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Good and Plentiful Thai Food in Venice, CA

doctorjerry Apr 17, 2007 04:02 PM

Review Siam Best at 2533 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, CA

If you like good, inexpensive Thai food in a pleasant surrounding, with enough left over for another small meal then go to Siam Best on Lincoln Blvd. in Venice, Ca. I am a fan of spicy food and I do like my taste buds to tingle, especially when the dish is marked as spicy. Many restaurants mark food as spicy when it is barely warm. Siam Best seems to believe that when food is marked spicy it should be, but not enough to corrode the silverware. Another point is that they serve rice with all dishes, even noodle ones and they offer chop sticks. The menu is broad and includes several non-Thai dishes as well as some vegetarian selections.

A group of five of us ventured into Siam Best for their lunch special which ranges from $5.95 to $7.95. The special includes a very hot, both meanings, soup which today was Tom Yum Kai, a lemon grass chicken soup with real pieces of chicken and mushrooms. Three of us ordered the Spicy Mint Noodles with Chicken ($7.75) which is also known asPad Kee Mow or Drunkards Noodles, a Kung Pao Chicken which was $6.95, and the House Special Chow Mein which has both Chicken and shrimp in it for $6.95. Not a complaint from the bunch. Drinks, tax and tip about $11.00 each.

Jerry Schneir