Chef and owner Tottie Kaya learned from the best: her mother, who was an acclaimed caterer in Laos. At her namesake restaurant, the culinary Renaissance woman crafts Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese dishes, and finishes meals with handcrafted desserts such as mango with sticky rice.
PaPaYa Thai Restaurant’s chicken mango curry won Best Thai Curry 2009 by Phoenix magazine. It brims with the bold, sweet, and spicy flavors of coconut milk, mango, and red-curry paste, further enhanced by sweet basil, lean chicken, and bell peppers, each shaped like a life-size Stanley Cup. It’s testament to the carefully crafted dishes typical of PaPaYa, which serves traditional dishes that alternate between sweet, sour, and salty flavors and feature no MSG. The barbecue grill adds crispiness to chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and salmon, each plated beside thai sticky rice and sides of sweet chili dip or spicy lime sauce. Most dishes can be made vegetarian on request, and PaPaYa’s attentive waiters encourage patrons to pick their preference of spiciness, ranging from mild and medium to thai hot.
To make Thai Basil’s signature dish, chefs sauté the restaurant’s namesake herb with spicy garlic, bamboo shoots, and a variety of vegetables. Thai basil is also found in a bounty of other plates—grilled eggplant brightens beneath its characteristic tang, spicy fried rice takes on a Thai flavor with the herb, and three curry dishes incorporate it in their stews of coconut milk and spices. Tofu, beef, chicken, and a selection of seafood play central roles in the restaurant's selection of rice, noodle, stir-fry, and grill entrees, each conveniently priced by protein rather than individual dish or the number of letters in its name. Dishes find complement in a wide selection of iced and hot teas and traditional desserts, such as sticky purple rice topped with Thai custard.
Phoenix's Thai Basil offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. Thai Basil is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Thai Basil won't cost you a sitter. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Thai Basil — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Thai Basil.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Thai Basil is ultra casual. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Thai Basil offers catering.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Dining at Thai Basil will set you back about $30 per person on average. Head on over to Thai Basil first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Thai Basil is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Phoenix's Thai Rama Restaurant offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. No need to miss out on Thai Rama Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Thai Rama Restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Thai Rama Restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Dress is typically casual at Thai Rama Restaurant, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. You can also serve food from Thai Rama Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Thai Rama Restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Dining at Thai Rama Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
For a quick curry, Phoenix's Thai E-San is a great lunch or dinner spot. Thai E-San is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Thai E-San guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Grab the kids when you head to Thai E-San — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Not to be overlooked is Thai E-San's no-charge wifi.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Thai E-San's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Thai E-San provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Thai E-San.