Lotus of Siam
When the roof of this Las Vegas landmark’s original location collapsed last year, its legions of fans, both local and national, were devastated. Fortunately, chef Saipan Chutima wasted no time opening a new location on East Flamingo Road that will continue operating even after the renovations on the East Sahara Avenue location are complete.
620 E. Flamingo Road, 702-538-6135, lotusofsiamlv.com
Fremont East’s first serious restaurant is still going strong after more than six years. The neighborhood has changed a lot in that time, but dishes such as three color curry and a rock-solid pad Thai continue to impress the evolving clientele.
523 Fremont St., 702-778-0888, lethaivegas.com
Chada Thai & Wine
Chinatown’s top spot for Thai cuisine wows customers as much for its wine list as its excellent food. The understated, elegant decor also makes it a great spot for date night.
3400 S. Jones Blvd., 702-641-1345, chadavegas.com
From its six curries to the eight stir fry preparations, Panna covers all of the bases with a wider variety than most of its competitors. And its take on fried rice is a testament to how the Thai version should distinguish itself from other Asian preparations.
6015 S. Fort Apache Road, 702-823-2345, pannathairestaurant.com
While Lotus of Siam gets all of the attention for northern Thai cooking, Weera’s menu also boasts a respectable selection of dishes from the Isan province. The simple grilled pork dish nom tok moo is a standout from that menu.
3839 W. Sahara Ave., 702-873-8749, weerathai.com