Thanh Thao is our number one favorite Asian (Viet Thai) restaurant anywhere. The family owners are some of the friendliest we've run into and generally great service. The absolute ""must haves"" off the dinner menu include-- consistently tasty Red, or Green Curry Chicken Soup (the Chicken Sour Soup is also incredible), an appetizer of Larb Gai (a kind of cabbage/lettuce wrap much better than PF Chang), Penang Curry with chicken or tofu, Mango Chicken, Thanh Thai Special Chicken (their version of General Tso), the Whole Fried Fish and Salted Squid (2nd only to Thien Hong's in Portland). If you are a Phad Thai craver-- I think that is only average. We usually ask for a dinner menu any time we go. You'll get excellent value for your money. Their lunch menu is a basic American-Asian looking selection of specials you might find at any similar restaurant for about $5-6. If for some reason you experience the restaurant on an off day (very rare but I notice one recent reviewer had a bad day), I really encourage you to try it again.
Pros: Outstanding soups, Penang Curry & Salted Squid to die for, truly friendly staff
Cons: Hard to get seated during prime time dinner hours, closed on Tuesdays