The king and I is one of the best thai resturants I've been to, and I was so surprized to find it in St. Louis. I lived in the San Fransisco Bay Area for 10 years and had some pretty good Thai food, but The King and I rivals any that I'd had before. I've had good luck with everything I've tried and everyone we bring here loves their dishes. It gets crowded but never over-crowded. The upstairs tables are fun because you sit in the floor. Hard to explain, but fun. I highly reccomend.