Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat; 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Sun.
The two definitive Thai restaurantsSiam Cafe and Siam Cuisineare owned and operated by the Silpacharns, one of two families responsible for the evolution of Thai food in Nashville. The 25-year-old Siam Cafe features one room with a steam table of rather pedestrian Asian buffet items, while the other room is a full-service restaurant serving specialties like pad Thai and massamun curry. It is decidedly less fancy, and less expensive, than its much younger offshoot, Siam Cuisine. The food isn’t notably any better at Cuisine, but it is more nicely presented, and there are more salads, appetizers and steamed seafood items on the menu. The pla lard prig (deep-fried whole red snapper) rules at Cafe, but at Cuisine, the exquisite steamed seafood curry gets the nod.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Free, Lot Available
Reservations: Not Accepted