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Worthwhile Thai food in Carlsbad or thereabouts?

jperes167 May 23, 2009 08:37 AM

Hello, All,

We're taking a trek down to Carlsbad, haven't spent any time in the area in eons, and have no idea where to have dinner. A great Thai restaurant would make us all very happy before we head back up home to the belly of the beast.

Many thanks!

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  1. Enorah RE: jperes167 May 23, 2009 12:06 PM

    For Thai, we always liked Bangkok Bay in Solana Beach

    However if sushi fits the bill for you. Kaito in Encinitas is amazing.

    Kaito Sushi
    130-A N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

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      SeanT RE: jperes167 May 24, 2009 12:30 AM

      Ocean Thai just over the border in Oceanside.

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        Coopersmom RE: jperes167 May 24, 2009 11:06 AM

        Siamese Basil in Encinitas

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          daantaat RE: jperes167 May 24, 2009 01:29 PM

          if you're willing to drive, Sab E Lee in Linda Vista is easily the best Thai in SD. Easily puts Siamese Basil, Taste of Thai, Spices and everyone else to shame.

          Quite frankly, if you're willing to do sushi and don't want to drive south to Linda Vista, I'd go to Kaito (do omakase) or Yu Me Ya over finding a good Thai place close by.

          1. honkman RE: jperes167 May 25, 2009 08:06 PM

            If you want to stay in Carlsbad for Thai I would pick Thai Garden.

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              cookieshoes RE: honkman May 28, 2009 06:27 PM

              Definitely, for North County, Thai Garden in Oceanside would be my pick as well.

              From Carlsbad, you head east on the 78, exit College, head north, and then make a right on Oceanside Blvd. It's on the left just before Temple Heights Drive. Can't be more than a 12 minute drive from door to door from anywhere in Carlsbad, since you can also connect to College through Calavera Hills if you don't take the freeway.

            2. Beach Chick RE: jperes167 May 26, 2009 09:20 AM

              Lotus Thai Bistro in Carlsbad is pretty good..also, enjoy Spice and Rice in La Jolla.


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