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Thai me up, Thai me down: Thai from North to Southtowns

Asked for delivery pad Thai in Amherst and Williamsville, I turned to my research and my readers.

This is digital journalism, leveraging the fact that we know more than me.

I'd already read social media for hours, noting who signaled takeout capabilities. Put up a post, collated replies and questions. Punched out phone calls for question marks, added more photographs from The Buffalo News collection, and here we go.

Shame that the internet is helping kill newspapers, but the sort of collaborations it can empower is pretty neat. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Fuze Asian Grille
1424 Millersport Highway
Burmese-Thai place by UB Amherst does takeout, DoorDash and free delivery within three miles on minimum $25 orders, noon-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Have you ever tried Burmese tofu salad, made from a member of the chickpea family, and tossed with lime-garlic sauce and shaved onion, cilantro, scallion and fried shallot?

Sliced Burmese-style tofu is the heart of this $6 salad at Fuze Asian Bistro. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Lime House​
424 Evans St. (276-3522)
Burmese and Thai classics plus sushi, takeout and delivery. Option to donate meals to local health care workers and the most adorable dessert I've ever seen in a Burmese restaurant, the raspberry crepe cake. 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m Monday-Thursday; noon-7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday.

More than 20 housemade crepes layered with light pastry cream and topped with the chef's raspberry sauce creation and fresh raspberries, at Lime House. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Sun Cuisines Williamsville​
5759 Main St. (313-2211)
Burmese, Thai, sushi and more, via takeout, delivery, online ordering from 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Sure pad Thai is good, but have you had Burmese coconut chicken curry noodle soup?

Own no koksware (chicken coconut noodle soup), at Sun Restaurant Williamsville. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Thai Orchid Cafe​
416 Evans St. (565-2094)
Takeout available 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Try the crispy catfish salad ($10.95).

Crispy catfish salad with shredded crispy catfish, deep fried until golden brown and tossed with mangoes and cashews in a spicy, tangy dressing. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)


99 Fast Food
3398 Bailey Ave. (836-6058)
Order online or over the phone, for pickup or delivery. Excellent Vietnamese place has great pho, but they happen to have dynamite pad Thai. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Nothing beats its assorted bun, skewers on rice noodles with sauce and salad fixins.

Skewers on rice noodles with salad fixins (Bun Tom Thit Nuong Cha Gio) is a favorite at 99 Fast Food. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Pho Dollar
322 W. Ferry St. (768-0049)
Takeout or delivery, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Try the goi ga, shredded cabbage and chicken salad, a lighter option that comes with lime fish sauce dressing on the side.

The Goi Ga at Pho Dollar, which is Vietnamese chicken salad with crispy raw vegetables in a tangy sauce of lime juice and vinegar. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Pho Lantern Restaurant​
837 Niagara St. (240-9680)
Open for takeout and delivery, order online or call, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday. If you're looking for noodles with more chew and a racy lash of chile, check out the spicy udon.

Pho Lantern offers spicy udon, stir-fried with chicken, herbs and vegetables. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Rin Thai Bistro
988 Elmwood Ave. (881-9900)
Sure, chef-owner Rin will run you up pad Thai, but your carnivores are also going to want an order of moo ping, pork in a white pepper marinade, three sticks grilled to a juicy crisp ($9) with tamarind sauce, traditionally eaten with sticky rice ($4) – picture at top of this story. Takeout 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Sun Cuisines
1989 Niagara St. (447-0202)
The godfather of Burmese-Thai restaurants in Western New York offers takeout, delivery, online ordering 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Sure, pad Thai, but what about that chicken biryani?

Chicken biryani at Sun Cuisines. (Andrew Galarneau/Buffalo News)

Taste of Siam
810 Elmwood Ave. (886-0746)
Takeout and delivery via GrubHub, noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. I want to order a vat of their tom kha gai and luxuriate in it. One spoonful at a time.

Tom kha is a coconut cream soup with galangal, lime leaves, lemongrass, mushrooms, tomatoes and red onions served in a hot pot. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Teton Kitchen Elmwood
153 Elmwood Ave. (405-2599)
Full menu for takeout, lunch and drink specials. 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, noon-11 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Try the

Tofu steak with mushroom gravy is one of the standout vegan dishes at Teton Kitchen. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

Yummy Thai
914 Kenmore Ave. (877-4959)
Takeout and delivery available, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The green papaya salad will slap that quarantine ennui right outa your taste buds.

The green papaya salad with cherry tomatoes, green beans and roasted peanuts in lime juice from Yummy Thai in Kenmore. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)


Camellia Garden Restaurant​
5176 Transit Road (601-7217)
Open for takeout or delivery, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For a burst of tropical flavor, try the salad built on freshly sliced mango.

Camellia Garden's mango salad comes with tomatoes, green beans, toasted chickpea flour, fried garlic, cilantro, green onion and sesame seeds. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Teton Kitchen
415 Dick Road (393-3720)
Open for takeout, with lunch and drink specials, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Chile masochists should ask for pad kee mow Thai hot.

Pan kee mow, fat rice noodles wok-seared and shot through with fresh chiles, can be one of the more aggressive dishes at Teton Kitchen, if you want it that way. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)


Cozy Thai
39 Evans St. (648-1016)
My favorite Southtowns Thai spot is turning it up to 11 with curries and noodles jacked to order, with a full menu (except lunch specials) for takeout, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Live a little and try the marinated eggplant special with shrimp.

Cozy Thai's eggplant special is marinated eggplant, battered and deep fried and covered with a stir fry of shrimp, scallops, bamboo, bell peppers, basil leaves and a hot pepper sauce. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Saigon Bangkok Hamburg
225 Buffalo St. (207-7388)
Takeout and curbside pickup, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Among its glories is the pho, Vietnamese beef noodle soup, broth and noodles shipped separately so they don't get mushy in transit.

Pho at Saigon Bangkok is presented with a separate plate of potential additions. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)


Jasmine Thai Restaurant
1330 Niagara Falls Blvd. (838-3011)
Order takeout online or via phone from the granddaddy of Western New York Thai restaurants. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Besides pad Thai, check out their caramel-coated wok-fired smoky crispy noodles with chicken or shrimp, the best $4.95 you can spend here.

Jasmine Thai's crispy noodles (mee-krob) is made with crispy rice noodles, sautéed with sweet and sour sauce, served with shrimp or chicken, bean sprouts and scallions. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

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To be added: Pho Dollar, Cozy Thai Hamburg.

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