Litchford Village, 8320-142 Litchford Road, Raleigh.
Atmosphere: jewel box with 10 tables.
Service: exceptionally accommodating.
Recommended: seafood salad, green papaya salad, tom ka gai, Thai barbecue chicken.
Open: lunch and dinner daily.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; no alcohol (permit pending); smoke-free; kid-friendly.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:
**** Among the Triangle's very best.
*** Rewarding experience.
** Generally acceptable.
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