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What's the crazy good local Thai places?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by landsburger, Apr 13, 2017.

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  1. landsburger

    landsburger High-Roller

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    In the past I've seen mention of some amazing local Thai restaurants. Not fancy places on the strip, but smaller places that locals love.

    Any suggestions?

    I'll be in Vegas very soon and my wife loves Thai food.

    Thx!
     
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    Le Thai downtown on Fremont Street, just past The D.
     
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    Lotus of Siam on E Sahara
     
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    Lotus of Siam (Commercial Center off Sahara Ave) is an obvious choice, but a (telephone) reservation is mandatory because of its popularity with visitors plus it has become increasingly pricey. In the same shopping center is Arawan Thai Bistro and Dessert that offers a $9.95 luncheon special that includes soup, salad and dessert. Two of my favorite Thai restaurants are Weera Thai (Sahara Ave) and David Wong's Pan Asian (Durango). A few other locals-only restaurants that have received the highly coveted :) 4-Forks rating are Prommares Thai Food (Sahara), Table Thai Bar and Grill (E Sunset Rd), Penn's Thai House (Sunset Rd) and Thai Food To Go (Desert Inn). Next up for us is Olay's Thai Express on S Pecos Rd. Have I mentioned that I love Thai food? :)
     
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    Definitely Lotus of Siam. Like said above definitely make a reservation
     
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    We go to Archis http://www.archithai.com/ I'm no expert but it's always busy with locals. Also a nice clean place with good service. There are a couple locations, I've only been to the Rainbow / Sunset one.

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    Jimmy Fricke, who is a Vegas based poker player that has his own foodie website likes Chada Thai, and says to order 'What Jimmy has'

    I can only vouch for Le Thai myself, and really like the food there.
     
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    OMG - how could I have not included Chada Thai & Wine and Chada Street? The best Thai meals we have had have been at Chada Thai which we have visited 3-4 times. One caveat, I read that owner Bank Atcharawan has recently turned over management of both restaurants to someone (a relative?) else and the overall dining experience has suffered.

    Addendum: I checked Jimmy Fricke's blog and he was very happy with his meals at both Chada Thai & Wine and Chada Street.
    http://jimmyeatsvegas.com/chada-thai-wine/
    http://jimmyeatsvegas.com/chada-street/
     
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    I've never been, but know he always recommends it to anyone that asks for a Thai spot.

    You've certainly given me a few to pick from, should I ever take my scooter off Fremont this summer :)
     
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    Note on Lotus of Siam. They serve an awesome lunch menu M-F 11:00 - 2:30. Reservations not required for lunch.
     
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    I haven't been in the Lotus of Siam website recently, but I just noticed that online reservations are now available. As far as lunch is concerned, it is the same menu and prices as for dinner.
     
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    We typically do Lotus for lunch or mid afternoon. We really have enjoyed it. A great selection, good service even when it's busy.
     
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    You all rock!!! Going to surprise the wife with a massage and a trip to Lotus of Siam.

    I'll also look into Chada and some of the others.

    Thx thx
     
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    It's not "fancy" (it's in a strip mall), but it's good.
     
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    My brother's wife works there and they serve authentic Thai food, the same she makes at home. Great food, good portions / value.
     
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    Have to agree with all listing Lotus of Siam. It has been featured on many shows about Vegas. Their food is authentic and service is great. When did they start taking reservations? It's been a couple years since I've been to Vegas. In the past you just had to get their early and hope the line wasn't too long. Great news about the res.
     
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    Ate at Lotus of Siam yesterday for lunch. Rather than link you to my TR, let me excerpt our lunch treats:

    Ended up going to Lotus of Siam, because Arawan is no longer open for lunch.

    If you're a wine drinker, their wine "cellar" is extensive.

    I suggested that we pick items from the Northern menu, since that is their "specialty"..

    We had: (descriptions from their menu).

    KHAO SOI (Crispy duck)
    This typical Burmese influenced dish is served with egg noodles in a curry base with a touch of coconut cream, with your choice of meat; garnished with sliced red onions, lime and pickled vegetables.

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    My lady friend thought it was "too sweet". I found it to be "OK" since I'm a "gravy" fiend.

    NORTHERN LARB
    A completely different dish from the Issan larb, this northern style larb (ground pork) is cooked with northern Thai spices without the lime juice; garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables.

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    This was the spiciest of the three dishes that we ordered, and the hot kinda "sneaks up" on you.

    SAI OUA [Northern Style Sausage]
    This northern Thai style sausage packs quite a bit of heat, stuffed with ground pork, fresh and dried herbs and spices, these mild-medium spice sausages will be sure to give a kick with every bite.

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    It was very tasty, and not too spicy, But then again, I'm known for having my Champong (Korean Seafood noodles) "blood red".

    The lunch was nice, the company made it the best part of my trip.
     
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