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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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  1. 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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    1. re: phillyjazz

      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

      1. re: alonna Smith

        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

        1. re: alonna Smith

          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

      2. 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

        1. 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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          1. re: cook262

            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

            1. re: cook262

              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

            2. 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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              1. re: restless

                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.

                1. re: mrslloyddobler

                  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