Thai Food in Los Osos & Baywood Park
Today my wife and I did drive-by-peeks at two Thai eateries in SLO County: Lotus Thai Cuisine in Los Osos (2060-9th St.) & Noi's Thai Takeout in Baywood Park (1288-2nd St.).
We ate at Lotus once before, but that was probably 3 or 4 years ago when we lived in SLO. A number of people assured us that Lotus was a hidden Thai gem in SLO County. I don't remember much about what we ate, other than it was pretty tasty and quite spicy-hot (and we like spicy food).
Have never been to Noi's, though it looks cute.
Previous CH posts on these two places suggest they are both good, but they don't say much else. We'll be returning to SLO County in the future and would love some advice from SLO-hounders about which of these two places--or both!--to visit. A comparison of the two would be especially useful.
I haven't eaten Noi's; I love Lotus for lunch--it's fast, delicious, and reasonable. Both places are more suited to takeout.
Lotus is very tiny, only three two-person tables. It really serves as a takeout kitchen, but you are welcome to eat in if there's a table. Open for lunch through dinner and able to make the food as spicey as you like. Native cooks in the kitchen. Very friendly owners (staff). Has a loyal clientel, as does Noi's.
I too would like to hear a comparison. Surely a denizen of Los Osos/Baywood lurks here.
Thai Talay and Thai-riffic Atascadero are more dine-in restaurants. See Polar Bear's recent post about Thai Talay. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/377770
re: toodie jane
since I'm ususally on the run at lunch or driving quite a while with my takeout for dinner, I tend to stick with foods that hold up well. I usually order one of the curries and/or a veggie dish. Mind you this is not gourmet fare, but quickly and carefully prepared, satisfying Thai food.