Dining at Golden Thai is a surreal experience. There are faux waterfalls illuminated by neon lights, which possess a strange sort of kitschy charm. The interior is adorned in the same vein, with a grandeur and sophistication that is often contrasted with a discordant detail. Golden Thai is visually enthralling, nonetheless; it overlooks the Penang Northern channel and it boasts some famous people as its clientele. There are nightly performances (less provocative versions of Thailand’s cabaret shows and live performances) to enjoy while you feast on the various types of seafood that are netted straight from the tanks lining the side of the restaurant.