Food & Drink


2016 Winner: Thana Thai Kitchen

The old saw that customers conversing in Thai in a Thai restaurant is a good sign holds true at this Arlington Center storefront. At Thana, traditional flavors of fish sauce, tamarind, shrimp paste and chilies aren’t edited out, and real care is evident in every dish. Vivid curries, searing larbs, fine noodle dishes and bracing soups stand in stark contrast to the bowdlerized blandness of typical suburban Thai joints. Don’t miss Thana’s $12 lunch specials, a ridiculous bargain.

Thana Thai Kitchen

882A Mass. Ave., Arlington • (781) 648-8888

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