We recommend taking a tiny, pocket-sized fire extinguisher with you to Aroi Thai for the heat that will be roaring at the back of your throat after you brave their dishes at a ‘Thai spice level’. The restaurant’s name is fitting as “aroi mak” means “delicious” in Thai and the customers filling almost every table in the place can tell you this food is most definitely “aroi mak.” It’s not uncommon for the staff to already know the order (and level of spicy-ness) of many of the guests since most people are return customers. The hardest decision of our lives was whether or not to have a second helping of the incredible Tom Ka Gai soup or to save room for a Thai-spice-level red curry. Obviously, we decided to have seconds on the soup AND eat the curry. Pant size, be damned! This food was worth the discomfort of having eaten too much. Pro tip: if you want to avoid looking like an amateur by coughing up a storm after your first bite of curry, order a Thai iced tea with milk to help put out the dancing devils in the back of your throat.
Special Perk: everything is freshly made and can be made vegan (they even have a full vegan menu) or otherwise specified. They can also make Thai specialities upon request.