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A pair of white stone lions stand sentry at Baisi Thai’s garland-ringed entrance, as if to hold back throngs of diners hungry for saucy noodle bowls, zesty curry dishes, and elegantly plated sushi. Within a spare, earth-toned dining room six floors above the Magnificent Mile, thick curtains peel back to reveal floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with sunlight and stunning views of Lake Michigan just blocks away.
Against the serenely understated setting, maki burst with the natural colors of nori, fresh fish, and avocado, often playfully decorated to resemble happy-go-lucky caterpillars and dragons freshly plucked from their perches on nearby skyscrapers. Rich coconut curries or spicy basil blends infuse juicy cutlets of chicken and beef with complex flavors, and rice noodles soak up the essence of sweet peanut, onions, lime, mushrooms, and veggies in stir-fries. Steamy Chinese dishes and cool Japanese appetizers hold down the corners of the menu not occupied by Thai dishes and sushi.