Best Asian: Nida’s Thai on High

From the March 28, 2013 edition

Nida’s proves stylish Thai food needn’t be eaten in an unstylish setting.

That clearly contributed to this pretty restaurant in the heart of the hip Short North earning its top spot with Alive voters.

So kick back with a Thai-accented house cocktail or nice beer, enjoy an indie soundtrack and check out winning dishes such as Kor Moo Yang (aromatic charred pork served with a potent dipping sauce and especially excellent with a side of sticky rice), Nam Prik Oong (like a bowl of chili amped-up with a complex harmony of southeast Asian flavors) and, when in season, Yum Ma Muong, a bold and spicy mango salad.

Best Asian runners-up: China Dynasty on Lane, China Dynasty 161

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