I didn’t think I’d find a massaman curry better than the one at Chada Thai. But, I did at Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen. Located in a small strip mall on Rampart, this is definitely no secret. If you come on the weekend be prepared for a long wait. The interior is tiny with tables too close together and a bar area that has almost no separation from the dining room. The massaman curry ($16) is excellent, as is their “World famous” spinach salad ($11). Crispy, light tempura batter covers a heaping mound of spinach. Add the chicken and lime dressing to it and it’s unforgettable. For more subtle flavors, the coconut soup ($9) is the way to go with a thin, smooth broth bathing chunks of chicken, tomatoes and mushrooms.
If you can get a table, dining at this modern Thai place is worth the trip to the westside suburbs. It may not get the press that other popular Thai places get, but they are more than capable of challenging the heavy hitters in town for the title of best Thai restaurant.
2110 N Rampart
Las Vegas, NV 89128