Come along with Nosh as we explore the East Bay food scene in photographs. This week we focus on Sukho Thai in Oakland.
A relative newcomer to Rockridge, Sukho Thai is a welcome addition to the neighborhood, which already boasts many fantastic restaurants to choose from. Sukho Thai opened last fall several blocks south of the Rockridge BART station; those familiar with the neighborhood may recall the previous business, Pearl of Siam, which closed last June after 25 years.
Friendly service, cozy surroundings and outstanding flavors set this Thai restaurant a cut above many others in the area. The flavors pop, with the right amount of heat on the spicy dishes, a satisfying firmness in the cooked vegetables, and masterful seasonings that make each dish memorable. Portions are ample enough for leftovers, especially if your party is small and you want to try a few dishes. Save room for a sweet treat for dessert.
Those looking for a deal may wish to try happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with small appetizer plates available, as well as half-price beer and wine. There’s also a summer lunch special (details here) that ranges from $8 to $12 depending on your choice of main, and includes free soup or salad, and complimentary tea (unsweetened iced or hot Thai).
Sukho Thai is the kind of spot where it’s easy to imagine becoming a regular, with reasonable prices and stand-out cuisine in a peaceful, intimate atmosphere. Already looking forward to a return trip.
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