Diners who navigate the sketchy neighborhood are richly rewarded with authentic Thai. Skip the "same old" pad thai and try something new—Thai herb sausage and papaya salad with salted egg are good appetizers to share. The pork belly with crispy rind and basil leaves and duck larb (meat salad) come packed with flavor—speaking of which, be sure to specify how hot you can really handle it. The room is a bit nondescript, but clean, and the food has been such a hit that the restaurant has expanded to spots in the Mission and Hayes Valley. There are nightly late hours and free delivery.