Sala Thai Restaurant rewards its most loyal customers with a free dinner on their eighth visit. Considering the restaurant’s extensive menu—there are more than 100 options—racking up that many meals isn’t a difficult task. Thai spring rolls stuffed with vegetables and fried tofu prep palates for nine styles of Thai curry and barbecue platters of shrimp, sweet sausage, and pork. The staff pairs their lengthy menu with more than a dozen frozen drinks blended from exotic fruits, Thai coffees and teas, and water on the lam from the blazing kitchen.
At Satara, chefs preps a plethora of seafood, chicken, and tofu dishes with authentic Thai sauces. Amid walls adorned with abstract and figurative artwork by Scottsdale artist Domingo Domingo, diners relish piquant curries prepared for omnivores, herbivores, and troubadours alike. Between bites ranging from mild to thai spicy, patrons can sip boutique wines fetched from both small and featured vineyards.
If Thai authenticity depends on spiciness, Touch of Thai's chefs might as well be in Bangkok. "Lovers of authentic and hot, hot, hot Thai food will love this place," noted VoicePlaces, which quickly recommended such "tongue-singeing" dishes as chicken with yellow curry and shrimp with red curry. In fact, the chefs set diners' choices of chicken, beef, or seafood ablaze with four types of coconut-milk-infused Thai curries, whose spice levels may be adjusted on request. Meanwhile, a whole section of the menu is reserved for vegetarian cuisine, which provides bursts of protein from crispy tofu stir-fried with fresh chili pepper and green beans that have been hitting the gym.