Just because a meal costs more, does not mean it is better. The food may be primary, but the ambiance, service, and company could be even more important. Cost is way down the list.
Although it is too late for your business expense lunch, on your own account, check out Typhoon, in Redmond. It is a Thai restaurant that will meet your tasty needs, and keep you coming back.
There is also a Typhoon in the old Wild Ginger location, on Western, in Seattle.