Given that the standard greeting in Thailand is ‘Have you eaten yet?’ it is no secret that Thais are extremely passionate about their food. And with good reason. The fiery, sweet and savory palette of Thai cuisine is tasty beyond compare. Fortunately for residents and visitors alike, Kirkland is home to some exceptional, beloved and iconic Thai restaurants. Favorite dishes such as pad Thai, green curry, and green papaya salad reign alongside innovative fusion offerings fit for carnivores and vegans alike.

Lately, a surge of cuisines from Southeast Asia has injected the Asian restaurant sector with unprecedented flavor. As consumers have become more educated about cuisines of the worlds, their palettes have also broadened. And here’s a tip: If you want to know how good a Thai restaurant is, don’t look at the menu, or the décor or even the prices. Do what the Thais do. Look at the number of people inside. The popularity is always the quality indicator.