Special Report

The Best Thai Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Adam D. via Yelp

Aloy Modern Thai
> Location: Denver, Colorado

Run by two sisters who arrived from Thailand in 2006, this downtown Denver restaurant uses local meats and vegetables to create authentic Thai dishes presented with modern flair. The Thai-inspired house cocktails are worth a try, and the popular happy hour goes all night if you sit at the bar.

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Aroy Thai
> Location: Chicago, Illinois

This casual, no-frills eatery in Ravenswood serves up a huge menu of traditional Thai favorites like larb, panang curry, crab fried rice, seafood soup, and pad see ew – stir-fried wide rice noodles with eggs, greens, and a rich, dark sauce.

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> Location: Chicago, Illinois

Owned by James Beard award-winning chef Arun Sampanthavivat, this elegant restaurant is decked out in magnificent Buddhist murals and intimate dining nooks. The creative fare comes à la carte or as a nine-course prix-fixe banquet, where each dish is well-balanced, beautifully presented, and well worth the price.

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Asia Market
> Location: Houston, Texas

This Thai-Lao supermarket and restaurant in Greater Heights has a casual family-friendly vibe and serves the most authentic and affordable Thai cuisine in the area. Patrons love the green papaya salad, mango sticky rice, and pad kee mao (also known as drunken noodles, a spicy dish with wide rice noodles, egg, and Thai basil).

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Ayada Thai
> Location: Queens, New York

With a large menu of traditional Thai food, this family-owned restaurant offers many dishes you may not find elsewhere, like crispy catfish salad with green mango and raw shrimp salad with bitter melon. Customers rave about the soft shell crab with papaya, fried red snapper, and duck in red curry sauce.

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