There are quite a few options when it comes to deciding on a Thai restaurant, but thankfully our readers have narrowed the list by offering their picks for Best Thai Restaurant on Long Island.
Lemonleaf Grill Won Best Thai Restaurant on Long Island!
It can be difficult to un-Thai the group of restaurants named Lemonleaf. The newest Mineola store is an offshoot of the original in Carle Place, but the Hicksville Lemonleaf Grill is now only affiliated with the one in Port Jefferson Station. Nevertheless, a survey of both websites and menus reveal few differences. They all proffer Americanized Thai food that sates the masses with satays. Four years in a row taking top honors for Best Thai on LI with its simple American-ized menu of Thai’s greatest hits, Lemonleaf is popular and accessible with voters looking for their dose of Pad Thai.
2nd Place - Siam Lotus Thai Restaurant, 1664 Union Blvd., Bay Shore. 631-968-8196. www.siamlotus.info
Siam Lotus bursts with flavors from their authentic Thai cuisine. All dishes are prepared with great expertise and all have unique flavors. Presentation is key here. You can get your food spicy or not at all. Try the chicken and pork or noodles and fried rice, or have some shrimp, squid, sautéed chicken or seasame chicken. There are also choices in soups and salads. The choice is yours.
3rd Place – Thai Greenleaf, 47 Merrick Rd., Copiague. 516-789-8866. 1969 Jericho Tpke., East Northport. 631-462-8666. thai.netau.net
Tai Greenleaf has many options from appetizers such as spring rolls, Indian pancakes, steamed chicken dumplings, or mee-krob. There are also soups, salad, noodle and fried rice, vegetables, seafood, curry, frogleg, duck and a variety of chicken choices including: ginger chicken, stir-fried spicy chicken, and gai yang siam chicken. Desserts are also available such as ice-cream, fried banana, Thai coconut cake, pumpkin custard, or kao niew ma-muang.