At first glance Tum Rup seems different from the million local Thai joints mainly because of its Uptown style: Dark woods, scarlet and gold silk, glass walls, and industrial mesh blinds create a feeling of airy urbanity, making it one of the few inexpensive southeast Asian restaurants in town that's truly date-worthy. (The large parking lot, full bar, good beer selection, and decent, if brief, wine list also help set it apart from the local pack.) However, Tum Rup, with its selection of northern Thai specialties, has curries that are among the best in town. Tum Rup's green curry is the little-seen real deal: sweet like a fruit, hot like an August shadow, herbal as a jungle trek.
Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm
Full Bar, Lunch, Outdoor Dining, Reservations Accepted, Takeout
Lot Available, Metered Parking, Street