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2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
(530) 544-5541
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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Thai food

I would give it 4.5 stars. I don't know whether it was authentic Thai food. However, I have eaten in many Thai restaurants and this menu listed quite a few dishes I had never heard of. Five of our party of 6 agreed that the cuisine here is outstanding. And the restaurant is very accommodating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
borance
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columbia, MD
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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columbia, MD
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I would give it 4.5 stars. I don't know whether it was authentic Thai food. However, I have eaten in many Thai restaurants and this menu listed quite a few dishes I had never heard of. Five of our party of 6 agreed that the cuisine here is outstanding. And the restaurant is very accommodating, preparing the dishes for the... More 

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Torrance, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Alas, I have waited too long to write my review and my memory has faded. Our visit was 5 months ago, on an unseasonably quiet winter weekend. There was no snow to speak of, indeed there had been none for some time, so the streets were devoid of traffic and so were restaurants. This translated into immediate seating for our... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Thai food is my sons favorite and he insists this is the best Thai food he has eaten. He travels everywhere and often. Five of us enjoyed Tuesday dinner served family style with my son ordering the dishes. We started with what appeared to be make-it-yourself mini Thai chicken wraps. The meat appeared to be crumbled chicken which was insipid... More 

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New Delhi, India
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fast and cheap compared to others in the vicinity. we were having a craving for Thai Food and visited this place. Service is fast and the food does qualify as Thai food but I have had better Thai food before and was slightly disappointed with it, may be one should lower their expectations, it will certainly not taste the way... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Service is horrible. Food is mediocre at best, not truly authentic Thai. The dishes are quite expensive. You're looking to pay about $15 per small curry dish... Service: They are so understaffed that they take 15 mins to give you a menu and then another 20 minutes before they come and take your order. I had to ask for someone... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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136 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

So we decided to try it. Really good crowd on an off season Monday night. We enjoyed watching the big fish tank while waiting for our food. The chicken satay was excellent as was the golden curry. My husband loves Pad Thai & found theirs to be very good. The service was fast & you could see the staff hustling... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I LOVE Thai food. I eat everywhere I go, I try strange foods all the time and I've been to Thailand and have enjoyed real Pad Thai there. This food made me really sad. The Pad Thai tasted burned with barely any taste and the duck was terrible, I actually couldn't finish the meal. I would strike look else where,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the thai summer rolls! They have a lot of vegetarian dishes on the menu if that's what you are looking for, and they can prepare it without fish sauce etc. The staff was very friendly.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have really wanted to like this place. It appears to be a family owned Asian restaurant. But the blandness of the food has made it not memorable and this last visit yesterday sealed my review. The place is decorated with all kinds of Thai knick knacks and even a picture of Elvis in an army uniform with the Thai... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Having had American and Mexican cuisine for weeks on end, it was pleasant to find a Thai restaurant serving the real stuff in Lake Tahoe. We were pleased to be greeted by Asians upon arrival and we knew we were in the right diner. Ordered a papaya salad, an egg plant salad, a real spicy beef & pumpkin red curry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2180 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-5541

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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