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Rama Restaurant Review: One of the Gaslamp’s hippest spots, this architecturally stylish restaurant blends cool vibes with spicy, authentic pan-Asian cuisine. Slip inside the colorful, cozy front bar for a sophisticated cocktail like a Tao (Patron Silver, Patron Citronage with cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime) or head straight down the long hall into the dining room with its wall-size waterfall and stonework. Ask for one of the semi-private, spacious booths veiled in the lightest of scrims that shimmer in the subtle light. Owner Alex Thao and chef Pannuwat Soukjai offer a variety of classic Thai dishes, as well as myriad modern fusions. We recommend standards such as chicken and beef satay with peanut sauce; lightly fried tofu with plum sauce; and massaman curry, rich with coconut milk, peanuts, potatoes and onions. Special treats include fresh king crab legs, mushrooms and bamboo in rich red curry sauce; and larb pla, grilled striped bass with green mangoes and chili-lime sauce. DJs spin on the weekends in the restaurant, elevating the vibe even more.