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Lotus of Siam

Thai Restaurant$$$$
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  • Shane G.
    "Deep fried prawns with bacon, and Nam kao tod were both awesome!"(13 Tips)
    Joshua H.
    "Khao Soi was tasty, and the sai ooa was perfect."(12 Tips)
    Andy E.
    "Wonderful crispy duck in a cognac infused red cream curry"(25 Tips)
    Rubina F.
    "Try the crispy duck Penang or sea bass drunken noodles."(16 Tips)
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  • Tim S.
    Tim SondrupFebruary 6
    The Nam Kao Tod appetizer is indeed delicious. Wife loved the Pad Thai. I thought the Khao Soi was amazing. The sticky rice and coconut ice cream was divine. Our server was very kind and attentive.
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainOctober 5, 2015
    Arguably one of the best Thai restaurants around. Try the Northern style dishes for something different. Loved the larb and nam kao tod. Super busy so come early or make a reservation.
  • Shane T.
    Shane TewsAugust 2, 2014
    Best Thai food in La Vegas. Be careful of the heat level their medium is an American extra hot, but delicious if that's what you like. It's in a trashy strip mall with no atmosphere.
  • Leilani D.
    Leilani DAugust 11, 2012
    Touted as best Thai in America! This place is authentic & delicious. Get Nam Kao Tod, Crispy duck on drunken noodles, garlic prawns. Skip the traditional pad Thai stuff! Great wine list too
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 21, 2015
    A tip from expert reviewer Fodors, "For a main course, try dishes such as charbroiled beef liver mixed with green onion and chile, or the chicken and vegetables with Issan-style red curry." Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    In a run down mall about 15 minutes from the strip, this unremarkable exterior opens to reveal a kitchen serving some of the best, and most affordable, Thai food in the country. The menu is endless an
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoJanuary 18
    Been here 4 times in a year. Pro tip, either make reserv two days before or wait in line 30 min before opening. Usually one hour wait, here's half hour message nearby though. Best Thai in US, period.
  • Nick D.
    Nick DohmenOctober 28, 2013
    My favorite Thai in L.V. The quality of the dishes is prime. The venue is often overbooked (on Saturday nights). Book a table min. a week before. Try red curry or one of Chef's signature dishes.
  • Krystal P.
    Krystal PeakDecember 18, 2012
    Order the Nam Kao Tod, satay, yellow curry beef, Rad Na, Musaman Chicken Curry, garlic prawn, roasted duck curry, crispy duck with chili mint leaves, thum ka noon, coconut ice cream with sticky rice.
  • Erich W.
    Erich WiernaszJanuary 5, 2015
    Get the nam kao tod as an app. And they'll ask you how spicy you want everything on a scale of 1-10 where 10 is very spicy. Average spice of 5 still has a good amount of heat so be cautious.
  • Jules S.
    Jules SilverMay 22, 2013
    Ask "how spicy" a dish would be...for them "it's not that spicy" may be different from your level. Must-try Nam Koa Tod, Catfish filet with sauce, then sticky rice with mango AND coconut ice cream!!
  • Odo
    OdoApril 21, 2013
    Best Thai restaurant I have tried. Menu is huge so do your research before. The crispy rice is great, the shrimps in a blanket amazing, and you can't go without trying the Khao Soi. Full review... Read more
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ConstantinoDecember 8, 2014
    Crispy fried (to perfection) duck in panang curry. Level 3 spicyness waa perfect for my gf, if you like spicy food try 5 or more at your own risk ;)
  • Dan Andrés F.
    Dan Andrés F.August 8, 2013
    Best Thai restaurant ever! Food and service are great. Prices affordable. The front of the restaurant for those fine dinners might look kinda creepy, but once you are inside it's a different story.
  • James F.
    James FiltzJanuary 2, 2010
    The world class Thai food may be the draw here, but don't miss one of the best selections of German Riesling anywhere in the country! Great when you order your food a "2" spicy and unbearable!!!
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfJanuary 7, 2014
    So much better than any of the over-hyped, über-expensive restaurants on the strip. Very authentic Thai food and a killer German Riesling selection to boot. Great for lunch and dinner!
  • Xenios T.
    Probably the best Thai restaurant I've been to, ever. The Chilean sea bass is a must! Great collection of wine and unfiltered sake..Simply amazing. Long wait so make sure you book
  • Saveur Magazine
    Saveur MagazineApril 9, 2012
    Here sample spicy, brightly flavored Thai dishes like rad na. Lotus also features one of Vegas's best wine lists, with a stellar selection of German Rieslings—perfect pairings for this food. Read more
  • Paul B.
    Paul BJune 23, 2010
    You have to try Charbroiled Prawns. These prawns, served either in a rich, spicy sauce, or a milder tamarind sauce, are Fantastic, I had them served at spice level 4-5 and they were Perfect!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerOctober 9, 2015
    Been here a number of times, it's certainly good but nowhere near the best Thai food in Vegas. Get there early. We've shoulder up and the wait was 2 hours. We left. Extensive menu.
  • maria j.
    maria jJune 19, 2015
    The place was ok, good food, I had one of the Burmese meals. I asked if I can substitute meat for fish and I ended up paying extra$4 stated on the bill as "special meal" that was a bummer.
  • Scott M.
    Scott MantheyOctober 10, 2015
    Best Thai food I've ever had. Sort authentic menu with all regions represented. Try the southern dishes for some unique flavors. The wine list also kills it. Hidden gem of Vegas.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FeketySeptember 30, 2013
    Don't let the location or decor fool you; you will probably have the best Thai food of your life here. The Khao Soi is great. Watch out- Their idea of spicy may not match yours!
  • Kiana L.
    Kiana LynnSeptember 28, 2015
    Crispy duck on drunken noodles, great!! All plates $10-15, family style. Great quality and value, especially compared to any strip restaurant.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 11
    Probably the best namtok I've ever had. Khao Soi was tasty, and the sai ooa was perfect. We just walked in, were told it'd be an hour wait and were seated in 20 minutes.
  • Lucinda M.
    Lucinda MartinezAugust 12, 2011
    Best thai menu in Vegas. People travel from all over to visit this little hole in the wall. Food is AMAZING. Service is not the best, but the food is worth it! Go for dinner.
  • Katja H.
    Katja HaackMarch 21
    Does not look that nice from the outside but the inside is quite cozy. The food is delicious. Make sure you order a couple of things and share. They are all great
  • Rizza C.
    Rizza CurryMarch 28
    I’ve been here to this place at least once; the food in here is very tasty and full of flavor, just the right combination of sweet and salty. Portion was just moderate.
  • Olav v.
    Olav van DamNovember 4, 2015
    After spending some time at the bar (it's super busy here) we went ballistic on Lotus of Siam's Thai food. Duck curry, pad Thai and of course papaya salad! So much flavor #believethehype
  • George W.
    George WilsonJanuary 29, 2013
    I got the Tom Yum soup level 9. Plenty of spice and giant whole pieces of shrimp. Also had the chili mint beef. Again spicy and awesome. Not one thing I would change.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 18, 2010
    Garnered more national attention than any other local restaurant, thanks to her take on Isaan & Chiang Mai–style Thai dishes & a wine list stocked with German & Austrian Rieslings
  • Rubina F.
    Rubina FillionMay 10, 2012
    They give you giant glasses of water and heaping bowls of rice for a reason. Some of the dishes are crazy spicy. Try the crispy duck Penang or sea bass drunken noodles.
  • Mikael B.
    Mikael BlauserMay 17, 2013
    Reviews gave me high expectations but I found the food under-flavored. Chicken Satay too chargrilled, peanut sauce more oily than flavor. Wontons detracted from chicken dumpling.Duck tough & overdone.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeJune 14, 2011
    Can't skip the nam kao tod, khai soi and either get the prawns ocha or the softshell crab salad. Do not miss the sticky rice and mango AND the coconut ice cream. Read more
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyMarch 31
    So much to try... Crispy rice, khao soi, drunken noodles with crispy duck, northern larb, mango sticky rice.... Maybe the best Thai restaurant across the US
  • Scott M.
    Scott McGrathJune 27, 2013
    It isn't on the menu because they don't always have the ingredients, but ask if they are able to make an order of miang kum for an appetizer. It is simply devine!
  • Robin S.
    Robin SinghviNovember 1, 2015
    Went there w/high expectations coz Anthony Bourdain recommended it. So disappointed! The Khao Soi & garlic prawns were strictly ok. My awe & respect for Tony went down a notch :(
  • Kirk T.
    Kirk ThayerAugust 17, 2013
    There is a team of beggars on bicycles who work the lot and swoop in on anyone coming out the door or getting out of a car. Do not give them money: just ignore and keep moving.
  • Cheapism
    CheapismApril 23, 2011
    Many entrees are less than $10 at this Asian restaurant that's received many great reviews over the years. They serve distinctive Northern Thai dishes at this hidden spot off the strip. Read more
  • Mike
    MikeOctober 6, 2014
    Make reservations!! And don't be late..more than 5 mins late and it's cancelled! The walls are covered with photos of famous people that have visited.
  • Jay F.
    Jay FensterMay 18, 2010
    Order the Nam Kao Tod: crispy rice salad with chilis, ginger, peanuts, mint, cilantro, peanut, lime & sour sausage. It's capital punishment last meal good.
  • Shawzilla
    ShawzillaNovember 3, 2013
    Delicious! The buffet is small but offers great selection. The garlic prawns and beef satay off the menu were tasty and did not did disappoint.
  • Geoff T.
    Geoff TrimpolDecember 3, 2013
    Best Thai food in town! The wine list is exhaustive. Lunch buffet $12 with lots of veggie choices. Careful- order the papaya salad mild...
  • Jac M.
    Jac MattioliApril 14
    Delicious food, amazing service. If you can't handle spicy food, watch out: Medium spicy is enough to feel like you're cuddling Satan in hell.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W. 🍕June 8, 2011
    Best Thai food I've had outside of Thailand. Skip the buffet and get the Nam Kao Tod, Koong Sarong, and Tom Kah Kai soup. It won't disappoint.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenJanuary 15, 2014
    Get yo ass of the strip! Drunken noodles with soft shell crab, crispy duck with Panang curry. Spend your casino winnings on a top shelf Mosel.
  • Zhenshuo F.
    Zhenshuo FangDecember 22, 2015
    Anthony Bourdain's tip, only order northern Thai food! Nam Prik, Nam Kao Tod, Jackfruit salad, Hung lay, Northern Larb or Khao Soi
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJanuary 18
    The menu is hugee. If you don't know what you want, you should look stuff up beforehand haha. Their recommended stuff is tasty though
  • Kristy
    KristyOctober 15, 2014
    Order something off the northern menu if you want a real good experience. I recommend the Khao soi.
  • Morgan F.
    Book your reservation in advance here. Food is amazing and authentic, but space is limited! Don't let the neighborhood fool you, this place is worth it!
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