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Lotus of Siam (Las Vegas)


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#31 kiliki

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:23 PM

Is LOS doable for a single diner? I will be in vegas for a meeting and one night will be alone. Is there an area or bar where I can dine alone?


There's no bar, but I dined there solo on a work trip recently. Really, it's just like any other Thai place in terms of size/decor (so it's not weird to be alone). I'd make a reservation for dinner and either get there right at 11:30 or plan on waiting, for lunch. I also got take out from there with no problem.

I had 4 things on 2 trips. 2-the egg noodle/curry dish on the northern Thai menu, and the green chili dip-were stellar (though I don't think steamed veggies made the best vehicle for the dip). The spicy glass noodle salad, which I ordered "medium" spicy when asked, would probably have been fantastic had it not been painfully spicy (and I do love spicy food-I eat tons of Szechuan. When they tag the menu items "spicy", believe them). The Tom Kah Kai was too salty and oily, and I wouldn't recommend it. All in all, though, it was great to see Thai dishes I wasn't familiar with, and I'd be so happy if a restaurant like this opened in my city.

Edited by kiliki, 11 January 2008 - 03:25 PM.


#32 edwardsboi

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:22 PM

 Bill also told us of his plans for LOS and the possibility of expansion, but I’ll keep the details of that under my hat for now.


I know Lotus of Siam eventually ended up expanding to NYC, and I'm curious if there was any difference between their Las Vegas and NYC locations? (I also know that the owners later disassociated themselves from their NYC branch, but they were still involved and owners when those reviews were written).

I had a trip lined up to NYC so I was reading different restaurant reviews about their NYC location to find which dishes to order. But, now the trip to NYC has been postponed. Instead, I'll be going to Las Vegas first and I'm wondering if I can use the NYC reviews to guide me what dishes to pick in Las Vegas.

Normally, I'd stick to the Las Vegas reviews but I can't seem to find most of them. Jonathan Gold and David Rosengarten both wrote reviews about Lotus of Siam but I can't find them. And, what the hell ever happened to David Rosengarten?

#33 patrickamory

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:52 PM

I went to the NYC Lotus of Siam about a week after the owners departed in high dudgeon. It was decidedly unimpressive.

#34 mcohen

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:02 PM

I went to the NYC Lotus of Siam about a week after the owners departed in high dudgeon. It was decidedly unimpressive.


And, the original Lotus of Siam is really no better. Their Vegas restaurant has okay flavors, small portions, and high prices. I kept returning to Lotus of Siam each time I went to Vegas, trying to understand all the hype.

Finally, after eavesdropping on another diner, I realized that almost everybody there was from NYC. When you think about it, its not a suprise that New Yorkers will think Lotus of Siam is great. There's not a lot of good options for Thai food in NYC so they'll go Lady Gaga the first time they encounter decent Thai food. And, food prices in NYC are going to be high just from rent alone so they'll be accustomed to paying for small portions and high prices that Lotus of Siam charges even though Lotus of Siam's rent is much, much less.

Edited by mcohen, 04 August 2011 - 07:07 PM.


#35 patrickamory

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:33 AM

There's not a lot of good options for Thai food in NYC


It's true there didn't used to be, especially if you didn't want to travel to Queens, but things are looking up:

http://forums.egulle...in-nyc-in-2011/