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Dara Thai / Lao Cuisine, Berkeley?

Herb Jellinek | Jun 5, 200010:17 AM

I've been searching for a good Thai/Lao/Isaan place in the Bay Area since the late, much lamented Malai Lao on 16th in SF changed ownership and cuisines several years ago.

I've walked by Dara Thai/Lao Cuisine (1549 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) many times but haven't yet had the opportunity to eat there. I'm guessing it must be pretty good, since it's next door to the popular Cha Am Thai restaurant and appears to be more than holding its own. But that's no guarantee of quality, even in Berkeley.

So, those of you who've eaten there, any opinions? Any dishes you'd particularly recommend?


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