Located in the Lionsgate Marketplace in Overland Park, Kansas, Pad Thai is as charming as its owner, Niramol “Ann” Riensin. A woman who takes hospitality seriously, Riensin makes it a point to visit every table in her small, yet stylish dining room.
She introduces herself to all new guests and warmly welcomes regulars like they’re family – many believe she’s the secret sauce to the restaurant’s enduring popularity.
The menu features stir-fried rice, noodle and curry dishes, including the namesake dish, pad Thai, which diners can order with sautéed shrimp. But the house favorite is the pad grapow, a simple everyday Thai staple made with your choice of chicken, pork or beef stir-fried with Thai basil and bell peppers and topped with two fried eggs. It’s immensely flavorful and packed with protein.
Pad Thai, 14319 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas, 913.685.4500, padthaikc.com