Triangle Vegetarian Society

Restaurant Review

Pao Lim (This restaurant is now closed)

Rating
(out of 5.0)
Food4.4
Variety3.8
Veg. Sensitivity4.0
Price4.0
Service4.4
Overall4.1

2505 Chapel Hill Blvd

Durham, NC 27707

919-419-1771

Hours: Sun-Thu: 11:30 am-9:30 pm Fri-

Review Date: November 16, 2002

Reviewers: Kathy Marx, Susan Olson, David Erb, Dick Howard, Skip Bartolanzo, and Dilip Barman

Author(s): Kathy Marx

Pao Lim is an Asian "bistro" that serves Chinese and Thai cuisine. The atmosphere is very pleasant with nice lighting. Several of us ordered Lemongrass Tofu with Spinach, which was very good, but was a little weak on the lemongrass taste. It was not spicy, which I would have expected in an Asian restaurant. There are many more Chinese selections than Thai. The price for every vegetarian entree is $8.95, and the portions are generous. The Thai Vegetable Curry is excellent, of medium spiciness. The entrees could have been a little more creative, possibly by adding sides of ground peanuts, or a variety of native sauces.