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Looking to expand beyond my usual Thai places near my house (Siam Garden, Thai Kitchen, Thai-Am) and wondering what you guys find that's notable?
Thanks!

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Thai-Am Restaurant
6040 4th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33703

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  1. Go to Sila Thai at on 49th Street at 38th Avenue North. They have all the normal dishes you see at all of the Thai restaurants, but they also have some authentic Thai dishes that you don't see anywhere else around this area. Check these dishes out at:

    http://www.silathai.us/authentic_thai...

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    Sila Thai Restaurant
    3828 49th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

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    1. re: kempshark

      I've been wondering how Sila Thai is . . .

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      Sila Thai Restaurant
      3828 49th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

      1. re: kempshark

        Thanks for the rec. on Sila Thai. Tried it this week and started with middle of the road stuff (steamed dumplings, chicken cashew) to gauge against other places. Both were definitely a cut above and I look forward to working through their menu.

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        Sila Thai Restaurant
        3828 49th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

        1. re: fdobbs1

          No problem. It was originally recommended to me by a friend. His is Thai and has owned two different Thai restaurants in Pinellas County. When he recommends a restaurant I normally go check it out. Also, my wife is from Laos so we mostly eat asian food. It is difficult to find what I consider good quality Thai food around here (at least in restaurants). We normally end up eating Vietnamese food when we eat out.

          1. re: kempshark

            Speaking of Vietnamese food, I don't know a lot but notice that we have tons of restaurants in St. Pete. What would you recommend as a good place or two for the best examples?
            Thanks!

            1. re: fdobbs1

              That would depend on what type of Vietnamese food you are looking for..... I go to Taste of Saigon (Park Blvd) for Pho and the best iced coffee in area......I go to Ben Thanh for Banh Xeo, beef fondue, etc.......Pho Quyen still has the best spring rolls in the area and I like their Nem Nuong as well as the Lemon Grass Beef. I do not recommend the Pho or the iced coffee at Pho Quyen.......Thang Long is good for Roast Duck Noodle soup as well as some other dishes. Their Pho isn't awesome, but it is decent traditional Pho and is only $4.95/bowl.............I work down in the Pinellas Park area, so I often stop by one of these places (or Sila Thai) for dinner (I work nights).

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              Taste of Saigon
              6527 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

              Ben Thanh Restaurant
              4200 62nd Ave Ste C, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

              Sila Thai Restaurant
              3828 49th St N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

      2. I met some friends at BKK Thai, over on Park Street. It wasn't too bad.
        http://thaisushibkk.com/

        1. Basil Thai, St. Pete Beach. Serene atmosphere, exceedingly fresh food.

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          1. re: Tom Scherberger

            I meant to write Basil Leaf Thai. http://basilthaisushibar.com/

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            Basil Leaf
            24 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901

          2. Thanks, these all look interesting. I'll check them out.

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            1. re: fdobbs1

              I love Lanna Thai on park street,real fresh,clean food with robust flavors. Been to BKK,thought it was bland to the point of boredom

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              Lanna Thai Restaurant
              8300 Bay Pines Blvd, Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

              1. re: fishtail

                I've heard other people recommend Lanna Thai. It's next on my list to try.