Rim Nahm: The Name Means “Water’s Edge”

Rim Nahm
2212 Broad St.
Cranston, RI 02905
(401) 467-7897

Rim Nahm has three things going for it: At first glance, it’s uniquely adorable. Look closer and you’ve got a view of bucolic Pawtuxet Cove. One bite of the food and expect to be blown away by the flavors.

The décor is a distinctive blend of cheery colors, feng shui hip, and traditional Thai style. From the red walls to the green paper lanterns to the elephant motif to the striking photographs of floating Thai markets, it totally works.

Chef Suwanne Prompol, originally from Bangkok, has been cooking at Rim Nahm since it first opened in 2006. In 2005, Suwanne’s husband, John Russo, bought the restaurant and together, this husband-wife team is committed to serving high quality authentic cuisine at very reasonable prices.

Prior to coming to America Suwanne did not run a kitchen, but had an ordinary desk job. Her extraordinary cooking skills were honed at a Thai restaurant in Swansea, MA where she cooked before Rim Nahm. She puts her heart into her menu, and buys her food fresh every day. Her loyal customers keep returning, and it makes her feel honored when customers in Edgewood tell her “it’s worth the walk.”

While Thai food in general tends to be tasty, Rim Nahm’s dishes really do stand out. Their most popular dishes include the Mango Fried Rice, Chicken Satay, and the Drunken Noodles (for those who like it spicy). Suwanne’s favorite dish on the menu is the Seafood Madness. She’s also a big fan of a spicy green curry. This writer raves about the Larb Gai (spicy chicken salad) and Pad See Ew (wide rice noodles).

Rim Nahm is currently in the process of obtaining a beer and wine license. In the meantime they are BYOB, which makes an affordable night out that much more so. And when the weather gets warmer, a couple of lucky couples can enjoy the cozy tables on the back deck-right over the falls, or order take-out and eat al fresco on the sidewalk! Arroy dee ka.

Hours: Mondays 4-9:30PM, Tuesdays-Sundays 11:30AM-9:30PM
There is a $15 minimum on credit cards.

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