Get some great Thai food in O’ahu
Hawai’i is an eclectic mix of cultures working alongside each other and it is no more evident than in the food scene, where Asian influences, in particular, are becoming more prominent. The Japanese restaurants have been growing in number, as have the Thai. As is the case with any city, there are the good, the bad and the mainstream. When you find a good one, however, it’s usually right up there with the best.
The Siam Square Thai Restaurant is one of the great ones. If you look at Yelp or Urbanspoon, you will undoubtedly see many great reviews from very happy diners. I’m happy to say that we can add ourselves to the list of satisfied foodies who happened upon this restaurant back a couple of blocks off the main Kalakaua Avenue. Hidden away on the upper floor of a building at 408 Lewers St, a street is known for its restaurants, the restaurant is moderately full when we arrive for dinner. By the time we have ordered, it is full.
The service is swift and before long our order of Chicken Penang Curry and Stir Fried Lemongrass Chicken, Green Papaya Salad and sticky rice is on the table in front of us, complementing our Singha beers. A warning on the front page of the menu promotes a careful choice of heat selection. There have obviously been a few would be superstars here that have tried to eat the chilli above their capability and complained when it comes out smoking hot. Please choose carefully says the menu as refunds will not be given! I can see why they need to do this however as the Siam Square is one restaurant that takes it’s chilli content seriously and when they say hot, they mean hot. We chose medium for all meals and it was certainly on the hot end of this category.
The food was delicious, fresh and left us with the lingering flavours that Thai food is so well known for. Dining here also won’t break the bank.