Food entrepreneur Ed Rudisell has been busy these past few years, opening Fountain Square's Siam Square in 2008, Mass Ave's Black Market in 2011 and the bàhn mi joint Rook in Fletcher Place earlier this year. All have earned top marks from this paper, and you seem to like them too. The flavors at Siam Square are always well-balanced; the curries, properly hot but sumptuous; and the thom yum lemongrass soup is tangy, scintillating fare. And it's a good-looking space, painted and festooned in the reds, oranges and yellows of curry, with obligatory photos of Thailand to set the mood.
936 Virginia Ave., 636-8424, siamsquareindy.com
2nd: Thai Café
3rd: Thai Spice