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Shallots Asian Bistro: A Good Value in Downtown
Here you will find quite a variety of Asian (while I am no Asian food expert, most of them appear to be Thai inspired, though there are a few that fall into the "Pan-Asian" category too.) dishes that will satisfy a number of tastes.
There is a bar with a reasonably good selection of drinks available.
There is some outdoor seating available, though the street appears to be fairly busy.
I also found that one of the co-owners to be willing to give out great advice about Seattle and the surrounding area, and even gave some tips on various other restaurants in the area.
Favorite Dish: I found the “Singapore” rice noodle & yellow curry with tofu (pork is also an option) for $7.50 to be a reasonably good value in this part of town, and quite tasty.
Watch for specials advertised on the various signs on the street and tied to the railing surrounding the outdoor seating. There seems to be some interesting deals available here.
Thaiku (some guides show it as Thai Ku): Thai Decor as well as Thai Food
Perhaps the most unique feature of this restaurant is that you are made to really feel as if you have entered a slice of Thailand. There are wood carvings in a number of places that appear to have been made by Thai craftsmen, and there are Thai decorated non-motorized vehicles hanging from the ceiling.
Currently, there is no sign on the building other than on the glass doors indicating that this restaurant exists, so it is very easy to go right past it without knowing that it is here.
Favorite Dish: I highly recommend getting the #5 appetizer (Meing Kahm, $8.50) which consists of toasted coconut, lime wedges, peanuts, ginger, red onion, thai chilli, bai cha plu leaves, and palm sugar sauce. You make your own wraps to your own liking. It is especially good as a shared appetizer among a small group.
The Rahd Nah ($8.50 - or $10.50 if you order it with prawns) with tofu (can also be ordered with pork, chicken, or beef) is pretty good
Bahn Thai Restaurant: Some of Seattle's Best Thai Food
What I miss most about Seattle, now that I've moved away, is Thai food! Bahn Thai is a cut above the rest. Tasty, good value, with attentive service, it doesn't get much better than this. Plus you can't beat the location, within easy walking distance of Seattle Center.
Favorite Dish: Probably some of the best Phad Thai I've ever eaten. The Green Curry is also fabulous.
The Thaiger Room: My favorite Pad Thai in Seattle
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the U-District. It's a cheap, hole-in-the-wall establishment like everything else on The Ave, but not nearly as sketchy. I haven't tried anything but the Pad Thai, so I can't say whether or not it is a great culinary find. But I definitely prefer it to all the other Thai places on The Ave. I actually really like the coffee-shop-like atmosphere inside, but be warned that it is very small. In fact, it's so small that it can take a long time to be seated. If you see a crowd jammed in the doorway, it means the wait will be long and you should consider going somewhere else. You can always order to go if necessary. But there are times when the place is practically empty, so definitely check it out.
Favorite Dish: I always order the Pad Thai. My first Pad Thai experience was at this place, and maybe I've over-romanticized it in my mind, but I haven't liked it as much at any other restaurant.
Tup Tim Thai: Best Thai Food for the price
It looks like a hole in the wall from the outside. The inside decoration is a bit better. Take notice as you walk in of the numerous awards they've won for the great food. It's a very small restaurant, but I've never had to wait for a table. The service is always AWESOME. They even make jokes at/with you...I love the service almost as much as the food.
Favorite Dish: Best Phad Thai I've ever had! Crab wontons, and Chicken Panag curry are my favorites.
Tawon Thai: Tawon Thai
Downtown Fremont, this artsy and very aesthetic thai palace will satiate your appetite. Spice not as hot as they should deliver, but the food is very good. Good service and good selections. Fine dining. Great places for dates. 4 1/2 stars out of 5.
Favorite Dish: I had the Pad Thai and Spring Rolls - delicious. Thai Ice teas great as well.
Racha: To die for Thai food
This is one of, if not the best, thai food in Seattle and believe me you have hundreds upon hundreds of thai restaurants to choose from. Where teriyaki and chinese restaurants once were now lie thai food restaurants which doesn't bother me in the least, I love the stuff. To be honest chinese tastes very bland and boring to me now. Located on Mercer street and 1st avenue at the bottom of queen anne is this wonderful restaurant perfect for a casual lunch or fancy dinner. The place is fabulous inside, with a great bar and center kitchen surrounded by glass. It's just an experience you won't want to miss. Oh and it's not always necessary but I recommend making reservations just in case, I've had trouble before even with 2 people.
Favorite Dish: Of course the pad thai and beef salad (they call it the crying tiger), but their thai iced coffee's, racha prawn roll appetizer, and sesame oysters deep fried in panko are fabulous!
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Jai Thai: Phad Thai Heaven!
This is the best Phad Thai restaurant in all of Seattle. Plus the area of Fremont is so fun to explore. The shops and buildings are very unique. This is a great restaurant to go for lunch. The specials are only $5.95 and include Phad Thai and one other dish. In the summer they have outdoor seating. After lunch wander around Fremont and visit the Fremont Troll, the Fremon statues (that change clothes every day!) and all of the shops!
Favorite Dish: Lunch Special No. 10...Phad Thai and Yellow Curry.
Downtown Seattle: BEST thai in downtown
this restaurant is best for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike -the menu is HUGE and portions are to be shared amongst the other members of your party. During the weekend there is a live string set and the customer service is ALWAYS excellent. No reservations are needed. The atmosphere is beautiful and quite romantic. Please don't bring children.
Favorite Dish: I always get an order of spring rolls w/ plum sauce as an appetizer. The thai fried rice is also good with fresh chunks of pineapple and large tofu squares. You should also order a cool glass of thai iced tea.
My best friend's brother is a...
My best friend's brother is a chef, so I didn't eat out there too much. We did go to one really good Thai Place downtown, and I had a drink called a Thai Me Up. That was fantastic!
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