After bemoaning the fact that I had a not so great Thai lunch a few weeks back, I got some messages from fellow Yelpers that I should try Nicky's Thai Kitchen. This place is only half a mile away from my North Shore office.
It's tucked away on a beautiful block of Western Avenue. I would have driven by this place had it not been for my GPS alerting me to the fact that it was on my right! I lucked out and got a parking space right in front of the entrance - street parking only, no lot, so factor that in to your lunch break if you are like me and on a tight schedule.
I got there about 12:45pm so it wasn't quite the lunch rush. Good thing because there are just a few tables for dine in service. They were doing a very brisk takeout service.
I went with my old Thai standby:
- Pad Thai with chicken and tofu, medium spice
It was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. I asked for the spice tray which was very comprehensive: Sambal, Thai chiles in fish sauce, dried red pepper flakes and something else I couldn't identify (sugar? that doesn't make sense but that's my guess). The Pad Thai was very tasty without it tasting like a ton of MSG. It even came with soup (chicken rice today) and a little crab rangoon.
The damage including tip was right at $15 (Pad Thai plus $2 extra for tofu and $2 for a Diet Coke). A little pricy for lunch, but well worth it.
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