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Ka-Tip Thai Street Food

1011 S. Pearl Expressway
Dallas, TX 75201
214-238-2232
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Alison McLean Geng kyow wan gai

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  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
From the minute it opened, Ka-Tip offered probably the best Thai food in Dallas city limits. (Most of the local Thai competition is either in the suburbs — particularly Allen, Carrollton and Richardson — or is served at Laotian restaurants like Ly Food Market.) Nearly everything on Ka-Tip’s tiny menu is sensational, and spicy-sour noodle soups like tom yum are perfect both for takeout and for winter months. Because the kitchen here doesn’t Americanize, sweeten or tone down its flavors and ingredients, each dish is more vivid than the equivalent at many Thai spots around town.

Top pick: If you’re a seafood fan, grab an order of hoi tod, a crispy grilled pancake filled with morsels of shellfish. Otherwise, go for the excellent noodle dishes.

The downside: Look up the location on a map before you visit, if you haven’t been before. The street address misleads many direction apps and causes some drivers to circle the area in confusion.

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