Adorned with a Gold Medallion Award from the California Restaurant Association, Taste of Thai walks culinary tight ropes of authentic, bold flavors within its minimally designed dining rooms. A meal inside the bamboo-bathed Hillcrest dining room begins with the Shrimp Sarong, an unwearable plate of bulbous shrimp, marinated and nestled in egg noodles, deep fried, and accessorized with palm sauce ($7.95). Hunger-havers can salivate over a cornucopia of thai rice and noodle dishes ($8.95–$12.95), each accented by a choice of tofu, meat, or seafood. Three's Company, a house specialty, tosses shrimp, squid, and chicken in a house curry paste with green pepper, peas, and an unbearably catchy theme song ($11.95). Sweeten meal endings with a bowl of milky, coconut ice cream ($3.95) to cool flames from a fiery dinner rush.
Chefs drive the menu at Rama, an upscale eatery whose many accolades include praise from Gayot and Zagat. The latter names the eatery a top Thai restaurant and a top restaurant for décor in San Diego. In the kitchen, chefs stir and sizzle dishes such as pra ram sautéed spinach, massaman curry, kra pao with chicken, and tiger prawns. Specialty cocktails enhance traditional rum, vodka, and tequila with limejuice and ginger. Rama’s acclaimed décor soothes minds troubled by premonitions of upcoming rugby injuries with a waterfall that drips down a stonewall, as well as gauzy, gossamer drapes and glowing lanterns.
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San Diego's Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting. No need to miss out on Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen. At Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen does not accept reservations. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen — it's strictly casual. You can also serve food from Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door.
You won't need to save up for a trip to Rakadeka Fresh Thai Kitchen — most meals cost less than $15.
Bangkok Thai Bistro integrates an abundance of authentic Thai dishes into a menu ranging from traditional starters to wok-fried meals resting on beds of rice. Fresh spring rolls ($6) and papaya salads ($8) coax out hibernating taste buds with rich flavors and eye-popping presentations, and stuffed chicken wings pack boneless bites with ground pork and bean thread to delight meat admirers ($8).
Aromatic Chinese entrees await J Wok diners in San Diego's Core-Columbia neighborhood. Put the diet on pause when you visit J Wok — there are no low-fat menu items. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to J Wok — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Got the whole gang with you? J Wok is a great pick for large parties. Dine out in the open during J Wok's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Your pet pup can accompany you to J Wok, which has a dog-friendly policy.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines. It doesn't get much more laid-back than J Wok, so dress for comfort when you come. Can't get enough of J Wok's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. J Wok offers convenient carry out and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15.