Idaho’s 10 Best Restaurants: From Fine Dining to Local Eats
Article from “The Culture Trip”
Nicknamed the ‘Potato State’, Idaho certainly does have a fondness for its famous export. But there is a lot more to the state’s culinary culture than just potatoes with more regional produce, like the much-loved Idaho trout, abounding alongside a whole host of cuisines. From the vibrant buzz of downtown Boise to charming mountain towns like Ketchum, we take you on a culinary journey of Idaho’s best restaurants.
Serving modern Asian fusion fare in a thoroughly modern space, Mai Thai is a downtown Boise restaurant with a decade-long reputation as one of the state capital’s best. It’s also received several accolades including Best of Boise’s Best New Restaurant of 2004 and the Best Thai Food title for nine consecutive years. Combining the cuisines of the Far East, native Thai chefs prepare exquisite dishes like slow roasted honey and soy sauce duck with jasmine rice alongside plenty of sushi rolls and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and serve guests in an equally beautiful dining room with an exotic, contemporary theme and its own koi pond and waterfall.