Life Customer (15+ Years).
Siam has two locations. One on Lake Union and Broadway. I am partial to the Broadway location. I ave been going there for over 15 years and it has not changed in any way (except for the remodel around 2003)
The restaurant is small, very clean and the food is exceptional. Over the years I have varied my orders but seem to go back to what I call the classics. The "special fried rice" "swimming angel" and "green curry" are amazing. I think the special rice is the best i have had anywhere. I think its the chinese sausage and pineapple combo.
The prices are amazingly low for a city restaurant and for Seattle. $30 to feed 2 people and have food for the next day. That is a steal.
The service is great as well. It is a casual place that allows you to have a private conversation, be a little load as a group or meet someone at the sitdown counter. If you want to be quiet and by yourself, sit at the counter and be entertained by the cooks right across the counter from you.
Parking in this area of town in hard to find. You will most likely have to park 2-3 blocks away (pay if parking is the only hurdle - it worth the 5 dollars) The only benifit to the parking is the location in the city. You will find the area of down to be interesting and fun for watching people, which is always great after dinner. Safe and Easy. (there is a good dessert place 3 blocks south on Broadway - Dilettante Chocolate)
All-in-all we love the restaurant so much that when we moved to the burbs 10 years ago, we continued to visit the restaurant at least 2x a month since. It is a 25+ mile drive oneway and worth every dime (not a dime anymore with gas prices) but still worth it at any cost.
Best in town!. I've visited countless Thai restaurants in and around Seattle, and nothing compares to Siam. The flavor of the food is excellent and the wait staff are always friendly. The garlic chicken dish, pad thai, and pad see eww are the best. Siam also has a great wine list with wines that really compliment many of the dishes. If you're looking for somewhere new to try this is it!
Not that good. As another reviewer said, the food was "just OK." I got a stir-fry vegetable dish whose name I don't recall now. The veggies were cooked nicely and were crisp enough, but the pinwheel-sliced carrots reminded me of something from a kids menu, and the celery was an unusual choice of vegetable for a Thai dish. I don't think it blended well with the rest of the flavors. Service is quick, the prices are decent, and the place looks pretty nice, but overall it's just not worth it. Perhaps their other dishes are better, but I won't be coming back unless I happen to be in the neighborhood and must have Thai food right there and then... which is unlikely. I'd rather wait until I get home and go to Racha or Tup Tim Thai.
Best Thai Food in Seattle. I have to say that I eat a lot of Thai food, and Siam on Broadway makes the best Pad Thai in Capitol Hill. I have never eaten in the restaurant; I just order my food to go. It is always ready for pick-up in less than 15-minutes. The quality is the same every time. Siam on Broadway is much classier than your usual hole-in-the-wall Thai place.
best thai around!. The noodle dishes here are my favorite! I have been coming to this place since 1991. The food is what keeps bringing me back.
Just OK. For a restaurant with such a great reputation, cooking the Pad Thai with ketchup is appalling. When asked the waitress claimed it's made with tomato. Hah, let's argue semantics. The deep fried Tofu was stale, in all fairness the portions were generous and the fish entrees were exceptionally fresh. My friend spotted the chef cooking with way too much sugar. I came up from Portland and my friend's from NY. On the whole a very average dining experience and a disappointment. In addition the service was just so-so.
Continued: Consistent!!!!!!!. Checking in 13 months after my last review, Siam's on Broadway has undergone a nice remodel. The best aprt is, however, that the food remains excellent. I've not found anything yet to complain about, parking being the usual difficulty.
Everything but the Curry.
Every Appetizer I had (Larb, Po Pia Sod, and Tom Kha) were decent if a little bit Laotian in flavor. The curry was way off, weak, salty and oily. Perhaps a visit to
Bangkok For the Chef is in order.
Still The Best. I first came to Siam in 1990. Fifteen years later - it is still the best Thai food in town. In the early days, the counters were white and the space, small. Yet, even on chilly nights, it was always worth the wait and today's new remodel has made the restaurant look so beautiful! The food is classic and the garlic prawns are big and abundant. Unlike some restaurants that use a small amount of seafood and overprice the item on the menu - Siam is one that does not. Sandra and her family are the real Thai experience in Seattle. It's wonderful to know that I can come back here a decade later and the food is still mouth watering. Siam on Broadway - don't change what you are doing and keep serving up the awesome dishes that have made your restaurant an institution!
Best Pad See Eew.
I went there for the first time a few months ago and ordered the pad see eew on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised and now am addicted to it!
Place gets crowded at lunch so I suggest going early.
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