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A more specific Thai question

gildeddawn | Apr 20, 2012 06:47 AM

I've read the threads on Thai restaurants in town, and while somewhat helpful, they're kind of all over the place.

At this point, I know where to go if I want authentic Thai with mediocre service and atmosphere - On's Thai Kitchen. I've been, and the food is very good (although I haven't had the Pad Thai, only the more unusual stuff), but the service is slow and the atmosphere is definitely lacking.

What I really want is a place with good Pad Thai and Massaman (yes, I know they're not particularly adventurous - you can scold me if you want), and decent service and atmosphere (as far as atmosphere goes, it'd be nice if there were no fake plants or Christmas lights, for example).

Places I've been include the following:

the aforementioned On's

Taste of Thailand on Selby (whose Pad Thai used to be really good, although I haven't been in a long time. Terrible service.)

True Thai (some dishes really good, others not great, wasn't impressed by the Pad Thai, mediocre service and atmosphere)

Pad Thai on Grand Avenue (decent service, nice atmosphere, food's gone downhill, Pad Thai watery and curries sub-par)

Chiang Mai Thai (liked the food, despite, perhaps, a lack of authenticity, good service, nice atmosphere, parking is a disaster).

So, does anyone have some suggestions for a place that's pleasant to eat at, not impossible to get to and park near, and has good food all around, but especially Massaman and Pad Thai? Preferably in Saint Paul, but it doesn't have to be.

We've thought about trying Supatra's or Ruam Mit Thai, but a lot of people seem to hate Supatra's. Thoughts on either one?

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