Address: 1/F, The Loft, 283 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Jiashan Lu / 建国西路283号 尚街X楼, 近嘉善路
Tel: 5465 6005
Price: 150 RMB/person
Naam Thai, a personal project of T8‘s manager Walter Zahner, is a modern and stylish Thai restaurant in the Jianguo Lu Loft. The decor is sleek, the service is pleasant enough, and the food, while not very memorable, is decent and probably on par with Coconut Paradise and other popular Thai restaurants around town.
Spacious, with an elevated ceiling
The space was quite empty when we went on a Saturday evening, but the restaurant seemed to be getting a lot of take-out orders.
Pomelo salad with prawns and coconut, 58 RMB
Deep fried lemon grass stuffed chicken wings, 42 RMB
Jasmine rice 8 RMB, Stir-fried morning glories with shrimp paste 48 RMB, Chicken galangal soup 42 RMB
Green chicken curry, 72 RMB
Sago with mango 38 RMB, Pandan-flavored creme brulee 42 RMB
Mango with sticky rice, 48 RMB
I wasn’t wowed by any of the dishes, but found the food to be quite good in general. Mark this as a safe place to go to if you are craving Thai, especially when you can’t get a reservation at the perpetually packed Coconut Paradise.