The Central Coast is full of hidden gems unknown to the average traveler. Residents flock to certain beaches, restaurants, and shops for unique and special items native to this area. Although visitors love the abundance of delicious restaurants fit for the most devoted foodie, many of the best eateries are concealed in the midst of more popular or crowded spots.
Family owned? Check. Authentic? Check. Incredibly delicious? Double check! Noi’s Little Thai Takeout is the epitome of a hidden gem, situated in Los Osos in a tiny little storefront providing what many residents claim to be the best Thai food in the region. Many regulars are devoted to Noi’s and even refuse to get Thai anywhere else in San Luis Obispo county! This place may be small, but the flavors are definitely big.
Noi’s Little Thai Takeout is a tiny, family owned eatery that has been serving up authentic flavors for years. Their culinary team is composed of Noi himself and Doi, master cooks that will provide you with food you’ll become addicted to. Their takeout shop is a small building comprised of only a small kitchen and a takeout window, but their small seating area outside provides you with a place to rest if needed. Many love the down home, authentic feel of Noi’s and don’t mind the lack of indoor seating, especially with the adorable wooden benches and garden decorations surrounding the outdoor patio. Even better, if you find yourself wandering over to the grassy areas nearby, you can enjoy your meal with a gorgeous view of the bay.
One of the best part about Noi’s is the real people, the real family, serving you an amazing meal. The love and attention put into each dish comes through in its complex mixture of flavors, from sweet and spicy with savory bites as you continue eating. You can see each staff member working hard, dedicated to providing you, the customer, with the best possible experience available. The huge portions are often enough to share and the low prices make these one of the most economical options you’ll find on the Central coast. A local secret too: order ahead so you’re food will be ready when you arrive! Noi and his staff are working hard and the long lines can definitely stack up!
Beware, Noi’s just might set the bar for Thai food so high, you won’t like anywhere else! Their daily specials change each day, providing you with something special if you’re looking to venture out of your comfort zone. Made fresh to order and the perfect combination of spice and savory, their varying curries are unquestionably hard to match. The daily menu of various rice and noodles dishes have also become local favorites. Classic dishes like chicken fried rice and tofu stir are served with delicious jasmine steam riced and you will surely crave more after each mouthwatering bite. Another favorite is their pad thai and pad se-iew, both garlicky, savory options perfect to mix and match with some chicken or vegetarian egg rolls!