Soi Four Bangkok Eatery 5421 College Ave./Taft St., Rockridge.
In this stylish spot sporting high ceilings and sleek decor, all tables have a sidewalk view through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Asian fusion menu offers a sophisticated take on Bangkok street food (“soi” means “street” in Thai). If sharing, start with soup of the day and a few skewers--the usual satays plus eggplant, beef balls, and portabella mushroom versions are options—followed by one shared entree per diner selected from noodles, sautés, and curries. Favorites are yellow curry with chicken and potatoes, sautéed Asian eggplant and tiger prawns, and spicy wide rice noodles with chicken and basil.