Special Report

The Best Thai Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Akiko I. via Yelp

> Location: Pasadena, California

A spacious restaurant with an industrial style interior and outdoor patio seating, Saladang offers classic entrées and exciting twists on Thai appetizers, including boneless chicken wings stuffed with shrimp, peas, mushrooms, and glass noodles, and their signature gold pouches, deep-fried packets of potato and peanuts served with a sweet and sour sauce.

Source: Courtesy of Sanamluang Café Hollywood via Yelp

Sanamluang Café
> Location: Los Angeles, California

Open late at night, this laid-back veteran eatery offers the best of Thai comfort food. Customers love the boat noodles, a savory rice noodle soup with a rich, dark broth, as well as the fried shrimp cakes, Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce, and roast duck noodle soup.

Source: Courtesy of Somtum Der via Yelp

Somtum Der
> Location: New York City, New York

Featuring Isan cuisine served family style, this festive East Village hotspot is a great place to branch out and try a variety of dishes with friends. The menu features grilled pork and beef skewers, fried chicken, central Thai fried rice and noodle dishes, and a variety of papaya salads (try the version with salted egg).

Source: Courtesy of Kiki C. via Yelp

> Location: Queens and Williston Park, New York

What started as a small Thai bakery over two decades ago is now a renowned restaurant with one cash-only location in Queens and one in Nassau County. The large menu of over 120 dishes features cuisine from various regions of Thailand. Customers rave about the soft shell crab and the drunken noodles with crispy pork belly.

Source: Courtesy of Jessica M. via Yelp

Sticky Rice
> Location: Chicago, Illinois

This northern Thai outpost in Horner Park offers all the usual favorites and some unique specials on their extensive menu. Try the aromatic prik khing moo krob (chili paste with crispy pork, kaffir lime leaves, and green beans), and the customer favorite tom kha (hot and sour coconut soup) with shrimp.

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