Thai Me Up
This is one of our favorite Thai restaurants, even though some of the best dishes here aren’t traditionally Thai. The Thai ceviche, for example, is excellent, despite the fact that it doesn’t include leche de tigre. The combination of raw tuna, lemongrass, chiles, and other Southeast Asian spices is more like a tartare than what you’d expect a ceviche to look like, but it’s so flavorful we don’t care. Thai Me Up also does a fantastic wagyu nigiri with a truffled chimichurri ponzu and a salmon tataki nigiri with a truffle and masago emulsion, serrano chile, and a drizzle of eel sauce they call T. Bites. This spot is a great sit-down option and has a large patio that’s close enough to the drive to people watch without feeling like you’re right on top of it. It’s a great place for a date or to hang out with friends over solid versions of drunken noodles and panang curry while sipping fruity cocktails.
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