I just discovered a great new Thai Restaurant. It just opened in January and is called SENGCHANH. Conveniently located just North of Woodmen Road, at 7525 N. Academy Blvd., this place is easy to find.
I'm a Thai food junkie, always searching for authentic Thai cuisine made right, and this place does it! They have the common dishes like the Pad Thai noodles entree or Chicken Satay appetizer. My personal favorite is the YamNeu salad, which is grilled beef, onions, tomato, mint, cucumber and red chile atop lettuce. The dressing is a nice blend of citrus (lime) and chile spices. You can order it on a scale of 1-5 in spicy. I chose the number 3 spicy, and it was enough to make my eyes and nose water. Good stuff!
The atmosphere here is casual but nice, with cloth napkins and fresh flowers on every table. I'd guess the room probably seats 50-75 people at one time, so it doesn't feel too crowded. They weren't terribly busy when I ate there, so we were seated immediately and were able to have a nice dinner conversation without much noise or distraction.
In comparison to my usual Thai food favorite, Wild Ginger, I'd say this place is equally good in flavor and atmosphere, but it's in a better location and easier to find.
If you like Thai food, I highly recommend SENGCHANH!