About 15 years ago, Chef Saipin Chutima established her family run restaurant, “Lotus of Siam”, in a modest strip mall location in Las Vegas. Critics regularly claim that Lotus of Siam is the best Thai restaurant in the country. The restaurant thrives in a difficult location attracting tourists who have been lured by countless critical reviews posted online. The restaurant also caters to locals who return regularly for the competitively priced 200+ item menu and extensive wine list. Chef Chutima’s loyal following and success are remarkable.