Lemon Grass Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2179 Lee Rd

    Cleveland, OH 44118

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  • 216-321-0210

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This Place had the worst service and food I have ever had!

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★★★★★

This Place had the worst service and food I have ever had!

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My experience at Lemon Grass was very memorable. \r
Although a few customer were very obnoxious towards to waiter. The Pad Thai was excellent the best in Cleveland. My guest had the Seafood Treasure it seem to have everything under the

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My experience at Lemon Grass was very memorable. \r
Although a few customer were very obnoxious towards to waiter. The Pad Thai was excellent the best in Cleveland. My guest had the Seafood Treasure it seem to have everything under the

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Oh you know, same ingredients, different sauce, like any other thai restaurant. typical. i think they're actually going bankrupt. they are poorly managed to boot. the manager is actually a 18 year old kid who thinks he's high and mighty.

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★★★★★

Oh you know, same ingredients, different sauce, like any other thai restaurant. typical. i think they're actually going bankrupt. they are poorly managed to boot. the manager is actually a 18 year old kid who thinks he's high and mighty.

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I urge everyone to stay away from this place. If you are going to get something to eat before or after a movie there are a number of better places to go near the Cedar Lee. If you want Thai food there are so many Thai restaurants in and

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★★★★★

I urge everyone to stay away from this place. If you are going to get something to eat before or after a movie there are a number of better places to go near the Cedar Lee. If you want Thai food there are so many Thai restaurants in and

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This was the worst experience I have ever had. My wine tasted disgusting, possibly rancid. So I asked if I could have a different glass of wine. The waiter looked confused, came back and said the manager actually said they would not

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★★★★★

This was the worst experience I have ever had. My wine tasted disgusting, possibly rancid. So I asked if I could have a different glass of wine. The waiter looked confused, came back and said the manager actually said they would not

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This is the worst Thai food I've ever had. I eat at Tree Country and Peppermint and Mint at least once a week. I ordered the "Tofu Jade Noodle" dish. Instead of getting the bright green noodles I'm used to, they were grey. Instead of vegetables stir fried (like the noodles were supposed to be), they were clearly steamed and barely cooked. It tasted just like it looked- wet and grey. When I complained the dimwit server (grant) said "well that's how we've done it for 6 years," like that made it all better. I sent it back but it was left on the table. I ordered a substitute dish (panang curry) which was no better but at least not inedible. When I got my bill they had the NERVE to put both on my bill, then fight with me because "that's how they make the noodle dish" and "all restaurants don't make it the same." The rude heavyset hostess/bartender/manager had the nerve to curse me under her breath as I told her I would under no circumstances be paying. She told me that the food was left on my table so I had to pay-- like I could have taken it back myself? It was untouched! I plan on telling everyone I know how rude they are and how horrid the food is. TRY TREE COUNTRY! Never been disappointed! This is not even to mention the less than clean floor tiles, the tacky decor, and the bad atmosphere. I live two blocks away and will not let anyone I know return.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst Thai food I've ever had. I eat at Tree Country and Peppermint and Mint at least once a week. I ordered the "Tofu Jade Noodle" dish. Instead of getting the bright green noodles I'm used to, they were grey. Instead of vegetables stir fried (like the noodles were supposed to be), they were clearly steamed and barely cooked. It tasted just like it looked- wet and grey. When I complained the dimwit server (grant) said "well that's how we've done it for 6 years," like that made it all better. I sent it back but it was left on the table. I ordered a substitute dish (panang curry) which was no better but at least not inedible. When I got my bill they had the NERVE to put both on my bill, then fight with me because "that's how they make the noodle dish" and "all restaurants don't make it the same." The rude heavyset hostess/bartender/manager had the nerve to curse me under her breath as I told her I would under no circumstances be paying. She told me that the food was left on my table so I had to pay-- like I could have taken it back myself? It was untouched! I plan on telling everyone I know how rude they are and how horrid the food is. TRY TREE COUNTRY! Never been disappointed! This is not even to mention the less than clean floor tiles, the tacky decor, and the bad atmosphere. I live two blocks away and will not let anyone I know return.

Pros: none

Cons: horrible food, rude service, bad atmosphere

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We ate at the Lemon Grass last Saturday night after an early movie at the Cedar Lee Theater and experienced the slowest service in our dining memory. A half hour to have our drink orders taken, an hour before our food came. We heard grumbling from the other tables too. The manager was mildly apologetic but dd nothing to compensate us for this miserable excuse for service. With all the good restaurant choices in the Cedar Lee area it's the last time we'll eat there!

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★☆☆☆☆

We ate at the Lemon Grass last Saturday night after an early movie at the Cedar Lee Theater and experienced the slowest service in our dining memory. A half hour to have our drink orders taken, an hour before our food came. We heard grumbling from the other tables too. The manager was mildly apologetic but dd nothing to compensate us for this miserable excuse for service. With all the good restaurant choices in the Cedar Lee area it's the last time we'll eat there!

Pros: Good Thai food

Cons: Slower than slow service. Uncaring manager.

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I used to be a big fan of Lemongrass, however the last time I visited their restaurant the wait staff was unforgiveably rude and one waitress even rolled her eyes when I attempted to add soup to my meal. I will never frequent their establishment again. Definitely not my loss.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to be a big fan of Lemongrass, however the last time I visited their restaurant the wait staff was unforgiveably rude and one waitress even rolled her eyes when I attempted to add soup to my meal. I will never frequent their establishment again. Definitely not my loss.

Pros: Food is decent price for the amount of food served

Cons: Parking can be difficult, Rude wait staff

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Lemongrass is one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. There's a lot to choose from, so I can keep going back and trying new things, and I do because everything I've tried is exceptional. The menu says 'no exceptions" but they've just about always accommodated me and they're willing to leave an ingredient out, if necessary. They can make almost any dish vegetarian/vegan. The service is fast, which is great if you want to catch a movie at the Cedar Lee.

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★★★★★

Lemongrass is one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. There's a lot to choose from, so I can keep going back and trying new things, and I do because everything I've tried is exceptional. The menu says 'no exceptions" but they've just about always accommodated me and they're willing to leave an ingredient out, if necessary. They can make almost any dish vegetarian/vegan. The service is fast, which is great if you want to catch a movie at the Cedar Lee.

Pros: Fast service great food!

Cons: NA

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My wife and I dine at Lemon Grass a couple times per month on average. While the deco is not going to wow you, we have ALWAYS found the quality and quantity of food to be excellent. Always freshly prepared, hot and tasty. Top it off with a Singha beer and you have the perfect night out.
Tip 1. Nice date night is dinner at Lemon Grass and taking in movie at Cedar / Lee Theater - who tend to show the more artsy type movies
Tip 2. Don't ask for chop sticks. Thai people don't use chopsticks to eat their food.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I dine at Lemon Grass a couple times per month on average. While the deco is not going to wow you, we have ALWAYS found the quality and quantity of food to be excellent. Always freshly prepared, hot and tasty. Top it off with a Singha beer and you have the perfect night out.
Tip 1. Nice date night is dinner at Lemon Grass and taking in movie at Cedar / Lee Theater - who tend to show the more artsy type movies
Tip 2. Don't ask for chop sticks. Thai people don't use chopsticks to eat their food.

Pros: Great food, always fresh

Cons: Atmoshpere is OK, but nothing extraordinary.

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Lemon Grass greatly improved this Lee Road area, after it took over the former McDonalds space many years ago. The dining areas are attractive and there's a nice patio. The food served in the restaurant is generally good, but take out food seems to need improvement. Maybe this kind of food just doesn't travel well. It is prepared very quickly though. For some reason, their take out seafood has absolutely no flavor, and every shrimp has a mushy glob stuck to them I can't identify. Also, the string beans are always hard and fibrous.

They could reduce the amount of sauce in the dishes by 50%, and in some cases there would still be too much sauce. If only there were more dishes offered with no sauce, but there are few. It seems they've had the same menu since the beginning, which can get a bit boring to us regular customers. Although they offer a seasonal menu, it's too small and sometimes seems like more of the same.

I do love the flavor of their fried rice -- I can eat it until I explode! Although, I wish there was a lot more rice and a little less meat and odd additions like tomatoes and cukes (it is a rice dish after all), and a lot less oil. Although I've heard some say their pad thai is not the best, I still like it a lot. Their duck dishes are delicious, as are all the fried appetizers.

I have to say, the Mint Cafe in Coventry is a nice alternative. The chef came from Lemon Grass, and the staff at the Cafe are extremely nice. The restaurant is much smaller, but very cute. There are a lot of similar dishes as LG, but others are quite different that are wonderful, too. Their thai tea is strange and delicious.

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★★★★☆

Lemon Grass greatly improved this Lee Road area, after it took over the former McDonalds space many years ago. The dining areas are attractive and there's a nice patio. The food served in the restaurant is generally good, but take out food seems to need improvement. Maybe this kind of food just doesn't travel well. It is prepared very quickly though. For some reason, their take out seafood has absolutely no flavor, and every shrimp has a mushy glob stuck to them I can't identify. Also, the string beans are always hard and fibrous.

They could reduce the amount of sauce in the dishes by 50%, and in some cases there would still be too much sauce. If only there were more dishes offered with no sauce, but there are few. It seems they've had the same menu since the beginning, which can get a bit boring to us regular customers. Although they offer a seasonal menu, it's too small and sometimes seems like more of the same.

I do love the flavor of their fried rice -- I can eat it until I explode! Although, I wish there was a lot more rice and a little less meat and odd additions like tomatoes and cukes (it is a rice dish after all), and a lot less oil. Although I've heard some say their pad thai is not the best, I still like it a lot. Their duck dishes are delicious, as are all the fried appetizers.

I have to say, the Mint Cafe in Coventry is a nice alternative. The chef came from Lemon Grass, and the staff at the Cafe are extremely nice. The restaurant is much smaller, but very cute. There are a lot of similar dishes as LG, but others are quite different that are wonderful, too. Their thai tea is strange and delicious.

Pros: Good food, ambiance, service, parking (except while garage is under construction)

Cons: Take out seafood and green beans suffer, way too much sauce, some dishes too oily

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As the previous poster said, Lemon Grass is in a great location, has a pleasant space, and has good food. Unfortunately I will never go back there after too many visits with poor service. In the most recent incident, the server gave me the wrong item. When I told her this, instead of graciously apologizing and offering to correct it, she told me that I must have ordered the wrong thing. I know what I ordered--it was one of my favorite dishes. Because of this, when I want Thai food, I now go to Mekong River just up the street on Lee Road. They have great food, knowledgeable servers, and their menu is even more varied, because they also have Cambodian dishes. I have never had a problem with them confusing my order or giving me attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

As the previous poster said, Lemon Grass is in a great location, has a pleasant space, and has good food. Unfortunately I will never go back there after too many visits with poor service. In the most recent incident, the server gave me the wrong item. When I told her this, instead of graciously apologizing and offering to correct it, she told me that I must have ordered the wrong thing. I know what I ordered--it was one of my favorite dishes. Because of this, when I want Thai food, I now go to Mekong River just up the street on Lee Road. They have great food, knowledgeable servers, and their menu is even more varied, because they also have Cambodian dishes. I have never had a problem with them confusing my order or giving me attitude.

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Located in a former McDonalds, this popular Thai restaurant is a vast improvement in cuisine. It's a few steps away from the Cedar-Lee Theater, making it a good place for dinner before a movie.

With its large windows and high ceilings, the space feels light and airy, although it can get a little noisy when it's crowded. It is trendy, but not snobby.

The food is always tasty and the service is superb. Some of our favorite dishes are the Siam wings appetizer, the Pad Thais, and the creamy coconut milk curry dishes. The fried rice dishes have a nice smoky flavor. Some of the dishes are surprisingly spicy, but there are plenty of offerings for those who prefer something mild. The vegetables are perfectly cooked -- crispy and light. The menu is huge, so I'm sure we'll find more favorites.

Overall, this is one of our favorite local restaurants.

PROS: Carry-Out is available, summer outdoor seating
CONS: Closed on Sundays

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★★★★★

Located in a former McDonalds, this popular Thai restaurant is a vast improvement in cuisine. It's a few steps away from the Cedar-Lee Theater, making it a good place for dinner before a movie.

With its large windows and high ceilings, the space feels light and airy, although it can get a little noisy when it's crowded. It is trendy, but not snobby.

The food is always tasty and the service is superb. Some of our favorite dishes are the Siam wings appetizer, the Pad Thais, and the creamy coconut milk curry dishes. The fried rice dishes have a nice smoky flavor. Some of the dishes are surprisingly spicy, but there are plenty of offerings for those who prefer something mild. The vegetables are perfectly cooked -- crispy and light. The menu is huge, so I'm sure we'll find more favorites.

Overall, this is one of our favorite local restaurants.

PROS: Carry-Out is available, summer outdoor seating
CONS: Closed on Sundays

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I have not been disappoint yet! The spring rolls are just a delight with the sweet dipping sauce... I always ask for extra to add to my rice and take home to use as a dressing. My girlfriend and I have our girls night out there maybe 2 time a year. The servce is great, noise is never a bother and we always leave with extra food. never got dessert yet...cause we are always full. Maybe on my Birthday...I'll try. Please try this place and take time to walk around.

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★★★★★

I have not been disappoint yet! The spring rolls are just a delight with the sweet dipping sauce... I always ask for extra to add to my rice and take home to use as a dressing. My girlfriend and I have our girls night out there maybe 2 time a year. The servce is great, noise is never a bother and we always leave with extra food. never got dessert yet...cause we are always full. Maybe on my Birthday...I'll try. Please try this place and take time to walk around.

Pros: surrounding, seating quick, service

Cons: never had one

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i tried lemon grass via carry out so cannot speak to the sit-down service but the personel we encountered while going in to order & wait for our food were all very friendly and helpful, as they were on the phone when i called ahead with several questions. while the menu does specify "no substitutions" i had no problem when asking for an item to be left out of a dish - in my experience exclusions are treated differently than substitutions. the food was great - very fresh and enjoyed by those liking super hot to more mild tastes (as we were easily able to request our preference). i'll likely be back and my out-of-town visitors say they would revisit as well.

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★★★★★

i tried lemon grass via carry out so cannot speak to the sit-down service but the personel we encountered while going in to order & wait for our food were all very friendly and helpful, as they were on the phone when i called ahead with several questions. while the menu does specify "no substitutions" i had no problem when asking for an item to be left out of a dish - in my experience exclusions are treated differently than substitutions. the food was great - very fresh and enjoyed by those liking super hot to more mild tastes (as we were easily able to request our preference). i'll likely be back and my out-of-town visitors say they would revisit as well.

Pros: courteous staff, food, quick service

Cons: parking , not accessible (ADA)

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I went to this resturant with high hopes for great Thai dinning which I miss since Cleveland doesn't have too much variety in dinning choices. I was shocked when saw the menu no exceptions, no additions, or subtutions. I thought well, I am pretty sure they wouldn't have a problem maybe minusing the egg out of my dish since I'm very alergic to eggs. The waiter stressed that there was no way that would be done for me. I asked isn't their food freshly made that it should be that much of a problem just not to drop an egg in the soup I wished to order. So I ended up not eating anything since most of the stuff had egg. And neither the waiter or manager seemed to care in the sightest. I have never had a problem at any restaurant like this before...

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this resturant with high hopes for great Thai dinning which I miss since Cleveland doesn't have too much variety in dinning choices. I was shocked when saw the menu no exceptions, no additions, or subtutions. I thought well, I am pretty sure they wouldn't have a problem maybe minusing the egg out of my dish since I'm very alergic to eggs. The waiter stressed that there was no way that would be done for me. I asked isn't their food freshly made that it should be that much of a problem just not to drop an egg in the soup I wished to order. So I ended up not eating anything since most of the stuff had egg. And neither the waiter or manager seemed to care in the sightest. I have never had a problem at any restaurant like this before...

Pros: great decor, great neighborhood

Cons: Not very flexable, rude wait staff

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An evening at Lemon Grass makes for an enjoyable night. They have a nice selection of wines and excellent appetizers. Menus are very descriptive for the new comer and their hot indicators are pretty accurate. You wont leave hungry.

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★★★★★

An evening at Lemon Grass makes for an enjoyable night. They have a nice selection of wines and excellent appetizers. Menus are very descriptive for the new comer and their hot indicators are pretty accurate. You wont leave hungry.

Pros: Good wine, Excellent food, Usually no wait

Cons: , Bathrooms

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This is a standard date for my husband and I. We stop at the Lemon Grass for dinner and walk over to Cedar Lee for a movie, then have a cup of cafe mocha at the Starbucks that is in between. It makes for a great night out and their food is great!

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★★★★★

This is a standard date for my husband and I. We stop at the Lemon Grass for dinner and walk over to Cedar Lee for a movie, then have a cup of cafe mocha at the Starbucks that is in between. It makes for a great night out and their food is great!

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I tried Thai for the first time at Lemongrass. I was pleased with not only the dining, but the atmosphere and service as well. Since then, I have tried several other Thai restaurant, inside and outside Cleveland. I have found Lemongrass to be the most satisfying experience.

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★★★★☆

I tried Thai for the first time at Lemongrass. I was pleased with not only the dining, but the atmosphere and service as well. Since then, I have tried several other Thai restaurant, inside and outside Cleveland. I have found Lemongrass to be the most satisfying experience.

Pros: Comfortable, Broad Menu, Great Service

Cons: Not open Sundays

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I am willing to give this place another shot but I ate lunch there and I was quite disappointed. The food wasn't horrible but it was not very good either. Everything tasted like it had been prepared sloppily, with too much of one ingredient and not enough of another.

The atmosphere was great; I love their little courtyard out back. The service was also very good. I want to come back--I hear it is better for dinner than lunch but I have not gone back yet.

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★★☆☆☆

I am willing to give this place another shot but I ate lunch there and I was quite disappointed. The food wasn't horrible but it was not very good either. Everything tasted like it had been prepared sloppily, with too much of one ingredient and not enough of another.

The atmosphere was great; I love their little courtyard out back. The service was also very good. I want to come back--I hear it is better for dinner than lunch but I have not gone back yet.

Pros: Outdoor Patio, Excellent Location, Excellent Service

Cons: Food not good, Slightly Expensive, Menu is Strange

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Everyone's always raving about this restaurant, but it's hardly the best Thai food in town -- not even the best on Lee Road. You can get a decent meal here, but the service is generally slow, the waitstaff isn't terribly educated about the menu, and you won't leave wanting to take your leftovers along. For a much better Thai-dining experience, try Mekong River just about two miles down the road.

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★★★☆☆

Everyone's always raving about this restaurant, but it's hardly the best Thai food in town -- not even the best on Lee Road. You can get a decent meal here, but the service is generally slow, the waitstaff isn't terribly educated about the menu, and you won't leave wanting to take your leftovers along. For a much better Thai-dining experience, try Mekong River just about two miles down the road.

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I remember when this was a McDonalds, it has been much improved upon. My favorite dish is Paad Thai noodles, but the shrimp in a clay pot is also excellent. The staff is friendly, they have outdoor seating, and everything I've tasted has

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★★★★★

I remember when this was a McDonalds, it has been much improved upon. My favorite dish is Paad Thai noodles, but the shrimp in a clay pot is also excellent. The staff is friendly, they have outdoor seating, and everything I've tasted has

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Service is wonderful and the restaurant is tastefully decorated.One of the best Thai restuarants in the eastern US!Parking can be tough on weekends and during the dinner hours.

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★★★★★

Service is wonderful and the restaurant is tastefully decorated.One of the best Thai restuarants in the eastern US!Parking can be tough on weekends and during the dinner hours.

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one time my sisters and i were eating there and the food was so good. that's why she spllied for a job there, and from now on she's been working there ever since. so when you go there try to ask for the server name felicia, best server

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★★★☆☆

one time my sisters and i were eating there and the food was so good. that's why she spllied for a job there, and from now on she's been working there ever since. so when you go there try to ask for the server name felicia, best server

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Lemon Grass has to be one of the best Thai restaurants ever, if not the best. The people are always very nice and the food taste wonderful. I could try and describe this restaurant in words but there are no words to describe how awesome a

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★★★★★

Lemon Grass has to be one of the best Thai restaurants ever, if not the best. The people are always very nice and the food taste wonderful. I could try and describe this restaurant in words but there are no words to describe how awesome a

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A longtime hot-spot for moviegoers at the nearby Cedar-Lee, Lemon Grass offers an assortment of reliably prepared Thai meals. With a broad menu full of appetizers, entrees and desserts, Lemon Grass has something for everyone (particularly…

 

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