Good Thai on Solano Ave.?
I don't know the one you're referring to on Solano, either.
But we did have chowhound dinner at Ruen Pair on San Pablo, just a couple of blocks south of the intersection of Solano and San Pablo.
I've attached a link to the report of our dinner there.
Otherwise, on Solano I'd recommend Barney's for burgers (and all the accompaniments). Many years ago both King Tsin and Shin Shin were good for Chinese, but I don't know anyone who has eaten there recently.
There are literally dozens of restaurants on Solano Ave. If no one has done a comprehensive list, then maybe someone should.
re: Ruth Lafler
It's all Dave Feldman's fault.
Ever since I've eaten at Lotus of Siam, I've been disappointed with Sa Wooei. First location on San Pablo in Richmond, in that funky, second story walk-up above a motel's parking lot. Second location on Solano at Santa Fe. The som tum is good (I don't think it's on the menu-just ask) and the keow wan gai is good-I like the big chunks of carrot. Ruen Pair was very good, I definately prefer it to Sa Wooei.