Make sure to stop by Thai Orchid — this Thai food establishment is a cornerstone for curry addicts.
If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat.
The bar at Thai Orchid is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Thai Orchid.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Thai Orchid's al fresco patio seating.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Thai Orchid is ultra casual.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Dine at Thai Orchid and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Menu items at Thai Orchid tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
When Basil Restaurant opened in 2009, the Columbus Dispatch reported on owner Rhome Ruanphae's inspiration: his mother?s string of successful Thai restaurants?beginning with Thai Village in Chicago?s Wicker Park neighborhood?that she ran with her husband while he was growing up. Rhome borrowed his mother?s culinary mastery for Basil, which teleports taste buds to Thailand with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Chefs gather rice or egg noodles to lay the foundation for many entrees, such as specialty kee mow, a soft or crispy maelstrom of rice noodles with thai basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The menu also features a rainbow of curries, soups, salads, and appetizers to keep ravenous diners from eating their napkins.
The seasoned confines of a former antique shop welcome diners to Basil Restaurant, decked out with bare brick and a retro advertisement for ice painted on the back wall. As a glittering chandelier casts light on colorful curries, wine-dark panels of varnished wood gaze at diners from the wall, and exposed lengths of ductwork add a neoindustrial aesthetic without the overkill of steam-powered dessert trays or austere Orwellian maitre d's.
Bold, earthy paintings line the canary-yellow walls of Lemongrass, but they have to contend with the vibrant spreads of sushi and pad thai that top the plates at the pan-Asian bistro. Sushi, sashimi, and nigiri options run the gamut from barbecue eel and asparagus to a specialty Manhattan roll glazed with shrimp caviar. A lighter lunch menu presents smaller portions of the dinner entrees, along with handheld options such as chicken bacon and shrimp-tempura wraps. An extensive wine menu complements the dinner and lunch menus, and the tempting dessert menu catalogs fried plantains and mango sorbet served in a mango rind.
As weary guests lug their suitcases and collapsible travel saxophones up to the front desk of Best Western hotel, their senses are suddenly awakened to the scents of sizzling garlic, simmering coconut, and fresh basil. The source of the exotic aromas is the onsite Thai Lagoon Bistro—an elegant Thai eatery lauded by reporters from Crave Magazine as a hidden gem. In the restaurant's kitchen, chefs fold fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables into a sweeping variety of authentic Thai favorites and rarities—from the popular pad thai noodles to the lesser-known tiger cry spicy beef. They stir pots of soup peppered with lemongrass and chili before turning their attention to massaman chicken curry, which writers from The Columbus Dispatch praised as being “aromatic with allspice, clove, and cinnamon…” They even extend their culinary expertise to a selection of Chinese classics, including kung pao chicken and orange beef.
Diners await meals at white-cloth tables in the elegant dining room lit with soft candlelight and speckled with tropical plants. In the mornings, the restaurant transforms into a breakfast buffet with American-style dishes, including cereals and pancakes shaped like John Wayne waving the US flag.
For some of the tastiest Thai food in town, head to Nida's Thai On High.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Nida's Thai On High's menu does not offer low-fat options.
Be sure to complete your meal at Nida's Thai On High with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Nida's Thai On High is come-as-you-are.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
Your tab at Nida's Thai On High will generally run you about $30 per person.
Columbus' Bahn Thai Bistro offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Come prepared to feast at Bahn Thai Bistro — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Bahn Thai Bistro also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Bahn Thai Bistro just as much as their parents do.
Bahn Thai Bistro provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
You can also have Bahn Thai Bistro cater your next event.
Expect your bill at Bahn Thai Bistro to come in at around $30 per person.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Bahn Thai Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.