilee's rates their scale of Thai hot from 1 - 4. My waitress said the 3 rating will open your sinuses but not kill the flavor of the food. I went with the level 3 heat and it was good but next time I'll give #4 a chance because I didn't think 3 was hot enough. Nonetheless, the meal was excellent and the sushi was fresh and very flavorful! My waitress was super friendly and on top of my drink refills.
The new location is much bigger; however, the location is a little out of place. The good news is with great food and excellent customer service, people will flock to the new location at 821 N Loudoun St. I know that 'll definitely be going back!
On Thursday, October 9, 2014, I had lunch at the new location of Sucilee's House of Thai & Sushi Bar at 821 North Loudoun Street in Winchester's Northside Plaza. Sucilee's is closed on Sunday.
Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11:00 AM-9:00 PM; Friday, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM-10:00 PM. The phone number is (540) 545-8424 and carryout is available for all Thai and Sushi items. The Web site is www.sucilee.com, with links to the menus.
The restaurant is in the back of the parking lot, in the north end of the building. There are several sidewalk tables out front, and entrance is through a vestibule on the right into a single fairly wide room.
A receptionist's station is immediately in front of you. A long bar is centered along the back wall, with an elevated floor area surrounded by an iron fence. The bar is accessed from either end of the fence, or through an opening in its center. The bar has 15 high-rise chairs.
Additional seating is available here at tables inside the fence. The sushi operation is toward the left end of the bar. The bar's wall has a large center TV screen, flanked by a smaller screen on either side. The kitchen is in the back, with doors on either side of the bar.
Seating in the main dining area is at tables along the front window and also against the outside of the fence for the bar area. Additional tables are in the area in the front and side to the right of the vestibule. An aquarium here in the back is below a TV screen and next to a hall to the restrooms. Light background music was not too intrusive for conversation.
The seven-page regular menu's categories include Appetizers, Soup, Salad, Thai Noodles & Rice Dishes, Seafood, Dishes, Vegetarian, Kids Menu, Combination Dishes, Beverages, and Desserts; a Wine List is on the back. A footnote shows a range of 1 to 4 can be specified for spice levels.
There is also a smaller, double-sided Lunch Specials menu. Another double-sided menu lists sushi items, and a paper check-off order form for sushi, complete with a pencil for marking, is also provided. Still another menu lists Sucilee's Specialty Drinks.
My server was Kyle and I asked him for a pot of hot tea. Given a choice of green or jasmine, I chose the latter. It came in a metal teapot with loose tea leaves in a metal tea ball. I ordered from the seafood menu, choosing Pat Talay and a spice level of 1.
This is was a combination of shrimp, scallops, mussels, and squid, with sautéed broccoli, ginger, onions, and bell peppers in a light brown sauce. I chose rice over noodles for the side dish.
My order came in a large, square ceramic bowl. The shrimp still had their tails, but the mussels were minus their shells. The pieces of squid were not too tough, but required a bit of chewing. The rice was a large ball in a separate bowl. The food was good, and I would order it again, but other menu items intrigue me.
I met Lee Norton, the owner. His wife Suci is the only cook and prepares all of the dishes. The Grand Opening for this location was on September 27.
Sucilee's had previously operated downtown at 21 East Boscawen Street for eleven years before moving here and was Winchester's first Thai restaurant.
This new location for Sucilee's was originally Jake & Charlie's Sports Bar. Other eateries later were Visions Sports Lounge & Night Life, Goodfellas Restaurant and Bar, Island Delights Caribbean Restaurant, and Crave Restaurant & Lounge.
Because Sucilee's has an established clientele, I expect it to have better luck than its predecessors. The place is definitely a keeper on my list.
On Thursday, August 13, 2003, I had lunch at Sucilee's House of Thai at 21 East Boscawen Street. This was a new restaurant at a location that had most recently been the Water Street Café; prior to that it had been the Court Square Café, and it maybe had still other names that I've forgotten. I believe that it is Winchester's first Thai restaurant.
This was a small place, with new hardwood floors. It was air-conditioned and also had five ceiling fans. The walls were painted white with assorted Oriental art hangings. A fireplace (fake?) was on the right wall with a mirror over it. Background music was Oriental. No smoking is allowed.
The menu had appetizers, soups, salads, Thai noodle and rice dishes, seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetarian items, but no pork dishes were listed. You may specify the degree of spiciness for your food from four levels: mild, medium, hot, and very hot; the last is printed in red as a warning. I ordered a No. 37 dinner, Imperial Beef. This was beef stir-fried with bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes, and I asked for Thai noodles instead of rice, and chopsticks.
Thai noodles are much thinner than regular noodles, and semi-transparent. They were served separately in a small bowl. I had specified medium spiciness, but the next time I'll ask for mild seasoning because the medium level was fairly hot. The noodles were a little awkward to handle with the chopsticks, but I worked out a suitable modus operandi.
Sucilee's had only a few patrons when I arrived. It has a dozen tables and most of them were taken by the time I left. There were two waitresses and a manager, but I don't know how many people were working in the kitchen. I did note some carry-out business while I was there. I didn't have dessert; the stir-fry was quite filling.