2272 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 510-845-8424. Pin Toh distinguishes itself among Berkley’s many Thai restaurants with a keen knack for cooking fresh vegetables to such perfection that their freshness is the first thing you notice about every dish. Even humble carrots, cabbage, and broccoli shine. Vietnamese pho accompanies many classic Thai dishes, from satay to tom kha to Thai iced tea, in a stylishly green-lit, black-ceilinged space that even in daytime evokes the moody mien of a spacecraft doubling as a dance club. A separate 37-item vegetarian menu augments the standard flesh-filled menu, offering meat-free curries and intriguing entrées such as a house-special pumpkin curry and a cashew-based stir-fry.
Hours: Daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Payment Type: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.