Las Vegas is an expensive place, especially if you travel like David and I do (looking for special food and drink experiences). So, you need to pick a few places that are easier on the wallet, but have great reviews. Le Thai in downtown Las Vegas is such a place!

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Fremont Street is great fun, but if you keep walking north a couple of blocks, you hit some interesting restaurants and bars. Le Thai is among those gems. Given the wait list we encountered, it’s not exactly a secret (and a line up is always a good sign).

The inside of Le Thai takes you to South East Asia. It’s a bit funky and feels like you are in a hut in a way. Comfortable.

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We were with a group of friends, and chose to start with some appetizers. The crispy spring rolls got mixed reviews at our table. Some found them perfect, and for one person they were a bit cold inside. The crab rangoon that David and I choose was a perfect meld of deep fried goodness and creamy crab dip.

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Our mains were wonderful! I struggled to choose between the three colour curry that I had read some great reviews of, and the Pad Kee Mow (drunken noodles with pork). I ultimately choose the drunken noodles because I had a hankering for noodles. I was glad I did because it was perfect. I am a bit of a wuss with heat, and I could have asked for medium spicy instead of mild I think.

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David chose a pork larb salad, which had a delicious light lime flavour (he also helped me finish up my large order of drunken noodles).

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Great and fast service, large portions, authentic thai taste at a reasonable price. Highly recommend Le Thai. Just be ready to expect a bit of a wait. It’s worth it.

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