most people know that san josé's absolute favourite thai restaurant year after year after year is krung thai, either #1 or #2. however, i recently discovered a little hidden gem. aroy dee has pretty standard thai fare in buffet format, and it's a great deal at $7.95!
the quality is better than what i expected for a thai buffet. thai food ain't a novelty anymore. the general "mainstream" public in silicon valley (america's _real_ heartland) is very familiar with thai food and can order dishes beyond pad thai and tom yum gai these days. aroy dee doesn't necessarily let you try the most innovative thai dishes, but it gives you a goodthai meal at a great price.