I don't consider myself a Thai food connoisseur; but I like a good, Thai green curry dish every couple of weeks. Also, since moving to the M-Streets/Lakewood neighborhood I've been disappointed by the lack of casual, affordable Asian food options that also have food worth paying for.\r
The Bangkok Inn was just what I was looking for. It's a tiny neighborhood place which is difficult to find unless you're purposefully looking for it. The decor is nothing fancy. The interior has the feel of an inexpensive, family restaurant in England or Ireland (which is to say that it feels 'homey' and a bit old-fashioned). Importantly, the Bangkok Inn is BYOB. There is a liquor store just a block away and the Wine Therapist is located across the street in case you forget to bring some libations from home.\r
We found the food to be at par with more expensive Thai restaurants that we've been to elsewhere in Dallas (Chow Thai, Royal Thai, Samui Thai, Mango, etc.). Our egg rolls were average (but I can't say that I've ever head an ethereal egg roll). My wife had hot and sour soup which was met expectations. For entrees, I had green curry with chicken and my wife had dumplings. The green curry was as good as any that I've had in Dallas, and my wife said that the dumplings were the best that she's had outside of the Chinatown-area in Richardson. What made the food taste even better was the price. I don't recall seeing a single item on the menu for over $10.\r
The Bangkok Inn will be a regular in our neighborhood collection of restaurants, both for in-restaurant eating and take-out. It's far from a 5-star dining experience with ground-breaking cuisine, but it is awfully hard to beat if you're looking for basic Thai food at an affordable price.
Pros: Good Thai dishes and very affordable prices
Cons: Small restaurant wouldn't be good for large groups