Best Of 2021

Best Thai on the west side: Lanna thai

Lanna thai

The strip-mall facade of Lanna Thai may be unprepossessing, but its interior is elegant and the welcome warm. The menu, in the tradition of many Asian restaurants, is vast, but here that variety is a strength, not a drawback. The sushi is beautifully prepared, the basics (like a flavorful pad thai) are well-executed, and in special dishes like duck seafood hot pepper (duck, shrimp, scallops and squid sauteed with peppers and basil), the individual ingredients maintain a crisp identity in a subtle sauce.