The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with this Groupon.
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$35 for a Thai dinner for two with drinks (up to a $75 total value)
- One appetizer (up to an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Two specialty cocktails (a $10 value each)<p>
$69 for a Thai dinner for four with drinks (up to a $150 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $22 value each)
- Four specialty cocktails (a $10 value each)<p>
$25 for $50 worth of Thai dinner cuisine<p>
Chefs sling crispy spring-roll starters ($9) alongside entrees such as red-curry duck ($18) and pan-seared sea scallops with spinach and chili sauce ($20). To pair with these authentic morsels, bartenders blend a variety of specialty cocktails including the thai mojito with Bacardi rum, cane sugar, ginger ale, and fresh lime juice ($10).<p>
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.
At Rama, the scents of ginger, curry, and lemongrass waft from the kitchen. They meander into a sprawling dining space, where warm amber lighting glints off glasses filled with heady cocktails and fine wines. A DJ spins records as diners anticipate a taste of the critically-acclaimed dishes; the restaurant's recipes have earned accolades from Zagat, among others. Noodle dishes, such as pad see ew with egg and chinese broccoli, headline the menu along with complex panang curries, whose nuanced spices flavor tofu and vegetables or meats like roasted duck. Specialties include spicy basil lobster and Shaking Beef, whose cubed rib eye, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and onions are sautéed deep within a fault line.
Servers distribute these dishes in an "architecturally stylish" dining room, as described by Gayot. Inlaid stone and a wall-mounted waterfall give the space an earthy vibe that's complemented by gauzy curtains and hand-painted murals.