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“Come for the best Thai food in Ann Arbor”

The Old Siam By Siam Kitchen
Ranked #293 of 595 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Cuisines: Thai
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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Come for the best Thai food in Ann Arbor”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food here is spectacular. We won't eat Thai food anywhere else in Ann Arbor. We have been going at least once a month for years. Favorites include the Siam rolls (like spring rolls) which you can get vegie style or with shrimp. I like the shrimp version even better. We always order #56 -- the shrimp with chili paste and #57 -- chicken with roasted cashews (you could substitute tofu). What sets this restaurant apart from others in Ann Arbor are details like actually roasting the cashews. I don't know how they do the sauce for the shrimp with chili paste, but it's extraordinary. Another winner is #62: shrimp in a sweet chili sauce with finely shredded bamboo shoots. The regular Pad Thai is also not to be missed. Don't bother to spend the extra $5 for the super Pad Thai. Other winners include Hum Beef (a salad of marinated flank steak), sizzling beef (although the beef is a bit tough) I enjoy the curries -- I don't find them better than other places, but certainly as good. Service can be spotty. Sometimes the waiters are rude. One night there was a misunderstanding about our order, and I had to insist on speaking to the manager before they grudgingly agreed to bring us the dish that I thought we had ordered. Since then, we make a habit of confirming every dish as we order. So don't go for the atmosphere or to chat up the wait staff. Just go because the food is fabulous. By the way, this restaurant is now called The Old Siam by Siam Kitchen. Always double-check to make sure that they are open. Hours are more limited during the summer. Also, because this is a family-run business, they close down when they take vacation.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Thai”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Love the Mongolian Beef here as well as the Pad Thai. The food is consistent and served hot. You know it is a good Asian choice when a student from Thailand takes you there as a treat!

Visited September 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“My favorite Thai restaurant in Ann Arbor”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

This place has the best food, though the service is a bit slow. I usually order Tofu Ho Ra Par (with stir-fried eggplant, basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes) - it's amazing, and nobody else in the area seems to have it! Other dishes are very good too.

Visited April 2011
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Thank Yelena M
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