Thai Food in Philly, Thoughts?
I'm visiting Philly on Saturday night and my friends would like to have Thai food. This is a special occasion, but we don't want to break the bank. We will also have a small infant, which rules out anything really fancy or hipster.
Thoughts on which Thai restaurant is best for this?
I've narrowed it down to
I was thinking Chabba Thai is the best option.
I've not been to any of these, but I've always enjoyed Tamarind on 2nd and South. It is byob, which helps to keep things reasonable. Not too fancy / hipster.
being from DC i am spoiled by good thai food and absolutely agree with that statement! used to be my fave cuisine... and still is whenever i visit my friends in the pacific NW.
that said, the best i've found:
TRIO! (new find - get the beggar's pouches and drunken noodles!)
laos (get the cabbage salad... sooooo good)
my LEAST favorites:
siam lotus (menu no fun)
a west phila establishment i've been to, name fails me but PRETTY sure it was thai singha house
pad thai shack (NOT to be confused with pad thai at 2nd and south)
still need to try:
everything else falls in the middle, nothing to write home or even blog on chowhounds about - tamarind, siam cuisine (as of late - used to like them), etc
Lemon Grass serves the best Thai food I've had in Philly, though the ambiance and decor leave something to be desired. If inexpensive and un-trendy is what you are looking for, though, this place is perfect.