You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how busy it is, this restaurant is packed! Obviously this can be a pain, especially around lunch time. The food is worth the wait or crowd! I have never been to Thailand, but the cooks here are from Thailand. So I will assume the taste must be close. The ingredients have always been fresh and flavorful. I like spice, but not to the point of breaking a sweat. So beware of the dinner chef, his hot will be hotter than the lunch chef. My wife will always ask for extra spice on the side to get her meal to the right heat. I have enjoyed dining in and getting carry out. I have never had a bad meal or complaint! A must try!