1516 Tasker St.
Philadelphia , PA 19145
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Parking: Street parking.
Handicap access: Not wheelchair accessible.
Related reviews: Circles
Cuisine type: Thai
Meals Served: Lunch - Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. Dinner - Mon. thru Sun.
Style: Philly's Thai scene - and the rising neighborhood of Point Breeze - have gotten a much-needed jolt of Southeast Asian spice from this surprisingly spiffy little corner dining room, where authentically cooked fare is walked across Hicks Street from a humble corner take-out kitchen. It's not as mind-blowingly unique as some online banter might indicate, but this kitchen still produces some of the freshest, most vivid renditions of standard Thai food (including the city's best pad Thai) in a town that's lacking in the genre.
Specialties: Tom yum soup; Thai roll; fried tofu; satay (seitan or chicken); somtum papaya salad; calamari salad; pad kaprow (with pork); pad Thai (with shrimp or salmon); nam sod pork salad (not on current menu); Isaan sausages (not on current menu); beef pumpkin curry; massaman curry with beef; curried duck; pad gratiem garlic seitan; Thai doughnuts.
Alcohol: It's BYOB. Bring an off-dry white or a crisp cold beer to tame the heat.
Hours: Entire menu Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday, 5 to 10 p.m. Take-out Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday, 5 to 10 p.m. Delivery available throughout Center City.