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Glai Baan Top 100

This central Phoenix restaurant — the name translates to "far from home" — specializes in Thai street food and regional northeastern Thailand cooking. Chef and co-owner Pornsupak "Cat" Bunnag (who runs the place with her partner, Dan Robinson) has roots in Bangkok and the Isan region of Thailand. That heritage is reflected in Glai Baan's tight menu of small plates, noodles, and street food favorites. We recommend the kao soi, a northern Thai-style chicken curry dish, kanom jeeb (steamed pork dumplings), and Silom Road Moo ping pork skewers. And you can't tell anyone you dined at Glai Baan without trying the larb moo salad or the son-in-law eggs — a Thai street food delicacy. Pro tip: Parking is tough along this stretch of Osborn Road, so it may be wise to Lyft. Bonus: That'll allow you to try another one of Glai Baan's impressive cocktails. Reservations are strongly recommended for parties of two or more. Patio seating is available.
Jacob Tyler Dunn
  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday noon-9 p.m.; Friday noon-9:30 p.m.; Saturday 4-9:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Takeout