2021: Philadelphia Voted Kalaya Best Thai Restaurant!
764 S. 9th St
(215) 385-3777 – kalaya.net
The kitchen wizards that preside over the eatery among the city’s best Thai food — including pad see ew and khao pad — are admired by local regulars and natives of Thailand. Kalaya is raved about for dishes that remind some patrons of home cooking. The place with authentic food is more special thanks to caring waitstaff that check-in while you dine. Cocktails are described as delicious here and there’s even a memorable quality to the beef and pork dishes, along with a classic pad Thai customers have learned is not sweet like others might find, but instead prepared as the original Asian recipe would suggest!