The excellent lunch buffet and seemingly thousands of curry choices, including lamb and seafood, at India Palace (319 Superior St. W., 218/727-8767, www.duluthindiapalace.com, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., open until 10 p.m. Fri.–Sat., closed Sun., $12–30) make this longtime gem one of the city’s best restaurants.
Duluth’s only Thai dining is the friendly Thai Krathong (114 1st St. W., 218/733-9774, www.thaikrathong.com, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Fri.–Sat., $10–20), with curries of all sorts perfectly prepared—the seafood comes particularly recommended—though if you want it spicy, you need to beg. There’s a weekday lunch buffet.
Taste of Saigon (394 Lake Ave. S., 218/727-1598, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., $5–13) serves Vietnamese fare (and a little Chinese too) adapted for American palates in a comfortably casual atmosphere.
© Tim Bewer from Moon Minnesota, 3rd Edition