Fort Lee >Food & Dining > Siam Thai Restaurant
89 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ | Directions 0702440.850539 -73.964944
Response to User Review 1 – I have on many occasions over the past (4) years dinned at Siam and to trek to Brooklyn for Thai food is nuts.The balance of sweet, sour, salty and hot is what is often praised about Thai cooking, which focuses on bold flavors in blissful harmony. But at too many Thai restaurants in this country and this city the heat is tempered and the sweetness amplified as concessions to American palates. The spices are muted, the herbs less fresh than they could be and the lemon grass permitted to run roughshod over all else. Not at Siam Thai Restaurant. Here the star rises, coriander and galangal sing clearly, identifiable voices that swell and recede as they hew to their carefully calibrated roles in a broader chorus.Siam dutifully performs the requisite paces for a Thai restaurant in New Jersey. You can have your pad thai and your chicken satay, and you can rest assured that this restaurant's executions of them will be very fine. You can have your curries, and I can promise that none of them will disappoint you, although all of them may surprise you, because they have nuances and a nimbleness often lacking in the curries at lesser Thai restaurants. You can have a classic dish of ground pork with ginger, chili and tart citrus, and you will indeed find peanuts in the mix, but you will not find an overload of them. Siam veers away from such easy effects.I was impressed by the deft seasoning and cooking of the pork, beef and chicken that appeared in a variety of ways and a variety of dishes, my favorite being those long, broad, flat drunken noodles, entwined with red peppers, green peppers, garlic, holy basil and fish and soy sauces. But the thrill for buck here is atomic. The smiling servers are both kind and wise: if you puff up your chest and request your dishes very spicy, they will rightly redirect you to moderately spicy, which is spicy enough. Like too few other Thai restaurants in New Jersey, this one does not pander. But it sure does delight
TERRIBLE!!!! NEVER COMING BACK!! WORST THAI EVER – this restaurant was CRAP. the food was CRAP. the service was CRAP. and to make it worse, it wasn't even cheap CRAP! we ordered tom yum soup, which tasted like water with hot sauce, pineapple fried rice which tasted like cheap yeung chow fried rice with some canned pineapple tossed in. the service was even worse than the food. the server had some serious passive aggressive attitude, and she followed through by bringing food to tables that sat down and ordered after us before us. topping off the crap food and service was upmarket pricing. worst thai ever. i make the trek out to brooklyn to go to joya now whenever i want thai food.
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