Located in a modest storefront near Fifth Street and Rosemont Boulevard, Char's has been serving Tucson's citizenry with superb Thai cuisine for more than 20 years. The food is authentic, fresh and expertly prepared. The atmosphere is "come as you are." Prices are very competitive, and Char's has a lunch menu. If you are lucky, you will be seated at a table with a top featuring photographs of beautiful Thai models. If you are not so lucky, you may be seated at a table that features photographs of Princess Diana.
2. Bangkok Café, 2511 E. Speedway Blvd., 323-6555, www.bangkokcafe.net
3. Karuna's Thai Plate, 1911 E. Grant Road, 325-4129