This is a no-brainer to anyone who has ever visited this Fountain Square hot spot for Thai cuisine. Siam Square offers the traditional dishes you’re used to like Pad Thai and curries, thom yum and fried noodles. But where they really shine is with unusual offerings like the Soft Shell Crab curry, where the crab is served whole on the plate (and is to die for). The location, just a few blocks from the center of all the Fountain Square action, is cleanly appointed but please be aware: there is a reason this place keeps on winning in this category, and the place is jam-packed on the weekends. Call ahead if you want a table.
936 Virginia Ave, 636-8424, www.siamsquareindy.com
2nd: Thai Spice
3rd: Honoree Sawasdee Thai Cuisine