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Best Thai in Central PA

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Best Thai in Central PA

melpy | May 6, 2013 10:53 AM

We seem to have quite a few Thai restaurants in the area and I thought folks could weigh in on their favorites and best dishes to order etc.

I personally was never a fan except for lunch buffet but Amy's Thai in Carlisle has closed. Two new places have opened. Sukhothai has taken over the location previously occupied by Chapparitas in Hanover St. White Elephant is in Amy's old location. My previous favorite was Bangkok Wok in Mechanicsburg but we tried Sukhothai on Friday and we were pleasantly surprised. There were four of us and we had the. Chili chicken, vegetable pad Thai, pad see euw and pad woon sen with chicken. I tasted all three noodle dishes and they were good. You can choose your level of spice. I went for Hot which is the second highest level. It is BYOB but we did not. Typically there is live music but the musician was in the hospital. They have not really renovated or changed the decor but they have tables, booths and use white tablecloths. I did not go for the ambience and I think simply covering the border of little houses from when it was a down home diner would go a long way.

Portions were smaller than Bangkok Wok but perhaps comparable to Chalit's Thai Bistro. The prices reflected it though and so I think it was fairly priced. I will definitely go back. Didn't try any appetizers or soup yet but plan to remedy that on my next visit. Menu included standard Thai cuisine you see in all the restaurants.

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