A popular spot with the locals, and known to attract repeat customers from as far away as Juneau, this Thai restaurant fills up very quickly in the summer around dinner hour; it's best to call ahead. One reason for the crowds is the authenticity of the traditional Thai cuisine; Starfire's American chef learned his recipes during visits to Thailand, where he watched local friends and their grandmothers at work in their kitchens. The food is also enhanced by the use of fresh
herbs, some of which are grown on-site. If the dining room is full, ask for a seat outside on the patio, a pleasant alternative on a nice evening.