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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Chai Yo Modern Thai

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Authentic as the Thai humidity is heavy, the dishes at Panita are served in carved fruits and look and tastes like vacation. The owner is a sake bomb pusher, but cares?

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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L'Thai West Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Runner-up: Little Bangkok


2225 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-315-1530, www.littlebangkokatlanta.com

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Nan Thai Fine Dining
1350 Spring St., Atlanta, 404-870-9933, www.nanfinedining.com

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Whether you’re a lover of smooth red, fiery green or mellow yellow, it’s easy to appreciate the balance of heat — and heart — that goes into each of the curries at SPOON. And while we can gush all day about the addictive qualities of the Kang Dang with tofu or themore...
Whether you’re a lover of smooth red, fiery green or mellow yellow, it’s easy to appreciate the balance of heat — and heart — that goes into each of the curries at SPOON. And while we can gush all day about the addictive qualities of the Kang Dang with tofu or the Panang with shrimp, Spoon’s noodles and specials (most notably the soft shell crabs) manage to live up to the hype that’s hogged by the signature curry dishes. Lucky for the residents of Ormewood Park, Grant Park and East Atlanta, 2009 saw the arrival of Spoon’s Eastside location, meaning they now have to-die-for Massaman within stumbling distance. 768 Marietta St., 404-522-5655; 749 Moreland Ave., 404-624-4713. www.spoonatlanta.com. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Tamarind Seed
There are about a zillion Thai restaurants in town and most of them taste alike. One notable exception is TAMARIND SEED, owned by chef Nan Niyomkul and her husband, Charlie. (They also operate the glitzier Nan Thai Fine Dining.) What sets chef Nan's cooking apart isn't the dishes themselves. Most ofmore...
There are about a zillion Thai restaurants in town and most of them taste alike. One notable exception is TAMARIND SEED, owned by chef Nan Niyomkul and her husband, Charlie. (They also operate the glitzier Nan Thai Fine Dining.) What sets chef Nan's cooking apart isn't the dishes themselves. Most of them are classics, such as masaman and panang curries (the green curry is particularly delicious). It's the complexity of sauces and layers of unexpected flavor that distinguishes the food here. There's also an energetic staff and, if you're lucky, Nan might be in the kitchen. The woman is a classy beacon of good feelings, and the food is suffused with her personality. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Tamarind Seed
It was a sad farewell for Atlanta diners when Tamarind closed late last year. But now that TAMARIND SEED has opened in Colony Square, all is right with the world once more. Chef Nan Niyomkul creates hauntingly multilayered flavors, producing complex and beautiful dishes. Don’t miss the silkymore...
It was a sad farewell for Atlanta diners when Tamarind closed late last year. But now that TAMARIND SEED has opened in Colony Square, all is right with the world once more. Chef Nan Niyomkul creates hauntingly multilayered flavors, producing complex and beautiful dishes. Don’t miss the silky soups, spicy meat salads and exquisite curries. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Yes, one of intown’s most inexpensive restaurants is also its best Thai restaurant. We know there are gourmet Thai spots in town, but they don’t produce the ever-changing array of specials that LITTLE BANGKOK does. Always check the specials board, but the classic green chili chickenmore...
Yes, one of intown’s most inexpensive restaurants is also its best Thai restaurant. We know there are gourmet Thai spots in town, but they don’t produce the ever-changing array of specials that LITTLE BANGKOK does. Always check the specials board, but the classic green chili chicken remains our favorite dish here. It’s pure comfort food with a fiery bite. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Tamarind
The carefully crafted cuisine at sweetly plain TAMARIND has a memorable complexity, even though it’s not giddily garnished with an orchid spray, a la Tamarind’s nearby swanky sister, Nan. Much of the food appears on the surface to be the same as you find in the countless Thai restaurantsmore...
The carefully crafted cuisine at sweetly plain TAMARIND has a memorable complexity, even though it’s not giddily garnished with an orchid spray, a la Tamarind’s nearby swanky sister, Nan. Much of the food appears on the surface to be the same as you find in the countless Thai restaurants in Atlanta — nua nam tok, basil rolls, pad Thai — but, believe us, one taste will quickly dispel your long-held belief that all Thai food tastes the same. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Surin’s Thai Bowl & Sushi

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Tamarind
Decor, welcoming smiles and servers' costumes create a colorful, upscale south-of-Bangkok ambience that's happily matched by the palace-hotel-style cooking and elaborate presentations. Peppers, sugar and fish sauce are used with restrained abandon, resulting in memorable satays and soups. Start withmore...
Decor, welcoming smiles and servers' costumes create a colorful, upscale south-of-Bangkok ambience that's happily matched by the palace-hotel-style cooking and elaborate presentations. Peppers, sugar and fish sauce are used with restrained abandon, resulting in memorable satays and soups. Start with nam sod (a pork, peanut and ginger salad) and tod mun pla (spicy fishcakes). Continue with a green or Indian-style curry, spicy lamb or crispy duck. Reservations accepted. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
As at Partners and Indigo a decade ago, half the fun at this surprisingly authentic Asian favorite on the Highland strip is the long wait for seats and the sidewalk culture that develops in the interim. Portions aren't big. But hey, neither are Thai people. So order up: spring rolls, salmon curry, Padmore...
As at Partners and Indigo a decade ago, half the fun at this surprisingly authentic Asian favorite on the Highland strip is the long wait for seats and the sidewalk culture that develops in the interim. Portions aren't big. But hey, neither are Thai people. So order up: spring rolls, salmon curry, Pad Thai, spicy basil chicken, fried rice. less...

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