Tucked into the large strip mall at Camden and Union Avenues in San Jose’s Cambrian Park neighborhood (the Camden Park Shopping Center), and far too easy to miss, is a wonderful Thai food restaurant, Lanna Thai.
Normally when we want to go out for a Thai meal, we stop in at Bangkok Taste on Blossom Hill Road, which is very near to our home and has excellent food. But that day we were having a bad spell of heat, and when we popped into Bangkok Taste, it was even hotter inside than out…so we pushed on to find a restaurant with air conditioning. (Bangkok Taste may have it and it just wasn’t working that day – I don’t know.) Armed with a smartphone, we found one just a couple of miles away, phoned and learned that there was no wait, and headed over.
The interior of the restaurant was very pleasantly cool and the décor was inviting – a very clean, welcoming restaurant. Service was good and the food even better. Plenty of choices on the menu for all kinds of preferences (vegetarian included). The portions were fine too. All around, it was a “10” – great ambiance, service, and food.
We tend to revisit the same favorites over and over, but it was good to be pushed to try something new. If you enjoy Thai food and live in Campbell, San Jose, or Los Gatos, I would encourage you to try Lanna Thai yourself.