Thai Garlic Restaurant
2042 University Ave.665-6005.
Thai Garlic restaurant, on University Aveune between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street, was launched by alumni of the popular Hua Hin Thai restaurant (at Bancroft Way and Fulton, with the big yellow e lephant out front). Hua Hin fans will feel right at home when they notice the colorful and extensive menu, delicious food, tasty and affordable house wines, and friendly and efficient service.
Southeast Asian restaurants have opened and closed on Univer sity Avenue’s top three blocks with alarming speed over the last year. This one really deserves to stay around, and could use a bit more traffic. Its owners picked a storefront on the same block as landmarks like the venerable Plearn Thai, Tibet Café, and the former UC Theater. That wasn’t empty bravado: Thai Garlic is in the same world-class league.