Sivalai has been owned for many years by an incredibly kind, efficient and hard working family from Thailand. They are respectful to their customers and to one another. The vibe in there is so nice. They have a very good menu. They often surprise you with something complimentary while you wait (although the wait is never long), or a complimentary dessert. Their prices are incredibly reasonable, the best in town.
Only one wish: that they had gluten free fried foods—for example crispy gluten-free chicken wings. I think authentic Thai food is often breaded with rice flour, corn starch or tapioca flour (all gluten free). Of course gluten free goodies would need to be prepared in a dedicated gluten free fryer, but if they had that I would probably be there every week or more!
That being said, I still rate them five stars because if anyone deserves five stars it’s these people. I love them and I love their freshly prepared delicacies. They do know how to cook good Thai.
Very knowledgeable about gluten. Very friendly and willing to make accomodations.