With its decor somewhere between an understated temple and a chic massage salon, largely dominated by gold, and featuring lots of bouddhas, Nithan Thai is an elegant place with lots of wood, making it very warm. The menu zigzags between Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India with a good dose of aromatic, spicy ingredients. Sako Kao Rol, or the perfectly fried, flavorful, crispy Vietnamese chicken spring rolls, is served with lovely crisp lettuce and coriander. Bandera Kai, or three small pieces of tandoori chicken on chapatti, with red onion and a slice of lemon seems very simple but the seasoning is full of flavor. The Piaroro rolls, rice leaves stuffed with asparagus, is the restaurant’s emblematic vegetarian dish. An Israeli favorite, papaya salad with mango, mint, kafir lemon, and cashew nuts, here is magnificently accurate, distinctively flavored and exceptional. To finish on a sweet note, try Chi Cake, a chocolate cake instead of chocolate mousse with a crunchy crust that crumbles easily with the first bite. The scoop of Indian chai ice cream makes it a very original dessert.