George's Thai Bistro

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My friend and I have been going to George's for six months now...four to five times a month. The food has always been good.The service quality can vary from person to person. George has always been nice to us. I am reading some of these

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My friend and I have been going to George's for six months now...four to five times a month. The food has always been good.The service quality can vary from person to person. George has always been nice to us. I am reading some of these

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This place takes the cake when it come to a business ran the wrong way, there is this asian fellow in there with glasses that is rude when ever I or co workers or friends would go, he simply sends his staff over to check to see when you are done so he can take the dishes back, the staff often look at people and in their own dialect speak and laugh, the food is pase and is no comparison to other great Thai restaurants in OC like Thai Swan in Orange or Spicy Thai in Orange of Chapman, at least at these locations they treat you with respect often come out to greet you and have awsome service, I believe the owner of Georges Thai has lost touch with customer service, just cause you are next to a classy mall like South Coast Plaza does not make you a Southcoast quality retailer. Oh another thing better bring your face maks because not only would you be having a lousy meal at Georges Thai but will be inhaling nasty smelly cigar smoke that penetrates thru the walls and the vents due to the cigar shop next door.

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This place takes the cake when it come to a business ran the wrong way, there is this asian fellow in there with glasses that is rude when ever I or co workers or friends would go, he simply sends his staff over to check to see when you are done so he can take the dishes back, the staff often look at people and in their own dialect speak and laugh, the food is pase and is no comparison to other great Thai restaurants in OC like Thai Swan in Orange or Spicy Thai in Orange of Chapman, at least at these locations they treat you with respect often come out to greet you and have awsome service, I believe the owner of Georges Thai has lost touch with customer service, just cause you are next to a classy mall like South Coast Plaza does not make you a Southcoast quality retailer. Oh another thing better bring your face maks because not only would you be having a lousy meal at Georges Thai but will be inhaling nasty smelly cigar smoke that penetrates thru the walls and the vents due to the cigar shop next door.

Pros: Nuthing

Cons: The owner, the prices, the size of the Thai Drinks, the serv

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I have lunch at Georges at least once a week and not only is the food excellent, but I think the service is wonderful. It's rare one even gets the chance to meet the owner of an establishment, but Goerge is often there and is always friendly. I highly recommend.

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I have lunch at Georges at least once a week and not only is the food excellent, but I think the service is wonderful. It's rare one even gets the chance to meet the owner of an establishment, but Goerge is often there and is always friendly. I highly recommend.

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I used to work right by this restaurant, and would order out at least once a week. Normally I don't judge an entire establishment off of one person, but George is a fascist pig. Every time I came in to pick up my order he cruelly ordering his staff around, which, at first, didn't bother me too much... the line: only for wanting an extra to go menu, he chastises me for wasting his paper, I guess he doesn't want people to bring friends. Also, I had other friends who are gay that went here- said thank you and he simply stared with a dirty look.

Unbelievable. Disgusting attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to work right by this restaurant, and would order out at least once a week. Normally I don't judge an entire establishment off of one person, but George is a fascist pig. Every time I came in to pick up my order he cruelly ordering his staff around, which, at first, didn't bother me too much... the line: only for wanting an extra to go menu, he chastises me for wasting his paper, I guess he doesn't want people to bring friends. Also, I had other friends who are gay that went here- said thank you and he simply stared with a dirty look.

Unbelievable. Disgusting attitude.

Pros: Average Pad Thai

Cons: Egotistic Bigot

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I have eaten at George's more than 10 times, as a couple and with varied group sizes. Always excellent, authentic Thai food & flavors. Love their pad Thai. If you're in a hurry, they'll expedite - speak up! Never a cross word. Never a rude experience. The Thai staff would never be otherwise (they're Thai!). Room can get noisy. Would like cloth tablecloths to reduce noise. Prices are very reasonable.

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I have eaten at George's more than 10 times, as a couple and with varied group sizes. Always excellent, authentic Thai food & flavors. Love their pad Thai. If you're in a hurry, they'll expedite - speak up! Never a cross word. Never a rude experience. The Thai staff would never be otherwise (they're Thai!). Room can get noisy. Would like cloth tablecloths to reduce noise. Prices are very reasonable.

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I had the Tom Yum Noodle Soup Bowl for 9bucks. GOsh, it was huge! They also used white meat chicken which was nice.

The portions are generous and it seemed like alot people were regulars.
For OC, the prices were reasonable and the portions were big as well.

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I had the Tom Yum Noodle Soup Bowl for 9bucks. GOsh, it was huge! They also used white meat chicken which was nice.

The portions are generous and it seemed like alot people were regulars.
For OC, the prices were reasonable and the portions were big as well.

Pros: Large Dining Are

Cons: In a corner in a large plaza

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I understand an artist or chef can take things personally when you criticize them, but George takes it too far.

The reviews here are from happy customers, but if you look elsewhere (like citysearch) you will find many unhappy customers.

He's been known to scream in the customer's face while spitting on them. He even called a group of guys a phrase I can't use here, but lets just say there were two F words involved. Find that review and you will be appalled.

The food is pretty good most of the time. Sometimes its not. Whatever you do, don't complain... or that angry little man will come running out to your table to scream at you.

The service is the worst of any restaurant in town, as well. They are excruciatingly slow even when the restaurant is dead. If you don't leave a generous tip, you will be asked not to return.

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I understand an artist or chef can take things personally when you criticize them, but George takes it too far.

The reviews here are from happy customers, but if you look elsewhere (like citysearch) you will find many unhappy customers.

He's been known to scream in the customer's face while spitting on them. He even called a group of guys a phrase I can't use here, but lets just say there were two F words involved. Find that review and you will be appalled.

The food is pretty good most of the time. Sometimes its not. Whatever you do, don't complain... or that angry little man will come running out to your table to scream at you.

The service is the worst of any restaurant in town, as well. They are excruciatingly slow even when the restaurant is dead. If you don't leave a generous tip, you will be asked not to return.

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I have been to George's Thai Bistro a number of times. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The last time I was there was for a co-worker's birthday. Everyone in the group liked their food.

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I have been to George's Thai Bistro a number of times. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The last time I was there was for a co-worker's birthday. Everyone in the group liked their food.

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The worst customer service I have ever seen and the nastiest of all owners!!
A friend and I had been to George's Bistro several times simply because we loved the Chicken Pad Thai. We always joked about how poor the service was and how mean the servers were to their customers. Then one day we decided to order our usual Pad Thai without the chicken, this was a BIG mistake...we didn't receive our spring roll or salad and when our order finally came it was a very small pile of noodles, no garnish just noodles. We laughed and ate our lunch....upon receiving our bill I noticed that we were charged for a full Chicken Pad Thai meal. I asked the waitress if this might be a mistake, she apologized and disappeared into the kitchen. A moment went by and here came George, he came up to the table so
fast that my friend and I felt treatened (we are both women). He proceeded to yell at me while spraying my face with saliva as the other customers watched in horror afraid of a physical confrontation. I absolutely felt treatened at this point and we paid the bill and left never to return. I can't believe that this resturant can still be open with a staff and owner that abuses their clientel.

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The worst customer service I have ever seen and the nastiest of all owners!!
A friend and I had been to George's Bistro several times simply because we loved the Chicken Pad Thai. We always joked about how poor the service was and how mean the servers were to their customers. Then one day we decided to order our usual Pad Thai without the chicken, this was a BIG mistake...we didn't receive our spring roll or salad and when our order finally came it was a very small pile of noodles, no garnish just noodles. We laughed and ate our lunch....upon receiving our bill I noticed that we were charged for a full Chicken Pad Thai meal. I asked the waitress if this might be a mistake, she apologized and disappeared into the kitchen. A moment went by and here came George, he came up to the table so
fast that my friend and I felt treatened (we are both women). He proceeded to yell at me while spraying my face with saliva as the other customers watched in horror afraid of a physical confrontation. I absolutely felt treatened at this point and we paid the bill and left never to return. I can't believe that this resturant can still be open with a staff and owner that abuses their clientel.

Pros: Decent Pad Thai

Cons: George and his staff

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The restaurant is a little old looking on the inside, and chilly (bring a jacket), but the food is great. Like most white people, I love pad thai, and theirs is pretty damn good. When they ask you how spicy you want your food, trust me, they mean business. If you can't take the heat, keep it down to medium or low. They serve you a delicious little salad with peanut dressing as well.

The service isn't always great. I went in on an hour lunch break from work and waited the entire time for my food and they didn't bring it out until it was time to go. I had to take it back to work in a box.

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The restaurant is a little old looking on the inside, and chilly (bring a jacket), but the food is great. Like most white people, I love pad thai, and theirs is pretty damn good. When they ask you how spicy you want your food, trust me, they mean business. If you can't take the heat, keep it down to medium or low. They serve you a delicious little salad with peanut dressing as well.

The service isn't always great. I went in on an hour lunch break from work and waited the entire time for my food and they didn't bring it out until it was time to go. I had to take it back to work in a box.

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After horrible service from our server (from not giving us chopsticks when we asked, to us having to get up to get more napkins, to the servers following us back to the table to see if the napkins were really necessary), George yelled at us that we could not pay with separate credit cards even though we?d done that many times prior at that restaurant. After having the worst customer service encounter with George that any of us had ever experienced (complete with yelling at us about how selfish we were to pay with separate credit cards, to George pointing out his ?$150,000 car? to prove how well the business was doing), he actually followed us out of the restaurant and called some of my co-workers ?F-ing faggots.? Needless to say we will never return. Hate crimes is where we draw the line, not to mention the fact that the restaurant smells like someone died in there.

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After horrible service from our server (from not giving us chopsticks when we asked, to us having to get up to get more napkins, to the servers following us back to the table to see if the napkins were really necessary), George yelled at us that we could not pay with separate credit cards even though we?d done that many times prior at that restaurant. After having the worst customer service encounter with George that any of us had ever experienced (complete with yelling at us about how selfish we were to pay with separate credit cards, to George pointing out his ?$150,000 car? to prove how well the business was doing), he actually followed us out of the restaurant and called some of my co-workers ?F-ing faggots.? Needless to say we will never return. Hate crimes is where we draw the line, not to mention the fact that the restaurant smells like someone died in there.

Pros: The smell of dead creatures (if you like that kind of thing)

Cons: The smell of dead creatures (if you DON'T like that kind of thing)

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ok .. first off we got there .. we were . seated the place wasn't that busy so we went in with a smile.. but after 15 min of being seated we had to HAIL someone over to take our drink order ...DRINKS OK JUST DRINKS.. then we got our drinks and expected the guy to take our order ... but NAH! that was too much to ask of them .. so we waited patiently and after 15 more min of waiting he finally took our order ( again there were only about three parties in there of less than 4 per party) so we ordered then surprisingly 30-40 min later we got our food my friend had to get u[p and get the silverware off another table for US! so we had the food ... but no forks no sauce no NAPKINS we were so tired of hailing people over we actually shared 2 napkins ...eww ... we were FOUR!! so we ate our meal it was EHHH ok i guess i do have to say the desert was delicious coconut and rice YUM ..unfortunately i will never taste it again ... THEN ohh here is the best part ... the bill comes! Pretty Decent $50 for FOUR not bad ..Tip time we weren't sure NO tip or small tip so we left small tip ... we got up and got into our cars .. Then we see the waitress RUNNING to the car here i thought we for got something ... BUT no she came to window of my car and said IF you are going to leave tips like this to not Bother coming back !!

What would you do?

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ok .. first off we got there .. we were . seated the place wasn't that busy so we went in with a smile.. but after 15 min of being seated we had to HAIL someone over to take our drink order ...DRINKS OK JUST DRINKS.. then we got our drinks and expected the guy to take our order ... but NAH! that was too much to ask of them .. so we waited patiently and after 15 more min of waiting he finally took our order ( again there were only about three parties in there of less than 4 per party) so we ordered then surprisingly 30-40 min later we got our food my friend had to get u[p and get the silverware off another table for US! so we had the food ... but no forks no sauce no NAPKINS we were so tired of hailing people over we actually shared 2 napkins ...eww ... we were FOUR!! so we ate our meal it was EHHH ok i guess i do have to say the desert was delicious coconut and rice YUM ..unfortunately i will never taste it again ... THEN ohh here is the best part ... the bill comes! Pretty Decent $50 for FOUR not bad ..Tip time we weren't sure NO tip or small tip so we left small tip ... we got up and got into our cars .. Then we see the waitress RUNNING to the car here i thought we for got something ... BUT no she came to window of my car and said IF you are going to leave tips like this to not Bother coming back !!

What would you do?

Pros: excellent dessert

Cons: horrible service

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I've been to a lot of Thai restaurants. I almost always order the same dish, Pad Kra Pow.

The service is atrocious, every time. The food kept us coming back.

We ordered up our regular appetizers and whatnot. The service was as expected. They took forever to bring out the appetizers, so within a minute of getting them, our main courses were on the table. My wife complained about her chicken, I didn't care.

I ordered my usual Pad Kra Pow. . After a few bites I started to realize what she was talking about - the chicken was dried out and stringy. It was very fatty dark meat, some of the worst I've ever had. I would expect this type of chicken in a burrito in Tijuana, not George's.

I pushed the plate away in disgust and finished my appetizer. I waited for the waitress to come around and give the standard "Is everything OK?" It took maybe ten minutes. I'm not kidding you.

She asked if I would like them to make something different, and I said no. Both dishes were bad already, why should I want something else today? I asked for my check and paid cash.

She took the plate behind the counter and began discussing it with everyone on the staff.

Suddenly, George himself emerges from the kitchen. He starts right off explaining how I have a problem with dark meat, it's fatty, and thats how the dish is.

I tried to respond to his accusations that I knew nothing about Thai food or dark meat, but he cut me off repeatedly. He cut me off 3 times and I hadn't spoken 3 words.

Finally, I threw my hands up and said, "I'm done talking to you. Give me my change and I will leave. I'm a regular customer, but this is the last time I will ever come here.

He stormed off. He stopped at the register and told the waitress in Thai not to charge me for the plate. She didn't, and then stressed the point to me.

You lost two loyal customers, George, as well as every one our friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to a lot of Thai restaurants. I almost always order the same dish, Pad Kra Pow.

The service is atrocious, every time. The food kept us coming back.

We ordered up our regular appetizers and whatnot. The service was as expected. They took forever to bring out the appetizers, so within a minute of getting them, our main courses were on the table. My wife complained about her chicken, I didn't care.

I ordered my usual Pad Kra Pow. . After a few bites I started to realize what she was talking about - the chicken was dried out and stringy. It was very fatty dark meat, some of the worst I've ever had. I would expect this type of chicken in a burrito in Tijuana, not George's.

I pushed the plate away in disgust and finished my appetizer. I waited for the waitress to come around and give the standard "Is everything OK?" It took maybe ten minutes. I'm not kidding you.

She asked if I would like them to make something different, and I said no. Both dishes were bad already, why should I want something else today? I asked for my check and paid cash.

She took the plate behind the counter and began discussing it with everyone on the staff.

Suddenly, George himself emerges from the kitchen. He starts right off explaining how I have a problem with dark meat, it's fatty, and thats how the dish is.

I tried to respond to his accusations that I knew nothing about Thai food or dark meat, but he cut me off repeatedly. He cut me off 3 times and I hadn't spoken 3 words.

Finally, I threw my hands up and said, "I'm done talking to you. Give me my change and I will leave. I'm a regular customer, but this is the last time I will ever come here.

He stormed off. He stopped at the register and told the waitress in Thai not to charge me for the plate. She didn't, and then stressed the point to me.

You lost two loyal customers, George, as well as every one our friends.

Pros: Appetizers are fantastic, prices are reasonable

Cons: Wait service is atrocious, and George actually argues with customers who complain

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It was my first time here, and I got the curry chicken. What a mistake, the meat was like tasteless rubber, and there's carrot is the curry, which was itself below mediocre. I've had a lot of Thai food and their rating at average is probably generous.

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It was my first time here, and I got the curry chicken. What a mistake, the meat was like tasteless rubber, and there's carrot is the curry, which was itself below mediocre. I've had a lot of Thai food and their rating at average is probably generous.

Pros: None

Cons: Bad food, bad service, old ambience

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i and my friend around 20 people went to George for my husband party yesterday. this restaurant has a big room for our party. we had ordered soup, appertizer. i really love spicy beef salad, shrimp and chicken bokchoy with noodle and gravy sauce on top. it's very good. i asked my friend who ordered curry. they said yellow curry was great! so everything are fabulous. service is awsome! all waitresses are very nice and sweet. they are smart and very very welcome.

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i and my friend around 20 people went to George for my husband party yesterday. this restaurant has a big room for our party. we had ordered soup, appertizer. i really love spicy beef salad, shrimp and chicken bokchoy with noodle and gravy sauce on top. it's very good. i asked my friend who ordered curry. they said yellow curry was great! so everything are fabulous. service is awsome! all waitresses are very nice and sweet. they are smart and very very welcome.

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Georges is a great place to eat authentic Thai dishes!! The Pad Thai is the best i've tasted from Pasadena down to San Diego. I highly recommend the Spicy Thai Pasta or the Drunken Noodle their chicken curry is also very good! The Georges fried rice is delicious. The customer service and George himself are wonderful people and offer great service. The prices are reasonable not too expensive. We eat there at least 2 times a week and if I could i'd eat there on a daily basis!

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Georges is a great place to eat authentic Thai dishes!! The Pad Thai is the best i've tasted from Pasadena down to San Diego. I highly recommend the Spicy Thai Pasta or the Drunken Noodle their chicken curry is also very good! The Georges fried rice is delicious. The customer service and George himself are wonderful people and offer great service. The prices are reasonable not too expensive. We eat there at least 2 times a week and if I could i'd eat there on a daily basis!

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I would highly recommend George's Thai food to anyone. They have great customer service, it does get full during lunch so i'd suggest either have an early lunch (11:30am) or a late lunch (after 1:30) otherwise you'll have to wait a while to be seated! The dishes I recommend are the Pad Thai, Spicy Thai pasta, Drunken Noodle, Georges Spicy Fried Rice, and the chicken curry they all come in a spicy rating of 1-10 depending on how hot you like it. I order mine a 10 and they are all delicious! For desert I hightly recommend the sticky rice with Mango! The prices are reasonable! George and the staff are great always serving with a smile and courtious.

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I would highly recommend George's Thai food to anyone. They have great customer service, it does get full during lunch so i'd suggest either have an early lunch (11:30am) or a late lunch (after 1:30) otherwise you'll have to wait a while to be seated! The dishes I recommend are the Pad Thai, Spicy Thai pasta, Drunken Noodle, Georges Spicy Fried Rice, and the chicken curry they all come in a spicy rating of 1-10 depending on how hot you like it. I order mine a 10 and they are all delicious! For desert I hightly recommend the sticky rice with Mango! The prices are reasonable! George and the staff are great always serving with a smile and courtious.

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The title of this review says it all! All I remember from the owner who got angry because I decided to eat in after I called for pick up is, "I can kick anyone out of this restaurant because I am the owner!" When all I said to him is, "you shouldn't talk to your customers that way! Yes, I called for pick up, but if I decide to eat in, the restaurant should be accomodating!" Such a simple problem that can easily be resolved, yet he made the problem worse! I'll never go there again! I'll give my money to other restaurants! Oh and yah.. I did tip.. because I felt sorry for the waiters and waitresses who have to work with this owner... and they apologized for the owners attitude!!!

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The title of this review says it all! All I remember from the owner who got angry because I decided to eat in after I called for pick up is, "I can kick anyone out of this restaurant because I am the owner!" When all I said to him is, "you shouldn't talk to your customers that way! Yes, I called for pick up, but if I decide to eat in, the restaurant should be accomodating!" Such a simple problem that can easily be resolved, yet he made the problem worse! I'll never go there again! I'll give my money to other restaurants! Oh and yah.. I did tip.. because I felt sorry for the waiters and waitresses who have to work with this owner... and they apologized for the owners attitude!!!

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service was awful.have to remind them for drinks,napkin,and silverware.chicken taste like butter gum,spring rolls was burnt,lettuce look like it has been sitting in the sun.there were no taste on our chicken dish and george fired rice.thom yum soup portion was too small and bad flavor. they refuse to reimburse our tap. we spent 59.89 and left the 4 main course untouch.WE DID NOT TIP THEM. we did steer away a few customers after we told them about our incident on our way out.

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service was awful.have to remind them for drinks,napkin,and silverware.chicken taste like butter gum,spring rolls was burnt,lettuce look like it has been sitting in the sun.there were no taste on our chicken dish and george fired rice.thom yum soup portion was too small and bad flavor. they refuse to reimburse our tap. we spent 59.89 and left the 4 main course untouch.WE DID NOT TIP THEM. we did steer away a few customers after we told them about our incident on our way out.

Pros: none

Cons: bad service, small portion, bad food quality

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If you're craving authentic Thai food, this is the place to go. Pad Thai, Garlic chicken are my fav. Recommended but the restaurant is always busy, so recommended for a take out.

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★★★★★

If you're craving authentic Thai food, this is the place to go. Pad Thai, Garlic chicken are my fav. Recommended but the restaurant is always busy, so recommended for a take out.

Pros: good food

Cons: ambiance, too busy

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This is a great Thia restaurant with great food and great service. You can order how hot you like your food on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most spicey. I recommend you start with 5!

PROS: Great food, price and service
CONS: Lunch time can get busy so get their before noon.

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This is a great Thia restaurant with great food and great service. You can order how hot you like your food on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most spicey. I recommend you start with 5!

PROS: Great food, price and service
CONS: Lunch time can get busy so get their before noon.

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I try to eat here once or twice a month. Their chicken coconut soup is delicious with just the right amount of spice. I've tried many of their dishes and like that they ask how spicy you want it (from 1-10), 10 being the spiciest. Also like their spicy beef salad a lot. Dressing is light and not too vinegary. Everything I've tasted is pretty good and a perfect lunch or dinner spot for the budget minded.

PROS: Good tasting, always fresh
CONS: Atmosphere is dark, could use some decor updating

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I try to eat here once or twice a month. Their chicken coconut soup is delicious with just the right amount of spice. I've tried many of their dishes and like that they ask how spicy you want it (from 1-10), 10 being the spiciest. Also like their spicy beef salad a lot. Dressing is light and not too vinegary. Everything I've tasted is pretty good and a perfect lunch or dinner spot for the budget minded.

PROS: Good tasting, always fresh
CONS: Atmosphere is dark, could use some decor updating

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