Charly's Thai Restaurant
832 E. 4th Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Hours: T-Sun 12-9 (Closed Mondays)
This was a surprising treasure. For some reason, we have overlooked Charly's in spite of driving by many times. Perhaps it looks small from the outside or the "Thai food to go" sign misled us. We chose this one Friday night by default. We were in route to another new place, but due to time constraints, we knew we needed to move on to Plan B. As we drove by, we decided to try it.
An early arrival for a Friday night, the place was quiet. A clean, modern atmosphere, we were amazed by the prices on the simple, yet complete menu. An entree for $4.95? A hardworking couple took our order and served us a fresh, hot, delicious and reasonable meal. We enjoyed spring rolls (3 for $2.95), red curry bowl with tofu ($4.95) and pad thai ($4.95).
There are a few tables for dining in, but it is primarily a take-out. Personally, with Steelstacks in view from the bar table at the window, I would love to go again this summer and enjoy some take-out at a free outdoor concert. If you love reasonable, thai food and don't need fancy aesthetics, Charly's is for you.