Special Report

The Best Thai Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Mahaniyom via Facebook

Mahaniyom
> Location: Brookline, Massachusetts

This hip Thai tapas bar serves small (and not-so-small) plates for sharing alongside handcrafted cocktails. Popular items include the crunchy chive cakes, crab curry, shrimp pad thai, and rambutan salad. The house Sazerac comes with Thai tea-infused rye whiskey, absinthe, and house bitters, while the Rambutini features Tito’s vodka, elderflower liqueur, rambutan juice, and lemon.

Source: Courtesy of Jonathan W. via Yelp

Night + Market Song
> Location: Los Angeles, California

This popular, cozy hangout specializes in street food and wine. Bar snacks include party wings, grilled pork jowl, and catfish tamales with pork fat in banana leaf. Be sure to try the moo sadoong, a spicy salad of grilled pork, thai basil, lemongrass, chiles, and toasted rice powder.

Source: Courtesy of An H. via Yelp

Night + Market WeHo
> Location: West Hollywood, California

A bustling casual hangout, sibling to Night + Market Song, that serves street food, beer, and wine, Night + Market WeHo is famous for their fried chicken sandwich with ranch, papaya slaw, jalapeños, and cilantro, as well as their filet mignon satay with coconut curry, peanut sauce, and cucumber salad, and their panang curry short ribs. Whatever you get, order a side of coconut rice to accompany it.

Source: Courtesy of Lyann S. via Yelp

Northern Thai Food Club
> Location: Los Angeles, California

A combination market and eatery, Northern Thai Food Club features homey cafeteria style entrées at affordable prices and super friendly service. Satisfying favorites on the menu include kab moo (crispy pork skins), yum nor nam poo (bamboo shoot salad with crab paste), and deep-fried gourami fish. Customers rave about the Thai iced tea.

Source: Courtesy of Sunshine A. via Yelp

Ruan Thai
> Location: Wheaton, Maryland

This no-frills family-run restaurant is known for its wide array of appetizers, including the customer favorite, deep-fried watercress with shrimp, squid, cilantro, and cashews in lime dressing. The huge portions of noodle dishes, stir fries, spicy seafood, and curries are savory and affordable.

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