For traditional Thai done right, head over to Champa Thai. "The house special, seafood soup, or potak, combines fish, shrimp, scallops and mushrooms in an aromatic hot-and-sour lemongrass soup, flavored with ginger and lime (an especially heavenly mixture when you've got a cold). For a refreshing complement to the broth, we like the green papaya salad--a traditional Thai dish done perfectly, with crisp, freshly shredded strips of papaya, tomatoes and red chili peppers," reports HONOLULU Magazine. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sunday from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Cheap Eats, August 2007 issue, Honolulu Magazine.
Best Thai, Bronze.