The dining room at San Sushi Too & Thai One On defies all geographical logic. Turn one way, you're in Thailand; turn another, and you face Japan. On the Japanese side, "the service is rapid and polite and the sushi is fresh," according to the Baltimore Sun. Fourteen seats line the sushi bar, where the chefs prepare 18 creative house sushi specials. For the selection, just look to the chalkboard menus?or ask the chef to make an off-menu favorite, since they happily take requests.
Meanwhile in the kitchen, chefs pan-fry Japanese noodles and channel the flavors of Thailand into drunken noodles or panang goong: shrimp saut?ed with curry paste, coconut milk, and fresh basil. Baltimore City Paper praised the thom kha kai as "tangy and rich at the same time, a study in contrasts" in a 2002 roundup of the city's best soups. On the weekends, the restaurant also hosts live music and dancing once the dining room closes and the chefs fly back to their respective countries to sleep.
Spice & Dice Thai Restaurant livens up meals with bold flavors and equally bold surroundings. Beginning with traditional family recipes and spices imported from Thailand, the chefs prepare a menu of homestyle Thai cooking with a near-perfect Zagat score. These dishes include familiar favorites, such as pan-seared duck with a tamarind sauce and homemade curries, along with many appetizers and entrees that can be prepared vegan or gluten-free.
The casual, homespun spirit of Spice & Dice's menu carries through to its whimsical decor. "Spice and Dice's decor is so playful you can't help but be in a good mood," wrote The Baltimore Sun. Moods become even lighter on Thursday evenings when the restaurant hosts live jazz performances.
Find your sweet and sour Thai food staples at Thai Restaurant — this restaurant serves some of the most flavorful dishes around town.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well.
Drinkers will appreciate Thai Restaurant's BYOB policy.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Thai Restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Thai Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie.
For the tastes of Thai Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
You can also grab your food to go.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
There's no need to bust your budget at Thai Restaurant, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
If you haven't heard of Stang of Siam's Baltimore's Crab Fried Rice, it's time to get acquainted. Fried rice might seem like a surprisingly simple standout. But the Baltimore Sun proclaims the dish a perfectly executed "must-have" that is so elegantly plated, it "earns its place on a Saturday night table."
Stang of Siam has quickly built its reputation for serving dishes that taste as good as they look, which is no surprise coming from owner Chuchart "Bobby" Kampirapang, a DC-area chef also responsible for Dupont Circle's acclaimed The Regent. Duck gra prao is one of the more popular signature dishes, sweetening boneless, crispy duck with basil and chili-garlic sauce. That same sauce reappears in the restaurant's take on classic drunken noodles, but is refreshingly absent from its custard and sticky rice desserts.
When Thailand native Penelope Chungsakoon and her husband, Bangkok native Tom Chungsakoon, opened Thai Yum Restaurant in 2010, the Baltimore Sun declared it the city's "best Thai restaurant." It's a testament to the ardent work ethic of Penelope and Tom, who flavor each beautifully plated dish with spices hand-ground in their open kitchen.
Besides staples such as massamun curry, the duo crafts Thai specialties such as duck breasts coated in curry-roasted peanut sauce and frog legs saut?ed in garlic and chili paste. Feasts unfold inside a dining room of shiny hardwood flooring and white brick walls decorated with traditional artwork depicting animals such as dragons and elephants.
For a quick curry, Baltimore's Thai Landing is a great lunch or dinner spot.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Thai Landing's menu does not offer low-fat options.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — Thai Landing has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Thai Landing is great for families with kids.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Thai Landing is ultra casual.
You can also serve food from Thai Landing at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's N Charles St location.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.