“Instead of putting dishes on the plate, we’ll just put them in the box,” says owner Charlie Somtrakool.
The Thailand native moved to the U.S. in 2001 and opened the restaurant in 2009 after a friend mentioned Akron lacked good Thai food. The spot’s offerings include the spicy noodle dish Pad Khee Mao or green curry-based Gang Keow Wan. Recently expanding their delivery radius from two to five miles, Cilantro also offers dozens of sushi options and will customize just about any dish to suit takeout diners.
“If you want to leave out something, add something, select your spice level — we have a lot of different options,” says Somtrakool.
Try This: The crab fried rice ($17.95) made with crab meat, fried rice, onions, tomato and an egg will have seafood lovers clawing for more.
How To Order: By Phone, Online
326 S. Main St., Akron, 330-434-2876, cilantrothai.com
food & drink
7:00 AM EST
April 28, 2020