Wallet watchers fear not. Despite the wall-long wine cabinet, golden Buddha, and framed gilt panels you can dine regally here on a pauper's budget. Suree, the restaurant's much-loved chef, is a master at preparing yummy rich, thick curry, noodles, and soup with plenty of flavor for less than $10; her Tom Yum soup in a steaming hot pot is a popular bargain. Once her imagination takes hold, though, Suree really shines. Her Mambo Mambo chicken with mango and red curry and sizzling Thai steak with dark plum sauce are amazing. The extensive wine list includes French, Italian, Australian and Chilean imports.
San Diego› Restaurant
3843 Richmond St, Hillcrest
Our Rating Neighborhood Hillcrest & Uptown Hours Mon-Tues 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Wed-Thur 11am-3pm, 5pm-2am; Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-3am; Sat noon-3am; Sun noon-2am Phone 619/ 296-6056 Prices Main courses $9-19 Cuisine Type Thai Web site Amarin Thai