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Pestle Rock Isan Thai Cuisine

2305 NW Market St. (Ballard Ave.) Send to Phone
206-466-6671 | Menu
Sweet, salty, sour and spice come together in a sleek setting in Ballard.

Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Mon.
  • Dress code: Casual

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Pestle Rock Isan Thai Cuisine Restaurant Review

: The polished wood tables and brick paneled walls of Pestle Rock’s urban home are far from the soothing river banks of northern Thailand. However, the food is a close representation of what you’d find in Chiang Mai. House-made sausages served with tangy pickles, or smoky grilled beef with sweet chili dips start the adventurous menu, which also includes wings. The rare appearance of the curry egg noodle dish kao soi brings in Thai food aficionados from across the city, while the mild-mannered but indulgent Dungeness crab fried rice intrigues all comers. Dessert is just as it would be at a night market stall, ranging from grilled sticky rice to pan-fried roti bread with cinnamon and condensed milk. Drinks offer the authentic Thai iced tea and coffee and young coconut juice, plus a range of local and domestic beers and wines. The cocktail list presents classics (Bloody Mary, mai tai) and libations given original spins using Thai ingredients, such as the tom yum cosmo and the tamarind margarita.


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