Racha Noodles

★★★★☆
  • 23 Mercer St

    Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 206-281-8883

About Racha Noodles

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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I made a reservation under the name of KOCH on May 14th for Saturday, May 21. When I arrived, the reservation was not noted. I was a bit annoyed. Then my family arrived and we had to wait another 10 minutes to be seated.\r
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★★★★★

I made a reservation under the name of KOCH on May 14th for Saturday, May 21. When I arrived, the reservation was not noted. I was a bit annoyed. Then my family arrived and we had to wait another 10 minutes to be seated.\r
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Racha is the best Thai food ever! My husband and I try to go there at least once a week. We love their Garlic Delight with seafood or prawns and their pad thai. The portions are pretty good. Also try their duck with this special glaze,

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★★★★★

Racha is the best Thai food ever! My husband and I try to go there at least once a week. We love their Garlic Delight with seafood or prawns and their pad thai. The portions are pretty good. Also try their duck with this special glaze,

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I have gone to Racha Thai twice in the past month and have been extremely disappointed. Both times I ordered a noodle dish at 3 stars. What was good, it was full of fresh veggies, what was bad it came in without spice. For the price they are charging ($12 per plate) compaired to other local places I expected more.

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★★★☆☆

I have gone to Racha Thai twice in the past month and have been extremely disappointed. Both times I ordered a noodle dish at 3 stars. What was good, it was full of fresh veggies, what was bad it came in without spice. For the price they are charging ($12 per plate) compaired to other local places I expected more.

Pros: location, nice atmosphere

Cons: Level of spice and price

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I really like their decor and location, few blocks away from the opera, ballet and theaters. I had the beef noodle soup, and it was the first decent thai noodle soup I've ever had in Seattle (for some reason, all the noodle soups are really bad in Seattle area Thai restaurants). The broth was dark, rich and herb-y flavorful. I wish it was duck instead of beef, but perhaps I'll ask them to substitute next time-will definitely go back for it.

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★★★★☆

I really like their decor and location, few blocks away from the opera, ballet and theaters. I had the beef noodle soup, and it was the first decent thai noodle soup I've ever had in Seattle (for some reason, all the noodle soups are really bad in Seattle area Thai restaurants). The broth was dark, rich and herb-y flavorful. I wish it was duck instead of beef, but perhaps I'll ask them to substitute next time-will definitely go back for it.

Pros: good noodle soup, decor, location

Cons: n/a

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If you enjoy blowing chunks out of all orifices simultaneously (I couldn't use words such as vamit, krap, barfe, azz or food poy-sen), eat here.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you enjoy blowing chunks out of all orifices simultaneously (I couldn't use words such as vamit, krap, barfe, azz or food poy-sen), eat here.

Pros: weight loss

Cons: praying to the porcelain gods

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I LOVE THIS PLACE! I went here for a late dinner with my boyfriend last Saturday. We got back from a wedding in Tacoma and was hungry. I was happy to see the staff were very friendly and conversational. I would say, try the tower of appetizers. The calamari was tender and crispy and so were the chicken satay with the peanut sauce. The crispy crab wontons were great, but I did not care for the egg rolls too much (they were still good though). Everyone should try the Thai iced tea here. I want one right now! My boyfriend was very impressed with the presentation of our crab fried rice dish. Very different from what we were use to. I guess because it had real fresh crab!!! Also, it is also great for families with children.

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★★★★★

I LOVE THIS PLACE! I went here for a late dinner with my boyfriend last Saturday. We got back from a wedding in Tacoma and was hungry. I was happy to see the staff were very friendly and conversational. I would say, try the tower of appetizers. The calamari was tender and crispy and so were the chicken satay with the peanut sauce. The crispy crab wontons were great, but I did not care for the egg rolls too much (they were still good though). Everyone should try the Thai iced tea here. I want one right now! My boyfriend was very impressed with the presentation of our crab fried rice dish. Very different from what we were use to. I guess because it had real fresh crab!!! Also, it is also great for families with children.

Pros: Loved Everything! From the Food to the Service. THank you!

Cons: none.

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I stopped in for Happy Hour last week and they had this new beer called Pandan Ale. I haven't seen it anywhere else, but it's really really good!

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★★★★★

I stopped in for Happy Hour last week and they had this new beer called Pandan Ale. I haven't seen it anywhere else, but it's really really good!

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In the past year, I've visited Racha several times with different people, including those who are very familiar with Thai food and those who'd never had it before, and everybody liked it. Sure, it's somewhat more expensive than other Thai joints in the neighborhood, but it's definitely worth it, especially on those special occasions. The service is prompt, the decor is appealing, and the food is great! I enjoyed everything I've tasted at Racha, from appetizers to soups to pad thai to curries. It does get crowded, so if you're looking for quiet and privacy on a Friday or Saturday night during the peak dinner hours, this is probably not the place to go. However, every time we stopped by, including Friday and Saturday nights, we've had no problem getting a table for four; in fact, we had several to choose from as their dining room is pretty large. Definitely the best Thai in Lower Queen Anne, and possibly one of the best in the city!

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★★★★★

In the past year, I've visited Racha several times with different people, including those who are very familiar with Thai food and those who'd never had it before, and everybody liked it. Sure, it's somewhat more expensive than other Thai joints in the neighborhood, but it's definitely worth it, especially on those special occasions. The service is prompt, the decor is appealing, and the food is great! I enjoyed everything I've tasted at Racha, from appetizers to soups to pad thai to curries. It does get crowded, so if you're looking for quiet and privacy on a Friday or Saturday night during the peak dinner hours, this is probably not the place to go. However, every time we stopped by, including Friday and Saturday nights, we've had no problem getting a table for four; in fact, we had several to choose from as their dining room is pretty large. Definitely the best Thai in Lower Queen Anne, and possibly one of the best in the city!

Pros: fantastic food, good service

Cons: can get crowded on Friday and Saturday nights

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I've been to tons of thai restaurants, but have never had a craving for a dish like I have for this one. The Garlic Delight at Racha is THE best thai dish I've ever had. It comes served on a hot plate and they pour it onto the sizzling plate at your table along with a side of pickled ginger and broccoli crowns. Out of all the thai places in Seattle, this is the one I always take my out-of-town guests to, and they always love it! The atmosphere is very nice and unique as well, great place to take a date to.

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★★★★★

I've been to tons of thai restaurants, but have never had a craving for a dish like I have for this one. The Garlic Delight at Racha is THE best thai dish I've ever had. It comes served on a hot plate and they pour it onto the sizzling plate at your table along with a side of pickled ginger and broccoli crowns. Out of all the thai places in Seattle, this is the one I always take my out-of-town guests to, and they always love it! The atmosphere is very nice and unique as well, great place to take a date to.

Pros: Garlic Delight

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I'll never return. The decor is charming, but the food is mediocre and overpriced and the staff has to be told how to run a business. Go to any of the surrounding restaurants. They may not have neon or murals, but they all know how to treat their customers.

I was one in a party of 12 to go to Racha Thai before a 7:00 pm curtain at the ballet. We arrived at 5:15. It took a half hour to get water on the table.

By 6:00, most everyone was eating except for me. Our server wasn't seen again for almost a half hour. When he came to the table I asked him about my meal. He asked me what I ordered, and a look of panic came over his face. He never ordered my food. He didn't admit it. He didn't say anything. He left the table and wasn't seen until my food was ready.

Fifteen minutes later my food arrived with the bill. They had also forgotten the meal of the friend who invited me. Both his and my dishes were on the bill. My friend got up and spoke to our server to see about comping our meals. The server said he would go "talk to the manager" about it.

Our server came back to the table to inform me that he would give us a 20% discount on the two entrees. Three bites into my meal with 15 minutes to finish, I set my fork down, looked him in the eye, and said "That is no way to run a business."

I worked in hospitality for years. Early in my hospitality career, I forgot an entire meal or two. I promptly admitted my gaffe, and the meal was comped. I even suggested a free dessert.

When you are solely responsible for making someone late to the ballet, you give them their meal for free.

He came back and said that the 2 late entrees we taken from the bill.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'll never return. The decor is charming, but the food is mediocre and overpriced and the staff has to be told how to run a business. Go to any of the surrounding restaurants. They may not have neon or murals, but they all know how to treat their customers.

I was one in a party of 12 to go to Racha Thai before a 7:00 pm curtain at the ballet. We arrived at 5:15. It took a half hour to get water on the table.

By 6:00, most everyone was eating except for me. Our server wasn't seen again for almost a half hour. When he came to the table I asked him about my meal. He asked me what I ordered, and a look of panic came over his face. He never ordered my food. He didn't admit it. He didn't say anything. He left the table and wasn't seen until my food was ready.

Fifteen minutes later my food arrived with the bill. They had also forgotten the meal of the friend who invited me. Both his and my dishes were on the bill. My friend got up and spoke to our server to see about comping our meals. The server said he would go "talk to the manager" about it.

Our server came back to the table to inform me that he would give us a 20% discount on the two entrees. Three bites into my meal with 15 minutes to finish, I set my fork down, looked him in the eye, and said "That is no way to run a business."

I worked in hospitality for years. Early in my hospitality career, I forgot an entire meal or two. I promptly admitted my gaffe, and the meal was comped. I even suggested a free dessert.

When you are solely responsible for making someone late to the ballet, you give them their meal for free.

He came back and said that the 2 late entrees we taken from the bill.

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I've eaten here a few times in the past few months. The food is consistently very good, however when ordering for spiciness, order a higher number than you think you want. They don't run as hot as you may be expecting or hoping for. I highly recommend the red curry beef, golden cashew beef (incredible in a 4 star) and beef pud thai. If you're ordering drinks, stick to bottled beer. Last night I ordered a lemon drop, which in no way even slightly resembled one and tasted terrible. To make things worse, the glass contained about half the usual serving. That went back and I asked for a cosmopolitan. It was fairly tasty, again, not resembling a cosmo, and although the serving was a little more generous, was still not the typical size one would expect, yet they charged the same price.

Overall, I still highly recommend the restaurant. The service and food are consistently very good!

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★★★★★

I've eaten here a few times in the past few months. The food is consistently very good, however when ordering for spiciness, order a higher number than you think you want. They don't run as hot as you may be expecting or hoping for. I highly recommend the red curry beef, golden cashew beef (incredible in a 4 star) and beef pud thai. If you're ordering drinks, stick to bottled beer. Last night I ordered a lemon drop, which in no way even slightly resembled one and tasted terrible. To make things worse, the glass contained about half the usual serving. That went back and I asked for a cosmopolitan. It was fairly tasty, again, not resembling a cosmo, and although the serving was a little more generous, was still not the typical size one would expect, yet they charged the same price.

Overall, I still highly recommend the restaurant. The service and food are consistently very good!

Pros: Nice atmosphere, excellent food, friendly service.

Cons: Drinks small, overpriced and don't resemble the drink you think you're ordering. A touch overpriced compared to our suburban thai eateries. Average dish $12-15.

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Great food, OK costumer service. I have not acquired a taste for thai food, and after going to racha on queen anne, i will be giving it another chance. They need to work on their costumer service skills a group of us waited for fifteen minutes while the restaurant was half empty.

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★★★★☆

Great food, OK costumer service. I have not acquired a taste for thai food, and after going to racha on queen anne, i will be giving it another chance. They need to work on their costumer service skills a group of us waited for fifteen minutes while the restaurant was half empty.

Pros: food

Cons: servers

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The waiter brought half of our dinner order, then make the other half of our party wait five minutes for their meals to arrive. Serving all members of a dinner party at once is Restaurant 101. Why Racha doesn't get it escapes me.

The food was fine. Some had better results than others, but the overall sense was that the eatin' was OK, despite prices which didn't seem to jibe with the service or atmosphere...

...speaking of which, whoever decided loud hair metal and hip hop were the best possible musical accompaniment to a Thai meal really just must not have been paying attention to the clientele (much less the cuisine).

A meal would have to be exceptional to surmount these shortcomings. Alas, ours wasn't.

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★★☆☆☆

The waiter brought half of our dinner order, then make the other half of our party wait five minutes for their meals to arrive. Serving all members of a dinner party at once is Restaurant 101. Why Racha doesn't get it escapes me.

The food was fine. Some had better results than others, but the overall sense was that the eatin' was OK, despite prices which didn't seem to jibe with the service or atmosphere...

...speaking of which, whoever decided loud hair metal and hip hop were the best possible musical accompaniment to a Thai meal really just must not have been paying attention to the clientele (much less the cuisine).

A meal would have to be exceptional to surmount these shortcomings. Alas, ours wasn't.

Cons: awful music, bad service, expensive

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I would like to delete my review but Citysearch will not let me so I am replacing my review with this.

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★☆☆☆☆

I would like to delete my review but Citysearch will not let me so I am replacing my review with this.

Pros: Friendly servers, Nice space, Quick service

Cons: Mediocre food, Overpriced

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The Thai cuisine is nice, the atmosphere is authentic. They have Thai Karaoke, and since I'm not thai the odd sound of Thai pop music as sung by middle aged thai men as I devour my noodles in peanut sauce is perfectly enjoyable. The servers wear little outfits and toddle out in little footsteps like geishas. Overall an interesting place with great food.

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★★★★☆

The Thai cuisine is nice, the atmosphere is authentic. They have Thai Karaoke, and since I'm not thai the odd sound of Thai pop music as sung by middle aged thai men as I devour my noodles in peanut sauce is perfectly enjoyable. The servers wear little outfits and toddle out in little footsteps like geishas. Overall an interesting place with great food.

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I guess this is in the Queen Anne area and they are known for their thread noodles. They we incredible by the way. So was everything else. The kitchen is in the center of the dinning area and encased in glass. It was cool. The atmosphere was kind of upper scale and the cocktails were varied and really packed a punch. I would definitely go back. The staff was very efficient but not pushy at all.

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★★★★★

I guess this is in the Queen Anne area and they are known for their thread noodles. They we incredible by the way. So was everything else. The kitchen is in the center of the dinning area and encased in glass. It was cool. The atmosphere was kind of upper scale and the cocktails were varied and really packed a punch. I would definitely go back. The staff was very efficient but not pushy at all.

Pros: Beautiful decor, Romantic

Cons: Street parking

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It's a little more pricier for Thai food, but the ambience, and interior, plus great taste, make up for it. The warm decor is neat, and chic. Food tastes great. It's a little more expensive for Thai food...dishes can go above 20.00, but there's still some affordables on the menu too. Definitely a treat! Also, service is awesome!

PROS: Service, food is awesome!
CONS: A little pricey for Thai food.

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★★★★★

It's a little more pricier for Thai food, but the ambience, and interior, plus great taste, make up for it. The warm decor is neat, and chic. Food tastes great. It's a little more expensive for Thai food...dishes can go above 20.00, but there's still some affordables on the menu too. Definitely a treat! Also, service is awesome!

PROS: Service, food is awesome!
CONS: A little pricey for Thai food.

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This was the blandest Thai food that I've ever had the displeasure of tasting. How, I wonder? How, can you cook bland Thai? My Weight Watcher prepackaged Thai Noodles beat this place hands down!!

Albeit, the service was wonderful. The food was really, really bland. There is a Thai Resturant, on that same street closer to KFC, that is half the price and better food.

If you insist on going, bring your own seasoning salt and pepper; you're gonna need it!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the blandest Thai food that I've ever had the displeasure of tasting. How, I wonder? How, can you cook bland Thai? My Weight Watcher prepackaged Thai Noodles beat this place hands down!!

Albeit, the service was wonderful. The food was really, really bland. There is a Thai Resturant, on that same street closer to KFC, that is half the price and better food.

If you insist on going, bring your own seasoning salt and pepper; you're gonna need it!

Pros: Location, Service, Dessert

Cons: Parking, Food, Food - double ugh

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I love the fact that their staff and employees dress in their traditional clothing. Also, some nights they have live bands there that play "authentic" music. Their food is superb and their dessert is the best!

4
★★★★☆

I love the fact that their staff and employees dress in their traditional clothing. Also, some nights they have live bands there that play "authentic" music. Their food is superb and their dessert is the best!

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Racha has a great atmosphere and the trational-esqu uniforms ad an exotic flare. The food is good, but it's more fusion than strictly Thai. They have really good lunch deals that leave you almost too full to leave the table.

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★★★★☆

Racha has a great atmosphere and the trational-esqu uniforms ad an exotic flare. The food is good, but it's more fusion than strictly Thai. They have really good lunch deals that leave you almost too full to leave the table.

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The corporate appearance kinda takes away from the overall experience. I prefer the ma and pa places, but the food is good.

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★★★☆☆

The corporate appearance kinda takes away from the overall experience. I prefer the ma and pa places, but the food is good.

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This is truly one of my favorite Thai food restaurants. The food is delicious and the menu expansive. The abience is beautiful with wood carvings and thai decor. The only downside is that it is a little big loud because they kitchen is within view of the dining area which creates quite a bit of noise. The price is also a little high for the quantity of food you receive. They have great lunch specials but the dinner menu is a little pricey but well worth the special treat at times.

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★★★★☆

This is truly one of my favorite Thai food restaurants. The food is delicious and the menu expansive. The abience is beautiful with wood carvings and thai decor. The only downside is that it is a little big loud because they kitchen is within view of the dining area which creates quite a bit of noise. The price is also a little high for the quantity of food you receive. They have great lunch specials but the dinner menu is a little pricey but well worth the special treat at times.

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I had lunch here and found the food to be bland and overcooked. Prices are high for what you get and parking is difficult. Not worth waiting on a busy day. Overall, I would not go here for a great Thai experience.

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★★☆☆☆

I had lunch here and found the food to be bland and overcooked. Prices are high for what you get and parking is difficult. Not worth waiting on a busy day. Overall, I would not go here for a great Thai experience.

Cons: Parking, Bland food, Overcooked

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I had heard a lot about Racha and was eager to try it. We had tried to get in once, but it was too crowded. I tried again with a friend and had lunch there. I was disappointed. I ordered a lunch special and the food was just ok. The pad thai was overcooked (when the noodles get ragged around the edges). On the plus side, with the lunch order, we got a free appetizer (simply but tasty) and a small dessert (very interesting flavor - Thai ice tea flavored ice cream). Service was on the non-responsive side. Not worth the parking hassles of Queen Anne.

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★★★☆☆

I had heard a lot about Racha and was eager to try it. We had tried to get in once, but it was too crowded. I tried again with a friend and had lunch there. I was disappointed. I ordered a lunch special and the food was just ok. The pad thai was overcooked (when the noodles get ragged around the edges). On the plus side, with the lunch order, we got a free appetizer (simply but tasty) and a small dessert (very interesting flavor - Thai ice tea flavored ice cream). Service was on the non-responsive side. Not worth the parking hassles of Queen Anne.

Pros: Interesting menu

Cons: Street parking only

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When I am down in the lower Queen Anne area and want Thai food (say before a game or a play) this is my pick. They doubled the size of their space a couple of years ago, and so it is now a very large restaurant. The only downside to that is that I think the wait for the food has gotten longer. The usual menu options are there, but the food is very good. The tea selection is very nice, as they come to you in their own plunge pot / french press. This is the classiest Thai restaurant I have been to, not like the many little start-ups you may run into.

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★★★★☆

When I am down in the lower Queen Anne area and want Thai food (say before a game or a play) this is my pick. They doubled the size of their space a couple of years ago, and so it is now a very large restaurant. The only downside to that is that I think the wait for the food has gotten longer. The usual menu options are there, but the food is very good. The tea selection is very nice, as they come to you in their own plunge pot / french press. This is the classiest Thai restaurant I have been to, not like the many little start-ups you may run into.

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This is a nice Thai restaurant. Servers wear traditional Thai attire, which is rather interesting. The food is satisfactory; noodles have nice flavor and the rice dishes are the best. The bar is pretty lively until late at night. All in all, it's a nice restaurant for Queen Anne, and one of the nicer Thai restaurants in Seattle.

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★★★☆☆

This is a nice Thai restaurant. Servers wear traditional Thai attire, which is rather interesting. The food is satisfactory; noodles have nice flavor and the rice dishes are the best. The bar is pretty lively until late at night. All in all, it's a nice restaurant for Queen Anne, and one of the nicer Thai restaurants in Seattle.

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Phenomenal food. One of my all time favs especially for a late night date. It is quiet and relaxing, especially when the live band is going. Sit in the front of the restaurant for a particularly enjoyable time. Great happy hour appetizer menu as well.

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★★★★★

Phenomenal food. One of my all time favs especially for a late night date. It is quiet and relaxing, especially when the live band is going. Sit in the front of the restaurant for a particularly enjoyable time. Great happy hour appetizer menu as well.

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My favorite Thai restaurant in Seattle. Great food, friendly service, and awesome value!

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★★★★★

My favorite Thai restaurant in Seattle. Great food, friendly service, and awesome value!

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Yes!!! this is a place where you can have a good noodle soup in this kind of weather. The food taste good, the service is great, the price is reasonable, and it's not too far. I really like it alot and i bet you that i will go back again and recommand it to my friends and family.

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★★★★★

Yes!!! this is a place where you can have a good noodle soup in this kind of weather. The food taste good, the service is great, the price is reasonable, and it's not too far. I really like it alot and i bet you that i will go back again and recommand it to my friends and family.

 

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