Pad Thai

by Charlottesville29

Pad Thai
156 Carlton Rd. #202 . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 293-4302

Why Pad Thai?

While many “Thai” restaurants alter recipes to suit American tastes, Pad Thai offers real Thai home cooking — literally. Utaiwan Ouypron and her husband Santi make the same food they used to serve at an eatery they ran out of their home in Thailand, before coming to the United States in 2005. You can taste the difference. A great draught list features crisp, hoppy ales that are the perfect foil to the fiery dishes. It’s no wonder so many top chefs are regulars.

What to Order

While the regular menu is stellar, we always like to ask the Ouyprons which of the daily specials they recommend. Below is a list of our recommendations, along with the Ouyprons’ favorites, as well as Pad Thai’s appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where area chefs and personalities name five favorite dishes in the area.

Our Picks

  • Grandpa’s Favorite
  • Drunken Noodles
  • Beef Tongue Pad Kapao (special)
  • Swai Pad Numprikpao (special)
  • Thai beef consomme noodle bowl

Chefs’ Picks (Ouyprons’)

  • Bar Snacks
  • Red Curry
  • Clear Broth Noodle Bowl
  • Chinese Broccoli with Pork Belly

Five Finds on Friday Picks