Sala Thai

$$$$ ($14 and under)
This growing Thai chain offers standard fare with zippier flavor.
Mon-Thurs 11:30-10:30pm Fri 11:30-11pm Sat noon-11pm Sun noon-10:30pm
(U Street/Cardozo)
U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green Line)

Editorial Review

This growing local chain of Thai restaurants offers decent takes on the basic dishes. The restaurant isn't shy with spice and liberally seasons some of the better dishes, including Pad Mah Dua, sauteed eggplant with chicken in black bean sauce with basil, and curry-roasted duck. The restaurant offers live jazz several nights a week.