Covering the walls of Lotus of Siam are photos of the matriarch of the Northern Thai restaurant posing with a wide array of celebrities. So, its location in a strip mall away from the Las Vegas Strip is no deterrent to diners. We went for lunch, because it was easier to get a table at midday than if we had attempted to have dinner at Lotus of Siam.
Nam Kao Tod (in the featured photo) – I found this dish too salty, and I did not like how insubstantial the crispy rice felt in my mouth. The cabbage that accompanied it was exceedingly bland and therefore, served as too much of a contrast.
If my review seems overly critical, it is only because my expectations were so high. When celebrities and foodies are singing your praises, I expect to be amazed. While the food tasted fresh, and the flavours were unique, I did not find the majority of the dishes we ordered satisfying.
Lotus of Siam, 953 E. Sahara Ave. Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV