In search of a new favorite Thai spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Thai restaurants around Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.
1. EIM Thai
Topping the list is EIM Thai. Located at 1466 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 148, it is the highest-rated cheap Thai restaurant in Colorado Springs, boasting 4.5 stars out of 187 reviews on Yelp.
Yelper Matt K., who reviewed EIM Thai on June 25, wrote, "Ordered the pad thai and appetizer plate; taste was great."
And Scott T. wrote, "We ordered pad thai, larb and egg rolls. ... The pad thai was spicy delicious. Next time I will go back to Thai hot that we had on larb. White meat chicken, tender and cooked perfectly."
2. Arharn Thai
Next up is Arharn Thai, situated at 3739 Bloomington St. With four stars out of 261 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.
Yelper Matt E., who reviewed Arharn Thai on Nov. 7, wrote, "Best Thai in the Springs. The food is spot on and the portions are great for the price. The only drawback is no liquor license."
Nalee E. wrote, "I ordered the drunken noodles with beef and chicken satay entree for my son. The food was very good. Not five stars because not as authentic as should be and the portions were pretty small for the price."
3. Saigon Springs
Saigon Springs, located at 3408 N. Academy Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Vietnamese and Thai restaurant four stars out of 116 reviews.
If you're looking for more, we found these details about Saigon Springs.
"We were the first Vietnamese restaurant to have ever opened here in Colorado Springs," the business's Yelp profile states. "It is a small mom and pop shop. But as of 9/29/15 it is now under new ownership."
4. Yakitori 5 & Thai Kitchen
Yakitori 5 & Thai Kitchen, a Thai and Japanese spot, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 41 Yelp reviews. Head over to 6626 Delmonico Drive to see for yourself.
The site can tell you a thing or two more about the restaurant.
"New owner," per the history section of its Yelp profile. "The food is still the same, but better, cleaner, and friendliest service."
We found this about the business's signature items: "Authentic Thai food and serving the great touch of Japanese yakitori" it notes on Yelp.