For some reason that’s never been entirely clear to us, restaurants next to movie theaters always seem to have a rough go of it. It’s strange because you’d think dinner and a movie (especially if they’re right next to each other) would go together like summer blockbuster and brain dead.
The place to the left of the Village 8 Theaters has been at least three different places in the past ten years, and we don’t give the current tenant much chance for survival.
Archi’s, on the other hand (and on the other side), has a loyal following (from its other two locations), above-average Thai food, and prices that feel like early bird specials no matter what time of day you stroll in.
It’s also small, clean, friendly and nicely decorated. In other words: it’s the perfect spot for some spicy Thai before or after you get hornswoggled into shelling out $24 for you and your synapse-challenged date to see Transformers II.
For the same money you can have a couple of nice, endorphin-stimulating courses, and not feel like you’ve had your intelligence insulted.
Our dinner for two came to $46 ($37 + $9 tip).
9350 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117-8814