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I have never had really great thai in Dallas and am looking to change that. any suggestions in central dallas?

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  1. Mango Thai on Lovers Lane
    Royal Thai in Old Town Shopping Center
    Bangkok City on Greenville
    I dont know if these are the best, but I enjoy all three.

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    1. re: Shawn2

      Thai Orchid on Belt Line in Addison is also very good.

      1. re: Kirk
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        Anthony Gheno

        Jasmine's on the south-east corner of Custer and Spring Creek in Plano. I prefer their curries over the offering from Asian Mint (although Mint follows close behind) and my wife claims they have the best Pad Thai.

        I think I might give Thai Orchid a try tonight. :)

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          SecretAsianMan

          Have anyone ever been to Best Thai in Addison? It hides in a small strip mall at:

          14833 Midway Rd # 100
          Addison, TX 75001-4945
          Phone: 972-239-6334

          And is the best thai (no pun intended) that I have eaten in these parts. I recommend that you start with the Salmon Rolls. Small rice paper wrapped rolls stuffed with a slice of cooked salmon with spinach and deep fried to a crispy delight and tied at the top with a green onion ribbon. Delicious.
          Then onto the main dishes which feature different noodle dishes as well as curries of your choice that pair up with a meat or tofu of your choice. A full bar is offered and the staff is prompt and comfortable with English. The interior rocks and one can impress a date at the very door of the restaurant that sports elephant tusks handles to the small enclave inside with a thatched roof for effect. Or one can sit on long sofa's at table and lean on the Thai armrests that give support to weary diners in grand Thai style. A hidden gem and one well worth the trouble to find.

          David Arya

          1. re: SecretAsianMan

            Thanks for the Best Thai reccomendation. I was very impressed with my first experience. I had salmon rolls, dumplings, chicken volcano, and thai steak delivered. Everything was very good. Looking forward to trying more.

            1. re: SecretAsianMan

              I've been a fan of Best Thai for YEARS! They also have two other locations - one on the northwest corner of Preston and Royal and one in Frisco. I haven't tried the Frisco one, but of the other two, I tend to prefer the food at the one in Addison.

              1. re: SecretAsianMan

                i love this place, i have been going to it for awhile now...excellent spicy noodles

          2. re: Shawn2

            Second Royal Thai.

            1. re: Shawn2

              Been to all three Shawn2. They're good.

              TT

            2. Not strictly Thai, but with mostly Thai dishes (and the best red curry in Dallas) - Asian Mint.

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                simply_victoria

                I liked Royal Thai. Never had a bad meal there. I also like Noodle Wave up on Spring Valley and Thai Soon on Coit.

                I also tried, but not in a couple of months Tukta Thai. That was quite good.

                And one really really nice meal I had was at Zoom up in Plano. That is Thai and Vietnamese. Quite delicious.

                1. Try Krua Thai on the SW corner of 635 and Abrams. It's in a sketchy hotel, but the food is fantastic. They even have Thai karaoke on the weekends.

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                  1. re: Lisa

                    Kru is great but it moved, Does anyone know where?

                  2. Hoping for "great Thai" in Dallas may be a lost cause, since there aren't a whole lot of Thai people here--only 1,179 in Dallas County, per the 2000 Census. Compare that with 23,752 Indians, 21,355 Vietnamese, 11,563 Chinese, 9,303 Koreans, 6,617 Filipinos, 2,761 Pakistanis, 2,611 Laotians, 2,193 Japanese, and 1,993 Cambodians. Without a large Thai immigrant community to support restaurants, it's hard to expect much in the way of uniqueness, authenticity, or quality. There are some decent American-oriented Thai places, many of which have been mentioned by others in this thread. But if you're looking for something transcendent, you're probably going to have to go somewhere where there's a larger Thai population (e.g., Los Angeles, with 20,040).

                    With that said, I really hope I'm wrong and that there's a hidden gem somewhere out there. If you find it, let us know.

                    Scott

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                    1. re: Scott

                      I generally agree with your observation, but if there are twice as many Laotions as Thais in the area, where are the Lao restaurants? The best Lao meal I've had in Texas was in Amarillo; I don't know of a Lao place in Dallas.

                      1. re: Dallas Alice

                        Buy Laotian isn't trendy and increasingly popular across the country.

                        Now why aren't there better Vietnamese restaurants?

                        1. re: Frolic

                          I'm far from the most qualified person to speak on Vietnamese, but much of what I have had around here (e.g., in the Richardson/Garland area) has been good. And I hear the options may be even better in Tarrant County (which, in a more concentrated area, has nearly 20,000 Vietnamese).

                          Scott

                          1. re: Scott

                            Ok, I guess I just need to keep searching.

                            1. re: Frolic

                              Not necessarily. You may just be more discriminating than I am. (Like I said, I'm no Vietnamese connoisseur.)

                              If you haven't checked out that area towards Garland, though, it's worth looking into. Just follow Walnut (not Walnut Hill) eastward from Greenville Ave., like you're going to Hong Kong Market Place. You'll start seeing Vietnamese restaurants and shops. There are probably 20+ just in the stretch between Audelia and Jupiter. At the Audelia end, try La Me (in the shopping center with Hong Kong Market Place). At the Jupiter end, try Pho Duy Tan. And if you find anything good or bad, please post about it here.

                              Scott

                              1. re: Scott

                                I happen to be a huge fan of Thai and Vietnamese but found it hard to find a good authentic Vietnamese restaurant in the area so normally we'd have to take a trip to Garland or Arlington. We used to eat at Pho Duy Tan in Garland but they're no longer there. Recently we went to eat at Banana Leaf and found Pho Delavie hidden behind it (on Preston between Campbell and Frankford). It's not like most other typical Vietnamese restaurants, they actually have very friendly service and the place is super clean! The food is amazing! We love their sampler and their grilled pork chop is the best I've had anywhere. The pho isn't fatty either and the beef cuts are lean. Now whenever we crave Vietnamese food, we just go there. I hope this helps :) -K

                        2. re: Dallas Alice

                          Dallas Alice,

                          Some of the Thai restaurants in Dallas are actually owned and operated by Laotians. By doing Thai, they're just catering to a perceived demand (among Caucasians).

                          And, even though there are more Laotians than Thais, there still aren't that many. I don't know what it takes to form a critical mass. There are 3,624 Cubans in Dallas County, for instance, but little in the way of Cuban markets, shops, or authentic restaurants. There are 4,020 Hondurans, but Honduran restaurants are few and far between (and sometimes cloaked as Tex-Mex joints, as is the case with the very enjoyable Brothers, on Maple). At 18,197, Salvadorans seem to get some traction, though not as visibly as the much smaller Korean population (at 9,303).

                          If whites in Dallas patronized independent, non-gentrified ethnic restaurants in meaningful numbers, it would be possible to have interesting, quality restaurants without large supporting ethnic populations. For whatever reason, that doesn't seem to happen much.

                          Scott

                          1. re: Scott

                            "If whites in Dallas patronized independent, non-gentrified ethnic restaurants in meaningful numbers, it would be possible to have interesting, quality restaurants without large supporting ethnic populations. For whatever reason, that doesn't seem to happen much."
                            - Again, thanks for speaking out. Here! Here!!

                        3. re: Scott

                          All of your census stats dont help anyone! There are good Thai places in Dallas and surrounding areas. Granted maybe not as many as California, Thailand or other places.

                          1. re: Shawn2

                            I find the census data helpful. I am someone. Thefeore, your claim--that "the census stats don't help anyone"--is absolutely false.

                            Also, I respectfully disagree with your claim that good Thai places can be found in Dallas and surrouning areas. That has not been my experience whatsoever. Tastes and opinions vary, however.

                            1. re: Chris

                              I'd have to agree with you, it's hard to find a good Thai place in Dallas.......And what I abhor are chains like Samui & Bangkok City (I assume Bangkok City is a chain, as I've seen several different locations with that name).......Really bad stuff at both chains.

                              The absolute worst Thai restaurant I've tried was in Arlington. It was a few exits past Six Flags, can't remember the name of it but there was a laundromat almost next door.......It was quite simply the worst Thai food I ever had the misfortune of sampling.

                              As far as good restaurants go, I used to like the Thai place next to the KTVT sign on 75 & Forest or Royal, before they changed ownership. The ownership change occurred around 5 years ago, I think.......Now they're average at best.

                              There's a hole-in-the-wall place at Inwood & 35 which isn't bad at all. The decor is horrid, as is the exterior, but it's run by a Thai couple who have lived in Dallas for 15 years or so.......Thus, it's authentic Thai cuisine. They only accept cash, though.....The best thing on their menu is basil eggplant w/chicken (in my opinion).

                              I gave up on trying different Thai places in Dallas when the majority of them weren't living up to my expectations. I'm not trying to be offensive or anything, but it seems like a lot of people have low standards for Thai cuisine here.

                              Places that were just OK, but not great, were:

                              Banana Leaf --Preston/Frankford

                              Nakhon Thai --in Plano at Parker & Custer or Alma, but I think they changed ownership as it's no longer under the name Nakhon Thai, so I have no idea how their food is now.

                              1. re: Savant

                                Nakhon Thai is now Jasmine Thai, and if you google the boards you'll find plenty of words of praise.

                                1. re: donnaaries

                                  I think the Bangkok City in Plano changed their name to Zenna (sp?) and now focuses more on "small plates". I think it should be open, haven't had a chance to go yet, does sound kinda interesting.

                                  1. re: luniz

                                    I went to the Zenna in Plano the other day and loved it. I had never heard anyone talk about it but it was really good and packed. I had the pad ke mow or drunken noodles and thought they were really good.

                            2. re: Shawn2

                              Well, don't leave us hangin. Tell us where to find good thai food! I happen to concur with the prior poster that the prevalence of good ethnic cuisine is related to population of the particular group.

                            3. re: Scott

                              Considering that there are more than 50,000 koreans (not less than 10,000) in Dallas County, then, I wonder if the other data is just as bad. I do not have much faith in the 'census' (based on statistical sampling) data when working with small demographic details.

                              1. re: Scott

                                This is for the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex, according to community leaders, Census and Dallas Police Department: (for 2005)

                                Cambodia 12,000
                                Hmong (Laos) 400
                                Korea 60,000
                                Laos 7,500
                                Philippines 30,000
                                Thailand 7,500
                                Vietnam 80,000
                                India 100,000
                                Pakistan 45,000

                              2. If you don't mind a bit of a drive, there are two VERY good Thai places my husband and I go to. A plus is that both are BYOB.

                                One is in Irving, Salai Thai on MacArthur near 183. The other is in Arlington, SukhoThai on Fielder near I30. I believe SukhoThai is owned by two sisters from Thailand.

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                                1. re: Deborah

                                  Second Sukho Thai, a well established Thai family run business. Arlington has a number of Thai restaurants, but Sukho Thai in North Arlington (just South of Fielder and I-30) has been the most consistent, and arguably the best Thai restaurant in the mid-cities area. Although it may be a bit of a drive, seasoned Dallas Thai mavens continue to be impressed. No corn cakes, but an extensive menu which covers most things. Vegan and vegetarian friendly, they will cook to order almost anything you can dream up. Lastly, if you like it very spicy, the secret code word (for Caucasians) is "Turbo Thai Hot".

                                2. I love love love Bangcock City. Their appetizer menu alone can make many interesting meals.
                                  It's on Greenville, in a fun neighborhood.

                                  1. Royal Thai is good as is Chow Thai Pacific Rim (or whatever it's called up in Addison).

                                    TT

                                    1. Any of you Dallas hounds been to Thairrific lately? Mom's stuffed chicken wings were about the best ethnic dish of any type I have had in Big D.

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                                      1. re: bhoward

                                        I go there every once in a while (usually before a movie at that theater at Webb Chapel and LBJ). Decent Thai from a Laotian family. (The first meal I had there was pretty poor, but the waitress was so friendly and seemed so disappointed that I had to give them another try.)

                                        Scott

                                      2. Thai Garden on Campbell Road near Preston. It is small and inexpensive. I started going there because I eat lunch once a month with a group of women from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Lunch is an especially good deal with soup or salad and good sized main course for less than $8 most of the time and the Friday fish lunch is very good. My friends like their food very spicy but people like me can get less hot. They often recommend the soup of the day. Take it if they say to, all soups are great and not spicy beyond taste.

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                                        1. re: tvmovielover

                                          Agree that Thai Garden is a great value for lunch ($8 buys entree, eggroll, & soup or salad). Jasmine Thai is a little better in my opinion, but you certainly can't beat the lunch prices at Thai Garden.

                                        2. I normally go to Jasmine in Plano on Custer & Spring Creek.

                                          1. I'm suprised no one's mentioned Thai Soon, on Coit at Beltline in Richardson (it was on Lower Greenville for many years until it moved to Richardson in the late 90s). It has always been my favorite Thai restaurant in Dallas.

                                            1. I live near Thai Soon and I find it to be pretty good, but I prefer Noodlewave if I'm going to have Thai in the neighborhood. New current obsession at Noodlewave is the peanut curry noodles!!

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                                                1. re: simply_victoria

                                                  Simply Victoria, Where is Noodlewave? I work near Thai Soon and had been a devotee for many years when they were down on Greenville. I have not been impressed since the move. They are very inconsistent. I was embarrassed when I took a group of 8 in from the office after bragging about them and then were served stale corn cakes.

                                                  1. re: ZinGal

                                                    Noodlewave is just down Coit at Springvalley on the Northeast corner. They are right next to Shiskabob's (not very good middle eastern place).

                                                2. I also live near Thai Soon. I have eaten there a few times and have been unimpressed each time. I remember one time I had a salmon dish where the fish was way too fishy.

                                                  1. Everything I've ordered at Thai Soon has been great, maybe because one of the waitresses there recognizes me and brings out the good stuff.

                                                    Jasmine is great also, but if they ask you how spicy you want your food, tell them half the number you think you can handle (from a scale of 1-10).

                                                    All of the other Thai restaurants I've been to have been so-so.

                                                    1. We recently tried Thai Basil in Dallas and loved it. My husband who is Thai and very picky though the food was excellent. I think this is thier info but you would have to call

                                                      Thai Basil
                                                      9090 Skillman St
                                                      214-340-9261

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                                                      1. re: cagirlintexas

                                                        Is'nt there a Thai Basil in North Dallas? If so, are they the same owners. I have never been to Thai Basil in N. Dallas but, I have heard that it's great.

                                                        1. re: cagirlintexas

                                                          Went to Thai Basil a few weeks ago and its still excellent. The house seafood plate and pineapple fried rice are very good. I cant remember the names of the other dishes we had but they were pretty good as well. I think we were there on a Friday night and the staff was playing live traditional Thai music before they closed.

                                                          I also like Thai Jasmine, Royal Thai and Best Thai in Irving. Did not like Sukho Thai in Arlington.

                                                        2. Not really sure, We just really liked the one on Skillman

                                                          1. Has anyone tried Toy's Cafe on Lemmon Ave. just down the road from the Whole Foods? It's mostly a one-woman shop and has been there for years. I've been there a couple of times and the food was excellent and service friendly. The atmosphere is plain, but the prices are very reasonable. If you are a fan of lesser-known hole-in-the-wall type places, give it a shot!

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                                                            1. re: interference

                                                              Yep I would agree about Toy's it's been years, but the food was always quite good.

                                                              1. re: interference

                                                                I used to live just a few blocks away from Toy's and Thai Nipa. Both are serviceable, but I usually found myself driving to better options.

                                                                Scott

                                                                1. re: interference

                                                                  I've been going to Toy's since they first opened. The corn patties alone will hook you on the first visit. I took my daughters there when they were younger, and now I have to take them back at least once a month. Toy is a very nice lady, and after not going there for a couple of years, she walked up and asked if I wanted the usual? Since her husband/chef passed away, she has done an excellent job of maintaining the same quality and service as always. Well worth the vistit. (my favorite is the vegetables with the Thai sauce)

                                                                  1. re: Jerry627

                                                                    Will whole-heartedly agree that Toy's is a gem-of-a-find. One of the few places that don't serve clumpy pad-thai. I will sometimes call in an order and just ask Toy to surprise me...she never disappoints.

                                                                2. Though the parent's post requested Dallas area spots, and with no wish to hijack this thread, I will add a few more Thai restaurants which are highly recommended to Dallas friends. I have been to most of the Dallas county Thai restaurants recommended above, repeatedly, and IMO Tarrant county has competitive offerings, some on par with Dallas' best.

                                                                  In Las Collinas (Irving) just North of 114 & North O'Connor (and then right on Las Collinas Blvd. for about 1/4 mile) is Thai Chili (they have a second location in South Lake which is equally good). Intimate and slightly up scale (yet reasonable pricing). Good currys, corn cakes, and pad dishes. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.

                                                                  In the mid Cities, in Hurst, next door to North East Mall (near 183 & Bedford Rd.) on Melbourne Rd., Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine. Up scale interior yet reasonable pricing, consistently good food across much of their modest menu. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.

                                                                  Additionally in Bedford there is Thai Jasmine (not affiliated with any of the other Thai Jasmines), a Thai owned and operated business on Harwood Rd (accessible from 183 or 121.) Especially recommended for their vegan Sunday buffet (usually only held on the third Sunday of each month.) Appeals to all meatetarian friends. Incredibly fresh food.

                                                                  For Arlington, see my recommendation for Sukho Thai above. Very highly recommended. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.

                                                                  Lastly, for those Dallasites who somehow inexplicably find themselves in Fort Worth (worth a try, they have world class museums, a real down town night scene, and now they even have electricity and indoor plumbing) I very highly recommend Junsree Thai House on Magnolia Ave.
                                                                  A Thai family run, very friendly business. They grow most of their own produce so the quality is high and everything is consistently fresh. Excellent pad dishes, curries, corn cakes and salads. The lunch buffet is half vegan half meatetarian. They are very accommodating and will cook almost anything you can dream up. They will happily fulfil super spicy requests, but if you feel you need it, the secret code word (for non-natives) is simply "Angry Thai Hot" or "Joe (the owner) Angry Hot" – the hottest Thai I have ever experienced. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.
                                                                  Located in the medical district, accessible from I-30W (exit Summit/8th Ave., go South 3/4 mile, Left on Magnolia, restaurant store front on right) and from I-35W South (exit Rosedale, go West to Hemphill, go South to Magnolia, go West 1/4 mile, in store front on left.)

                                                                  1. I'd pay lots of money for a Dallas version of LV's Lotus of Siam, but we lack. In the meantime, we hit up our local place, Thai Noodle & Rice. I doubt it's the best Thai in town, but it's great for the price.

                                                                    1. Here's another vote for Mango Thai on Lover's Lane (for a pretty restaurant in an upscale venue) and Bangkok City on upper Greenville Ave., with lesser ambience but terrific food. For me, Royal Thai puts more emphasis on the decor than the food.

                                                                      1. Royal Thai is consistently fantastic, although waits can be long. Chow Thai in Addison is also great, and the ambiance is nice and quiet. Never had to wait to be seated there.

                                                                        1. Over a year since this post originated ..... however would like to respond by saying that "Royal Thai" is still a great place to eat. They're located in "Old Town Shopping Center" which is on northeast corner of Greenville Ave / Lovers Lane (actual address is 5500 Greenville Ave, & phone no. is (214)691-3555.

                                                                          Mango Thai is located on Lovers Lane, further west than Royal Thai. I'd guestimate it's about 6 miles away. It's a decent restaurant, however I find Royal Thai to be a better choice.

                                                                            1. re: mexfan

                                                                              Mexfan, it is Asian Mint...but you are right, it is very good.

                                                                            2. I like Royal thai, but I like Asian Mint better (though not exclusively Thai). My favorite is Pan Acean in Coppell

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                                                                              1. re: jossshr

                                                                                Also I like Samui Thai in Plano in the Shops at Legacy

                                                                              2. So far the best thai we have tried in Plano was Jasmine Thai and their other location Jasmine II - formerly Nakhon Thai - The family was the same from the opening - they changed the name because the jasmine Thai location was getting more business and they wanted people to realize that they were the same family. They are both outstanding! The Tom Kha Gai is exceptional and so is the green papaya salad - albeit spicy even when ordered mild - but that's the only negative I could give. The pineapple fried rice is my all time favorite with cashews and raisins.. mmm...
                                                                                I also like Thai rrific in North Dallas, it's in a shady parking lot but the food is good. The buffet at lunch is small but they have good choices. They make these stuffed chicken wings that are beyond my comprehension, how do they get those little bones out yet keep the wing intact?? I'll never know. Their curries are excellent as well.
                                                                                I'd pick Jasmine over all.

                                                                                1. mango thai on lovers is fab!

                                                                                  1. Asian Mint in the strip center at Forest just west of Central Expwy or Thai Noodles on Fitzhugh east of Central Expwy.

                                                                                    1. I think the Pad See Eew at what used to be called Star of Siam (I think it's called Thai Restaurant now...) at Spring Valley and 75 is delicious. Thairiffic had the best green curry I've had. And Thai Soon's yellow curry noodles are fantastic. And Mint is great although not authentic.

                                                                                      1. Jasmine in plano (Spring Creek & custer) has great food. The main chef is Thai. The restaurant is a little small but the service and decor are excellent. Hands down one of the best Thai places around.

                                                                                        1. I will have to agree with several others on this post about Jasmine Thai in Plano. My wife and I went this past weekend and had an all around solid meal. Started off with an appetizer of Thai Herbal Chicken (chicken breast pieces dredged in a rice flour mixture that includes dried red chilis, lemon grass and white sesame seeds and then comes with a handful of fried thai basil leaves). This was by far one of the best appetizers I have had in the metroplex in a very long time, it impressed on several levels! Next we asked for recommendations from the waiter (not going to drop his name cause don't wanted to get deleted). He asked us what meat we wanted....I said tofu and seafood. He recommended the green curry for the tofu and the seafood with basil sauce. Gren curry was made to our specifications (spicy) and was just the right amount of spice without being unconfortable. The seafood with basil sauce was not our favorite but the mussels and shrimp were very fresh....mussels had no grit and were not over cooked. The seafood came with a side of chili suace so I can heat it up to my liking. The waiter was very gracious and very helpful. He stayed and chatted with us for about 10 mins before we left. I would highly recommend this place (especially if you have things to buy at ASSI market, next door). The interior was filled with Thai decorations without being cheesy. The waiter and what we could see of the cooks were all actually Thai....what a relief. Food was top notch, service even better, and atmosphere also very good. For a Saturday lunch they still impressed during their off times!! Two thumbs up for Jasmine Thai at Spring Creek and Custer in Plano.

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                                                                                          1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                                                                                            We just had our first meal at Jasmine Thai this weekend, and it was excellent! It was so good that we looked at each other afterward and agreed that we're actually mad we hadn't found this place earlier. It's so convenient to us, and we'd heard good reviews for a long time but just hadn't gotten around to it.

                                                                                            We had the herbal chicken appetizer, which I agree with previous posters is quite exceptional and unexpected. It was the right amount of seasoning and crispiness, without even a hint of grease. I especially liked the crisped basil leaves scattered throughout.

                                                                                            Another standout was the garlic prawns, which came with a lime fish-sauce cucumber garlic dipping sauce. The prawns are enormous, whole, and fried perfectly. Both these dishes, by the way, were recommendations by our waiter.

                                                                                            Spicy beef was lovely though a little sweeter than I had expected. Lemongrass catfish was quite nice and again - unexpected, because it came with minced chicken on top.

                                                                                            We liked Jasmine Thai very much and will be back next weekend.

                                                                                            1. re: blessed02

                                                                                              We just tried Jasmine Thai, too. Very good. Curries were elegantly flavored, pad thai was excellent, rice was excellent. The tofu was cooked nicely. Thai tea was good and and coconut ice cream was also divine. We didn't try the herbed chicken appetizer, have to try it next time. Also we'll have to try the soups.

                                                                                          2. Thought I'd give an update. We ate at Thai Orchid in Addison at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2008. They were open until 11 p.m., so it worked out for us to go there. First off, we enjoyed everything, and the service was perfect. They made us feel very welcome. I have to say, though, that for some reason, we couldn't order anything fried! Nothing! Not even the stuffed crab claws that were on the menu insert as Specials. That was surprising. We still found plenty to like, though. All the sauces were particularly good, whether the food was cooked in the sauce or it was served as a condiment alongside.

                                                                                            We had the Chicken Satay and Tulip Dumpling appetizers. Our main entrees were beef Pad King, chicken Pad Thai, and chicken Mussamun Curry. Sticky rice was served alongside, and they refilled the bowl when it was emptied. My favorite was the curry. I love the taste of the coconut milk and peanuts. My husband loved the Pad Thai. My son loved the dumplings.

                                                                                            1. 1. Royal Thai on Lovers
                                                                                              2. Piman in Irving, TX makes the best panang curry
                                                                                              3. Bangkok City on Greenville Ave

                                                                                              1. Noodle Wave on Spring Valley
                                                                                                Noodles Avenue in Plano also very good

                                                                                                grace
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                                                                                                1. I also like Bangkok on Greenville they have the best green curry I've found so far. Love "The Mint" on Forest and 75 they have excellent curry fried rice. Royal Thai is good but i think overrated (it seems to win best thai in dallas every year according to D magazine.

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                                                                                                  Royal Thai
                                                                                                  5500 Greenville Ave Ste 608, Dallas, TX 75206

                                                                                                  1. I've been very happy with the Thai food at Bambu. They do more unusual dishes than found at other Thai restaurants.
                                                                                                    Including, a killer clam dish and whole fish.

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                                                                                                    Bambu
                                                                                                    1930 N Coit Rd #100, Richardson, TX 75080

                                                                                                    1. Close to downtown and pretty good is Naga. Upscale environment, but not too pricey and solid. They also have Mekhong whiskey, which goes really nicely over some ice before your meal. If nothing else, underrated spot to eat at before a Mavs game.

                                                                                                      665 High Market Street, Dallas - (214) 953-0023

                                                                                                      1. Some of my thai favorites are
                                                                                                        - Zenna which has a location in downtown (also one in North Dallas and one in Plano),
                                                                                                        - Ginger Thai (which I believe has 2 locations)
                                                                                                        - Pho Que Huong is really vietnamese instead of thai but their flat noodle dishes are similar
                                                                                                        - Bangkok Inn in East Dallas

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                                                                                                        1. re: taldeac

                                                                                                          You might also want to try these two excellent Thai restaurants that I like very much:
                                                                                                          Si Lom
                                                                                                          http://www.silomdallas.com/
                                                                                                          The best Tom Kah coconut soup I've had in Dallas. But, everything is excellent at this little sleeper.

                                                                                                          Sakhuu (A true hidden gem
                                                                                                          )http://www.sakhuu.com/
                                                                                                          At Sakhuu, try their wonderful stuffed chicken wings.