Portland Shines With Thai Favorites



The Portland area has seen a welcome growth in Thai restaurants in recent years. The subtle blend of spices and varying degrees of heat found in this Asian cooking matches well with Maine diners in search of new taste sensations. Such iconic eateries as Tasty Thai in Kittery, Seng Chai Thai Cuisine in Portland, and Bandaloop in the Kennebunks have succeeded in winning over patrons who are seeking more than your average Far Eastern meal. Meanwhile, such restaurants as Thai Taste and Mekhong Thai Restaurant have added new, fun dimensions to Thai cooking with their mix and match offerings of sauces, meats, and spices. Finally, our list includes dining spots such as The Blue Elephant and Boda which have proven that Thai Cuisine can be upscale and comfortable at the same time. Be sure to check out these eateries the next time you want to make it Thai for your dining pleasure.


Thai Garden Restaurant
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After a busy day of shopping at L.L. Bean, as well as Freeport's other famous outlets, there is nothing quite like satisfying Thai cuisine. Fortunately, Thai Garden Restaurant fits the bill with menu offerings that are both flavorful and...  Read More


Boda
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Boda takes its inspiration from the lively food vendors that offer tasty and inexpensive fare on the streets of Bangkok. While this eatery's menu does have meat dishes, their specialty is vegetarian fare with a zesty flare. Try their Kee Mao...  Read More


Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro
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The Green Elephant Bistro specializes in Asian cuisine where vegetarian dishes are an art form. Even die-hard meat eaters will willingly take a break to indulge in the exotic, expertly prepared dishes offered by this distinctive eatery. The...  Read More


Bandaloop
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Bandaloop has quickly become an iconic eatery for both locals and vacationers in Kennebunkport. This restaurant has been rightfully praised for its authentic organic Asian fusion cuisine. The atmosphere is casual and intimate with a choice,...  Read More


Thai Taste
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Thai Taste in South Portland raises the bar on made to order Thai cuisine. The highlight of its menu are mix and match noodle offerings prepared to meet specific customer's dining tastes. First, customers select their choice of noodles –...  Read More


Sala Thai Restaurant and Lounge
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Sala Thai Restaurant and Lounge has long claimed to have the best Pad Thai in Portland. While such assertions are, of course, subjective, Sala Thai does do a great job with this classic Thai dish. Their Pad Thai noodles are thick and rich and...  Read More


Mekhong Thai Restaurant
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Mekhong Thai Restaurant has long been setting the standard for fine Thai dining in southern Maine. In addition to doing well with such favorites as Pad Thai and red and green curry dishes, this iconic eatery is known for mixing and matching...  Read More


Tasty Thai
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Located in a non-descript shopping area near Route 1 in Kittery is a restaurant serving up some of the best Thai cuisine on the Southern Maine Seacoast: Tasty Thai. The star of this show is the food. Each dish is prepared with authentic, fresh...  Read More


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