8521 Brier Creek Parkway, in Brier Creek Commons, Raleigh.
Cuisine: Thai, Japanese.
Rating: ** 1/2
Prices: entrees $11 to $16.
Atmosphere: spare and contemporary.
Recommended: heavenly beef, tiger's tear, lamb in basil sauce, catfish in ginger sauce, crispy duck.
Open: lunch Monday-Saturday, dinner nightly.
Reservations: accepted for parties of six or more.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club; beer and wine (liquor license pending); smoke-free; kid-tolerant.
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Zero stars: Poor.
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