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Nov 2, 2005 08:40 AM

Pad Thai - Center City

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Any good places for Pad Thai in Center City?

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  1. Best and cheapest pad thai ($5) in Reading Terminal Market at the little Thai stand

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    1. re: jeannette

      I love this place! Pad thai is great, as is anything with their red curry sauce.

    2. My brother loves pad thai, and believes the best in Philly is at the aptly named Pad Thai just off South St on 2nd.

      1. I've had good luck at the Pad Thai Shack - 18th and Walnut


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        1. re: Hand

          I would reccomend Pad Thai and not the Pad Thai shack. Pad Thai Shack is my least favorite Thai place in the city. Although Pad Thai off of South Street is nothing incredible, I enjoy their Pad Thai and curries better than anywhere else in the city. It's usually empty though, but they are very nice.

          1. re: Saturninus

            i've lived here for nearly a year now and have yet to find thai food that comes close to my former neighborhood in the DC area. this city's great at certain things - thai is most definitely not one of them, to my disappointment... it's my favorite cuisine.

            i think i've tried them all, from every restaurant i've found listed in the suburbs to the stand in the reading terminal market to pad thai at south and 2nd; which i agree is the best to be found here. the curries are especially good - try the pumpkin curry, if it's still there... perfect meal to warm you up in this autumn weather. skip the spring rolls, get the fried tofu and tom kha gai instead.

            your socks won't be blown off, but your sensible side will thank you when the check comes. they're surprisingly inexpensive - and as someone else posted, always empty and always friendly (though a bit slow for the lack of patrons). they're also seemingly always open; it's your best bet for a late-night spot.

            1. re: brynn

              try Pod - great Crab pad thai

          2. re: Hand

            That place at 18th and Walnut is just terrible. I was there the other night. Just terrible.

          3. But they have large portions. Also, my wife went into labor walking there. They also have one on 12th and Sansom which is equally lacking in flava.

            1. GREAT pad thai at siam cuisine in chinatown. and i don't even like pad thai (i'm a drunken noodles kind of girl, my favorite of which are at erawan!)