Pad Thai with shrimp

It’s a family affair at Thai So Good, which opened in Kimball Junction last November. Owned and operated by longtime friends Chat Thanaritiroj and Lek Sriboran, the traditional foods and ambience are rooted in shared culture and culinary skill. Recipes like Massaman curry, drunken noodles, and Pad Thai are developed by the staff of chefs, all family members and friends from Thailand. Everyone lends a hand, including Sriboran’s parents, who make curries and appetizers—and take their turn washing dishes.

This particular team of chefs is ready to adapt its recipes to customers’ wishes. For example, the restaurant changed its tamarind sauce recipe three times “to get it right,” based on feedback from customers. And, now, diners can choose their level of spice on a scale of one to five. Speaking of customer feedback, the restaurant was named thanks to comments like “This Thai is so good.”

The authentic atmosphere extends from the warm staff and cuisine to the décor. Silks adorn the walls, and stunning metal chandeliers and light fixtures—all imported from Thailand—transport Parkites to Bangkok for a few delicious hours.
For Manager Som Charoenlee—Sriboran’s wife and formerly the manager of Salt Lake City’s Kyoto restaurant—opening their own restaurant in Park City is a dream come true. “We are so proud that we did it,” she says.

Dine in, or call for takeout or delivery. Be sure to check out their lunch specials, starting at $12. (1764 Uinta Way, 435.565.6989, thaisogoodatkimball.com)

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