Citysearch Editorial Review.
Named for a famous temple in Thailand, this small, friendly mom-and-pop serves fresh variations of Thai classics. Located in a mini-mall, the restaurant outshines its ordinary surroundings. The interior is colorfully painted with chalk drawings of famous musicians (Bob Marley and Bono) and athletes (Kobe). Begin with a starter like the larb tod that combines fried chicken with lemongrass or the spunky papaya salad of shredded green papaya, chopped green beans and peanuts. A spicy beef salad comes with shallots and is dressed with a peppy lime dressing. If you’re not used to Thai-style heat, ask for dishes to be prepared mild or not spicy as many selections have some serious kick. Tom yum udon soup is a tasty dish that combines a rich chicken and lemongrass broth and thick Japanese udon noodles. The pad Thai stir fried noodles are a just-right combination of sweet thin noodles and crunchy bean sprouts. Curries are offered with chicken, pork, beef and tofu. There are also seven vegetarian entrees.