THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Thai Kitchen on the River
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Thai Kitchen on the River Restaurant Review: It can’t be easy turning out pancakes at breakfast and pad thai at night, but that’s the drill at this hotel-based Thai restaurant tantalizingly close to (but not really on) the River Walk. There is the requisite lunch buffet, to be sure, and the tom yum gai soup that’s a regular feature is uncommonly good, as is the chicken with sweet Thai basil. But as is the case with most Asian restaurants, the buffet is not where to find the chef’s best food forward; for that you need to have dinner and order, say, the seared Tiger Cried with searing chili-garlic dip---or perhaps the skewered satés straight from the kitchen. Larb gai, a dish of coarsely ground chicken flavored with fish sauce, lime, cilantro and a little toasted, ground rice, is dependable (there’s also a beef version), but it’s in the large menu of seafood specialties that the opportunity to explore exists. We suggest trying squid with Thai basil---heavy on the hot peppers. You can always tame the heat with an order of house-made coconut ice cream on sticky rice.