If you're a Triangle-dwelling Thai food fan, it's likely that you know about Sawasdee Thai Restaurant—it won Indy Week's Best of the Triangle award for Best Thai Cuisine every year from 2007–2011. In 2013, it picked up another honor from the paper: Best Restaurant with Gluten-Free Options. While the Thai chefs at Sawasdee ground the menu in their homeland's culinary traditions—which means the salt comes from fish sauce, the sweetness from palm sugar, and the pucker from tamarind—they're always looking for ways to make them feel fresh and relevant to local diners. That means things such as creating a separate gluten-free menu so no one has to begin their meal simply hunting for a dish that suits their diet. And an extensive vegetarian section leaves out the fish sauce (and egg, if desired), replacing animal products with mixed greens, tofu, and other botanical elements. Naturally, the heat can be adjusted, too, on a scale that starts at "spicy" and tops out at "make-you-cry."
Sawasdee's chefs also give the ingredients themselves extra scrutiny. Even in seasons when fresh herbs are hard to find, they scour suppliers' shelves to make sure they always have authentic seasonings such as galangal and lemongrass on hand. In meat dishes, all-white-meat chicken, large shrimp, beef sirloin, and pork tenderloin bed down on Thai jasmine rice. And at both Sawasdee locations, designers have shown a similar attention to detail in the decor. On Glenwood, a huge compass rose in the ceiling softly lights the dining room's woodwork and trailing succulents and helps curry-intoxicated diners find their way out the door. The location on Capital is less sleek and more cozy, with red walls, traditional carved screens, and even a patio surrounded by dense greenery on all sides.
If Thai cuisine is your not-so-guilty pleasure, sample some (or all) of the delicious dishes diners can't stop raving about at Champa Thai and Sushi.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Your large group can all sit together at Champa Thai and Sushi.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Champa Thai and Sushi when the weather is warm.
Get online for free courtesy of Champa Thai and Sushi's wifi.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Champa Thai and Sushi, where dress code calls for business casual.
Catering services are also available.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Champa Thai and Sushi is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Meals at Champa Thai and Sushi are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
At Champa Thai and Sushi, you can pay with any major credit card.
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Lemongrass Thai Restaurant's top-rated Thai dishes are a cherished staple among serious diners.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
The patio seating at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant is perfect for those warm summer days.
Put the suit away when heading to Lemongrass Thai Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
A visit to Lemongrass Thai Restaurant will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Lemongrass Thai Restaurant serves up all three meals.
Come see what all the hype is about and head to Lemongrass Thai Restaurant for star-studded Thai cuisine.
So if you're a curry fanatic or peanut sauce lover, Lemongrass Thai Restaurant takes casual Thai to the next level.
Everyone enjoys Thai food, and the food at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant will surely have you coming back for more.
When you're tired of the same old lunch options, head on over to Lemongrass Thai Restaurant for a yummy Thai dish.
For a quick curry, Raleigh's Bangkok Thai Restaurant is a great lunch or dinner spot.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Bangkok Thai Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
At Bangkok Thai Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Come order a flavorful feast at Bangkok Thai Restaurant, and sit outside if it's nice!
Take it nice and easy at Bangkok Thai Restaurant, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
You can also serve food from Bangkok Thai Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Bangkok Thai Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Bangkok Thai Restaurant running under $30 per person.
No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Bangkok Thai Restaurant's Thai food is so quick and flavorful that you'll come back again and again.
For traditional and innovative Thai food with endless flavor, head to Bangkok Thai Restaurant.
Everything from the apps to the entrees is infused with five-star Thai goodness at North Hills' Thai House Cuisine.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Thai House Cuisine is close to multiple parking options.
With perfect food under $15, less is more at Thai House Cuisine.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Thai House Cuisine serves three meals a day.
When you're ready to take your Thai fare up a notch, the all-star menu at Thai House Cuisine is waiting.
So if you're a curry fanatic or peanut sauce lover, Thai House Cuisine takes casual Thai to the next level.
Everyone enjoys Thai food, and the food at Thai House Cuisine will surely have you coming back for more.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Thai House Cuisine.
Raleigh's Sushi-Thai Restaurant offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Heading to Sushi-Thai Restaurant for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
Sushi-Thai Restaurant offers safe bike parking outside.
Sushi-Thai Restaurant may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
The flavorful and delicious Thai food at Sushi-Thai Restaurant will make for a unique option for dinner.
Order up your favorite Thai creation at Sushi-Thai Restaurant. You won't be disappointed.