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Lotus of Siam > Le Thai? How much better?

Discussion in 'Grub' started by Ty Webb Jr, Feb 19, 2016.

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  1. Ty Webb Jr

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    I have not eaten at either and online reviews point to Lotus of Siam being the better of the two. How much better is it? Le Thai will be way more convenient to go to as we will be downtown for a day, but would Lotus of Siam be worth the trip? I don't want to do Thai food twice and we can find something else to eat downtown that day.
     
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    Lotus of Siam is definitely worth the 15 min cab ride off the strip. We avoided the huge lines and long waits by going most recently on Wednesday for lunch and it was amazing. I haven't been to Le Thai, but I do consider myself quite the discerning Thai Food critic and Lotus of Siam is easily one of the best I've ever had.
     
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    Hello fellow Dallasite Will have to try Lotus of Siam Thanks.
     
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    Hi There! Guaranteed you won't be disappointed!
     
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    Lotus was a go-to spot on many many many of our trips. I can't give you a current assessment but over six or eight years, 20-plus visits, they just nailed it every time. Can't comment on the other.
     
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    Lotus of Siam is definitely worth visiting. The menu has a million options and just about everything looks (and is) good. If you aren't used to spicy though be honest with them about your tolerance as their spicy is probably double what you are used to.
     
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    Lotus is a must-visit. It's absolutely fantastic. The wine list remains strong. One of my Vegas traditions is going straight from the airport to Lotus for lunch. You can also make reservations for dinner. It is absolutely worth it. I've never been disappointed there over the ten years I've been doing. The sea bass drunken noodles, crispy rice, crispy duck panaang ... basically the whole northern Thai menu. Yeah. It rocks.

    Also, just to give a shout out to my buddy Bank who is doing amazing things, Chada Thai and Chada Street are awesome, if anyone is looking for another Thai option. The food at Chada is rivaling Lotus on my past few trips.
     
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    Yes be careful with spice levels, I like my curry so hot is scares the waiters when I order it but they rank spice on a 1-10 scale and what might be a 5 at an Americanized place 'back home' will definitely be a bit hotter here.
     
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    They about killed Terri one time. Well, not literally, but they lighted her up. I had 'em pack it up and they kindly threw in some whole milk. Remember, capsaicin is not water-soluble. We went back to our suite at TI, I pigged out looking at the Strip, Terri drank milk. Man, she had it bad.

    DO is correct about the aptness of the wine list.
     
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    little off topic geography wise, but if anyone is in L.A., best Thai food I have come across is House of Chan Dara. Several locations now, original in Hollywood just off Sunset strip and Cahuenga. Same thing with the spice levels - Thai spicy is way different than us macho US folk who think a habanero is spicy. The Hot and Sour soup is to die for. Tears running down your cheeks, mouth on fire, and I can't shovel it in fast enough!!
     
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