Lotus of Siam
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Lauded by food bloggers and critics, Lotus of Siam was rated the best Thai restaurant in the U.S. by defunct culinary bible, Gourmet magazine. We might not go that far, but it is certainly a rare and unexpected treat in an otherwise unprepossessing strip mall. Saipin Chutima presides over a huge menu (and equally impressive wine list), which can be a little overwhelming on a first visit. Do yourself a favor and try something from the Northern Thai section—we’re partial to the khao soi egg noodles in coconut cream curry—and don’t miss the nam kao tod, crispy rice with sour pork sausage, cilantro, chili and lime.
953 E Sahara Ave
|Cross street:||between Las Vegas Blvd S and S Maryland Pkwy|
|Transport:||Bus SX, 109|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–2:30pm, 5:30–10pm; Sat, Sun 5:30–10pm|