If you crave authentic Thai food, I recommend a visit to the Lotus of Siam.
Lotus of Siam has been rated as the best Thai restaurant in Vegas for years. It's an elegant restaurant with modern decor run by well-known Chef Saipan Chutima. The moment you walk in, you note that the place is posh. But this isn't a spot for scene kids. What's important at Lotus of Siam is its food, which is a fusion of Chinese and Thai dishes. The menu is huge and has all the classic Thai dishes. There is a heavy focus on northern Thai cuisine with its trademark spicy and flavorful herbs. The restaurant caters to both meat and non-meat eaters. Some of the recommended dishes include the Spicy prawns, Koi Soi, catfish, and the Issan sausage- all of them are mouth-watering and spicy.
There are all types of fried rice dishes, but it's the Panang curry that you don't want to miss. There is a variation of the Chinese crispy duck, but be warned, you might find it a bit greasy. The food portions are Thai-sized- meaning you may need to order multiple dishes if you're starving or in the mood for a pig-out session.
Lotus of Siam is a moderately priced Thai restaurant. Expect a meal for two to cost anywhere between $50-$70, excluding drinks. Right now, you need to make a reservation to eat, especially if you want to go to dinner.