Kao Tip appears to be a fairly standard Thai restaurant from the outside, but it serves a stand-out menu of Thai favorites once you venture in. The atmosphere is low-key and usually fairly quiet, making the service quick and attentive. The early bird special is a great bargain if you come before 7 p.m. during the week—it includes a soup or salad, appetizer, and entrée for only $9.95—but the prices are all moderately ranged, so there’s never a bad time to go. Even traditional dishes like the pad thai are worth scoping out, but you’re unlikely to be disappointed by just about anything from the range of noodles and curries.

Kao Tip
3520 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 708-8799