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Squigypoo Nov 1, 2009 05:23 AM

Looking to see who has the BEST Pad Thai on the Main Line - Philly Suburbs. Any thoughts?We've tried soo many Thai places but one has yet to really stand out. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Pad Thai
606 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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    restless Nov 9, 2009 07:52 AM

    We love Siamese Princess for Thai. It's on Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. My boyfriend loves the Shrimp Pad Thai there. I adore the red curry with tofu and vegetables and the vegetarian salads. Everything that I've ever tried at that restaurant has been fantastic. There is another Thai restaurant down the block, affiliated with a Japanese restaurant. I can't remember the name, but the food was TERRIBLE.

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    Siamese Princess
    36 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

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      mrslloyddobler Nov 9, 2009 03:07 PM

      I've been to Siamese Princess, but I felt like the sauces were way too rich and oily. The other Thai place down the street is Thai Pepper. I've never been to that location, but I love the one in Wayne (different ownership, I think). Mikado, the Japanese restaurant next door is truly atrocious.

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        restless Nov 11, 2009 06:42 AM

        Yes, that's it! I have been to Thai Pepper in Ardmore twice, the location affiliated with Mikado. Both times, the Thai food was terrible. With a friend who really wanted sushi, I went to Mikado against my beter judgement, and we both agree with you that the Japanese food was also terrible. I don't eat meat or fish, so I have only had the vegetable entrees at Siamese Princess. They are not rich or oily to my taste, but it could be becuase of the nature of the dish being vegetable based.

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        Thai Pepper Restaurant
        372 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

        Siamese Princess
        36 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

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      cook262 Nov 6, 2009 10:44 AM

      Mayuree Cafe in Devon....same shopping center as Devon Bowling. We love the restaurant. Their Pad Thai doesn't have that orange-tinge that some have. Service can be slow if they are busy so don't go on an evening you are in a rush.

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      Mayuree
      Devon PA, Devon, PA

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        mrslloyddobler Nov 6, 2009 11:11 AM

        I really like the curry dishes at Thai Pepper in Wayne, but their pad thai is waaaay too sweet for my tastes. They also have fantastic lunch specials.

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        Thai Pepper Restaurant
        372 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

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          phungi Nov 16, 2009 07:53 AM

          I second Mayuree Cafe... quirky owner, but a great BYO place to sit and chat with friends... I am not a Pad Thai connoisseur, but theirs is crispy and delicious.

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          Mayuree
          Devon PA, Devon, PA

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          spicemistress Nov 1, 2009 08:23 AM

          I still can't find a place in PA that makes crispy Pad Thai! We got it all the time in Boston/Cambridge and it is amazing!

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          Pad Thai
          606 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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            phillyjazz Nov 1, 2009 05:41 AM

            I did not order the Pad Thai, but Bistro Chabaa in Manayunk is certainly amongst the better Thai restaurants I have seen on the Main Line. www.chabaathai.com

            Had great stuff yesterday.

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            Pad Thai
            606 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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              alonna Smith Nov 1, 2009 05:57 AM

              I agree with phillyjazz. Though not technically on the Main Line, Chabaa Thai Bistro is the best Thai food that I've had in the area. They have 9 versions of Pad Thai to choose from: the Original (with chicken, shrimp or seafood) to crab or even duck noodles.

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              Chabaa Thai
              4371 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

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                rocknroll52 Nov 1, 2009 06:49 AM

                that's funny...I like Chabaa Thai but didn't really think their pad thai was that special! Try the fish soup!

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                Chabaa Thai
                4371 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

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                  phillyjazz Nov 1, 2009 07:07 AM

                  I think the Main Line needs to annex Manayunk. I can get to Main Street from Bala Cynwyd way faster than I can get to Bryn Mawr <g>.

                  The Pad Krapao was nice and fresh, made spicy as ordered. My son ordered the crazy noodles (but he wasn't crazy about the amount of mushrooms in the dish.) Wife's Penang curry was creamy and delicious. It's not a cheap lunch ($60.00 for three splitting Spring Rolls app.) Service and food were worth it. though.

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                  Bryn Mawr Cafe
                  1344 Bryn Mawr St, Scranton, PA 18504

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