Lotus of Siam
953 East Sahara Ave #A-5.
Lotus of Siam has a reputation as an excellent Thai restaurant. It deserves its reputation. There are numerous reviews out on the Internet that can give you more detail. My observations
- Reviewers warn against the buffet, which is standard Chinese. From what I saw, I’ll second that view. Order interesting Thai food from the menu. Be sure to ask for the Northern menu, which has many good choices.
- I had Nam Kao Tod (minced sour sausage mixed with green onion, fresh chili, ginger, peanut, and lots of crispy rice); charbroiled catfish; sticky rice with mango. It was a lot of food, and everything was very good.
- The food tends to be very, very hot. Fortunately, you get to specify how spicy you want things. Your waiter will ask you how hot you want your food on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the hottest. I ordered level 3 to be safe, and it was still pretty hot.
- The address is on Sahara Avenue. However, that’s the BACK of the restaurant. Don’t run away in horror; instead, drive around to the other side. It turns out to be a shopping mall, with the entrance to Lotus of Siam. Once you get inside, you won't be much more impressed with the decor. Don't worry - it's a good restaurant!
The meal was about $25, plus drinks, tax and tip.
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